Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Albanian: Krishti Ungjall! Vertete Ungjall! Arabic: Al Maseeh Qam! Haqqan Qam! Armenian: Christos harjav i merelotz! Orhniale harutjun Christosi! Byelorussian: Khristos Uvoskros! Zaprowdu Uvoskros! Chinese: Helisituosi fuhuole! Queshi fuhuole! Coptic: Pikhirstof aftonf! Khen o methni aftonf! Czech: Kristus vstal zmrtvy’ch! Skutec ne vstal! Danish: Kristus er opstanden! Ja, sandelig … [Read more...]

The Miracle of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem [VIDEO]

Source: OrthodoxyToday.org On Holy Saturday believers gather in great crowds in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. For on this day fire comes down from Heaven and puts fire on lamps in the Church. "The Miracle of the Holy Fire" by Christians from the Orthodox Churches is known as "The greatest of all Christian miracles". It takes place every single year, on the same time, in the same manner, … [Read more...]

Abp. Demetrios: Paschal Message 2011 [VIDEO]

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Website Protocol 46/11 April 24, 2011 Holy Pascha The Feast of Feasts Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4) To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks … [Read more...]

A Common Date for Pascha?

The Associated Press has a story out of the World Council of Churches about deliberations toward a common date for Pascha/Easter. The story was based, in part, on this release from the WCC. From the AP: Under the plan the unified Easter usually falls as it would under the Gregorian calendar used by Catholics and Protestants, said Dagmar Heller, an ecumenical professor in Switzerland heading … [Read more...]

Christos Anesti! — Greek chant

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZSyTUsdpu0[/youtube] Christ, the central figure of the icon, is robed in white to show His divinity. The aureole (elongated halo) around Him also symbolizes this brilliant Light. At His feet are the demolished gates of Hades (in some icons these gates are the coffin lids of Adam and Eve and are depicted as a Cross on which Christ stands), with their … [Read more...]

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