Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! It is Bright Tuesday and everyone is still very tired from Holy Week and Pascha! We are enjoying relaxing and eating yummy foods and visiting with friends who are visiting the monastery. We are joyful but very tired over here! We took a lot of photos of the Holy Week and Pascha […]
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“O women, be the heralds of good news and tell what you saw; tell of the vision and say to Sion: ‘Accept the good news of joy from us, the news that Christ has risen.’ Exult and celebrate and rejoice, O Jerusalem, seeing Christ the King coming from the tomb like a bridegroom.” -Matins of the Resurrection I remember in […]
The monastery is not on the Gregorian calendar but on the revised Julian calendar for Pascha (Easter) so it isn’t Holy Week for us until next week. This left me wondering what I should post about Holy Week, Pascha, and Bright Week exactly because of the different calendars (oh how I pray the day comes soon when we Christians celebrate […]
As I have followed the news about the suffering Christians around the world, I am reminded that I know something about them. We have worshiped along side the Chaldean, Syriac, Coptic and Palestinian Christians on several occasions. These Christians keep ancient traditions and are liturgical people. I imagine, living in a land where the church is so heavily persecuted, these people are made to ponder […]