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    Alleluia and Behold the Bridegroom (Arabic)

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    The Righteous Joseph

    1st Bridegroom 6 – 7:30pm (MST) The Passion of the Savior begins today, with the service presenting the righteous Joseph from the Old Testament as a prefiguring of Christ. Joseph was sold for thirty pieces of silver by his brothers out of jealousy, but he later came to power in Egypt and saved...
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    Palm Sunday

    Blessed Palm Sunday to those celebrating today and blessed Pascha to the rest of my brothers and sisters in Christ!
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    The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord

    Beautiful rendition of one of the hymns for the feast:
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    For my wife and I

    Greeting all, If I could ask for your prayers for me (Jeremy) and my wife Tammy. We recently tested positive for covid. Thank you ahead of time!
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    Blessed Pascha!

    Christ is risen! Christos anesti! Khristos voskrese! Blessed Pascha to all those celebrating today! edit image violation-only supermembers are allowed to post images Truly, He is risen!
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    Palm Sunday

    Blessed Palm Sunday to my Orthodox Christian brethren! Apolytikion: Fourth Tone As by baptism we were burried with Thee, O Christ our God, so by Thy Resurrection we were deemed worthy of immortal life; and praising Thee, we cry: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of...
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    Lazarus Saturday

    Today in the Orthodox Church, the Saturday before Holy Week, we celebrate the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave four days. Apolytikion: First Tone By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your Passion, You confirmed...
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    Why do Orthodox have Christ on the Crucifix at home and in Churches?

    There is no Pascha without Good and Holy Friday! There is no glorious resurrection without the cross. It is a reminder of His sacrifice for us and the whole world. St. Paul's 2 Epistle to the Corinthians, " . . . but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles . . ."
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    Sola Scriptura from and Orthodox perspective

    Why do we believe in God, the most Holy Trinity, the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ? Because of a verse written in Scripture? Orthodox Christians believe these things because of the witness of the early Church. What was the witness of the early Church? Of course, first and foremost, their...
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    Catholic thread

    I am Eastern Orthodox and realize that I am not allowed to post in the Catholic forum, however, there is a thread entitled What things in the Catholic/Eastern Orthodox church . . . As an EO am I allowed to comment on that particular thread since Eastern Orthodox is in the title? Thanks!
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    The Chosen

    Anyone here watch season 2 episode 1? Thoughts?
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    Judgement Sunday (Meatfare)

    This Sunday, the Sunday of the Last Judgement, is the third Sunday of the 3-week period leading up to Great and Holy Lent. Today's Gospel reading focuses on the future judgement of all persons who will stand before the throne of God when Christ returns in His Glory. Epistle Reading: 1...
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    Sunday of the Prodigal Son

    We Orthodox are now in our second week of the Triodion, which is known as the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Todays Liturgical readings: Epistle - St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians 6:12-20 Gospel - Luke 15:11-32
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    Great and Holy Lent

    Today in the Orthodox Church we begin the Lenten Triodion. The Lenten Triodion are the three Sundays leading up to Lent and are meant to prepare the faithful for the Lenten journey. This Sunday is the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, a parable which we all are probably familiar with...
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    Ummm . . . ok?

    Here is my secular whining for today: What in the world? Amen has nothing to do with gender, but, whatever you think is fine with you I guess!
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    Merry Christmas

    Blessed Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ to you all! Christ is born! Glorify Him!
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    A Virtual Christmas Concert

    Thought I would share this video. This was from a live Facebook feed last night and some of the hymns sung are sang during the Nativity season in the Orthodox Church: I hope you all enjoy!
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    Mary, the Saints and the Scriptures

    I have been reading the posts in the Catholic thread about the veneration (not worship) of Mary. When it comes to the veneration of Mary, the Saints even relics or places, whether in the Catholic or Orthodox Churches, by non-Catholic/Orthodox Christians, I feel that it goes deeper than just Mary...
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    Kantakion of the Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord

    Chanted December 20, the Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord: On this day the Virgin cometh to a cave to give birth to / God the Word ineffable, Who was before all the ages. / Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing / the gladsome tidings; / with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him /...