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  • Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

    04/29/2017 5:41:39 PM PDT · by lightman · 1 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese ^ | 28 April AD 2017 | Antiochian Archdiocesan staff
    Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women Hear the voice of gladness, O women; for I have trodden down rebellious Hades, and raised the world from corruption. Wherefore, hasten ye and proclaim the glad tidings to My beloved; for I desire that joy shall break forth thence upon My creation, whence first came forth sorrow. —Orthros of the Feast, Tone 2 On this day, the third Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the feast of the holy Myrrh-bearing women. And we also make commemoration of Joseph of Arimathea, who was a secret disciple, and Nicodemus, who was a disciple by night. The women...

    04/16/2017 4:35:23 AM PDT · by Hostage · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 16. 2017 | For All
    Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
  • Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! Kristos Vokrese!

    05/05/2013 1:59:10 PM PDT · by newberger · 7 replies
    Pascha Greetings to all my FRiends! Please enjoy this wonderful video. Christ is Risen!! Translation: People rejoice, nations hear: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Stars dance, mountains sing: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Forests murmur, winds hum: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Seas bow, animals roar: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Bees swarm, and the birds sing: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Angels stand, triple the song: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Sky humble yourself, and elevate the earth: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Bells chime,...
  • Christ is Risen!

    05/05/2013 1:20:35 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies
    The Holy Orthodox Church
    Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Christos Anesti! Aleithos Anesti! Khristos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese! Al-Masih-Qam! Hakkan Qam! Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! Kristus aq ungwektaq! Pichinuq ungwektaq! Xris-tusaq Ung-uixtuq! Iluumun Ung-uixtuq! Harisutosu fukkatsu! Jitsu ni fukkatsu! Atgyfododd Crist! Yn wir atgyfododd! Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere! Cristo ha resucitado! Verdaderamente, ha resucitado! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
  • Patriarchal Paschal Encyclical 2010 (Orthodox)

    04/04/2010 8:23:45 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 3 replies · 170+ views
    Serbian Orthodox Church ^ | April 4, 2010 | Patriarch Irinej
    IRINEJ, by the grace of God, Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with the all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church – to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting: CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN! “Christ is risen from dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.” (Paschal troparion) In greeting you, dear brothers and sisters, with the...
  • A Joyous Easter to You!

    04/04/2010 11:32:24 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 14 replies · 253+ views
    You Tube ^ | 4/4/10 | Vanity
    A Joyous Easter to You & Yours! Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! A beautiful Easter Hymn in Greek to greet you!
  • Why Easter is Greek to Me: Xristos Anesti!

    04/17/2007 10:26:31 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 20 replies · 645+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2007 | Rita Wilson (Mrs. Tom Hanks)
    Once every few years, Greek Easter falls the same week as “American Easter,” as it was called when I was growing up. In order for “Greek Easter” to be celebrated the same week as “American Easter,” Passover has to have been celebrated already. We Greeks don’t do Easter until after Passover, because how can you have Easter BEFORE Passover. Jesus went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover, after all. Unless it is one of the years when the two holidays align. Like this year......
  • Serbian Orthodox Church to Her Spiritual Children at Pascha, 2007

    04/09/2007 10:51:32 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 3 replies · 560+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | April 7, 2007 | Patriarch Pavle
    Christ is Risen! “This is the day of resurrection. Let us be illumined, O people. Pascha, the Pascha of the Lord. For from death to life and from earth to heaven has Christ our God led us.” The Canon of Pascha, Ode I With these verses of the Paschal hymn, dear spiritual children, we, the believing people of God, begin the Celebration above all celebrations, Song above all songs, about the Event above all events — The Resurrection of Christ. The Resurrection, like the Crucifixion, is a stumbling block for the Jews and foolishness for the Greeks, but we experience...
  • Christians Enter the Holy Week

    04/02/2007 7:10:42 AM PDT · by kawaii · 4 replies · 341+ views
    interfax ^ | 02 April 2007 | interfax
    02 April 2007 Christians Enter the Holy Week Today we are entering the hard days, the days when we remember the Passions of Christ, when it will be not easy for us to attend long church services and pray. Many ask themselves if they should attend even if their bodies are so tired, their thoughts are so dispersed, when they feel so internally undisciplined and unconcerned in everything that happens around them? But let us remember the events of the days of Christ’s passion. How many people there were who would have paid much for a chance to run off...

    04/30/2005 9:57:07 AM PDT · by Destro · 38 replies · 1,098+ views ^ | 30/04/2005 | RIA Novosti, Olga Lipich
    30/04/2005 HOLY FIRE DESCENDS ON HOLY SEPULCHER JERUSALEM, April 30 (RIA Novosti, Olga Lipich) - The Holy Fire has descended on the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. It miraculously lit, as it does every Holy Saturday, in the tomb chamber, where the Body of the Savior was put after deposition from the Cross. Irenaeus the Patriarch of Jerusalem was alone in the chamber at the instant of the miracle. Flashes of light occasionally glowed in the Holy Sepulcher during public prayer for the Blessed Fire. Many candles in the congregation's hands mysteriously lit of themselves the instant the Patriarch emerged from...
  • Orthodox Great Friday, April 30

    04/28/2005 4:56:13 PM PDT · by Kolokotronis · 10 replies · 374+ views
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese ^ | 2002 | Rev. Alkiviadis Calivas
    On Great Friday the Church remembers the ineffable mystery of Christ's death. Death -tormenting, indiscriminate, universal - casts its cruel shadow over all creation. It is the silent companion of life. It is present in everything, ready to stifle and impose limits upon all things. The fear of death causes anguish and despair. It shackles us to the appearances of life and makes rebellion and sin erupt in us (Heb 2.14-15). The Scriptures assure us that "God did not make death, and He does not delight in the death of the living, for He created all things that they might...
  • In Antioch Catholics and Orthodox celebrate Easter together

    03/29/2005 10:16:09 AM PST · by Destro · 231+ views ^ | 29 March, 2005 | AsiaNews
    29 March, 2005 TURKEY In Antioch Catholics and Orthodox celebrate Easter together Antakya (AsiaNews) – The 75 Catholics of Antakya, the glorious Antioch-on-the-Orontes where the followers of Jesus were called Christians for the first time, did not celebrate Easter on March 27 as did their fellow Catholics around the world. Instead, they shall share in the celebrations with the larger Greek Orthodox community on May 1. Since 1988 Christians in this southern city of modern Turkey have in fact been celebrating Easter together according to the ancient Julian calendar. This was the brainchild of Father Domenico Bertogli, an Italian capuchin...
  • Great and Holy Saturday

    03/26/2005 5:51:17 AM PST · by lightman · 5 replies · 171+ views ^ | 1976 | Alexander Schmemann
    Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann Great and Holy Saturday Great and Holy Saturday is the day on which Christ reposed in the tomb. The Church calls this day the Blessed Sabbath. The great Moses mystically foreshadowed this day when he said: God blessed the seventh day. This is the blessed Sabbath. This is the day of rest, on which the only-begotten Son of God rested from all His works . . . . (Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Saturday) By using this title the Church links Holy Saturday with the creative act of God. In the initial account of creation as found in...
  • The Pascha miracle of Holy Fire appears at the tomb of Jesus Christ (pictures)

    04/11/2004 1:46:16 AM PDT · by Destro · 100 replies · 3,102+ views ^ | Sat Apr 10, 3:27 PM ET
    The Pascha miracle of Holy Fire appears at the tomb of Jesus Christ (pictures)Christian worshipers surround what is traditionally believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ, during the Holy Fire ceremony during Easter celebrations at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 10, 2004. The ceremony is meant to assure the worshippers that Jesus has not forgotten them and is sending a message of hope through the fire. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Israeli police in blue uniforms push back pilgrims and Evzones, right, members of the Greek Presidential guard, who escorted Greek Orthodox Patriarch of...
  • Happy Pascha

    04/27/2003 4:59:12 PM PDT · by newberger · 11 replies · 112+ views
    Happy Pascha to all my fellow Eastern Christians. On the Julian Canendar followed by Eastern Orthodox Christians, Eastern Rite Catholics, and other Eastern Christians, today is Easter, or as almost every language except English and German call it, Pascha. So let us cry: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life! CHRIST IS RISEN!

    04/21/2003 7:36:03 AM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 27 replies · 305+ views
    This week, as we know people of Orthodox Christian faith around the world celebrate their Holy Week and Easter. For them, this is a period of intense religious awareness and the best opportunity for personal recollection, change of heart and mind, and enjoyment of the inner happiness of the resurrection. Tonight I thought I would take you for a journey through the stories, the sights, and the sounds of this week, as experienced by most of us Greeks of the Diaspora, along with our brothers and sisters sharing our tradition, and with those of other faiths and traditions who join...
  • Orthodox Easter

    05/05/2002 3:45:22 PM PDT · by Serb5150 · 4 replies · 190+ views
  • Christ is Risen!!!

    05/05/2002 11:18:18 AM PDT · by MarMema · 51 replies · 343+ views
    Orthodox Christian Foundation ^ | about 400 AD | saint john chrysostom
    Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Is there anyone who is a grateful servant? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first hour, let them receive their due reward; If any have come after the third hour, let him with gratitude join in the Feast! And he that arrived after the sixth hour, let him not doubt; for he too shall sustain no loss. And if any...