“A Great Sign” (Rev. 12:1): A Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos

“A Great Sign” (Rev. 12:1): A Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos

Notes for a sermon delivered during Great Vespers, Dormition of the Theotokos, 2014   Today we celebrate a great and joyous solemnity: the falling asleep of the Mother of God in Jerusalem, and her bodily translation into glory. “The Whole Mystery of the Economy” The readings this evening – from Genesis,...

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Bodily and Spiritual Ascension of the Theotokos

Bodily and Spiritual Ascension of the Theotokos

In this week’s episode of Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos speaks about The Dormition of the Virgin Mary, Her Bodily and Spiritual Ascension. _______________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

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Archbishop Demetrios: Theotokos Demonstrates Relationship with God

Archbishop Demetrios: Theotokos Demonstrates Relationship with God

To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the...

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La Teotokos, Parte 5: La Dormición de la Teotokos

La Teotokos, Parte 5: La Dormición de la Teotokos

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten concluyen su serie sobre la Teotokos y Siempre-Virgen María con una charla sobre la Fiesta de la Dormición de la Teotokos: ¿Cuál es la historia del fallecimiento de María? ¿Qué nos cuenta...

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Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Matthew

This is the celebration of Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Matthew, which is midway through the Dormition Fast. We are preparing for the Feast coming on August 15. “Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother...

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Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 2

Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 2

Listen to this second part of the series on the sermon of Patriarch Modestus on the Dormition of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christians know that great spiritual benefits come to us when we celebrate the feasts of the church, especially the Dormition, the feast that we precede with a 14 day...

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Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 1

Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 1

This podcast begins a 4-part series looking at one particular sermon, “An Encomium on the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady, Mary, Mother of God and Ever Virgin by our Father the Holy Modestus, Archbishop of Jerusalem.” This Orthodox podcast series will help Orthodox Christians as we progress through the...

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The Theotokos: God’s Mother, Our Mother

The Theotokos: God’s Mother, Our Mother

“Be the Bee” is a video podcast series produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Department of Youth and Young Adult ministries. In this episode, host Steven Christoforou discusses Mary, the Theotokos or Mother of God. It’s a great way to introduce your kids (or yourself!) to what this fasting season...

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La Teotokos, Parte 4: La Presentación de la Teotokos en el Templo

La Teotokos, Parte 4: La Presentación de la Teotokos en el Templo

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten continúan su serie sobre la Teotokos y Siempre-Virgen María; esta vez, examinan la Fiesta de la Presentación de la Teotokos en el Templo: ¿Qué podemos aprender de esta fiesta que, a pesar...

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Seamus and Mary

Seamus and Mary

Both of my children, Seamus and Jonah are speech delayed. Because of this, I have always tried to find simple prayers for Seamus–who can talk–to say. After many tries, we finally accomplished the short and simple, but oh so mighty, prayer, ‘Lord have mercy.’ And the smile on that boy’s...

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