The Blood of the Martyrs

An excerpt from The Winter Pascha, by Fr. Thomas Hopko

 

The question put to all who celebrate Christ's Winter Pascha concerns our own relationship to the Lord. Are we ready to receive Him, and therefore to love as He has loved us, even to the point of death?  ...read more

 

 

The Circumcision of the Lord

An excerpt from The Winter Pascha, by Fr. Thomas Hopko

 

In performing everything exactly according to the law, the Lord shows that He has come to be a servant, and to identify Himself completely with His sinful creatures. This is God's divine humility, His exceedingly great lovingkindness and compassion...  ...read more

 

The Tradition of the Vasilopita

 

The tradition of baking and cutting a special "pita"  each year on January 1st is observed in honor of our holy father Basil the Great, archbishop of Caesarea in Cappodocia-- hence its name "Vasilopita" meaning "St. Basil's Bread." ...read more

 

The Theophany and Healing

by Fr. George Morelli

 

We know that Our Lord was to become the physician and healer of soul and body. The Theophany feast, the zenith of the Nativity Season, gives us the first revelation of who is the healer of the world... ...read more

 

The Great Blessing of Water

An excerpt from The Winter Pascha, by Fr. Thomas Hopko

 

Since the Son of God has taken human flesh and has appeared in the world, manifesting Himself in His baptism in the Jordan, all flesh and all matter is sanctified. Everything is made pure and holy in Him.  ...read more

 

 

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