Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

Have you ever had to ask for help for something that you just couldn’t do on your own? Maybe something was too heavy, or too high up, or too hard to open. When we know something is too hard for us, we ask somebody who can help! Do you remember...

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The Betrayal of Remorse and the Salvation of Repentance

The Betrayal of Remorse and the Salvation of Repentance

Vasilios Grillas, Theologian   When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned’, he said, ‘for I have betrayed innocent blood’. ‘What is that to us?’...

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An Extra Prayer Team Message on Holy Thursday about a Woman Who Died on Holy Thursday

An Extra Prayer Team Message on Holy Thursday about a Woman Who Died on Holy Thursday

The Story of Eva Cledaras, the woman who died at the same hour as the Lord Here is another inspiring story, about another inspiring woman, who also died at Holy Trinity in Asheville, also during Holy Week of 2004—her story was witnessed by the entire congregation. Please take a few...

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I Surrender to God and to Love

I Surrender to God and to Love

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15: 12-13 On Holy Thursday evening, the Orthodox Church celebrates a service called “The Passion of Christ,” or...

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A brief journey through the events of Christ’s Crucifixion and Resurrection

A brief journey through the events of Christ’s Crucifixion and Resurrection

Fr. Michael Kardamakis   All of the events of Holy Week represent an attempt by man, in his freedom to love, to share in the sacrificial love of God, that is to say, the mystery of salvation, by following the rigorous spiritual discipline of the Church. This discipline does not...

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