The Great and Small Supplication (Paraklesis) Services to the Theotokos

There are two forms of the Paraklesis Canon to the Theotokos: the Small Paraklesis which was composed by Theosteriktos the Monk in the 9th century (or some say Theophanes), and the Great Paraklesis. During the majority of the year, only the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos is chanted. However, during the Dormition Fast (August 1—14), the Typikon prescribes that the […]

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Metropolitan Isaiah on Recent SCOTUS Decision on Same-sex Marriage

TO BE PRINTED IN ALL PARISH BULLETINS AND NEWS LETTERS All Clergy, Monastics, and Laity of the Holy Metropolis of Denver Beloved in the Lord, This morning, on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States of America declared, in a five to four decision, that same-sex marriage in our country is now legal in all fifty states. […]

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