The Presentation of the Mother of God

The Presentation of the Mother of God

Vladimir Lossky The typology of icon The Presentation or Entry (είσοδος) of the Mother of God in the Temple (November 21st) does not belong to the most ancient festivals of the Church. None the less, it must be earlier than the end of the VIIth century, since St. Andrew of...

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Great Orthodox Christian Music

Great Orthodox Christian Music

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog. The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education. All items featured can...

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Great Classroom Resources & Supplements

Great Classroom Resources & Supplements

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog. The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education. All items featured can...

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Listen to the Daily Reading, Leavetaking of the Presentation of Our Lord

Listen to the Daily Reading, Leavetaking of the Presentation of Our Lord

  February 9, 2016 EPISTLE READING Saint James’ Universal Letter 3:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Brethren, let not many of you become teachers, for you know that we who teach shall be judged with greater strictness....

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Listen to the Daily Reading for The Presentation of Our Lord

Listen to the Daily Reading for The Presentation of Our Lord

    EPISTLE READING Saint Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 7:7-17 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. Brethren, it is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed...

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Listen to the Daily Gospel for the Forefeast of the Presentation of Our Lord

Listen to the Daily Gospel for the Forefeast of the Presentation of Our Lord

  EPISTLE READING Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans 8:28-39 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 15.3,8 Among the saints who are in his land, the Lord has been wondrous. Verse: I see the Lord before me continually. Brethren, we know that in everything God works for good with those who love...

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The Entrance of Mary, the Theotokos

The Entrance of Mary, the Theotokos

  November 21st is a great feast day in the Orthodox Church. It is the day we celebrate the Entrance of the Theotokos, or as it is often referred to as, The Presentation. According to tradition, Mary’s parents Joachim and Anna had been unable to conceive. Their promise was that...

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