What reply, then, did she make? She spoke warmly and tenderly: “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”
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.
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.
The first factor, the calendar, has to do with the fact that the Christian Orthodox Church continues to follow the Julian calendar when calculating the date of Pascha (Easter).
Did you notice that Orthodox Pascha doesn’t usually fall on the same day as everyone else’s? There’s a good reason for this.
By the grace of the Most Holy Spirit, we have been vouchsafed to celebrate Holy Pentecost — the descent of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ said of this descent: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (that is, the […]
On this day, the eighth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate Holy Pentecost. Verses In a mighty wind doth Christ distribute the Divine Spirit In the form of fiery tongues unto the Apostles. In one great day, the Spirit was poured forth upon the Fishermen. Synaxarion We celebrate this Feast of Holy Pentecost today in […]
The feast in honor of the Holy Spirit, “one of the Trinity of God, one in honor, one in essence and one in glory with the Father and the Son” is celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost. This feast has been established by the Church “for the majesty of the Most Holy and Life-creating Spirit, for He is […]
According to the teaching of our holy Fathers the event of Pentecost marks the birthday of the Church. The Church, of course, was constituted by Christ, through his incarnation whereby he united our humanity with the Godhead, and through the work of redemption which he accomplished through his Crucifixion and Resurrection. But what God gave […]
Greece’s National poet Dionysios Solomos (1798–1857) was born on the Greek island of Zakynthos, to an elderly count and his teenaged housekeeper. Solomos was educated in Italy, where he studied law and literature, but on returning to Greece he relearned Greek, and decided to write in demotic, or common modern, Greek. He gained fame early […]