It's Sunday! Here is your weekly dose, your reminder, of the Resurrection! Christ is Risen! Everyday! Have a very blessed Sunday. May He Who illumines all, fill you with His joy this day and all week to come!
These Sundays, every Sunday, are focused on the Eucharist and the resurrection. My favorite days because I get to sing of the Resurrection. Of His trampling down death by death. Of His bringing joy into all the world! I love this one because it speaks of Christ Who has "enlightened all creation"! We see that… Continue reading Resurrection Sunday Tone 7
I know I talk about it a lot but it's because it probably is one of my favorite things about the Orthodox Church. Each and every Sunday is Resurrection Sunday. We are reminded each week that Christ is Risen! This Sunday is no exception. We sing beautiful hymns at Saturday evening vespers: Christ is Risen… Continue reading Resurrection Sunday
The Cross of our Lord! There is no debate, or there shouldn't be, that the Cross is by far the most recognized symbol of Christianity. Because, through the Cross, salvation has come into all the world. Joy has come into all the world! Without the Cross, we have nothing. This day, in the Orthodox Church,… Continue reading Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
By Thy precious Cross, O Christ, Thou hast put the devil to shame.By Thy Resurrection, Thou hast blunted the sting of sin and saved us from the gates of death.We glorify Thee, O only-begotten One. Christ was led as a sheep to the slaughterin order to grant Resurrection to the human race.The princes of hell… Continue reading We Glorify Thee
Let us sing of Christ's Resurrection on the third day! The hymns we sang last night remind us... Christ is Risen! Find joy in this reminder three months after the first proclamation of Pascha! Never stop singing of His Resurrection!
Today, Sunday, July 14th, we sing the Resurrectional Hymn Tone 3, one of my favorites. As I've mentioned before, we sing of the Resurrection on every single Sunday throughout the entire year! I love this one! Back in November I mentioned that I was going to start trying to post daily on Instagram some of… Continue reading Let the Heavens Rejoice!
In the Orthodox Church Pascha (Easter ) is a 40 day Feast. We fast for 40 days beforehand and we feast for 40 days afterwards. Christ is Risen! The most important aspect of the Christian race. My babies...Pascha 16 years ago. Remembering these days is good and pleasant. We celebrate. We sing. We are filled… Continue reading Leavetaking of Pascha
Christ is Risen! During the 40 day Paschal season (forty days following Pascha (Easter) where we in the Orthodox Church celebrate the Resurrection of Christ) we sing a hymn called Let God Arise (Paschal Stichera) every Saturday evening during Great Vespers. I have so many songs I love but I find this one to be… Continue reading Let God Arise
On Friday evening, May 17th and Saturday the 18th, I attended a conference where Fr. Stephen Freeman was one of the keynote speakers. He is the author of Everywhere Present and a blog and podcast called Glory to God for All Things at Ancient Faith Radio. Dn. James and I were excited to hear him… Continue reading All of Creation Agrees