Service of the Holy Unction (Wednesday Night)

Service of the Holy Unction (Wednesday Night)

On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins. The body is anointed with oil, and the grace of God, which heals infirmities of soul and body, is called down...

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A One-Year Memorial and the Feast of Lights: Memory Eternal, Vasiliki Greanias Mena

A One-Year Memorial and the Feast of Lights: Memory Eternal, Vasiliki Greanias Mena

January 6 marked the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. Right after Christmas, in the wake of the New Year, on Epiphany, one of the holiest days on the Orthodox calendar—my mother had died, and I had somehow survived. By no means has life seemed normal since then. Every day...

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