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Ecumenical Patriarch in Imvros for Holy Week and Pascha 2013

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Ecumenical Patriarch in Imvros for Holy Week and Pascha 2013

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in his native island of Imvros, where he celebrated Holy Week and Pascha for the first time in fifty years. It is also the first time during his Patriarchal tenure that His All-Holiness has celebrated Holy Week outside of the Phanar.

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Ecumenical Patriarch offers Easter message on The Huffington Post

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Ecumenical Patriarch offers Easter message on The Huffington Post

While many Christians celebrated Easter over a month ago as a result of differing calendar calculations, Orthodox Easter takes place much later this year, falling on May 5. Thus, at midnight on Saturday, May 4, the night that our fourth-century predecessor on the Throne of Constantinople, St. Gregory Nazianzus, described as “brighter than any sunlit day,” some 300 million Orthodox Christians will swarm churches to hear the words: “Come, receive the light!”

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Homily on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers by Saint Gregory Palamas

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Homily on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers by Saint Gregory Palamas

The resurrection of the Lord is the regeneration of human nature. It is the resuscitation and re-creation of the first Adam, whom sin led to death, and who because of death, again was made to retrace his steps on the earth from which he was made. The resurrection is the return to immortal life. Whereas no one saw that first man when he was created and given life—because no man existed yet at that time—woman was the first person to see him after he had received the breath of life by divine inbreathing.

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2014

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2014

The emotional state of the Lord’s disciples was grim after His Crucifixion, because by the Lord’s death on the Cross the hopes of His disciples were dispersed that He and they would one day prevail as political power. They had perceived the triumphant entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, following the resurrection of Lazarus and the miraculous feeding of five thousand men, with additional women and children, by five loaves of bread and two fish, as a prelude of their conquering of secular authority. The mother of two of them moreover requested that her two sons sit by each side of the Lord, when He came to power. All these, however, dissipated as childish imaginations on account of the awful execution of Jesus Christ.

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Pascha 2014 in Hong Kong

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Pascha 2014 in Hong Kong

The celebration of the Liturgy of Pascha in Hong Kong.

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“Go and make disciples of all Nations”

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“Go and make disciples of all Nations”

Holy Pascha 2015 at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong. Christ is Risen!

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Holy Pascha 2015 in Hong Kong

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Holy Pascha 2015 in Hong Kong

Holy Pascha 2015 at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong. Christ is Risen!

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Saint Gregory the Dialogist on the Mystery of the Resurrection

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Saint Gregory the Dialogist on the Mystery of the Resurrection

It has been my custom, beloved brethren, to speak to you on many of the Gospel readings, by means of a sermon I had already dictated for you.

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How does Christ’s Resurrection take place within us?

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How does Christ’s Resurrection take place within us?

Let us therefore give thanks to the Lord, Who has helped us chart the sea of the fast and has brought us, full of joy, to the haven of His Resurrection.

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Excerpts from the Homily on the Samaritan Woman by Saint John Chrysostom

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Excerpts from the Homily on the Samaritan Woman by Saint John Chrysostom

Today, Christ desires to proclaim the struggles of the Samaritan woman, and we must, with this poor word, sail the sea of her feats.

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