CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF SAINT GEORGE AT THE PHANAR

On Bright Monday, April 25, 2011, Metropolitan Germanos of Tranoupolis presided over the concelebration of the Divine Liturgy, together with Metropolitans Demetrios of Sebasteia and Stephanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos for the commemoration of St. George the Great Martyr, Patron Saint of the Patriarchal Church at the Phanar. His All-Holiness was present in the sacred […]

AGAPE VESPERS AT THE PHANAR

On Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over the Agape Vesperal Service at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, assisted by Hierarchs of the Throne: Metropolitans Evangelos of Perghe, Joseph of Proikonnisos, Meliton of Philadelphia, Demetrios of Sebasteia, Gennadios of Sassima, Elpidophoros of Proussa, and Bishop Theodosios of Devoleos. In attendance were Protopresbyter […]

PASCHA AT THE PHANAR

On Sunday, April 24, 2011, thousands of pilgrims participated at the Resurrection Service presided by His All-Holiness at the Patriarchal Church of St. George. In attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Angelopoulos, Greek journalist Lefteris Papadopoulos, Greek Political Party PASOK member and former Minister, Costas Geitonas and many Archons of the Throne from Greece and abroad. […]

CHRIST IS RISEN-NOW WHAT ARE WE TO DO? (AUDIO)

Christ is Risen-Now what are we to do? By Dr.Bradley Nassif Brad Nassif – In this follow-up podcast, Dr. Nassif offers insights into the meaning of the resurrection for our everyday lives. Following St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, he reminds us that the gospel must always be of “first importance” in all we do […]

THREE TIMELESS TRUTHS OF THE RESURRECTION (AUDIO)

Three timeless truths of the resurrection by Dr.Bradley Nassif. Brad Nassif – From Pascha to Pentecost, Orthodox Christians greet each other with the words “Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!” What do those words mean? Dr. Nassif identifies three timeless truths about the Resurrection of Christ: Christ is forever alive. Christ conquered death. Christ […]

ON THOMAS SUNDAY-SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT

Divine compassion brought it about in a wonderful way that when the doubting disciple touched the wounds in his Master’s body, he cured the wounds of our unbelief. Thomas’ unbelief was of more advantage to our faith than the faith of the believing disciples because when he was led back to faith by touching Jesus, […]

SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: THE DOUBT OF SAINT THOMAS

  John 20:24-25 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said, “Except I shall see in His hands — I will not believe.” 1. As to believe carelessly and in a random way, […]

BRIGHT FRIDAY

  On Bright Friday, in addition to the normal Paskhal hymns and the hymns from the Octoechos, special stichera and a canon in honor of the Theotokos (Mother of God or Birthgiver of God) are chanted in commemoration of her Icon of the “Life-giving Spring.” The Life-giving Spring or Life-giving Font is both the feast […]

SUNDAY OF PASCHA

By Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos On the Holy and Great Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the life-bearing Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ.   Verses   Christ descended to do battle with Hades alone; He ascended after taking many spoils of victory.     Synaxarion   We call the present Feast “Pascha,” which […]