260. The Story of Saint Thomas – and My Story and Yours

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! The Story of how Thomas came to believe Gospel: John 20:19-31 On the Sunday after the Resurrection, Christians both East and West celebrate the day when “doubting Thomas” came to faith. Actually the man should be called “Believing Thomas”: When Jesus announced that He was going to Judaea, […]

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258. Holy Saturday morning Divine Liturgy

Pre-Script, written Holy Friday, 11:30 a.m. Forgive me for beginning with a personal note. I just discovered tonight’s Lamentations Service livestream from Agios Demetrios Church in Piraeus, a suburb of Athens near where Khouria Dianna and I used to stay. Any Protestant readers, including me long years ago, would not believe what it was like. […]

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257. Holy Friday night Matins of Holy Saturday: The Lamentations Service

This is a beautiful service, the service I love above all others – and that’s saying a lot. If for some reason you can’t get to church, please watch it livestream, either live or on video. Is this a funeral service? Yes. Is this a resurrection service? Yes! We stand before the bier on which […]

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256. Holy Friday afternoon Great Vespers

At last! a Holy Week service (and the only one) that is “in sync” with the time of day. We’re going to cover: 1 The ceremonies, 2 The Scripture readings. Beginning with last night’s Procession of the Body of Christ and continuing through Pascha, the ceremonies are intended to involve more fully in these wonderful closing events of Holy […]

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