Saint John Chrysostom: Paschal Homily

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Saint John Chrysostom: Paschal Homily

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If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival.

If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord.

If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, let him now receive his recompense.

If anyone has labored from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If anyone has come at the third hour, with thanksgiving let him keep the feast. If anyone has arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; for he shall suffer no loss. If Continue reading “Saint John Chrysostom: Paschal Homily”

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AFRICA OF MY HEART

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Serbia: Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! – Video

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Serbia: Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Video: Crosses formed over the Holy Fire – Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, 2015

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Crosses formed over the Holy Fire –

Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, 2015

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CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED, HE IS RISEN!

ORTHODOXY IS LOVE

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“Christ is Risen” in Swedish

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Video: Christ is Risen! – Orthodox Paschal Easter Hymn in English, Arabic & Greek

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Christ is Risen!

Orthodox Paschal Troparion (Easter Hymn) 

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The new face of Mayan Christianity – Orthodox Holy Week & Easter of Mayans in Guatemala

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The new face of Mayan Christianity

Orthodox Holy Week & Easter of Mayans in Guatemala

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LATIN AMERICA OF MY HEART

Christianity among the Mayan Native Americans is undergoing a dramatic change in places like Guatemala and Southern Mexico. This shifting of religious identity is part of a larger trend that is enveloping much of Latin America.

According to the Pew Research Center report, published in November of 2014, “historical data suggests that for most of the 20th Century, from 1900 through the 1960′s, at least 90% of Latin America’s population was Roman Catholic.” Remarkably, however, in just one lifetime, the Pewsurvey indicates that only “69% of adults across the region identify as Roman Catholic.”

Up until recently, Orthodox Christianity did not play much of a role in this changing landscape. Most of our parishes consisted of immigrant colonies, established mainly to perpetuate the customs, languages  and traditions of their respective ethnic cultures  and mother churches in Europe.

The title of a recent article in the Huffington Post by Carol Kuruvilla, however, announces a major shift in this approach to the church’s mission: “The Greek Orthodox Church In Latin America Is Not Very Greek.” Embracing this change and adapting to this new reality, Archbishop Athenagoras, since his 1996 appointment by Patriarch Bartholomew to shepherd the Central American Church, has reached out to the indigenous people of this vast region, encompassing Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Venezuela, and the Caribbean Islands. Of his 52 active clergy, only 3 are of Greek descent. The enthusiastic reception by His Eminence Athenagoras of many thousands of Mayan Christians into the Orthodox fold has transformed his church into a unity of diverse people, sharing one faith, but speaking many native dialects, as on the day of Pentecost. On a recent visit to the village of Aguacate, he was able to begin Holy Week with the Mayan faithful, who now comprise the  vast majority of his growing flock in Central America.

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Eastern Orthodox Church in Guatemala

Easter 2015

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Archbishop Athenagoras begins Holy Week with his Mayan flock

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The Mayan faithful celebrate Palm Sunday with Palm Crosses in hand

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Archbishop Athenagoras greets his Mayan flock in Aguacate

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THE WORD FROM GUATEMALA

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MAYAN ORTHODOXY

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MAYAN ORTHODOXY – YOU TUBE

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