Great Lent

Great Lent is also known as the Great Fast, a season of 40 contiguous days of fasting in Orthodox Christianity. It concludes with Pascha, Orthodox Easter. It is similar to Lent in western Christianity, but the length, dates and some practices and liturgy are different. Fasting continues through Holy Week. During this time leading up to the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, adherents traditionally increase the intensity of their prayer and ab... View more

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02/17/2015

What is clean Monday?

Athens celebrations for "Clean Monday", the first day of Lent in the Orthodox calendar.
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02/25/2015

Forgiveness Sunday Services Greek Orthodox

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago Feb. 22, 2015.
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03/10/2016

The Wonderful Cross

This song, written by Chris Tomlin and sung by Chris and Matt Redman, expresses the wonderful effects that Jesus's crucifixion has had on believers.
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03/14/2016

The Nails

A heartfelt ballad by Michael Schroeder expressing the great love for that Jesus Christ showed by dying on the cross for our sins.
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02/26/2016

A fruitful, repentant community--not a frozen one

A commentary on a community that produces fruit
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03/02/2016

Lamb of God

Twila Paris song about being saved by the Lamb of God
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09/27/2016

Repealing the Johnson Amendment - Just Another Means to Bully Other Religions

As a member of a minority religion, one of the many things that bother me about Trump is his call for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment.
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03/07/2016

Lost & Found Sons

sermon on the parable of the prodigal son
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02/25/2015

Forgiveness Sunday Liturgy

The theme of this Sunday refers to the expulsion of Adam from Paradise. Adam misused his freedom by allowing himself to be persuaded by the evil on...
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02/15/2016

40 Days

My thoughts on the song 40 Days by Matt Maher
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