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The Last Sunday of Pascha

Christ is Risen! Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those… Continue reading The Last Sunday of Pascha

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The Middle of the Feast

Christ is Risen! This past week brought us to the middle of the Paschal period, which means we are half-way to Pentecost, and even closer to the Ascension of our Lord. I came across this hymn we sing on Saturday evening, for the 5th Sunday of Pascha, that reminded me of this fact… The middle… Continue reading The Middle of the Feast

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Printable Reader’s Services

My daughter is our choir director and has been putting together reader's services for parishioners to print out and use at home. She has been working on these for Holy Week and Pascha and beginning today is allowing me to share them for our family and friends everywhere. I know many people will follow services… Continue reading Printable Reader’s Services

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We Have All Been Healed

This Sunday, a Sunday set aside for preparing our hearts and minds for Great Lent, we read in Matthew 25: 31-46 the parable about the last judgement. The OCA website says, It reminds us that while trusting in Christ’s love and mercy, we must not forget His righteous judgment when He comes again in glory.… Continue reading We Have All Been Healed

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Prodigal Son and the Resurrection

Resurrection hymnography every single Sunday continues even though we are in the preparatory period before Great Lent Begins, the Triodion. The Sundays leading up to Great Lent all have a theme and are meant to prepare us for the fasting season. The season of repentance and change, as I talked a bit about last week.… Continue reading Prodigal Son and the Resurrection

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Sunny Sunday

It is literally a sunny Sunday here in the Pacific Northwest. A very welcome sight after record breaking, what seems to be, non-stop rain. Sunny Sundays and Resurrection Reminders, two terms I coined as I've been working on reminding myself how truly blessed Sundays are in that we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ each and… Continue reading Sunny Sunday