Posts about Church Feasts

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Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Saint Neofytos the Recluse   A brief discourse on the child of God Mary, when she was dedicated to God at the age of three years old, in the Holy…

Nov 22, 2017
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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…

Aug 07, 2017
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The Transfiguration of the Saviour

Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor   The Transfiguration of the Saviour occupies a central position in the Orthodox Church and theology. It is the…

Aug 06, 2017
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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,…

Feb 02, 2017
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Theophany or Epiphany – 2

Saint John Chrysostom Which baptism was performed, in His case? Not that of the Jews, nor ours, nor John’s. Why? You yourselves, from your own view of…

Jan 06, 2017
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Theophany or Epiphany – 1

Saint John Chrysostom We shall now say something about the present feast. Many people celebrate feast days and know what they’re called, but don’t…

Jan 05, 2017
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The Feast of the Entrance and the Protoevangelium of James

Much of the hymnography adorning our Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple causes the raising of eyebrows—talk about Mary being escorted…

Nov 24, 2014
Vengan a Recibir la Luz

La Fiesta de la Exaltación de la Santísima Cruz

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema de la Fiesta de la Exaltación…

Sep 24, 2014
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Teaching the 12 Great Feasts and Pascha

This topic is on my mind at the moment because our church school program is focusing on the feasts for this year’s curriculum. I’m working…

Sep 23, 2014
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O Paradox of Paradoxes! A Reflection on the Feast of the Holy Cross

Perhaps I am preaching to the choir when I say that the older I become, the more I come to see that our world is full of paradoxes. Contradictions of all…

Sep 13, 2014