(English and Bahasa) + BARTHOLOMEW BY GOD’S MERCY ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE-NEW ROME AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH TO THE PLENITUDE OF THE CHURCH, MAY THE GRACE AND PEACE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, TOGETHER WITH OUR PRAYER, BLESSING AND FORGIVENESS BE WITH YOU ALL * * * Most honorable brothers and blessed children in the […]
SUNDAY of CHEESEFARE On the same day, we commemorate the banishment of Adam, the First-formed man, from the Paradise of delight. Verses Let the world lament bitterly with our first ancestors,for it fell together with those who fell by a sweet repast. Synaxarion Our Holy Fathers appointed this commemoration before the Holy Fast, as if […]
SATURDAY before MEATFARE Sunday On the same day, the most Divine Fathers appointed a commemoration of all those who, from ages past, have piously fallen asleep, in the hope of resurrection unto life eternal. Verses Forgive the dead their transgressions, O Word, And do not show Thy good compassion to be dead. Synaxarion Since it […]
Our Lord Jesus Christ grafts us into His body, inviting us to become saints, “just as He is holy.” (1 Peter 1.16) Our Creator wants us to be in communion with Him in order to taste His grace, which is to participate in His sanctity.
There is more to Lent than fasting, and there is more to fasting than food. This principle lies at the heart of the Lenten Triodion, the main hymnbook of Orthodox Lent.