Posts by Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis

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The Resurrection—From the Gospel of Mark

And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Him. And very…

May 05, 2016
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The Resurrection—From the Gospel of Matthew

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulcher.   And behold, there…

May 04, 2016
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The Most Joyful Hymn

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel,  the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fetters like…

May 03, 2016
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The Icon of the Resurrection

Peter said, “Brethren, I may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being…

May 02, 2016
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The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom

“He has risen.”  Mark 16:6, Pascha Whosoever is a devout lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful bright Festival. And whosoever is a grateful servant,…

May 01, 2016
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And God “Rested”

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit…

Apr 30, 2016
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Condemned by a tree, Saved by the Tree

When Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, “It is finished”; and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.  John 19:30  (Gospel of the Ninth Hour…

Apr 29, 2016
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For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks,…

Apr 28, 2016
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Holy Unction and Our Need For Spiritual Cleansing

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside His…

Apr 27, 2016
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Wise or Foolish, Which are You?

Jesus said, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish,…

Apr 26, 2016
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Stop Living an Old Testament Christianity

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and…

Apr 25, 2016
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Fear Not Daughter of Zion—Your King is Coming on a DONKEY

And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!”…

Apr 24, 2016