Imagine missing school because you don’t have a backpack or proper supplies. For many children experiencing homelessness and poverty in America, they don’t need to imagine. They are forced to skip school, or are at great risk of doing poorly because of inadequate supplies. This year we again team-up with FOCUS North America to provide … Read more
We have a new bishop! After eight decades of “love, humility and sunshine” in service to the Antiochian Orthodox Church, our dear Bishop ANTOUN has retired from active ministry. Metropolitan JOSEPH has announced that His Grace NICHOLAS will now serve us as Bishop of Miami and the Southeast. Please remember our new bishop in your prayers. Biography … Read more
From the School of Ecclesiastic Music (SEM) in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Mount Lebanon, a selection of Paschal (Easter) chants in Arabic, including the Paschal Troparion: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!”
The video begins with the dialogue at the doors of the church, characteristic of the Rush Service of Pascha:
Priest: Lift up your gates, O you princes; and be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory shall enter in!
A response comes from inside:
Voice: Who is the King of glory?
Priest: The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in war!
March 5, 2017 “Let us begin the season of fasting with rejoicing, giving ourselves to spiritual strife, purifying soul and body, fasting from passions, as we fast from foods, faring on the virtues of the Spirit, which if we continue to long for, we shall all be worthy to behold the most solemn Passion of … Read more
One of Fr. Joseph’s favorite Orthodox recordings, “Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts and Other Lenten Hymns,” is available for download from Amazon, it is also available on iTunes, and directly from SVS Press. TRACK LISTING: 1. The Great Litany2. Lord I Call Upon Thee–Tone 3 (Kievan Chant)…3. O Gladsome Light (Znamenny Chant)4. Let My Prayer … Read more