The Rendition of Easter

The Rendition of Easter

Archimandrite Daniel G. Aerakis   The Resurrection continues. This is shown by the feast of the Rendition of Easter. The same messages from the night of the Resurrection are also heard at the Rendition of Easter, which is celebrated one day before the Feast of the Ascension. Every great feast...

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Midpentecost

Midpentecost

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   ‘I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely’. During Great Lent, to a certain degree, we taste of Christ’s death. In the middle of this period, the Church institutes the Veneration of the Precious Cross, to quicken...

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Resurrection: Christ is Risen. A Short Film

Resurrection: Christ is Risen. A Short Film

Orthodox Australian filmmakers Stephan and Andrew, ‘The Brothers Robinson’, have returned with another short film influenced by their Orthodox faith. A few years ago they appeared on OCN for a film entitled ‘The Alternate’, an artistic piece that took inspiration from the Transfiguration story. Resurrection is a short film built...

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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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Entering in Holy Week

Entering in Holy Week

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) Joseph the Fair leads the chorus of those celebrating God’s condescension in going to His voluntary passion, an event of universal significance. In his person, the Gospel messages of reconciliation, forgiveness, restraint and purity of heart find their application. He may not have heard the...

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The Rendition of Easter

The Rendition of Easter

Archimandrite Daniel G. Aerakis   The Resurrection continues. This is shown by the feast of the Rendition of Easter. The same messages from the night of the Resurrection are also heard at the Rendition of Easter, which is celebrated one day before the Feast of the Ascension. Every great feast...

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Prefiguration of the Resurrection in the Easter Canon

Prefiguration of the Resurrection in the Easter Canon

Mihail Tritos No other hymnological text expresses the redemptive, existential and metaphysical dimension of the Resurrection with such completeness and power as does the incomparable canon by Saint John the Damascan. It’s a masterpiece of Byzantine poetry and one of the most beautiful texts in world literature. Full of sublime...

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The Resurrection in the Orthodox Church

The Resurrection in the Orthodox Church

Saint Justin Popovich In the Orthodox Church, the Resurrection is not merely the ‘feast of feasts’, but the all-embracing feast, which is the soul of all the others and is always present in them. In it we find all the divine and theanthropic powers of the Saviour, which crush every...

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Easter Sunday, The Feasts of all Feasts

Easter Sunday, The Feasts of all Feasts

A weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network Have you ever stopped to think why we go to church on Sunday? What’s so special about that day? Well, we find out today, on Pascha, the greatest day of the year. Today, you know, we celebrate the greatest feast of the...

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Easter in the Liturgical Year

Easter in the Liturgical Year

Fr. Alexander Schmemann   In the center of our liturgical life, in the very center of that time which we measure as year, we find the feast of Christ’s Resurrection. What is Resurrection? Resurrection is the appearance in this world, completely dominated by time and therefore by death, of a...

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