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The Sacrament of Holy Unction: Holy Wednesday Evening

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The Sacrament of Holy Unction: Holy Wednesday Evening

Introduction On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament or Mystery of Holy Unction is conducted in Orthodox parishes. The Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins. At the conclusion of the service of the Sacrament, the body is anointed […]

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The Sanctification of the Holy Chrism (Holy Myron)

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The Sanctification of the Holy Chrism (Holy Myron)

Introduction Patriarch Bartholomew announced that this year, 2012, the Holy Chrism will once again be consecrated on Holy Thursday in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Holy Chrism is consecrated by the Ecumenical Patriarch for use in holy churches for the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Chrismation. The sacrament of Holy Chrismation is the […]

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Fr.Stanley Harakas Discusses Holy Unction

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Fr.Stanley Harakas Discusses Holy Unction

Father Stanley Harakas talks with Father Chris Metropulos about the origins, history, and meaning of the mystery of Holy Unction. Click here for a direct link to this

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Christian Pascha and Jewish Pascha in the New Testament

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Christian Pascha and Jewish Pascha in the New Testament

“Πάσχα (pascha)” is a polyseme, a word that could refer to more than one thing. It could refer to the Jewish Passover (celebration of the Exodus) or the Christian Easter (celebration of the Resurrection). The context determines the meaning. As used by Jews prior to Christ’s resurrection, the word always referred to the Jewish Passover. […]

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Synaxarion for the Saturday of Lazarus

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Synaxarion for the Saturday of Lazarus

By Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos   SAINT LAZARUS SATURDAY On this day, the Saturday before Palm Sunday, we celebrate the Raising of Lazarus, the holy and righteous friend of Christ, who lay for four days in the tomb. Verses Thou lamentest, O Jesus: this belongeth to Thy mortal nature. Thou givest life to Thy friend: this […]

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GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY

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GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY

Great and Holy Saturday is the day on which Christ reposed in the tomb. The Church calls this day the Blessed Sabbath.   The great Moses mystically foreshadowed this day when he said: God blessed the seventh day. This is the blessed Sabbath. This is the day of rest, on which the only-begotten Son of […]

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GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY-COMMENTS ON THE MAIN THEMES

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GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY-COMMENTS ON THE MAIN THEMES

  On Great Saturday the Church contemplates the mystery of the Lord’s descent into Hades, the place of the dead. Death, our ultimate enemy, is defeated from within. “He (Christ) gave Himself as a ransom to death in which we were held captive, sold under sin. Descending into Hades through the Cross … He loosed […]

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SAINT AMPHILOCHIOUS ON THE BURIAL OF OUR SAVIOR

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SAINT AMPHILOCHIOUS ON THE BURIAL OF OUR SAVIOR

Let us commemorate today the solemnity of the burial of our Saviour. He has undone the bonds of death of those who were in hades, filled hades with His splendour, and roused from sleep those lying there; and we on earth rejoice exultant, recalling to mind His Resurrection, and now we fear death no more, […]

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THE LORD’S DESCENT INTO HADES

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THE LORD’S DESCENT INTO HADES

  Something strange is happening- – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the […]

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HOLY SATURDAY MORNING IN HONG KONG

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HOLY SATURDAY MORNING IN HONG KONG

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THE SERVICE OF EPITAPHIOS IN HONG KONG

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THE SERVICE OF EPITAPHIOS IN HONG KONG

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THE SERVICE OF APOKATHELOSIS IN HONG KONG

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THE SERVICE OF APOKATHELOSIS IN HONG KONG

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