Posts tagged “Feasts of our Lord”

Pentecost Sunday

On this day we celebrate the holy feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Just before our Lord ascended into heaven, on the fortieth day after His resurrection, he promised his disciples that the Holy Spirit would be sent to them giving them spiritual strength and teaching them the truth. On the fiftieth day after the Resurrection, while they were gathered together in the upper room, there came a great sound from heaven which was [...]

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! ΑΛΗΘΩΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ!

"Ἀνέστη Χριστός καί χαίρουσι Ἄγγελοι. Ἀνέστη Χριστός καί ζωή πολιτεύεται. Ἀνέστη Χριστός καί ούδείς ἐπί μνήματος." Ἃγιος Ἰωάννης Χρυσόστομος Ταπεινῶς εὐχόμεθα ὅπως ἡ Χάρις τοῦ Ἁγίου Φωτός πλημμυρίσει τάς καρδίας ἡμῶν καί μᾶς ἀξιώσει νά προσκυνήσουμε τους αχράντους πόδας τοῦ Ἰησοῦ μετέχοντες τῆς ἀτελευτήτου χαρᾶς τῶν Ἀγγέλων. Ἀμήν. Ἐλάχιστες ἐν Χριστῶ, Γερόντισσα Θέκλα καί αἱ σύν ἐμοί ἐν Χριστῶ ἀδελφαί "Christ is risen, and the Angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave." Pachal [...]

Annunciation of the Theotokos

The feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary is a feast of the Lord and of the Theotokos*. It is a feast of the Lord because Christ who was conceived in the womb of the Theotokos. It is a feast of the Theotokos because it refers to the person who aided in the conception and Incarnation of the Word of God, that is, the All Holy Virgin Mary. The Annunciation of the Theotokos is the beginning of all feasts [...]

The Theophany of our Lord

The sixth of January is the feast of the Epiphany. Originally it was the one Christian feast of the “shining forth” of God to the world in the human form of Jesus of Nazareth. It included the celebration of Christ’s birth, the adoration of the Wise men, and all of the childhood events of Christ such as his circumcision and presentation to the temple as well as his baptism by John in the Jordan. There seems to be little [...]