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Thank God is Monday…the day honoring the Holy Angels

September 21st, 2009 No Comments

calendarThe Seven-Day Commemoration In The Orthodox Church "The Week: A Seven Day Holiday". The Greek Orthodox ecclesiastical year (Indiction), begins in September, and is marked with events and holidays of our religious history. In addition to the annual cycle, the seven-day week...
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Why we commemorate the Saints Joachim and Anna?

September 9th, 2009 No Comments

Joachim_Anna_Virgin_smallI always asked myself why we commemorate the Saints Joachim and Anna at the end of almost every church service. Beside the Savior and the Theotokos only the “holy and righteous ancestors of God” are never omitted from any daily dismissal.
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