Bright Week at Hellenic College Holy Cross

Bright Week at Hellenic College Holy Cross

Bright Week is a very special time during the ecclesiastical year and not because it is one of the few weeks with no fasting. At Hellenic College Holy Cross, Bright Week is a joyous celebration and a literal “bright spot” amongst the hardship of school. The HCHC chapel is covered...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Miracle of Bright Week

Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Miracle of Bright Week

The entire Orthodox Christian world is in the midst of celebrating the glorious afterglow of Pascha known as Bright Week. With what kind of images can we feed our minds to get the most out of this experience? I would suggest the image of the sun; not the sun itself—you...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Knowing Joy

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Knowing Joy

God is everywhere, present in every place, and therefore that He is ever with me and within me, my heart expands; it is free, light, alive, and my mind is clear – I am in a joyful state.” (St. John of Krondstadt) As I write this blog, it is bright...

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Pascha isn’t over yet!

Pascha isn’t over yet!

While getting ready for bed on Easter Sunday, my older daughter began to get teary-eyed. After I tucked her sister into bed, she followed me out of the room, hugged me, and whispered, “Mom, I don’t want Pascha to be over.” I understood her sentiment. Growing up Catholic, we said...

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