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The Resurrection Among Us<span class='secondary-title'>Commentary on the Gospel of John (20:19-20)</span>
Theology

The Resurrection Among UsCommentary on the Gospel of John (20:19-20)

After the Resurrection of Christ, we witness Him appearing eleven times to his disciples. His purpose is only one: to assist them in their belief and to convince them about the fact of the Resurrection. It is important to understand what Christ aimed for by appearing to his disciples, because it confirms the fact that…

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Was Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the First Person to See the Risen Lord Outside the Empty Tomb?
Biblical Studies

Was Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the First Person to See the Risen Lord Outside the Empty Tomb?

In Orthodox icons of Jesus’s empty tomb and resurrection, it is common to see Mary the mother of Jesus depicted as one of the myrrhbearing women. A related theme, although perhaps depicted less frequently in icons, is that the Virgin Mary saw the risen Jesus outside the tomb. Indeed, some Orthodox Christians today insist that…

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The Presence of Christ in our Homes on Holy Week and Pascha
Christian Practice, Theology

The Presence of Christ in our Homes on Holy Week and Pascha

ελληνικά  | Română |  ру́сский When COVID-19 first arrived on the scene as a nuisance, and not a pandemic, the Churches responded by making slight alterations to the rite of receiving communion. Catholic and Protestant Churches instructed people to refrain from partaking of the cup, and the people exchanged the sign of peace without handshakes….

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Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter
Liturgical Life

Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter

 български  |  ქართული  |  Ελληνικά   |  Română  |  ру́сский  |  Српски This essay was originally published in 2017. It has been updated for 2021. A common misperception among Orthodox Christians is that Orthodox Easter (i.e. Pascha) often occurs so much later than Western Christian Easter because the Orthodox Church abides by the rules for…

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Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter
Liturgical Life

Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter

by John Fotopoulos There is a common misperception among Orthodox Christians that the reason why Orthodox Easter (i.e. Pascha) often occurs so much later than Western Christian Easter is because the Orthodox Church abides by the rules for calculating the date of Pascha issued by the 1st Ecumenical Council at Nicaea in 325 AD and […]

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Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Liturgical Life

Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter

  There is a common misperception among Orthodox Christians that the reason why Orthodox Easter (i.e. Pascha) often occurs so much later than Western Christian Easter is because the Orthodox Church abides by the rules for calculating the date of Pascha issued by the 1st Ecumenical Council at Nicaea in 325 AD and thus the…

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