On Christ’s Resurrection

On Christ’s Resurrection

On Christ’s Resurrection When we celebrate the feast of Pascha, do we simply approach it as recollecting an event that happened 2000 years ago? Is it simply the Church’s version of celebrating an event, like we would celebrate a family birthday or anniversary? What is significant in celebrating the death...

Read more
This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 20, 2015

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Pope Francis parallels the current persecution...

Read more
The Celebration of the Resurrection at the Vatopedi Monastery

The Celebration of the Resurrection at the Vatopedi Monastery

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Most people will never be able to journey to Mount Athos to experience Pascha there. But if you watch this video, you can see and hear a few moments from the sequence of the Resurrection and Vespers of Love as they are celebrated...

Read more
Paschal Blessings from Archbishop Demetrios

Paschal Blessings from Archbishop Demetrios

The day of Resurrection; let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say, even to those that hate us, ‘Let us forgive all things on the Resurrection,’ and so let us cry, ‘Christ has risen from the dead: by death he has trampled...

Read more
After the Crucifixion Comes the Resurrection

After the Crucifixion Comes the Resurrection

2015 Paschal Message of the National Commander As we Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior when He trampled down death and rose again, according to the Scriptures; let us not lose hope in the midst of a world in which the Children of Abraham are being butchered in the...

Read more
“Christ is Risen!” Chanted in Many Languages

“Christ is Risen!” Chanted in Many Languages

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Although there are many beautiful and popular hymns from Pascha, none is as well known as “Christ is risen,” which is chanted repeatedly and with great joy. “Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling upon death, and to those in the...

Read more
Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy from Christ, who has Risen in Glory Brother concelebrants and beloved children in the Lord, Christ is Risen!...

Read more
It is the Day of Resurrection! The Paschal Canon in Many Languages and Melodies

It is the Day of Resurrection! The Paschal Canon in Many Languages and Melodies

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Orthodox Christians are currently celebrating the most sacred and joyous feast of the year: Pascha. You can catch a glimpse of how beautiful and diverse the Orthodox celebration of this feast is in the video embedded above. It features a famous hymn from...

Read more
Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the life of the Church. It is a celebration of the defeat of death, as neither death itself nor...

Read more
Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy from Christ, who has Risen in Glory Brother concelebrants and beloved children in the Lord, Christ is Risen!...

Read more