Holy Week in the Holy City

Holy Week in the Holy City

This video montage takes you through some of the highlights of Holy Week in the Holy City of Jerusalem. We start on Holy Monday morning with a Hierarchical Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts and proceed through the entire week to the Lamentations of Holy Friday. Celebrating Holy Week services in...

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The Holy Fire and Pascha at the Holy Sepulchre

The Holy Fire and Pascha at the Holy Sepulchre

The descent of the Holy Fire at the Tomb of Christ every Holy Saturday is the only miraculous event in human history which has taken place each year on the same day for more than one thousand years……Each year, at noon...

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Celebrating Saint Mary of Egypt in the Deep Desert of Sinai

Celebrating Saint Mary of Egypt in the Deep Desert of Sinai

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mount of Sinai! Belated greetings for the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt and Feast of the Annunciation (Julian Calendar)! The drama and challenges of life in the wilderness manifested in new...

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Blessings from the Desert: St. John of the Ladder (Climacus)

Blessings from the Desert: St. John of the Ladder (Climacus)

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mount of Sinai! May the blessings of the desert find you well and abundantly blessed today, the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder (Climacus)! This weekend was special here at the...

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Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross

Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mount of Sinai! I cannot believe that Great Lent is half-way over and we are already at the Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross! God-willing you will not receive this...

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Ascending the God-Trodden Mountain of Sinai

Ascending the God-Trodden Mountain of Sinai

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mountain of Sinai! My apologies for the delay in getting this next pilgrimage update out to you. Temperatures dipped to freezing during the nights after the recent thunderstorms, bringing snow flurries at...

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Great Lent at St. Catherine’s Monastery

Great Lent at St. Catherine’s Monastery

It is hard to believe the first week of Great Lent has already concluded! Things have been dynamic here at St. Catherine’s, and I wanted to witness to a few experiences from this week to the glory of God. Once the monastery was open to visitors again on Thursday, it...

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