Compilation of Women Saints Lives

I just found this collection of the lives of women saints for the year. It is also available as a CD-ROM which includes, icons troparia and kontakia for each saint among other goodies… Continue reading

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Now the Powers of Heavan – English Byzantine Chant

Earlier this morning I mentioned that the hymn “Now the Powers of Heaven” dates back to 616. I’ve posted audio of the hymn in English below. It is in the byzantine tradition, Tone… Continue reading

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A Summary and Outline of Presanctified

Service Texts For Lent One of the oldest traditions in the Orthodox Church, the service of the presanctified liturgy is celebrated every Wednesday. Many parishes also celebrate presanctified on Fridays if they do… Continue reading

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After rectory fire, pastor’s faith unshaken – News – Citizens Voice

More Recent Posting Thursday March 8 UPDATE: St. Vladimir Seminary is also accepting donations Sexton Relief Fund Post Office Box 130 South Canaan, PA 18459 After rectory fire, pastor’s faith unshaken – News… Continue reading

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Antartic Church (Video & Photos)

A bit cold, snowy and dark for my tastes. But definitely a credit to the dedication of Orthodox faithful to have a place of worship!

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Seven Sins of Cain

Today’s gospel reading is from Genesis 4:8-15. The reading describes what is known to most as the first murder. When Cain is cast out and afraid that he himself will be murdered, the… Continue reading

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Musings on Creation and Living

Scientifically speaking the body has the following limits: (on average). We can survive 8 weeks without food, on water alone We can survive 3-5 days without water We can survive 3-5 minutes without… Continue reading

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Great Compline in the Orthodox Church

EDIT: English Great Compline of Lent can be found hereĀ as served in the church. I realize many of you have found this page looking for an english text. Great Cannon Selections: (Part 1,… Continue reading

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From the Second Monday…

Direct our steps oh Lord, as we set out on the second week of the fast. Shine the sanctifying light of your commandments on us and make us worthy to offer You and… Continue reading

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The Sunday Of Orthodoxy – Speaking the Truth in Love – Ancient Faith Radio

The Sunday Of Orthodoxy – Speaking the Truth in Love – Ancient Faith Radio. Fr. Hopko speaks on our current view and treatment of icons today. Placement and use should be considered. They… Continue reading

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THE SYNODICON: THE AFFIRMATION OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH

As the Prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the Teachers have dogmatized, as the universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed,… Continue reading

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Blessed Sunday of Orthodoxy!

Today we commemorate the restoration of the icons into the church after the period of the iconoclasm. Not to go without remembrance I would like to remind everyone that it was the wife… Continue reading

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Martyr Eudokia Commemorated March 1st

Holy Monastic Martyr Eudokia was a Samaritan, a native of the city of Heliopolis in Phoenicia (modern Baalbek), who lived during the reign of Trajan (98-117). Her pagan impiety took her off the… Continue reading

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Third day of Lent

From the tree of the Cross the flower of abstinence grows for all the world. Then let us accept the fast with love, and take pleasure in the fruit of Christ’s divine commandments.… Continue reading

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A blessed begining to the fast

“Let us begin the all-holy season of fasting with joy; let us shine with the bright radiance of the Holy Commandments of Christ of God: with the brightness of love and the splendor… Continue reading

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