The History of Lent
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From the Good Shepherd Australian Orthodox Mission Lent, as it exists today in the Orthodox Church, is the result of a long historical development. We can basically divide Eastern Orthodox Lent into 3 periods: (1)The Pre-Lenten Period: three preparatory Sundays … Read More

Sunday of the Last Judgment (Podcast / MP3)
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Fr. Thomas Hopko The Sunday of the Last Judgment Length: 29:15 Fr. Tom reflects upon Matthew 25:31-46, the Parable of the Last Judgment. Check out the podcast here.

Sunday of Orthodoxy
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To Love Is To Remember. Father Alexander Schmemann Endowment – Chair of Liturgical Theology. NY, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, March 1985. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Rejoicing today … Read More

Selected Hymns from the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross
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Various sources   Prosomia of the Stichera – Tone 5 – Hail of ascetics Shine, Cross of the Lord, with the bright darting rays of your grace on the hearts of those who honour you, and with love inspired by … Read More

Orthodox Holy Supper
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Compiled by Maryann Mawhinney Presented here are three summaries of the history and tradition of Orthodox Holy Supper. This information was compiled from several sources and it serves to illustrate the variation in traditions and foods which reflects the different … Read More

Orthodox Christian Fasting
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St. John Chrysostom – “The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church,” Volume 9. I speak not, indeed, of such a fast as most persons keep, but of real fasting; not merely an abstinence from meats; but from sins … Read More

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
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Father Thomas Hopko The joyousness which accompanies the performance of the Divine Liturgies of St. Basil the Great and St. John Chrysostom was regarded by the early Church as not suitable for the penitential season of the Great Fast. For … Read More

Life of the World: The Life of St. Gregory Palamas
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By Fr. Bassam A. Nassif (Again Magazine, Volume 27, No. 1) On the second Sunday of Great Lent, there is a great feast in the blessed city of Thessalonika, Greece. It is the feast of St. Gregory Palamas. On this … Read More

St. Luke’s “Publican and the Pharisee” – a Commentary by St. Cyril of Alexandria
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St. Cyril of Alexandria, Sermon 120 18:9-14. And He spoke also this parable unto certain who trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others. Two men went up unto the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and … Read More

Prayer, Fasting, and Mercy
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St. Peter of Ravenna, Surnamed Chrysologus There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy … Read More

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