Dimitirios Magouris: ‘Open to me the gates of repentance’
Listen now The pre-cleansing period of the Triodio will bring us to the gates of Great Lent. It’s a period of intense liturgical activity and spiritual watchfulness, as demonstrated by the poetic discourse of these days. The hymns which follow the reading of Psalm 50 have a special Read more…
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What is Christmas without Christ?
Listen Now as noted Orthodox scholar Fr. John McGuckin offers a fresh perspective on the chronic problem of celebrating an Orthodox feast amidst powerful secular influences. What is Christmas without Christ? Hear his surprising interpretation of “Happy Holidays,” a phrase which is often criticized in Christian circles. Fr. John confronts Read more…
Creative Blessings Podcast
Creative Podcast Episodes Episode 9: The Allegory of the Messiah Episode 8: Heroism, The True Endgame Episode 7: Doxacon Episode 6: Love thy neighbor… Especially your Enemy! Episode 5: The Dormition of the Theotokos Episode 4: Pentecost – Gifts of The Spirit Episode 3: Infinity War Episode 2: Justice explored Read more…
‘Do not turn away your face’ (sung by Matthaios Tsamkiranis)
In Great Lent, the Orthodox Church, through its long, penitential services, seeks the mystical experience and approach of the Passion and the Resurrection. With this in mind, the hymns of this period are of an appropriate content, and present the events of our salvation to us the faithful. The joyful Read more…
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‘To you victorious leader of triumphant hosts’, ancient melody, 4th plagial tone (former Protopsaltis Archon Leonidas Asteris)
The Akathistos Hymn occupies an important in the reverential period of Great Lent and is one of the most popular and well-known hymns, both in terms of its melody and poetry. Its inclusion in the Triodio can be explained by the fact that the content is linked to the joyful Read more…