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What Makes Orthodox Easter Different

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

We recently celebrated Easter in the Orthodox Church. We also call it Pascha, which is a nod to the Jewish Passover.

It's All Greek to Me: What It Means to Celebrate Orthodox Easter

Alexandra Popken | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Alexandra Popken

Growing up with a Catholic father and Greek-Orthodox mother, I just assumed everyone celebrated two Easters. You can only imagine my confusion when I learned that I was the only kid in my second grade class who observed two different Easters.

Living Orthodox Great and Holy Lent

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The fight is concurrently corporate and private; the faithful join together often in distinctive divine services, such as the Pre-sanctified Divine Liturgy and the Salutations to the Theotokos, while simultaneously striving secretly in prayer, fasting, the study of scripture and almsgiving.

Living the Orthodox Holy Week

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

Let us not allow our relationship with Christ and the Church to be a transactional one. Let us do what the Gospel directs us to.

Living The Orthodox Resurrection Service

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

Orthodox Christians will draw together Saturday evening across the country and indeed around the world to celebrate Pascha, the victory of life over death and the Feast of Feasts.

The New Passover

V. Rev. Fr. Anastasios Gounaris | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
V. Rev. Fr. Anastasios Gounaris

Holy Week is not a celebration of long ago events. It is the reliving of Christ's Passion and Resurrection in the present.

3 Poems For Easter and Pascha

Scott Cairns | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Scott Cairns

Bearing in mind that much of the church is already leaning in to its "Good Passover," I offer this trio of poems to wish you all a Kalo Anastasi, a very "Good Resurrection."

Why Christ's Resurrection Matters

Eric Simpson | Posted 06.24.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

During Holy Week we follow the Passion, not to meditate on the violence done to Jesus nor to feel sorry for him, but to mourn our own weaknesses and sins.