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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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The Fast of the Theotokos in the Home

The Fast of the Theotokos in the Home

As we know, the Great Fast and the Great Week before Pascha are the most diligently observed fasts in the Church. After that, the most thoroughly kept fast is that before the Dormition, which in our Tradition lasts from August 1 through August 14. Like the Great Fast, the Dormition…

Patriarch's 2020 Paschal Letter

Patriarch’s 2020 Paschal Letter

Christ is risen! With a heavy heart we cry out the cry of victory – which we await from year to year – in empty churches! We miss you dearly, beloved sons and daughters, wherever you may be. Christ is risen! It is with a heavy heart indeed that we shout out this exclamation of faith and victory, after fifty days of…

Bishop's 2020 Paschal Letter

Bishop’s 2020 Paschal Letter

Christ is risen! He is truly risen! The Paschal Canon of St. John of Damascus begins: “Today is the day of the resurrection! 0 nations, let us be joyful.” And yet there is not much joy this year in the nations of the world with the pandemic of COVID-19, a strain of the coronavirus attacking thousands and taking many lives. We are faced with…

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