Tag: Holy Sepulchre

The Resurrection Miracle Revealed to the Myrrhbearers
Theology, Women in the Church

The Resurrection Miracle Revealed to the Myrrhbearers

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The first rising of the sun in the East shoots rose light across the dim landscape; it is a time the early monks knew well, for a prayer service was starting, when the bell-ringer could just begin to see the lines in his hand. The Evangelist…

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Getting Along in Hard Times
Culture and Arts, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Getting Along in Hard Times The "Sad" Microcosm of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски One afternoon last week, a wave of profound sadness came over me, prompted by a video I had viewed. A fairly new documentary on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection (or Anastasis), was released to me and fellow…

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The Divided House of Middle Eastern Christians
Church History, Public Life

The Divided House of Middle Eastern Christians

The current situation is bleak for Christians in the Middle East, largely split between the Oriental and Byzantine rites.  They are hemmed in by dictatorships, sidelined by political Islam and exploited by militia groups while their pleas for aid are generally disregarded by Western powers. Yet despite their dwindling numbers and waning influence, petty squabbles…

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