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16
Apr 2017
Easter Celebration in the Orthodox Church

Orthodox Easter commemorates Jesus’ resurrection three days after his crucifixion and death. Following his death, he was removed from the cross and hastily buried in a tomb. On Sunday, it was discovered that Jesus’ tomb was empty and angels informed onlookers that Jesus had risen....

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30
Mar 2017
Easter Celebration in the Orthodox Church

Dear St. Luke parishioners, the following is a complete calendar of services for April 2017. Week of March 26 – April 1st Wednesday March 29th: * 1st, 3rd, 6th and 9th hours and Typika – 8:00am * Presanctified Liturgy – 9:30am * Matins with Great Canon of St Andrew with reading of the life of St Mary of Egypt – 5:30pm Friday March 31st: * Matins with Akathist for the Laudation of the Most Holy Theotokos – 5:00pm Saturday April 1st: Laudation of the Most Holy Theotokos * All-night Vigil – 4:30pm......

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11
Jun 2016
St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon of Simferopol

  Friday June 10 at 5PMVigil Service Saturday June 11 at 9:30AM Greeting of the His Grace NICHOLAS Bishop of Manhattan followed by the Hierarchical Liturgy     St. Luke the Surgeon, Bishop of Simferopol & Crimea (1877-1961)   Scientist, Opthamologist, Surgeon, Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, Priest, Bishop, Prisoner, Confessor of the Faith was born on April 27, 1877 with the name Valentin Felixovich Voino-Yasenetsky in the eastern area of Crimea. He did not receive a religious upbringing and described his first true understanding of his Christian Faith after reading the......

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01
Feb 2016
Women’s Head Coverings in the Orthodox Church

For 2000 years in the Orthodox Church, the tradition has been for women and girls to veil their heads during worship, whether at church for the liturgy, or at home for family prayer time. What is the Scriptural and Patristic evidence for this tradition, and why is it important? In this article, we will take a look at headcoverings in the Old Testament, headcoverings in the New Testament, headcoverings according to the early Church, headcoverings in icons, and headcoverings today. At the end of the article there are links to additional resources......

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