Category: Church Year

Holy Week? Pascha? 😷

Holy Week

2020 Holy Week & Pascha Schedule The season of Great Lent (Spring) has been very different this year. We are isolated, lonely, and depressed. We long to gather together to sing praise and supplications to our God and to partake of the Holy gifts of His Body and His Blood. We are committed to following …

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As Lent Approaches…

Good afternoon […] , As you may know, the four Sundays before Great and Holy Lent are called the Triodion. Before this important period, the Church gives us a gentle warning when the Gospel reading about Zacchaios is read. The Church basically nudges us to say that Great and Holy Lent is around the corner …

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Glorious & Holy Pascha

Christ is risen! Truly, He is Risen!

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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Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ + January 6

Theophany is the Feast which reveals the Most Holy Trinity to the world through the Baptism of the Lord (Mt.3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22). God the Father spoke from Heaven about the Son, the Son was baptized by the St John the Forerunner, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Son in the form of …

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