The First Resurrection

Last night during the lamentations the tone took a turn towards the resurrection. The blessings were sung where the angel asks the women why they are weeping and lamenting because the Son is… Continue reading

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Hymn from the Lamentations (Today is hung upon the Cross)

Today is hung upon the Cross, He who suspended the Earth amid the waters. A crown of thorns crowns Him, Who is the King of Angels. He Who wrapped the Heavens in clouds,… Continue reading

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Institution of Holy Communion

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”  Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it,… Continue reading

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The Red Easter Egg

Many cultures in Orthodoxy dye their eggs red for Easter. If you are planning on dying your eggs tomorrow will be the day to do so! There is tradition and meaning tied to… Continue reading

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Washing of the Feet Service

At the last supper the Lord and Savior of us all got down and washed the dirty feet of each of his disciples. Imagine what your feet would look like if you traveled… Continue reading

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Traditions Around the Orthodox World – Pyzanski

Pysanky is a style of decorating which comes from the Slavic regions of the world. The designs are created by using a stylus to draw wax patterns on the eggs. The layers of… Continue reading

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Traditions Around the Orthodox World – Tsoureki

Tsoureki is a traditional Greek sweet bread rich in eggs, flavored with the spice makhlepi and often decorated with an egg wash and blanched almonds. Red eggs also decorate the loaf symbolizing Christ’s blood. The… Continue reading

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Traditions Around the Orthodox World – Pascha Basket

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Hymn of St. Kassiani (Cassiani)

The hymn of St Kassiani was written by the nun Kassiani in the 9th century. At a yound age she was placed in a contest for bride to Emperor Theophilus. He was to… Continue reading

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Women Celebrating Palm Sunday (Russia)

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Bridegroom Services Tonight

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Blessed Palm Sunday

We have begun our journey through Holy Week with the commemoration of Lazarus yesterday. Let us continuously anticipate our Lord’s Resurrection as we go with him to golgotha.

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An Outline of Holy Week

“Having completed the forty days that bring profit to our soul, we beseech Thee in Thy love for man: Grant us also to behold the Holy Week of Thy Passion, that in it… Continue reading

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Hymn of Lazarus

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Lazarus in Hades

Lazarus is in the tomb two days, seeing the dead of all ages, beholding strange sights of terror, a great crowd held by the bonds of hell. His relatives grieve bitterly, looking at… Continue reading

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