The Matins of Holy Saturday are usually celebrated on Friday night. They begin in the normal way with the singing of God is the Lord, the troparion The Noble Joseph, and the following troparia: When Thou didst descend to […]
On Friday night, the Matins of Holy and Great Saturday, a unique service known as the The Lamentation at the Tomb (Epitáphios Thrēnos) is celebrated. This service is also sometimes called Jerusalem Matins. Much of the service takes place around the tomb […]
The commemorations of Holy Friday begin with the Matins service of the day which is conducted on Thursday evening. The service is a very unique Matins service with twelve Gospel readings that begin with Christ’s discourse at the Last Supper […]
The Sacrament of the Holy Unction is an enduring sacrament of faith for healing the sick and forgiving sins, with the most familiar celebration of the sacrament on Great Wednesday of HolyWeek
Theosis “God became human so that human beings may become God” (St Athanasius) Introduction In the history of theology, one can detect quite different, but not necessarily opposing emphases in the understanding of redemption in the Western and Eastern Churches. In […]
The Prayer WHY DO WE PRAY If we pray for personal needs only, because we need something, then the most necessary ingredient in relationship is missing: love. In order to establish and maintain a relationship (a dialogue, a communion), our […]
Mary’s intercession and mediation, therefore, are not only incomparably greater but incomparably different in nature from those of the Angels and Saints. The intercessions of all other Saints are only supplicatory in nature. Without Mary the Mother of the Incarnate […]
1. TRINITARIAN: I believe in one God, the Father All mighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before […]
We wholeheartedly address you from the See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the joyous greeting “Christ is risen!”
On The Feast of the Nativity of Christ our Saviour 2015 Prot. No. 1172 CHRISTMAS ENCYCLICAL + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the plenitude of the Church Grace, mercy and peace from the […]
From August 29th to September 3rd, 2015, at the invitation and under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the venerable Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne, together with Hierarchs under its canonical charge, including the Autonomous Churches of […]
“All of creation is renewed by the Holy Spirit, returning to its original state.” (Anavathmoi, First Tone)
The Lamentations (1) In the grave they laid Thee, O My Life and My Christ And the armies of the Angels was so amazed, As they sang the praise of Thy submissive love! (2) O my sweet Lord Jesus My […]
About the beginning of our Lord’s thirtieth year, John the Forerunner, who was some six months older than Our Saviour according to the flesh, and had lived in the wilderness since his childhood, received a command from God and came […]
The celebration of the feast of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Singapore. August, 2015.
The celebration of Agape Service at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Singapore. Holy Pascha 2015.