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HOLY MONDAY HYMNS IN ENGLISH

Filed in Holy Week, Videos by on April 18, 2011 0 Comments • views: 828
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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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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The Saturday of Souls

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The Saturday of Souls

The Saturday before Meat-Fare Sunday: The Saturday of Souls. Through the Apostolic Constitutions (Book VIII, ch.42), the Church of Christ has received the custom to make commemorations for the departed on the third, ninth, and fortieth days after their repose. Since many throughout the ages, because of an untimely death in a faraway place, or […]

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The six Weeks of the Great Lent

Filed in Articles, Triodion by on February 11, 2011 • views: 1357
The six Weeks of the Great Lent

The Six Weeks of the Great and Holy Lent by Fr. George Dion. Dragas The Great and Holy Lent (Megalé Sarakosté) comprises nearly 6 full weeks, actually 40 days, which precede the Great and Holy Week. It starts on a Monday, known as the Clean Monday (Kathara Deutera) and is terminated on a Saturday, known […]

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Triodion 2011

Filed in Articles, Triodion by on February 11, 2011 • views: 1709
Triodion 2011

TRIODION 2011 By Protopresbyter Dr. George D. Dragas For Orthodox Christians Easter, or Holy Pascha, is actually the center of what is known as the cycle of all movable feasts. This cycle is called the Paschal Cycle. Sunday, February 13 marks the beginning of this year’s Paschal Cycle, which invites us to be renewed spiritually […]

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