Christ’s Passion Overcomes Death

Christ’s Passion Overcomes Death

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   When Christians talk about death, they don’t do so with pessimism, they aren’t resigned to it, they don’t think it natural. They see it principally as an enemy which must be defeated through Christ. ‘The last enemy to be destroyed is death,...

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Explore the Meaning of Each of the Solemn Days of Passion Week.

Explore the Meaning of Each of the Solemn Days of Passion Week.

Great Lent and Holy Week are two separate fasts, and two separate celebrations bridged together with the Saturday of Lazarus and Palm Sunday. His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia has created an Adobe Slate presentation explaining the meaning of each of the solemn days of...

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When the Mother of God Embraced the Precious Body of Christ

When the Mother of God Embraced the Precious Body of Christ

As we experience the Lenten Season, allow the writings of Saint Symeon the Translator, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, to inspire us to stay the course as we prepare to face our Lord’s Passion and then His Glorious Resurrection.   On the Lament of the All-Holy Theotokos When She Embraced the Precious...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Theophylact the Confessor

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Theophylact the Confessor

  March 8, 2016 Saint Jude’s First Universal Letter 1:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Monday

Listen to the Daily Reading for Monday

March 7, 2016 Saint John’s Third Universal Letter 1:1-15 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 103.4,1 Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God you are very great. The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Hesychius the Martyr

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Hesychius the Martyr

March 2, 2016 Saint John’s First Universal Letter 3:21-24; 4:1-11 Prokeimenon. Mode 3. Luke 1: 46-48 My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Verse: For he has regarded the humility of his servant. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Gerasimus

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Gerasimus

March 4, 2016 Saint John’s Second Universal Letter 1:1-13 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 98.9,1 Exalt the Lord our God. Verse: The Lord reigns; let the people tremble. The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not only I but also all who...

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The Holy Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus, and Basiliscus

The Holy Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus, and Basiliscus

  March 3, 2016 Saint John’s First Universal Letter 4:20-21; 5:1-21 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. Beloved, if anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Martyr Eudocia the Samaritan

Listen to the Daily Reading for Martyr Eudocia the Samaritan

  March 1, 2016 Saint John’s First Universal Letter 3:9-22 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Brethren, no one born of God commits sin; for God’s nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born...

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