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Tag: Pascha

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Easter Message to our GCT family

Πάσχα (Pascha) this year symbolises love and solidarity more than ever. For the first time in history, this year’s Easter finds us in extraordinary and challenging times that have significantly changed our previous way of…

Great and Holy Saturday

Great and Holy Saturday

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. It is the day between the Crucifixion of our Lord and His glorious Resurrection.…

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LIVE STREAMING: Holy Friday Lamentation Church Service

GCT is live streaming Great and Holy Friday Lamentation church service, bringing the church into everyones home. Practical guide for participating in live-streamed Church services You can watch it here: Greek City…

Dr Geoffrey Lee

Hon Dr Geoff Lee’s Easter message for Orthodox Christians

Acting Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Dr Geoffrey Lee has delivered a message for Orthodox Easter, which you can read here- I would like to…

Archbishop Makarios

A message from His Eminence Archbishop Makarios (VIDEO)

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, has issued a special message to the faithful, which you can watch here- *Image by Nick Bourdaniotis/Bourdo Photography (Copyright)

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Stelios Petsas: “This Easter will be different”

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas underlined during Thursday’s press briefing that “this Easter will be different” and noted that this was what “the message of love that marks these Holy Days requires.” “In order…

St Spyridon Parish - Sydney

LIVE STREAMING: Holy Friday Vespers- Apokathilosis Church Service

GCT is live streaming Great and Holy Friday Vespers- Apokathilosis church service, bringing the church into everyones home. Practical guide for participating in live-streamed Church services You can watch it here: Greek…

Epitaphios

How to make and decorate your own Epitaphio (VIDEO)

Easter is one of the biggest religious celebrations of Christianity commemorating the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the passage from death to life. On Great and Holy Friday, the Epitaphio…

Rita Wilson: "Why Easter is Greek to Me” 5

Rita Wilson: “Why Easter is Greek to Me”

Every Orthodox Easter, I post this essay I wrote about services at my Greek Orthodox Church. As we enter into Holy Week, I am thinking of all the people this virus has…

Great and Holy Friday

Great and Holy Friday

On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross. This is the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and…

Scott Morrison

PM Scott Morrison’s Easter message for Orthodox Christians

The Hon Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia has delivered a message to Orthodox Christians for Easter, which you can read here- For Christians, Easter represents a time of reflection and renewal,…

St Spyridon Parish - Sydney

LIVE STREAMING: Holy Thursday Church Service

GCT is live streaming Holy Thursday church service, bringing the church into everyones home. Practical guide for participating in live-streamed Church services You can watch it here: Greek City Times Youtube Greek City Times Facebook…

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Practical guide for participating in live-streamed Church services

When physical church participation is not possible, the faithful in addition to the daily cycle of prayer, are encouraged to participate in live-streamed church services from their own homes. Participating in church…

Tsoureki with Red Eggs

Tsoureki Recipe for Pascha

Tsoureki is a sweet Greek Easter bread, which has a three-strand braid to represent the Holy Trinity. It is traditionally made today, Holy Thursday (along with the dyeing of the Easter eggs) and eaten…

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday

On Thursday of Holy Week four events are commemorated: the washing of the disciples’ feet, the institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the…

St Spyridon Parish - Sydney

LIVE STREAMING: Holy Wednesday Church Service

GCT is live streaming Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament of Holy Unction church service, bringing the church into everyones home. You can watch it here: Greek City Times Youtube Greek City Times Facebook…