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Sunday of Holy Pascha

  A little before midnight on the Blessed Sabbath the Nocturne service is chanted. The celebrant goes to the tomb and removes the winding-sheet. He carries it through the royal doors and places it on the altar table where it remains for forty days until the day of Ascension. At midnight the Paschal procession begins. The people leave the church building singing: ... Read More »

COUNCIL FEES CUT SHORT TRADITIONAL EASTER PROCESSION IN SUNSHINE

Author: Stella Tzobanakis Published: Brimbank Leader Newspaper, 28 May 2013 (Syndicated in Herald-Sun Newspaper – 28 May 2013) A CENTURIES old religious tradition was cut short because a Sunshine church could not afford a hefty council bill. The annual night-time Good Friday procession on May 3 at St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church in Armstrong St was shorter than usual because ... Read More »

The Symbolism of the Paschal Table

By Archpriest Michael Vorobiev The Typikon calls every festive meal a “great consolation for the brethren.” Pascha, which in importance stands outside the ranks of the twelve main feast days and is called the “Feast of feasts and the Celebration of celebrations,” presupposes a particularly abundant and diverse trapeza. However, in allowing this consolation, the Church nonetheless does not particularly ... Read More »

DIATRIBE: HOLY WEEK

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; and that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve; after that, He was seen of above five ... Read More »