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The Gospel of Resurrection

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The Gospel of Resurrection

Death is a catastrophe for man; this is the basic principle of the whole of Christian anthropology. Man is an amphibious being, both spiritual and corporeal, and so he was created by God. Body belongs organically to the unity of human existence. And this was perhaps the most striking novelty in the original Christian message. The preaching of the Resurrection as well as the preaching of the Cross was foolishness and a stumbling–block to Gentiles.

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The Firstborn from the Dead

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The Firstborn from the Dead

The Resurrection of Christ, the premier event in the mystery of the divine economy, gives us each year the opportunity to delve into this event and little by little to engage the mystery of the Resurrection with our own resurrection. Besides, this is the purpose for the establishment of the annual festive cycle of Pascha.

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Holy Pascha on Mount Athos (video)

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Holy Pascha on Mount Athos (video)

Mount Athos has a somber and completely spiritual atmosphere during Holy Week. Visitors to the Holy Mountain during this time find themselves in a completely different world from what they are used to in the world.

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What is “Bright Week”?

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What is “Bright Week”?

Bright Week, otherwise known as Renewal Week, begins on Pascha Sunday and ends on the following Sunday of Thomas. The name probably originates from the fact that the newly baptized catechumens from Pascha are newly illumined and bright. For them it is a time of regeneration and renewal.

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The Celebration of Holy Pascha in Hong Kong

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The Celebration of Holy Pascha in Hong Kong

The Orthodox Community in Hong Kong celebrated in a solemn way the Holy and Glorious Pascha. Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia presided over the Services of Pascha on Holy Saturday evening and on Sunday of Pascha morning. The Church was filled to capacity with faithful. At the Agape Service the Gospel […]

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The Celebration of Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong (2013)

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The Celebration of Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong (2013)

Photos from the celebration of Holy Week and Holy Pascha in Hong Kong! All the services were held at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral. Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia presided over the services of Holy Week and Pascha.  

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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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Synaxarion for the Saturday of Lazarus

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Synaxarion for the Saturday of Lazarus

Lazarus was a Hebrew by birth and a Pharisee by profession, and, as has been ascertained, was a son of Simon the Pharisee, from the village of Bethany. When our Lord Jesus Christ was sojourning in the land for the salvation of our race, Simon was united to Him in friendship. Since Christ was constantly conversing with Simon, in view of the latter’s professed belief in the resurrection of the dead, and frequently visited his house, Lazarus became His close friend, and not only Lazarus himself, but also his two sisters, Martha and Mary.

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Synaxarion for Great and Holy Monday

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Synaxarion for Great and Holy Monday

Joseph was the eleventh son of the Patriarch Jacob, born to him of Rachel. Envied by his brothers on account of certain dreams that he had, he was first cast into a pit. Jacob was deceived by his other sons into believing, on the basis of a bloodstained robe, that Joseph had been devoured by a wild beast. Joseph was then sold to some Ishmaelite travellers for thirty pieces of silver. The Ishmaelites in turn sold him to Potiphar, the chief eunuch of Pharaoh, the King of Egypt.

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Contemplation on the Man Bearing the Pitcher of Water

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Contemplation on the Man Bearing the Pitcher of Water

Question: In the Gospel, who is the man in the city bearing a pitcher of water? Why water, and why are the disciples told that they’ll meet him and are to follow him? Who’s the master of the house? Why don’t the Gospel writers mention his name? What is the large upper room where a table’s been laid and in which the dread mystery of the Last Supper takes place?

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