227. Magicians from the East

Christ is born! Glorify Him! All icons, unless noted, by permission of St Isaac’s Skete: skete.com from “Orthodox Chants”  The Magi It’s no secret that we Orthodox are always ahead of the game! With us Orthodox the Magi are already here – in our Gospel reading for Christmas Day Divine Liturgy: Matthew 2:2-12. Some others, […]

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226. Peculiar Things at the Altar

No, no, no, I’m not talking about us clergy, although… well, never mind. This article is about odd architectural and liturgical matters at the front of the church. Some you’ve seen and may have wondered about, but never thought to ask. Others perhaps you’ve never noticed, but now you will. Just to confuse us, the […]

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225. Saint Nicholas speaks! and Saint Nicholas Church is founded.

  I mean literally speaks! Or kind of. Or… once again, just keep reading. This is the last week I’ll focus on my experiences. Promise. For a while – because you new readers haven’t heard about Saint Nektarios. Last week we left it with me a deeply frustrated Episcopalian priest, sure now I must be Orthodox but […]

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224. Saint Nicholas does something completely “off the wall”

  Well, actually it was entirely on the wall! More on this later. “Image compliments of St Isaac’s Skete: skete.com” Saint Nicholas  This Sunday December 6 is the feast of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia. Why December 6? Because that is the day he died, his “birthday” into Heaven. This seems the right time […]

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