How does Christ’s Resurrection take place within us?
Let us therefore give thanks to the Lord, Who has helped us chart the sea of the fast and has brought us, full of joy, to the haven of His Resurrection.
Saint Gregory the Dialogist on the Mystery of the Resurrection
It has been my custom, beloved brethren, to speak to you on many of the Gospel readings, by means of a sermon I had already dictated for you.
Why we dye eggs red for Pascha?
An Orthodox tradition related with Pascha celebrations is the presenting of red colored eggs to friends while giving Pascha greetings.
Why Orthodox Christian Easter is later than the Catholic One
The first factor, the calendar, has to do with the fact that the Christian Orthodox Church continues to follow the Julian calendar when calculating the date of Pascha (Easter).
Why the Orthodox Church celebrates Pascha on different day?
Did you notice that Orthodox Pascha doesn’t usually fall on the same day as everyone else’s? There’s a good reason for this.
St. Theodore the Studite: On Holy Pentecost
By the grace of the Most Holy Spirit, we have been vouchsafed to celebrate Holy Pentecost — the descent of the Holy Spirit.
Synaxarion for the Sunday of Pentecost
On this day, the eighth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate Holy Pentecost. Verses In a mighty wind doth Christ distribute the Divine Spirit In the form of fiery tongues unto the Apostles. In one great day, the Spirit was poured forth upon the Fishermen. Synaxarion We celebrate this Feast of Holy Pentecost today in […]
The Day of the Holy Spirit
The feast in honor of the Holy Spirit, “one of the Trinity of God, one in honor, one in essence and one in glory with the Father and the Son” is celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost. This feast has been established by the Church “for the majesty of the Most Holy and Life-creating Spirit, for He is […]
Thoughts of an Orthodox Priest on Pentecost
According to the teaching of our holy Fathers the event of Pentecost marks the birthday of the Church.
“The Day of Easter” by Dionysios Solomos (A Paschal Poem)
Greece’s National poet Dionysios Solomos (1798–1857) was born on the Greek island of Zakynthos, to an elderly count and his teenaged housekeeper. Solomos was educated in Italy, where he studied law and literature, but on returning to Greece he relearned Greek, and decided to write in demotic, or common modern, Greek. He gained fame early […]