Category Archives: Church Services

Entering the Paschal Season, 2013

Well, hello there. It’s been a while. A year or two? Must be two. I recall spending last year remodeling a bathroom during Pascha. No major remodels in the works this year, and I have been blessed with time to … Continue reading

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This is my last post – and a bit late, at that.

Well, this is it folks. It’s been great sharing my Lenten season with you. Bright Week has come and gone, and I just want to share a few more thoughts with you. I wanted to write about all the services … Continue reading

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It’s a miracle! I’m waking up early in the morning!

This is a post from Holy Thursday that I didn’t have time to finish: I don’t know what’s going on, and really, it’s probably only a minor miracle, because it’s not really that early (6:30 am), but somehow, I keep … Continue reading

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The first three services of Holy Week

I’m writing about Holy Week in parts, because there are a lot of services to cover. And I may not go into as much detail as I like. Bridegroom Orthos is the first service of the week and it is … Continue reading

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The biggest holiday of the year? Palm Sunday!

I think that if you ask most people, they’d tell you that Christmas is the most important Christian holiday of them all. But I would beg to differ. I think that the general view in the Orthodox church is that … Continue reading

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Akathist

“An akathist (Greek, akathistos) is a hymn dedicated to a saint, holy event, or one of the persons of the Holy Trinity. The word akathist itself means “not sitting.” The akathist par excellence is that written in the 6th century to the Theotokos. In its use as part of … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Vespers

First of all, I’m happy to say that I talked to some friends at church about my blog today, and they thought it was a really good idea, were interested in reading it, and were looking forward to contributing their … Continue reading

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