Serbs Are Blocked from Pilgrimage to Mother of God Hodigetria

Serbs Are Blocked from Pilgrimage to Mother of God Hodigetria

29. August 2016 On 28 August 2016, according to news agencies, the Albanians, mostly residents of Musutiste, blocked the road that leads to a ruined church of the Mother of God Hodigetria, on which foundations the displaced Serbs wanted to attend the Liturgy on the occasion of the feast day...

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Celebrating the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Celebrating the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines the week of Friday, August 19, 2016. Celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin Mary First Up, one...

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August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church and therefore one of the most celebrated feast days across the Orthodox World.  It is remembered on August 15 and preceded by a fourteen day fast.  Most people simply refer...

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Dormition of the Theotokos

Dormition of the Theotokos

In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our souls from death by your intercessions. Kontakion of Dormition of the Theotokos in the Second Tone Neither the grave nor death...

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St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition

St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition

Are you celebrating the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary? Read some excerpts from St. Gregory Palamas on the Mother of God which reveal why we all love her so much. May we have her prayers and intercessions. With her ascension, the Mother of God joined the...

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Daily Devotion: Perseverance in Suffering

Daily Devotion: Perseverance in Suffering

“And His father and His mother marveled at what was said about Him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce...

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Divine Liturgy on the 10th Sunday of Saint Matthew

Divine Liturgy on the 10th Sunday of Saint Matthew

In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our souls from death by your intercessions. Apolytikion in the First Tone ————————————— Feast Day-August 23 Apodosis of the Dormition of our...

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“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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Orthodox Time and the Last Weeks of the Old Year

Orthodox Time and the Last Weeks of the Old Year

Time seems to move slower for many in America in early to mid-August, traditionally a time of vacation or of a “re-set” before the start of the academic year. It is also, in our region of Central Pennsylvania, often a time for fairs and festivals, such as the West End...

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