Tag Archive | Pascha

Parishioners Exhausted after Nine-hour Agape Vespers Service

FLAGSTAFF, 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 […]

The Paschal Homily of our Father Among the Saints John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople

The Paschal Canon (Facebook Style)

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Saint Invites Early, Late, and Unbelievably Tardy to Feast

A 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 […]

November 9 Saints of the Day – Theoctiste of Lesbos and Benen of Ireland

On this day in 1966, John Lennon met Yoko Ono at an art exposition in London. Her art was a mystery, but John soon got to the bottom of it. Theoctiste of Lesbos (ca. 828 – ca. 882) was orphaned young, and sent to a monastery by relatives. She took to monasticism like a proverbial […]