Posts by Seraphim Danckaert

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An Animated Version of Fr. Hopko’s 55 Maxims for Christian Living

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko reposed in the Lord on March 18 of this year. He was an influential figure in American Orthodoxy, in part due to his long tenure…

Apr 22, 2015
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Flash Mob in Beirut Mall Sings ‘Christ is Risen!’

You may have heard of teenagers organizing flash mobs or PR firms using them to build brand awareness for clients. But what about storming the public…

Apr 12, 2015
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Serbian Celebrities and Children Sing Paschal Folk Song

Have you seen the video embedded above? It’s a joyous and beautiful rendition of a famous folk song by St. Nikolaj Velimirović, a well known recent…

Apr 12, 2015
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“Christ is Risen!” Chanted in Many Languages

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Although there are many beautiful and popular hymns from Pascha, none is as well known as “Christ is risen,”…

Apr 12, 2015
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It is the Day of Resurrection! The Paschal Canon in Many Languages and Melodies

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Orthodox Christians are currently celebrating the most sacred and joyous feast of the year: Pascha. You can catch a…

Apr 12, 2015
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‘Come Receive the Light’ Chanted in Many Languages

In the Paschal Vigil, there is a dramatic moment when the faithful wait in darkness for the Paschal Light to emerge. As soon as it does, a famous hymn…

Apr 11, 2015
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The Lamentations as Chanted by the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral Choir

Check out this great recording of the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral Choir, performing “The Lord’s Lamentations,” one of the most solemn…

Apr 10, 2015
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Arabic Orthodox Choir Chants Famous Hymn for Holy Friday

Some of the most beloved hymns of Great and Holy Friday take places during the “Unnailing” Great Vespers, where the body of Jesus is taken…

Apr 10, 2015
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Good Friday in the Holy Sepulchre during the Middle Ages

Cappella Romana (http://www.cappellaromana.org/) is a well known vocal ensemble, which often performs sacred music from the Middle Ages, based on extensive…

Apr 10, 2015
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Virtual Choir of 90 Voices Sings Paschal Communion Hymn

Last year, a group called AXIOS Music initiated an outstanding video project. Ninety choir members from 40 different Greek Orthodox churches in the United…

Apr 08, 2015
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Fr. Roman Braga’s Spirituality of Joy

Two days ago, I saw various reports online that Fr. Roman Braga is ill. He was the definitive influence on my life as a teen, and my confessor for many…

Mar 20, 2015
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55 Maxims for Christian Living by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko fell asleep in the Lord yesterday. In addition to his many books, articles, and sermons, Fr. Thomas published a simple but…

Mar 19, 2015