Let us not rush to Pascha. But after a time, when we have lamented, when we have come to our senses, when through loss and suffering we are stripped of all our fantasies and illusions, let us go into the bright and dawning new day of Pascha.
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Throughout the Paschal Lenten Period leading up to Holy Pascha (Easter), we have an opportunity to attend special services every day in the first week of Lent and each subsequent Wednesday and Friday evenings. Here's a brief explanation of these services in the hopes that you will join us (either in person or online!) and make more meaningful your Lenten journey! Read more »
March 23, 2015 - by Linda Arnold and Maggie Rodriguez
We, the beloved, matter. All creation matters. What Christ has done He did because we matter! Let us wait a while with the dying One. Let us not rush to Pascha. But after a time, when we have lamented, when we have come to our senses, when we have let go, when we have owned our stuff and given Him all the parts of ourselves, when through loss and suffering we are stripped of all our fantasies and illusions, let us go into the bright and dawning new day of Pascha. Read more »
While the Holy Thursday shared meal is commonly known as the Last Supper, I would like to consider it also being the Last Lesson of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the calm before the storm. While the disciples were going about the details of their daily lives, Christ knew this would be the last quiet time of teaching before the events leading to his death began to unfold. Read more »