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Akathist Hymn

The Akathist is a hymn / prayer of devotion, thanksgiving and petition – a profound devotional poem or chant – which sings the praises of a Saint, Holy Event, or one of the Persons of the Holy Trinity. It has thirteen parts, each with a Kontakion ( a hymn in verse) and an Ekos (an earnest request) ending …

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Gold-plated 7-Branched Candelabrum

St Nicholas parish has received a new 7-branched candelabrum as a donation from a parishioner. Father John lead the blessing prayers on Sunday, October 28. This candle stand replaces an old brass stand that was a hand-me-down from another church and in poor repair. We were thankful for the old candelabrum and are similarly thankful …

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Koliva

Koliva

Achording to the article on OrthodoxWiki.com; Kollyva (Greek: Κολλυβα, (kólliva); Serbian: кољиво, (koljivo); Romanian: colivă ; Bulgarian: коливо, (kolivo); Ukrainian and Russian: Kutya (or Kutia)) is an offering of boiled wheat that is blessed liturgically in connection with the Memorial Services in Church for the benefit of one’s departed, thereby offering unto God, as it …

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