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HOLY WEEK-THE MAJOR THEMES AND MEANING OF EACH DAY

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HOLY WEEK-THE MAJOR THEMES AND MEANING OF EACH DAY

      SATURDAY OF LAZARUS An interlude between Great Lent and Holy Week, the Church names this day the “Saturday of Lazarus” in remembrance of the resurrection of Lazarus told in the Gospel of John (11:1-45) and its promise of universal resurrection for all men. The Church connects this celebration, by anticipation, with the […]

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THE CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY IN HONG KONG

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THE CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY IN HONG KONG

On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year. Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem following His glorious miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Having […]

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BEHOLD THY BRIDEGROOM

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BEHOLD THY BRIDEGROOM

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night, and blessed is that servant whom He shall find watching; and again unworthy is he whom He shall find heedless. Beware, therefore, O my soul, lest thou be overcome with sleep, lest thou be given up to death, and be shut out from the Kingdom. […]

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THE JOURNEY OF GREAT LENT

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THE JOURNEY OF GREAT LENT

When a man leaves on a journey, he must know where he is going. Thus with Lent. Above all, Lent is a spiritual journey and its destination is Easter, “the Feast of Feasts.” It is the preparation for the “fulfillment of Pascha, the true Revelation.” We must begin, therefore, by trying to understand this connection […]

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CATECHETICAL HOMILY ON THE OPENING OF HOLY LENT

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CATECHETICAL HOMILY ON THE OPENING OF HOLY LENT

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No. 195 CATECHETICAL HOMILY On the Opening of Holy and Great Lent + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome And Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church   Grace and Peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ With our Prayer, Blessing and Forgiveness Beloved brothers and children in […]

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAYS OF HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAYS OF HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA

Lazarus Saturday: Jesus raises His friend from the dead. Mary and Martha plead with the Lord to come quickly to heal their brother Lazarus. Jesus delays his return until Lazarus is dead four days. Martha confesses her belief in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says: “I am the resurrection and the […]

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THE SIXTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT

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THE SIXTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT

Being disclosed in a Canon of the 5th week, the Gospel parable about the rich man and Lazarus serves as the subject of hymns also in the 6th week. The Holy Church calls us “to run from the cruelty and hatred of mankind of the rich man and to emulate the fortitude and longsuffering of […]

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH AT THE MARTYRDOM PLACE OF PATRIARCH GREGORY V

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH AT THE MARTYRDOM PLACE OF PATRIARCH GREGORY V

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at the end of today’s Liturgy [05/10/2011], addressed the numerous pilgrims from Greece and abroad, among whom there were hundreds of Greek elementary and high school students. Speaking in memory of Patriarch Gregory V, he said the following: “Today is a day of mourning and bitter memories, because as today, April 10, […]

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HOLY WEEK video 4

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HOLY WEEK video 3

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HOLY WEEK video 2

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HOLY WEEK video 1

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