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Triodion 2011

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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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The six Weeks of the Great Lent

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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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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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Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins

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Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins

The Pharisees were an ancient and outstanding sect among the Jews known for their diligent observance of the outward matters of the Law. Although, according to the word of our Lord, they “did all their works to be seen of men” (Matt. 23:5), and were hypocrites (ibid. 23: 13, 14, 15, etc.), because of the […]

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What is the Triodion?

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What is the Triodion?

This is the Orthodox liturgical book that contains the variable portions of the Liturgy and other services for a particular period of the Orthodox ecclesiastical calendar. It begins on the fourth Sunday before the Great Lent, the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, and ends on Saturday of the Holy Week. Triodion is also called […]

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Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

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Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

O Creator of all above and below, as Thou receivest the thrice-holy hymn from the angels, so also from mankind receive the Triodion. He who lives like a Pharisee is far from the Church, for Christ is received within, O ye humble of heart. With God on this present day we begin the Triodion, the […]

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Sunday of Forgiveness: Cheesefare Sunday

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Sunday of Forgiveness: Cheesefare Sunday

The Sunday of Forgiveness is the last Sunday prior to the commencement of Great Lent. During the pre-Lenten period, the services of the Church include hymns from the Triodion, a liturgical book that contains the services from the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, the tenth before Pascha (Easter), through Great and Holy Saturday. […]

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On Cheesefare Sunday

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On Cheesefare Sunday

By Sergei Bulgakov On this Sunday the Holy Church focuses on the memory of the exile of our ancestral parents from paradise for disobedience and intemperance in order that through misfortune it more evidently emphasizes the importance of the presented ascetical effort for all, and in the loss of the blessedness of paradise it specifies […]

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Synaxarion for the Sunday of Cheesefare

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Synaxarion for the Sunday of Cheesefare

By Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos SUNDAY of CHEESEFARE On the same day, we commemorate the banishment of Adam, the First-formed man, from the Paradise of delight. Verses Let the world lament bitterly with our first ancestors, for it fell together with those who fell by a sweet repast. Synaxarion Our Holy Fathers appointed this commemoration before […]

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Why only No meat During Cheesefare Week?

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Why only No meat During Cheesefare Week?

By Elder Epiphanios TheodoropoulosCheesefare Sunday received it’s name because the previous week we did not eat meat, but only dairy products, such as milk, cheese, etc., as well as eggs and fish. Many find this rule of the Church to be “unreasonable”, saying: “How is milk of a lamb allowed but not the meat of […]

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