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The Saturday of Lazarus

The Saturday of Lazarus

On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead…

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios 2

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios

Agios Nektarios of Aegina is one of the most widely known of Greek Orthodox Saints. He was born on October 1st, 1846 in Silyvria, in Smyrni. At Holy Baptism he was given…

USA backs Ecumenical Patriarch over Russia dispute 5

USA backs Ecumenical Patriarch over Russia dispute

The US State Department has backed Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew over his dispute with the Russian Orthodox Church following his decision to grant independence to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The State Department…

September 1, Ecclesiastical New Year 8

September 1, Ecclesiastical New Year

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to…