Ten Tips for Holy Week and Pascha

I saw these last year on Fr. Peter Preble’s blog, and thought they were excellent to bring into focus what is really important during this sacred season. 1. Make participation at the Services a priority. This is especially crucial for those families with children. They must experience as much of Holy Week and Pascha as […]

Christ of the Folded Napkin

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Another gem of Scripture and sense from Fr. Patrick, this one comes to us from Orthodoxytoday.org. Using the narrative third-person, the evangelist John describes his arrival with Peter at the tomb of Jesus: “So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. […]

The Days of Holy Week

Each day in Holy Week is devoted to a particular theme, and since they pass quickly, here they are for your meditation in advance. PALM SUNDAY: The Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Christian Faith, and celebrated with great honor. We commemorate his entrance into His […]

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Who was St. Valentine?

Source: Mystagogy The Martyrdom of the Saint in Rome Saint Valentine lived in Rome in the third century and was a priest who helped the martyrs during the persecution of Emperor Claudius II the Goth. The great virtue and catechetical activities of the Saint had become known. For this he was arrested and brought before […]