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THE CENTRAL MESSAGE OF HOLY WEDNESDAY

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THE CENTRAL MESSAGE OF HOLY WEDNESDAY

      In the Gospel and hymns of the Church for Holy Wednesday, we hear about the sinful woman who broke an alabaster box of costly ointment, wept at Jesus’ feet, and dried them with her hair. She broke the box – i.e. saved nothing for herself – and poured it out as her […]

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SERMON FOR HOLY WEDNESDAY

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SERMON FOR HOLY WEDNESDAY

CATECHESIS 72: On the Saving Passion; and Teaching on Humility and Patient Endurance. by St. Theodore the Studite Given on the Wednesday of Holy Week.     Brethren and Fathers, the present day is holy and to be venerated, for from this day the Lord begins to take on himself the sufferings of the Cross […]

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SYNAXARION FOR HOLY AND GREAT WEDNESDAY

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SYNAXARION FOR HOLY AND GREAT WEDNESDAY

On Holy and Great Wednesday, the Divine Fathers decreed that we should commemorate the harlot who anointed the Lord with myrrh, because this took place shortly before His saving Passion. Verses The woman who applied myrrh to the body of Christ Anticipated the myrrh and aloes of Nicodemos.   Synaxarion   As the Lord was […]

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ON THE PASSION OF CHRIST

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ON THE PASSION OF CHRIST

  I. Christ’s Arrest Fulfils His Own Eternal Purpose Having discoursed, dearly beloved, in our last sermon, on the events which preceded the Lord’s arrest, it now remains, by the help of God’s grace, to discuss, as we promised, the details of the Passion itself. When the Lord had made it clear by the words […]

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SYNAXARION FOR HOLY AND GREAT MONDAY

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SYNAXARION FOR HOLY AND GREAT MONDAY

On Holy and Great Monday, we commemorate the blessed Joseph the All-Comely and the fig tree cursed and withered by the Lord.   Verses to Joseph the All-Comely The chaste Joseph proved to be a just ruler And a provider of corn; O abundance of good things.   Verses to the withered fig tree Christ […]

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HOLY FRIDAY HYMN

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HOLY FRIDAY HYMN

Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung on the tree, The King of the angels is decked with a crown of thorns. He who wraps the heavens in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery. He who freed Adam in the Jordan is slapped on the face. The Bridegroom of […]

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THE FAMOUS HYMN OF SAINT KASSIANI-HOLY TUESDAY

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THE FAMOUS HYMN OF SAINT KASSIANI-HOLY TUESDAY

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HOLY MONDAY HYMNS IN ENGLISH

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HOLY MONDAY HYMNS IN ENGLISH

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BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM

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BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM

AB001-21 Troparia of the Bridegroom Services – Tone 8 Listen to the hymn of “Bridegroom” by fr.Apostolos Hill.

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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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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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