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The Ascension of Christ

by Fr Kyril , on 20 May, 2012

The Ascension of Christ This Great Feast of the Lord commemorates His final moments on earth before being taken up into heaven. Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, and after blessing them and asking them to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of God the Father (which was that He would send to them the Holy Spirit), He ascended...

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Presentation of Christ

by Fr Kyril , on 01 February, 2012

Presentation of Christ According to the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church, as passed down to us by the Apostles and the Fathers, Symeon was one of those seventy translators who in the third century before Christ had translated the Old Testament into Greek (What is otherwise called the Septuagint, meaning the Greek Old Testament translated...

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Have Yourselves A Merry Lit...

by Fr Kyril , on 18 November, 2011

Orthodox Saint Nicholas is the Real Santa Claus! St Nicholas was known for his charitable gifts. Hedid acts of charity in secret to hide his acts of kindness. He became known as the Miracle Worker with many miracles being attributed to his great Faith. The Christmas stocking actually comes from one of his great deeds. St Nicholas, upon hearin...

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Pontos and its Forgotten Saint

by Fr Kyril , on 04 October, 2011

Despite such deeply crushing tragedy, as a proud people and as pious Orthodox Christians, the Pontians have never been left without spiritual hope and protection. There have been numerous outstanding and shining examples in Pontian Orthodox Christian tradition and history which Pontians, and indeed all persecuted and suffering people, can draw insp...

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Holy Protection

by Fr Kyril , on 29 September, 2011

According to the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church, on Sunday 1 st October, during the All-Night Vigil service, when the Blachernae church was filled with people, St Andrew (known as the Fool-for-Christ and commemorated on 2 nd October), lifted his eyes towards the heavens and saw the Theotokos surrounded by heavenly light and accompanied by ...

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The Cross Symbol of a New G...

by Fr Kyril , on 14 September, 2011

In 326AD, the Roman Emperor St Constantine sent his mother St Helen to Jerusalem to venerate the holy places and to find the site of the holy sepulchre (the place where Christ died and rose from the dead) and of the Cross. Relying upon the oral tradition of the faithful locals, St Helen found the Precious Cross together with the crosses of the two ...

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