A Theological Approach to and Interpretation of the Icon of the Entry of the Mother of God

A Theological Approach to and Interpretation of the Icon of the Entry of the Mother of God

Hierodeacon Filaretos, Monastery of the Holy Lavra, Kalavryta   When we look at the icon of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple, we’re conscious of the silence of the Holy Scriptures and listen instead to the augmentation of the Gospels by the sacred Tradition of the...

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The Entrance into the Temple

The Entrance into the Temple

Fr. Alexander Schmemann   It seems thousands of years removed from us, but it was not so very long ago that life was marked out by religious feasts. Although everyone went to church, not everyone, of course, knew the exact contents of each celebration. For many, perhaps even the majority,...

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Celebrate with Dolmathes

Celebrate with Dolmathes

    Today is Epiphany!  It is the day Christ revealed Himself as God and the Trinity was made manifest! Its importance is so great, Orthodox Christians celebrate the day with three of life’s sustenances: prayer, water and food.  We pray with the celebration of Divine Liturgy, bless water in...

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