How to Make Koliva for Memorial Services

How to Make Koliva for Memorial Services

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it produces much grain. John 12:24. Koliva is made for the Orthodox Memorial Services. These services are held on anniversaries of the departed and on Saturday...

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An Orthodox Journey through Time

An Orthodox Journey through Time

My curiosity began when I saw them every day as I drove to and from work. As I made my way through Chicago’s Greektown, I would see the maroon banners on the city’s street lights. The Icon of Saint George would stare at me, seeming to call me. “HEAVEN AND...

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Archbishop Dmitri and Friends, Singing in Church

Archbishop Dmitri and Friends, Singing in Church

On this first morning of Great Lent, we found a gift we want to share with you. If you click above, you can watch Archbishop Vladyka Dmitri singing with two little girls. The video was taken at St. Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas, TX, in March 2007, a few years before the...

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Come into the Common Place of Our Heart

Come into the Common Place of Our Heart

On the threshold of Great Lent, the Church calls us to the high calling of forgiveness, but many of us do not fully understand that forgiveness isn’t something we do to others; it is something we experience with others. When we invite others to share the common space of our...

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The Sixth Day of Creation: The Fashioning of Man

The Sixth Day of Creation: The Fashioning of Man

THE SIXTH DAY OF CREATION: THE FASHIONING OF MAN Wednesday, Lent Week I Presanctified Liturgy: Gen. 1:24-2:3; Prov. 2:1-22 1. On the first Wednesday of Lent, we rehearse the sixth day of creation. We catch a glimpse of our beginning, and discern a sign of that path we must follow,...

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