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Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

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Paschal Pastoral Messages 2016

Paschal Pastoral Messages 2016

His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X of Antioch: Pascha 2016 Pastoral Message (In Arabic) His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH of North America: Pascha 2016 Pastoral Message His Grace Bishop ALEXANDER of Ottawa, Eastern Canada & Upstate New York: Pascha 2016 Pastoral Message Very Rev. Fr. Ghattas Hajal & Rev. Fr. Nektarios Najjar Pascha 2016 Greetings  

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  April 30, 2016   No comments
The Burial of Christ & His Descent into Hades

The Burial of Christ & His Descent into Hades

Christ is Risen! We share with our parishoners this beautiful Homily Written by St. Epiphanius of Cyprus in the 4th century. This Homily demonstrates the theology of the Church on the meaning of Christ’s Resurrection from the dead. May the Resurrected Lord bless our lives. A Homily on the Burial of the Divine Body of […]

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  April 30, 2016   No comments
Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week & Pascha Schedule   Service Date Time 1st Bridegroom Service Sunday April 24th 7.00 pm 2nd  Bridegroom Service Monday April 25th 7.00 pm 2nd  Bridegroom Service Tuesday April 26th 7.00 pm Holy Unction Wednesday, April 27th 7.00 pm Holy Thursday Liturgy of St. Basil Thursday, April 28th 9.30 am   12 Passion Gospels Thursday, […]

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  April 22, 2016   No comments
The Holy Week: A Liturgical Explanation

The Holy Week: A Liturgical Explanation

A LITURGICAL EXPLANATION OF HOLY WEEK The Very Rev. Alexander Schmemann LAZARUS SATURDAY The Beginning of the Cross: Saturday of Lazarus “Having fulfilled Forty Days… we ask to see the Holy Week of Thy Passion.”With these words sung at Vespers of Friday, Lent comes to its end and we enter into the annual commemoration of […]

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  April 22, 2016   No comments
Parish Life Conference 2016

Parish Life Conference 2016

The Diocese of Ottawa, Eastern Canada, and Upstate New York  Parish Life Conference will take place between June 30th and July 3rd 2016. It is hosted by St. George Church, New Hartford, New York. Note that this PLC will start on Thursday June 30th with a Trip to the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Outside of […]

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  April 20, 2016   No comments
St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of Egypt  Prepared by Milad Hamwi On the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, we commemorate our venerable mother Mary of Egypt: the humble victor over carnal passions. She is our model of true repentance, an encouragement for all who have neglected their salvation, and an example of the transforming power of God’s all-consuming […]

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  April 16, 2016   No comments