Category Archives: History

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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Post Palm Sunday reflections or, why I love the Church

Well, as noted in my previous blog, yesterday was Palm Sunday. I had a totally awesome time and I feel really excited now to dive into Holy Week! But before I do, I’d like to share with you some thoughts … 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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What is Lent?

I was gonna write this big, long thing about Lent and hope I got everything right – which leads me to the following disclaimer: Disclaimer: Everything I write here is accurate to the best of my knowledge. Under no circumstances … Continue reading

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What is the Orthodox Church?

Well, first of all, I should tell you a little bit about the Eastern Orthodox Church.  Many religions practice some form of Lent, although it’s not always called that.  The Catholic Church practices Lent, but their practices are different from … Continue reading

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