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Giving Up?

Ash Wednesday was this past week. It marks the beginning of the church season called “Lent” Lent is the forty days (not including Sundays and finishing on the day before Good Friday) before Easter. 643 more words


The Nativity Homily by Saint John Chrysostom

BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery.

My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. 982 more words


Christmas Paradox

By John Chrysostom 

What shall I say? And how shall I describe this birth to you? For this wonder full me with astonishment. The Ancient of Days has become an infant. 338 more words

Αγιος Ιωαννης ο Χρυσοστομος

ο βιος του αγιου Ιωαννη αρχιεπισκοπου Κωνσταντινουπολεως


Worship and Musical Instruments in the Early Church

Eusebius was a 4th century bishop of Caesarea who wrote a history of early Christianity based on a number of sources, some of which no longer exist. 348 more words

Early Church

Christian Hymn-Singing: the Origins

A subject that fascinates me is that of Christian hymns, so I intend to explore the subject in a few posts here. First of all, 739 more words

Early Church