Such Are the Dread and Saving Sufferings of Our Lord

Such Are the Dread and Saving Sufferings of Our Lord

Listen to the Daily Reading for April 29, 2016, Holy Friday St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 5:6-8 BRETHREN, a little leaven leavens the whole lump. Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our paschal lamb, has...

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Pascha, the Feast of Feasts

Pascha, the Feast of Feasts

Have you seen this video yet? It’s was produced by a Pan-Orthodox group of young adults called Pan Orthodox United with the hopes of bringing a pan Orthodox focus to the community. The mission of Pan Orthodox United is to bring Orthodoxy to the millennial generation and the “Lost 60%”....

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PISTEVO “I Believe” Documentary to Air on Greek TV During Holy Week

PISTEVO “I Believe” Documentary to Air on Greek TV During Holy Week

Have you seen the documentary on Greek iconography, PISTEVO “I Believe?” In honor of Holy Week, it will be airing on three major Greek TV broadcasts around the world! See below for a complete schedule   SELECT BROADCAST TIMES IN US & CANADA Holy Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:30 PM...

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Our Life is Hidden with Christ in God

Our Life is Hidden with Christ in God

Sermon for Holy Tuesday Morning   When we consider the hymns and readings of these initial days of Holy Week, we see that we are not just encountering the suffering and resurrected Christ, but the end of history itself and the end of the ages, when the Divine Bridegroom will...

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Progress on St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center Continues Every Day

Progress on St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center Continues Every Day

The rebuilding of St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center continues to progress.  Below are a few pictures of recent progress.  Every day brings us closer to the moment when we can step inside.  To learn more about St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center or...

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Behold the Bridegroom

Behold the Bridegroom

This evening I would like to offer a few thoughts and reflections on the hymn, which is so characteristic of these first days of Holy Week, “Behold the Bridegroom is Coming.” This hymn is directly inspired by the Parable of the Ten Virgins in the Gospel of Matthew, and virtually...

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Serbian Celebrities and Children Sing Paschal Folk Song

Serbian Celebrities and Children Sing Paschal Folk Song

Have you seen the video embedded above? It’s a joyous and beautiful rendition of a famous folk song by St. Nikolaj Velimirović, a well known recent saint from Serbia, who also spent time in England and the United States. Here are the words: People rejoice, all nations listen: Christ God is...

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Sermon for the Beginning of Holy Week  and the Raising of Lazarus

Sermon for the Beginning of Holy Week and the Raising of Lazarus

By the grace of God, we have completed the Fast, and have now set our foot on the bridge leading from Great Lent to Holy Week. Holy Week is called “Holy and Great Week,” or simply “Great Week” (Μεγάλη Ἑβδομάς), and is “great,” in the words of St. John Chrysostom,...

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Do THIS in REMEMBRANCE of Me

Do THIS in REMEMBRANCE of Me

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”...

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