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The Time, Location and Purpose of Christ’s Descent into Hades, according to Biblical and Patristic Tradition

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   The time of the descent. As regards the time of the descent, we can see that Christ’s divine soul descended into Hades immediately after His exclamation on the Cross ‘It is finished’, when His soul was separated from His all-pure body. He remained there three days, Read more…

Folk Traditions for the Resurrection and Lazarus Saturday

The Raising of Lazarus Excerpt from the book by Aikaterina Tsotsakou-Karveli, ‘Λαογραφικό Ημερολόγιο, Οι δώδεκα μήνες και τα έθιμά τους’ (The Twelve Months and their Customs) published by Pataki. Lazarus Saturday is dedicated to Poor Lazarus, his death and resurrection. It’s a portent of the death and Resurrection of Christ, which will Read more…