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THE SIXTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT

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THE SIXTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT

Being disclosed in a Canon of the 5th week, the Gospel parable about the rich man and Lazarus serves as the subject of hymns also in the 6th week. The Holy Church calls us “to run from the cruelty and hatred of mankind of the rich man and to emulate the fortitude and longsuffering of […]

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAYS OF HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAYS OF HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA

Lazarus Saturday: Jesus raises His friend from the dead. Mary and Martha plead with the Lord to come quickly to heal their brother Lazarus. Jesus delays his return until Lazarus is dead four days. Martha confesses her belief in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says: “I am the resurrection and the […]

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WHY DO WE DYE RED EGGS FOR EASTER?

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WHY DO WE DYE RED EGGS FOR EASTER?

Here’s a look at the pious custom of red eggs in the Orthodox Church for you and your families to enjoy. Where did the tradition come from anyway? It seems there are a few possible answers to this question…of which I prefer to believe in the miracle that God worked through His handmaiden, Mary Magdalene […]

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10 TIPS FOR PERFECT RED PASCHA EGGS

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10 TIPS FOR PERFECT RED PASCHA EGGS

We’ll be dying our eggs on Holy Thursday and in case anyone is doing for the first time or would like to know how to get perfectly dyed red eggs, I thought I’d post some tips that were given to me a few years back by the sisters of the monastery here. 1. Brown Eggs […]

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SYNAXARION OF HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY

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SYNAXARION OF HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY

On Holy and Great Thursday, the Divine Fathers, who ordered all things aright, in succession to the Divine Apostles and the Sacred Gospels, have handed down to us the tradition of celebrating four events: the sacred Foot-washing, the Mystical Supper (that is, the bestowal of the dread Mysteries), the preternatural Prayer, and the Betrayal itself. […]

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HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY

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HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and […]

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ANTIPHON 15-HOLY THURSDAY EVENING

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ANTIPHON 15-HOLY THURSDAY EVENING

Today, He who suspended the earth in the waters is suspended on a cross. The King of the Angels wears a crown of thorns. He who wraps the sky in clouds is wrapped in a fake purple robe. He who freed Adam in the Jordan accepts to be slapped. The Bridegroom of the Church is […]

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THE ROYAL HOURS AND THE DECORATION OF EPITAPHIOS IN HONG KONG

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THE ROYAL HOURS AND THE DECORATION OF EPITAPHIOS IN HONG KONG

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SCIENCE ANALYZES THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

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SCIENCE ANALYZES THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

  An overview of the subject Dear friends, It is truly a great privilege, to be given the opportunity for us to meet in a University amphitheater, not in that dry and confined –albeit necessary- context of conveying certain scientific knowledge, but in an atmosphere and a level of close and unlimited (with regard to […]

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GIVE THOU ME THIS STRANGER

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GIVE THOU ME THIS STRANGER

  When the Pious Joseph saw that the sun had hidden its rays, and the veil of the Temple had been rent at the death of the Saviour, he did approach Pilate and did plead with him crying and saying, “Give thou me this stranger who from his youth has wandered like a stranger. Give […]

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