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Parishioners Exhausted after Nine-hour Agape Vespers Service

Reading the GospelFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Parishioners here at the multi-ethnic Church of All Saints of North America Originally from Somewhere Else were exhausted on Pascha afternoon after a 9-hour Agape Vespers service. In keeping with an ancient and widely-observed Orthodox tradition, All Saints of Somewhere Else celebrates Agape Vespers by having the gospel passage, John 20:19-25, read in as many languages as possible. At Somewhere Else, many, many languages were possible.
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The Paschal Homily of our Father Among the Saints John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople

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The Paschal Canon (Facebook Style)

Paschal Canon Facebook Style

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Saint Invites Early, Late, and Unbelievably Tardy to Feast

2013-0504.You-Are-InvitedA statement released from Heaven this week invites a number of unexpected guests to the Banquet. Speaking on behalf of the Host, spokesman St. John Chrysostom lists the following guests:

  • The 14-year-old who thought he would die of fasting;
  • the catechumen who has been checking the fine print on everything in the grocery store;
  • the recently chrismated mother of three who has been giving her kids cheese sandwiches because they hate peanut butter;
  • the retired golf enthusiast who discovered it was Lent on the Monday after the Sunday of the Cross;
  • the business traveler who just got home two weeks before Pascha
  • the Prodigal suddenly drawn by the memories of Holy Week.

The Banquet will be served in a variety of venues around the world. Check local listings for times and locations.


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This report was first filed by Onion Dome rambling reporter Jan Bear in April, 2004.

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Christ Is Risen!

Indeed He is risen!

Happy Pascha from your friends at the Onion Dome!

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