Public Prayer: Light of Love

Public Prayer: Light of Love

For Orthodox Christians, prayer is private, flowing out of the heart. Prayer is also public and culminates in the physical settings of our churches, homes, and anywhere in the world where two or more gather. When an individual’s heart longs for God, it cries out, and this prayer connects with...

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Restoration of Holy Sepulcher has Begun

Restoration of Holy Sepulcher has Begun

There are many historical and religious sites across the Middle East where Jesus walked when He was on earth. Two of the most famous are His tomb and where He was crucified. Both sites are located within the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher....

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See the Miracle of the Holy Fire

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 Palestinian Christian village of Taybeh. However, this year I will see the greatest of all miracles, the Miracle of the Holy Fire,...

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The Holy Fire and Pascha at the Holy Sepulchre

The Holy Fire and Pascha at the Holy Sepulchre

The descent of the Holy Fire at the Tomb of Christ every Holy Saturday is the only miraculous event in human history which has taken place each year on the same day for more than one thousand years……Each year, at noon...

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Special Edition: A World-Wide Tour of Holy Week and Pascha

Special Edition: A World-Wide Tour of Holy Week and Pascha

Welcome to a special Paschal edition of “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. This week, we’ll be bringing you a single special report, with images and footage from Holy Week and Pascha celebrations from around the...

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The Holiest Place on Earth

The Holiest Place on Earth

I am the light of the world. John 9:5 Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is here in Jerusalem that we can proclaim this news every day because it is the very place of Christ’s Holy Resurrection. Especially this year, as I celebrated the Holy Pascha Midnight Resurrection...

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