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THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS ICON

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Together, the Great Feasts serve to tell us the story of the Incarnation, which has its climax in the centre of the year with the celebration of the “Feast of Feasts” – Pascha. It is therefore fitting that the first Great Feast of the Church year, which begins in September, is that of theNativity of the Theotokos. The early life ... Read More »

THE DORMITION IS A TRIUMPH OF LIFE

Epitaphion (burial shroud) of the Mother of God

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Today we celebrate the day of the Dormition, the repose of the Most Holy Virgin Mother of God. This is our patronal feast, but it is also the patronal feast of the whole Russian Church from ancient times. How can we celebrate the Dormition? ... Read More »

The Ascension of Christ

By Fr Kyril This Great Feast of the Lord commemorates His final moments on earth before being taken up into heaven. Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, and after blessing them and asking them to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of God the Father (which was that He would send to them the Holy Spirit), ... Read More »