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The Great Lent: Orthodox Traditions with Metropolitan Nikitas of Dardanelles

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The Great Lent: Orthodox Traditions with Metropolitan Nikitas of Dardanelles

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The Liturgical Cycle of the Great Lenten Period

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The Liturgical Cycle of the Great Lenten Period

“In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” This week, we began the journey of Prayer of the most beautiful period of the Liturgical year: Great Lent. Thus, with prayer and fasting, the bride – the Church – began the uphill way to follow the beloved bridegroom – […]

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The Path hosted by Fr.Tom Soroka

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The Path hosted by Fr.Tom Soroka

Listen to the daily scripture readings and thoughtful commentary with quotes from the Fathers and the lives of the Saints. Hosted by Fr.Tom Soroka   February 29,2012 March 01, 2012 March 02, 2012 March 05, 2012 March 06, 2012 March 07, 2012 March 08, 2012 March 09,2012 March 10,2012

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Synaxarion for the First Sunday of the Great Lent

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Synaxarion for the First Sunday of the Great Lent

By Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos FIRST SUNDAY of LENT On the same day, the First Sunday of the Fast, we commemorate the restoration of the Holy and Precious Icons, which was brought about by the ever-memorable Emperors of Constantinople, Michael and his mother Theodora, during the Patriarchate of the Holy Confessor Methodios. Verses I rejoice, on […]

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The Synodikon of Orthodoxy

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The Synodikon of Orthodoxy

“Whosoever, therefore, shall confess Me before men, him will I confess before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I deny before My Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 10:32-33). The term synodikon is applied to an official definition promulgated by a synod or council, or to […]

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About Fasting, Sermon 1, by Saint Basil the Great

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About Fasting, Sermon 1, by Saint Basil the Great

Our Holy Father Basil, Archbishop of Caesarea, Cappadocia. About Fasting (De jejunio), Sermon 1.   [31.164] 1. “Sound the trumpet,” he declares, “in the new moon, on the high day of your feast.” This command is from the prophets. But it’s for us, too. The reading indicates the beginning of the feast days, and to […]

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About Fasting, Sermon 2, by Saint Basil the Great

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About Fasting, Sermon 2, by Saint Basil the Great

About Fasting, Sermon 2.   “Exhort the people, priests,” it says; “speak into the ears of Jerusalem.” The nature of that word “exhort” is enough to intensify the desires of the earnest, but also to stir to readiness those who are idle and careless. That’s how commanders operate. They marshal the army into place, and […]

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On fasting

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On fasting

Fasting, in our days, has become one of the most neglected spiritual values. Because of misunderstandings regarding the nature of fasting, because of confused and reversed priorities in its use, many of today’s Orthodox Christians fast very little, or disregard fasting altogether. The Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church which is scheduled to […]

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Fasting from Iniquities and Foods

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Fasting from Iniquities and Foods

“Let us fast an acceptable and very pleasing fast to the Lord. True fast is the estrangement from evil, temperance of tongue, abstinence from anger, separation from desires, slander, falsehood perjury. Privation of these is true fasting.” A Hymn of First Monday of Lent By St. Basil the Great “I am the Lord that healeth […]

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The Life of Saint Gregory Palamas

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The Life of Saint Gregory Palamas

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