See how people react in Aguacate, Guatemala, when they hear “Christ is risen!” For more information on Orthodox Christianity in Guatemala, visit www.facebook.com/jessebrandow or www.MayanOrthodoxy.com.
Great Lent 2019 Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Isaiah 1:18 Beloved in Christ: Greetings to you in the Name of Our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! We … Read more
A parishioner has been given us an icon of St. Matrona of Moscow. It can be found in one of the groupings on the northern wall of the nave. The life of the saint: Matrona was born in 1881 into a poor family in the village of Sebino-Epifaniskaya (now Kimovski) in the Tula region of Russia. … Read more
Join us tonight for the first Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts beginning at 6:15 pm. From the service booklet prepared by Fr. Joseph: Introduction to the Service The season of Great Lent is a rigorous time of spiritual combat that prepares us for the celebration of Pascha, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. … 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!
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
Another delightful feast day video from St. Petersburg Theological Academy. On the night of April 30 to May 1, 2016, gathered in the academic temple of St. John the Evangelist, the rector, students, staff, and the congregation gather that together to share the great joy and jubilation of encounter with the Risen Savior.
The Orthodox Church has long been associated with care for widows and orphans. One of our great saints is St. Sophia the Mother of Orphans, remembered for her example of care for the poor: “In a span of twenty years, Sophia’s house became a haven not only for little wanderers but for the dispossessed of … Read more