Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.
Christ is risen from the dead,trampling down death by death,and on those in the tombs bestowing life!
Since Orthodox Christians celebrate our Lord’s resurrection for forty days, that is until Ascension, we will be posting several videos of the beautiful hymn for the coming weeks.
In this video, we see a joyful and respectful expression of Christ’s resurrection. Although dancing and instruments are not normally permitted in Orthodox churches, Orthodoxy has drawn cultural influences into her worship so that the faithful can fully express the faith as they are. Dance is very important in the African culture. I hope you enjoy this video.
About the Orthodox in Ghana
Did you know that in 1972, Godfried Mantey and Kwame Joseph Labi, two of the African Universal Orthodox-Catholic Church‘s youth leaders, read The Orthodox Church by Timothy (KALLISTOS) Ware and two years later they met personally with representatives of the Orthodox world? On 15 January 1978, Metropolitan Irineos, Metropolitan of Accra and All West Africa, (within the Patriarchate of Alexandria), made his first visit to the faithful of Ghana. By September 1982, the organization was admitted into the Orthodox communion within the Patriarchal Throne of Alexandria and All Africa. Now there is active missionary work, led by a resident archbishop. Thousands of Orthodox Christians from among the local population are served by 23 priests. A local Orthodox seminary is now open in Ghana.
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