Why were the Myrrh-Bearers the first to hear that Christ had risen?

Why were the Myrrh-Bearers the first to hear that Christ had risen?

Metropolitan Avgoustinos (Kantiotis) of Florina († 2010)   And he said to them: ‘Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here…’ (Mark 16,6). When Christ was born, the first to hear of it weren’t the great, the powerful and...

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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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Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Saint John Chrysostom   One of the most striking features of Christianity is that it is not culture-based. Judaism is Jewish, the Olympian gods were Greek, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism are Indian, Taoism Chinese, Shintoism Japanese and so on. Whatever it may have become later, through acculturation into various societies,...

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Apostles To The Apostles – Feminism As It Should Be Understood

Apostles To The Apostles – Feminism As It Should Be Understood

Generally speaking, there is discomfort about the feminist movement in the Orthodox Church. Here is what His Beatitude Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church affirmed, speaking to a meeting of the Union of Orthodox Ukrainian Women in Moscow: “I consider this phenomenon called feminism very dangerous, because feminist organizations...

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Οι άξιες Μυροφόρες

Οι άξιες Μυροφόρες

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει μια ομιλία του Αγίου Γρηγορίου του Παλαμά με αφορμή την Κυριακή των Μυροφόρων. Στην ομιλία αυτή ο Άγιος Γρηγόριος πραγματεύεται την αξιοσύνη των γυναικών αυτών καθώς αυτή είναι αποτέλεσμα των λόγων και των πράξεων τους που καταδεικνύουν την αληθινή και πρέπουσα στάση όλων μας προκειμένου να...

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Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday

Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday

Broadcast of Divine Liturgy at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on May 19, 2013, Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday.

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The Myrrh-Bearing Women: An Example for All Women

The Myrrh-Bearing Women: An Example for All Women

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης θέτει τις Μυροφόρες γυναίκες ως παράδειγμα προς μίμηση για τις γυναίκες κάθε εποχής. Η βαθιά τους πίστη, το θάρρος και μεγάλη τους αγάπη προς τον Κύριο τις κάνουν σημείο αναφοράς για κάθε γυναίκα.

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The Myrrh-Bearing Women

The Myrrh-Bearing Women

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Stanley Harakas will present a podcast on the Myrrh-Bearing Women. It was to the Myrrh-Bearing Women that the news of Christ’s Resurrection was first given. It was to them that Christ first appeared in the flesh. It was to them that the honor fell of announcing...

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