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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 down from the Cross. Embedded above is an Arabic Orthodox choir chanting one of the famous hymns that serve as the spiritual soundtrack for the unnailing ritual. The music begins

Apr 10, 2015
The Sounding

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
Orthodox News

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace…

Apr 10, 2015
Christ in You

Christ in You

Have you ever looked closely at the icon called Christ the Sower? It shows Christ holding a bag of seeds in one hand, and planting them. What do you know…

Apr 09, 2015
The Sounding

Holy Tuesday

I did something luxurious tonight: I went to Bridegroom Orthos. Alone. I’m going to say right here and now lest anyone think I’m complaining,…

Apr 09, 2015
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Service of the Holy Unction (Wednesday Night)

On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness…

Apr 09, 2015
The Sounding

See the Miracle of the Holy Fire

Although I am in Boston finishing a very blessed Lenten book tour with Christina books, my eyes are turned to Jerusalem, and my heart is in my husband’s…

Apr 09, 2015
Orthodox News

Deleting Our Orthodoxy

Meet Abbot Tryphon – you may know him from his popular blog, ‘The Morning Offering’, or perhaps you’ve read one of his many books or follow him…

Apr 08, 2015
The Children's Word

Come, Receive the Light

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, we celebrate…

Apr 08, 2015