There are events and people in history that we consider great.  There’s the Great Depression, Alexander the Great, The Greatest Generation, The Great Wall of China, The Great Gatsby—maybe not so much that last one—but you get the gist.  We associate particular events, people, even places with the word “great” because they mean something more […]

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It is tradition to preach the Paschal or Easter sermon of John Chrysostom at the Easter Vigil. This custom was begun in the very early years of the church and maintained in the Orthodox tradition. That makes since as Chrysostom was the Archbishop of Constantinople which would retain its orthodoxy after the schism with the […]

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It was a sun-soaked afternoon. People had been lining the streets for hours with more and more joining them as the day stretched on. The excitement and fervor of the day’s events and the merriment of the folks lining the streets encouraged a sense of joy and hope and good tidings for all. Strangers and […]

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