The Dormition of the Mother of God: a liturgical approach

The Dormition of the Mother of God: a liturgical approach

Ioannis Foundoulis   The feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God is celebrated on August 15 by the Christian world and is the greatest of those established by the Church in honour of the Mother of the Lord. It may be the oldest of all. The first evidence...

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Pentecost…Then what?

Pentecost…Then what?

Eleftherios Balakos   “I shall be with you till the end of the world” (Matth. 28, 20). With these words, Christ bids farewell to His disciples at the Ascension, on the Mount of Olives. His last act is a departure and, at the same time, a pledge. This seems to...

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What Happens 40 Days After Pascha

What Happens 40 Days After Pascha

  Pleased to share with you a short videoscribe presentation by Dr. Eve Tibbs about the The Ascension of the Lord in the Orthodox Church that was created as a discussion starter for a high school Sunday school class. About:  Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs (PhD, Theology) is an Affiliate Professor of...

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The Rendition of Easter

The Rendition of Easter

Archimandrite Daniel G. Aerakis   The Resurrection continues. This is shown by the feast of the Rendition of Easter. The same messages from the night of the Resurrection are also heard at the Rendition of Easter, which is celebrated one day before the Feast of the Ascension. Every great feast...

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The Foundation of a Beautiful Tradition – The Presentation of Christ

The Foundation of a Beautiful Tradition – The Presentation of Christ

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present...

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The Feast of Candlemas. The Reception of the Lord

The Feast of Candlemas. The Reception of the Lord

Archimandrite Theodosios Martzoukhos   Already we’re in the second month of the New Year. And we begin with the feast of the Reception of Christ, on February 2. It’s a very great feast. Christ is received by a man for whom the expectation of this moment governed his life. He...

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Our Feasts

Our Feasts

Fotis Kondoglou   For many people, Christmas, New Year, Epiphany and other feasts aren’t feasts at all, nor days full of joy, but times that bring sorrow and hardship. Hard times for the souls of those who aren’t in a position to celebrate in the way that others are. Apart...

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The Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God, an Example of Effective Communication

The Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God, an Example of Effective Communication

Dr. Dimitrios Khoilous   The feasts of the Mother of God are a matter of joy for the whole Church. Our Lady, who is honoured at these, is the person who glorified the whole of the human race when she answered God’s invitation to participate in His incarnation, thus ushering...

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Transfiguration

Transfiguration

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. There are blessed or tragic moments when we can see a person revealed to us in a light with a depth, with an awesome beauty which we have never suspected before. It happens when...

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The Reception of the Lord: the feast of freedom

The Reception of the Lord: the feast of freedom

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   In one of the hymns at the Vespers of the Reception of the Lord, the words ‘Now, Lord, you let your servant depart in peace’ which were addressed to God by the righteous Symeon when...

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