The Recumbent Lion

This is an iconographical type [usually known by its Greek title “Anapeson”], which represents Christ as a young child, recumbent on a cradle or cot, and symbolizes the fulfillment of the Messianic prophecy in verses 9-12 of chapter 49 of the book of Genesis.

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.

Learn About Pentecostarion

The Synaxaria of Pentecostarion. The Pentecostarion provides the feasts from the Sunday of Pascha, to Pentecost, through All Saints – the Sunday after Pentecost.

The Economist Explains: Why Does Easter Move Around So Much?

THIS year Easter falls on March 31st for adherents to the various branches of Western Christianity, and on May 5th for Eastern Christianity. In both cases the date of Easter can vary by more than a month, falling between March 22nd and April 25th for the Western church, and between April 4th and May 8th […]