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What is the Apolytikion?

The principal troparion (hymn) of the day, chanted at the end of Vespers (hence its name, which means “dismissal hymn”), and celebrating the particular feast

THE PASCHAL GREETING

The Paschal greeting is a custom among Orthodox Christians, consisting of a greeting and response. Instead of “hello” or its equivalent, one is to greet

CHURCH ETIQUETTE

In the Orthodox Church, there are many customs and traditions that are an important part of our worship. Some are cultural and some are pious

WHY DO WE LIGHT CANDLES?

The first thing anyone notices upon entering any Orthodox Church is the sandbox full of lit candles. We see people making an offering, taking the