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2016 Paschal Encyclical of Metropolitan Hilarion of ROCOR

Christ's Descent into Hades - Icon of the Resurrection

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad To the Archpastors, pastors, monastics and all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Christ is risen! Every year, we are filled with spiritual joy and ecstasy when we hear these words and reverently participate in the ... Read More »

Paschal Encyclical 2016: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Christ's Descent into Hades - Icon of the Resurrection

STYLIANOS By the grace of God Archbishop of Australia To all the Clergy and devout faithful of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Brother Concelebrants and Beloved Children in the Lord, Christ is Risen! Having crossed the sea of Holy and Great Lent once again this year, we are all invited, as illumined children of the Church, to receive Christ from the ... Read More »

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia: Christmas Encyclical 2015

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† STYLIANOS By the grace of God Archbishop of Australia to all the Reverend Clergy and devout faithful of our holy Archdiocese Brother concelebrants and God-protected children in Christ who is born, As we celebrate Christmas once again this year, in other words the Mystery of the Incarnation of God the Word (Logos), we are invited to approach God as ... Read More »