The Service of Resurrection at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong. Christ is Risen!
On fasting; and that the true fast of the obedient and the subject is the cutting off of one’s will.
Given on Cheesefare Sunday.
Brethren and Fathers, our good God who gives us life and brings us from year to year, has brought us also [...]
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 [...]
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.
Let the world lament bitterly with our first ancestors, for it fell together with those who fell by a sweet repast.
Our Holy Fathers appointed this commemoration [...]
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 [...]
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), [...]