And They Will Fast- by Metr. Isaiah of Denver

As we enter into the holiest period of the year in preparation for the glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ‚ we ask ourselves‚ “Why should we follow the discipline of fasting‚ which in essence is abstinence?” What is the purpose of it? Obviously the purpose is that we May be ready to meet our Lord and to […]

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The Paschal Homily of Saint John Chrysostom

The Paschal Homily of Saint John Chrysostom If you are devout and love God, enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If you are a grateful servant, enter, rejoicing, into the joy of your Lord. If you followed the fast, receive your payment now. If you worked from the first hour, receive today your just reward. If you came after the third hour, […]

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The Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Come join us for the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist this Friday and Saturday. The schedule is as follows:   Friday August 28: Vespers with Lity and Artoklasia 6PM Saturday August 29: Orthros 8AM followed by Divine Liturgy 9AM Saturday is also a strict fasting day.   To learn more about the feast itself click on […]

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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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Eparchial Synod in Support of Traditional Marriage

NEW YORK— A few days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the rights of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, more than 30 religious leaders representing tens of millions of US citizens from diverse faith communities throughout the United States have reaffirmed their shared commitment to marriage and religious freedom. […]

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St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero Appeal

On 9/11, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was crushed by the falling debris of the Twin Towers; Destroyed by the power of darkness. The icons of St. Dionysios of Zakynthos and Zoodochos Pege were found in its rubble. And in the midst of the ashes, the wreckage, the death and the destruction stood a plain, steel cross high above all else. At the groundbreaking ceremony […]

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