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Saint John Chrysostom on the meaning of “Touch Me Not”

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Saint John Chrysostom on the meaning of “Touch Me Not”

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.”






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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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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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Why we dye eggs red for Pascha?

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Why we dye eggs red for Pascha?

An Orthodox tradition related with Pascha celebrations is the presenting of red colored eggs to friends while giving Pascha greetings.






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Why Orthodox Christian Easter is later than the Catholic One

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Why Orthodox Christian Easter is later than the Catholic One

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).






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Why the Orthodox Church celebrates Pascha on different day?

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Why the Orthodox Church celebrates Pascha on different day?

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.






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St. Theodore the Studite: On Holy Pentecost

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St. Theodore the Studite: On Holy Pentecost

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 […]

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Synaxarion for the Sunday of Pentecost

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Synaxarion for the Sunday of Pentecost

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 […]

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The Day of the Holy Spirit

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The Day of the Holy Spirit

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 […]

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Thoughts from an Orthodox Priest for Pentecost 2012

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Thoughts from an Orthodox Priest for Pentecost 2012

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 […]

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“The Day of Easter” by Dionysios Solomos (A Paschal Poem)

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“The Day of Easter” by Dionysios Solomos (A Paschal Poem)

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 […]

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Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong

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Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong

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