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Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross of the church year represents a key point, which they are linked, as the feast of the Resurrection of Christ, more liturgical celebrations and ordinances. The importance of the Holy Cross, symbol of Sacrifice Saviour Church, his Bride, was highlighted from the time the Apostles …

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September 1 marks the beginning of the new church year in the Orthodox Church. According to the Jewish tradition, it is now considered that God began the work of creating the world, and at that time the Savior Jesus Christ entered the synagogue, where he read the text of Isaiah’s prophecy, chapter 61, 1-2, sealing …

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The hilltop fortress of Machaerus, on the eastern side of the Dead Sea and 53 kilometres southwest of Amman, is recorded as the place where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded. He also criticised Herod Antipas, the governor of Galilee and Perea, for unlawfully marrying his half-brother’s wife, Herodias — thereby earning her enmity.John …

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The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary: After the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother of God remained in the care of the Apostle John the Theologian, and during his journeys She lived at the home of his parents, near the Mount of Olives. She was a source of consolation and …

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The Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on August 15 each year. The Feast commemorates the repose (dormition and in the Greek kimisis) or “falling-asleep” of the Mother of Jesus Christ, our Lord. The Feast also commemorates the translation or assumption into heaven of the …

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