Divine Liturgy for Sunday of St Mary of Egypt (in Greek)

5th Sunday of Lent, 5/04/2020

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Humble Repentance or Paralysing Guilt?

Fifth Sunday of Lent, St Mary of Egypt Mark 10: 32-45

Whenever we experience guilt and shame because of something we have done wrong, we need to ask ourselves a question. Do we feel that way because we are sorrowful that we have disobeyed God or because we cannot stand being less than perfect in our own eyes or those of others?

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Saturday of the Holy and Righteous Friend of Christ, Lazarus

On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave four days. Here, at the end of Great Lent and the forty days of fasting and
penitence, the Church combines this celebration with that of Palm Sunday.

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Service of Akathist Hymn to The Theotokos in English

Fifth Salutations to the Theotokos, 3/04/2020

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Service of Akathist Hymn to The Theotokos in Greek

Fifth Salutations to the Theotokos, 3/04/2020

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Sunday of St John Climacus

Our Holy Father John Climacus (of the Ladder)
Commemorated on the 4th Sunday of Lent
, 29 March 2020

After the death of his spiritual father, John took himself off to a cave, where he lived for twenty years in strict asceticism. His disciple, Moses, fell asleep one day in the cool shade of a huge rock. John was at prayer in his cell, and, perceiving that his disciple was in danger, began to pray for him. Moses came up to him later, fell to his knees and began to thank him for saving him from certain death. And he related how he had heard John calling him in his sleep and had jumped up at the very moment that a rock fell. Had he not Jumped out of the way, the rock would certainly have killed him.

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Divine Liturgy for Sunday of St John of Climacus

St Vasilios Church, 29/03/2020

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