The Story of Eva Cledaras, the woman who died at the same hour as the Lord

The Story of Eva Cledaras, the woman who died at the same hour as the Lord

An Extra Prayer Team Message on Holy Thursday about a Woman Who Died on Holy Thursday   Here is another inspiring story, about another inspiring woman, who also died at Holy Trinity in Asheville, also during Holy Week of 2004—her story was witnessed by the entire congregation. Please take a...

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Come Stand at the Cross

Come Stand at the Cross

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Holy Thursday But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. ...

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Holy Relics Miraculously Unscathed Following Fire at Australian Greek Orthodox Church

Holy Relics Miraculously Unscathed Following Fire at Australian Greek Orthodox Church

In what is being called an Easter miracle, a fire at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Panteleimon in Adelaide, Australia.  In the midst of Eastern Orthodox Holy Week holy relics have risen from the ashes of a Greek Orthodox Christian church fire. Watch the news video clip here.  ...

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Cherishing the Journey of Great Lent

Cherishing the Journey of Great Lent

I was so excited for Lent this year. During the 18 years we have been Orthodox, I have never been able to attend all the mid-week services because we have lived so far from the church. One pre-sanctified was usually all I could get to and not just because of...

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Great Wednesday (Matins for Great Thursday)

Great Wednesday (Matins for Great Thursday)

‘Humbled by Your loving-kindness, You washed the feet of Your disciples, directing them to the path divine’. This sentence encapsulates one of the most prominent scenes of humility in the life of Christ, an extraordinarily strange image for a teacher, a leader, someone with authority over heaven and earth. Christ...

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Come Sit at the Table

Come Sit at the Table

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Holy Wednesday  Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to...

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All the nations

All the nations

Have you ever heard something in another language…and you didn’t know what it meant? Maybe you wondered what somebody was saying, but nobody even told you. Maybe it wasn’t so important after all. You know what today is! Today is Pascha (Easter). Today, at church, we hear the good news—the...

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Great Tuesday (Matins for Great Wednesday)

Great Tuesday (Matins for Great Wednesday)

‘Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins…fulfilled the task of a myrrh-bearer and, lamenting, brought you sweet-smelling oil before your burial’. The Tropario (Hymn) of Kassiani dominates the service of matins for Great Wednesday. A sinful woman, a harlot in her body, realizes the state she’s in, undertakes...

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Come and Sit with the Disciples

Come and Sit with the Disciples

Listen Now We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Holy Tuesday When Jesus had finished all these sayings, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of man will be delivered up to...

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Diary of a Missionary – Holy Week in Aguacate

Diary of a Missionary – Holy Week in Aguacate

Jennifer Rice chronicles her life as a missionary in Aguacate, Guatemala where a thriving Orthodox community partakes in the Holy Week services and Pascha. Her work is made possible through the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCM). Should you be interested in learning more about missionary life and work, Jenifer can...

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