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The Paralytic and the Pool

In early tradition, Pascha meant baptism and baptism always had a paschal feel to it. The two were inextricably linked. Archpriest Lawrence Farley | 12 May 2014 One wonders sometimes about why the Gospel story of the healing of the paralytic was chosen for the Paschal season.  One understands why the stories of Thomas and the Myrrh-bearers were chosen, but the ... Read More »

POST-PASCHAL SUNDAYS

ST THOMAS SUNDAY: ANTIPASCHA Every day during the week of Pascha, called Bright Week by the Church, the paschal services are celebrated in all their splendour. The Pascha baptismal procession is repeated daily. The royal gates of the sanctuary remain open. The joy of the Resurrection and the gift of the Kingdom of eternal life continue to abound. Then, at the end ... Read More »