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Journey to Pascha 2019 | Issue 5 (Triumph of Orthodoxy)

The Restoration of Icons (Triumph of Orthodoxy) in 843 A.D.

The fifth issue of Journey to Pascha can be downloaded below:

 Journey to Pascha 2019 no. 4 (Forgiveness Sunday)

This Sunday is dedicated to the Restoration of Holy Icons and the Church’s victory over other heresies and divisions it has had to endure in the first millenium. It is therefore also called the Triumph of Orthodox or the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

Any questions, or to be added to a mailing list to receive electronic issues directly to your email every Sunday, please contact Deacon Jonathan (zgjmc@hotmail.com)

 

Readings for Forgiveness Sunday: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2 (Epistle); John 1:43-51 (Gospel)

 

Let us set out with joy upon the second week of the Fast; and like Elijah the Tishbite let us fashion for ourselves, from day to day, O brethren, a fiery chariot for the four great virtues:

Let us exalt our minds through freedom of passions;

Let us arm our flesh with purity and our hands with acts of compassion;

Let us make our feet beautiful with the preaching of the Gospel;

And let us put the enemy to flight and gain the victory.

 

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Journey to Pascha 2019 | Issue 4 (Forgiveness Sunday)

Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise

The fourth issue of Journey to Pascha can be downloaded below:

 Journey to Pascha 2019 no. 4 (Forgiveness Sunday)

This Sunday is dedicated to the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden, the beginning of their, and our, exile from God; it is also the beginning of our journey back to God, the eve of the beginning of Lent. It is therefore also known as Forgiveness Sunday.

Any questions, or to be added to a mailing list to receive electronic issues directly to your email every Sunday, please contact Deacon Jonathan (zgjmc@hotmail.com)

 

Readings for Forgiveness Sunday: Romans 13:11-14:4 (Epistle); Matthew 6:14-21 (Gospel)

 

Let us set out with joy upon the season of the Fast, and prepare ourselves for spiritual combat.

Let us purify our soul and cleanse our flesh; as we fast from food, let us also abstain from every passion.

Rejoicing in the virtues of the Spirit may we persevere with love, and so be counted worthy to see the solemn Passion of Christ our God,

And with great spiritual gladness to behold His holy Passover.

 

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Journey to Pascha 2019 | Issue 3 (The Last Judgement)

Detail from the Last Judgement Icon (all people brought before the Judgement seat)

The third issue of Journey to Pascha, on the theme of the Last Judgement, death and the dealing with passion of gluttony, can be downloaded below:

 Journey to Pascha 2019 no. 3 (Last Judgement)

Any questions, or to be added to a mailing list to receive electronic issues directly to your email every Sunday, please contact Deacon Jonathan (zgjmc@hotmail.com)

 

Readings for the Last Judgement: 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 (Epistle); Matthew 25:31-46 (Gospel)

 

When You, O God, shall come to earth with glory, all things shall tremble

and the river of fire shall flow before Your judgment seat;

the books shall be opened and the hidden things disclosed!

Then deliver me from the unquenchable fire,

and make me worthy to stand at Your right hand, righteous Judge! 

 

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