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Lent - Pentecostarion
April 21, 2022

HOLY FRIDAY

On Holy Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ—the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and above all, the Crucifixion and Death which He condescended to endure willingly for our sakes—and also the saving confession of the grateful thief upon the cross.

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Lent - Pentecostarion
April 20, 2022

HOLY THURSDAY

On Holy Thursday, the Church commemorates four events: the sacred Foot-washing, the Mystical Supper (the institution of Holy Communion), the Transcendent Prayer, and the Betrayal itself.

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Spiritual Counsels
September 14, 2021

On the occasion of the Exaltation of the Holy and Life-giving Cross: Why is the sign of the Cross holy?

Twenty centuries ago, the cross was a disgraceful instrument of punishment and horrible death. The Romans sentenced the worst criminals to death by crucifixion.   Today the cross dominates the...

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