Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom   FEAST OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN, ST JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA AND ST NICODEMUS 11th May 1997 In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We keep today the feast of a number of the followers of Christ of whom we think seldom, because...

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The Epitaphios (The tomb of Christ)

The Epitaphios (The tomb of Christ)

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou   The service of Great Saturday is effectively a funeral service for Christ, and yet it is the most colourful service of Holy Week, because we have already begun to celebrate the Resurrection. The Epitaphios which represents the tomb of Christ, is adorned with an array of...

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The Myrrh-Bearing Women arrive at the empty Tomb

The Myrrh-Bearing Women arrive at the empty Tomb

Athanasios Moustakis, D. Th.   According to the Jewish custom which was observed at the time of Christ, a dead body was to be anointed with precious myrrh, so that it would be prepared to be given over to the decay of death. Christ’s body was no exception to this...

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Why was the stone rolled away from the entry to the tomb?

Why was the stone rolled away from the entry to the tomb?

Elder Epifanios Theodoropoulos   There can hardly be any Christian believer who doesn’t know that an angel descended from heaven and rolled away the stone from the entry to the tomb where the Creator of life lay dead, without breath. Very few, however really know why the stone was rolled...

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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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