Orthodox Easter In Fargo, ND

Although most Christians in America celebrated Easter a week ago, for Eastern Orthodox Christians, today is Easter.  In the Orthodox Tradition, Easter is called “Pascha,” Greek for Passover.  This is because for Orthodox, the Cross and the Resurrection go together as one overarching salvific event, something that might not always be so obvious, as I…
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A Short Reflection For The New Testament Readings For The Vespers Of Holy (Good) Friday

Although this is a vespers service, the Bible readings are not just from the Old Testament (which is normally the biblical readings that are chanted when biblical readings are prescribed for vespers).  We also read from 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:2 and a composite Gospel readings from Matthew and Luke.  In the epistle reading, we are reminded…
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