Tag: Saints

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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† Basil the Great (379) + January 1

St Basil the Great

On January 1 the Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia. In its services, the Church calls St Basil a “bee of the Church of Christ”: bringing the honey of divinely-inspired wisdom to the faithful & stinging the uprisings of heresy. 41 Quotes, Phrases, & Teachingsof St Basil the Great Basil was born …

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St Nicholas Day Liturgy & Potluck

We invite you to come celebrate our Patronal Feast Day us! We will have an evening Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, December 5th 2018, at 6pm followed by a fasting potluck meal. Bring the kids! St Nick will fill their shoes with goodies during the Liturgy, and may stay for photos! On December 6, we remember St. …

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Lining with the Saints

Living With The Heroes Of The Faith Many saints are known and loved at St Nicholas. Every day of the year has not just one but many saints associated with it. We are as a community particularly devoted to the saints of both the Old and New Testaments and many of us bear Biblical names. …

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