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Parish Leaflet: Prayer, Feasts, and Fasts, Part 2

By St. Philaret, the Metropolitan of New York   One of the greatest and most painfully evident deficiencies of our contemporary life is our inability to celebrate our feasts in a Christian manner. Our lives are ordered in such a way that interests of a purely worldly character dominate them. Jobs, worry over income and shallow […]

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The Apodosis (Leave-taking) of Pascha

Parish Leaflet: The Apodosis (Leave-taking) of Pascha

On Wednesday of the sixth week of Pascha, we celebrate the Apodosis or Leave-taking of the Feast of Feasts – Holy Pascha. While most Feasts have their Leave-taking on the eighth day, Pascha, the Feast of Feasts, has its Leave-taking on the thirty-ninth day. The fortieth day is the Feast of the Lord’s Ascension, which […]

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Christ The Saviour Church Destruction

The New Martyrs

From the first days of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, communists started persecution against the Church, tortures, and executions of the clergy and faithful.  In 1932 communists in Russia launched a campaign of a total, physical liquidation of the Church in Russia (so-called “Godless Five-Year Plan”) their plan was that in the course of 5 […]

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