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Apostles Fast

2022-06-21T08:47:42+10:00

"The Fast of the Apostles is justly established in their honour, for through them we have received numerous benefits and for us they are exemplars and teachers of the fast …"  St. Symeon of Thessalonica On the Apostles Fast -   As Orthodox faithful, today we begin the Apostles' Fast which is one of the four main fasting periods during our church year.   The movable fast begins on the second Monday after Pentecost and concludes on the fixed Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on June the 29th, so the length of this fast varies from year to year depending on the date of [...]

Apostles Fast2022-06-21T08:47:42+10:00

Pentecost

2022-06-12T07:21:51+10:00

"I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12)" Holy Pentecost, the birthday of the church, is one of the greatest feasts of the church. It occurs 50 days after Pascha, on the 8th Sunday (Pentecost means 50 in Greek).   Pentecost celebrates the establishment of the Church with the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. They begin to speak in tongues, and go on to teach the nations and baptize them in the name of the Holy Trinity.   The feast [...]

Pentecost2022-06-12T07:21:51+10:00

Leave Taking of Pascha & Jesus’ Ascension

2022-05-31T10:49:47+10:00

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)" What is the Leave-Taking of Pascha, and Jesus' Ascension, and why are they important for the Orthodox faithful? Christ Is Risen! All major feasts in the Liturgical year are gifted a leave-taking, which indicates the end of the feast period. This allows the faithful an opportunity to celebrate the feast service one last time. When we experience something edifying, it becomes human nature to long and desire for that experience again, and thus, the church in [...]

Leave Taking of Pascha & Jesus’ Ascension2022-05-31T10:49:47+10:00

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