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Feast of Feasts (Pascha)

Feast of Feasts (Pascha)

March 2010

Ancient Faith Radio is collecting episodes from our large family of podcasts that will help make the Paschal season a truly joyful experience.


Episodes

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A Word from the Holy Fathers May 06, 2013

The Fathers on Holy Pascha

Celebrating the Holy Resurrection of Christ, our broadcast this Bright Monday looks at the writings of various Holy Fathers on the bright feast of Pascha and its meaning to Christian life.

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Under the Grapevine May 03, 2013

The Three-Day Pascha Series

The Three-Day Pascha Series by Mother Melania (Conciliar Press Ministries, 2006).

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All Saints Homilies Apr 08, 2013

Preparing for Pascha

Fr. Pat address some of the themes of Pascha in preparation for this Feast of Feasts.

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A Voice From The Isles Apr 21, 2012

Bishop John’s Paschal Letter

The Pascha pastoral letter was read from His Eminence Metropolitan John, Archbishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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The Arena Apr 20, 2012

The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom

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A Voice From The Isles Apr 20, 2012

Pascha in the West and the East

Fr. Gregory reads the sermon "Pascha in the West and the East" by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos.

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Apr 10, 2012

Reflections for Holy Week and Pascha - Part Two

Fr. George shares some additional psycho-spiritual meditations in anticipation of the Feast of the Resurrection.

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Apr 03, 2012

Reflections for Holy Week and Pascha

Fr. George shares some psycho-spiritual meditations in anticipation of the Feast of the Resurrection.

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All Saints Homilies Jul 12, 2011

Pascha Is No Fertility Rite

Fr. Pat explains that Pascha is not about the resurrection of a god, but rather about the resurrection of a Jew who lived and breathed and ate with us here on earth.

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The Arena May 10, 2011

Pascha: Not an Ethereal Doctrine, but the Doctrine of Our Very Lives!

Third Sunday of Pascha

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Glory to God May 01, 2011

The Exchange that Awaits Us

Fr. Stephen speaks about the difference between feast days as mere events of the calendar and the reality of the Kingdom of God that awaits us in the Feasts.

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iSermon Apr 26, 2011

All Are Called

Fr. Ted applauds his parishioners for making Orthodoxy a part of their lives.

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Sermons at St. Nicholas Apr 25, 2011

The Resurrection of Christ: Our Great Hope (John 1:1-17)

On the feast of feasts we celebrate the glorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Fr Tom reminds us that our joy on this uniquely singular day also comes from the hope that God Who began this marvellous work in His Son will also complete it in us. (The Holy Pascha)

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Orthodixie Apr 23, 2011

Past Songs of Peculiar Paschas (Oldies but Goodies)

From clerical collar-wearing altar boys to (apparently) Alice Cooper and KISS attending the Paschal Matins -- Oh, and you've never heard the Good News till you've heard it read in German, with a Japanese twist and a Southern accent. (In this "blast from the past," Fr. Joseph even describes how to get one's choir-directing wife to "do her job" only 48 hours after giving birth!)

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Postcards from Greece Apr 21, 2011

Life in Greece Part 3: Holy Week, Pascha, and Renewal Week in Greece

Fr. Peter continues his series on life in Greece with a brief description of the major events and important traditions and customs that take place in his mountain village Petrokerasa.

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Orthodixie Apr 17, 2011

Peter Cottontail and Pascha

A silly visit from the "Easter Bunny" leads to a serious exposé of "Spring Celebration Customs," the Bunny Basket, and the Pascha Basket -- even Red Eggs -- in this timely encore episode.

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Orthodixie Mar 26, 2011

Midnight In The Elfin Garden Of Paschal Pajamas

Due to a knock on the noggin, Fr. Joseph finds himself fast-forwarding toward Pascha and holding hands with a green elf at midnight in a church where everybody is clothed in their pajamas and the iconostasis has been replaced with ... dirty laundry?

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In the Valley of the Shadow of Death Jun 24, 2010

Paschal Joy, Paschal Lessons, Paschal Rest

Fr. David shares some of the joys and frustrations of celebrating Pascha in Afghanistan.

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Encountering Eastern Orthodoxy Conference Apr 14, 2010

The Pascha of Christ and Our Vocation: Orthodox Christian Reflections

Deacon Nicholas Belcher is the Dean of Students at the Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Speaking the Truth Apr 09, 2010

Thomas Sunday

Father Thomas educates us on why the Sunday a week after our Lord's Resurrection is also called Antipascha.

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Glory to God Apr 09, 2010

The Mystery Of Pascha

Fr. Stephen looks at the timeless and eternal aspects of the feast of Pascha and how it effects our daily lives.

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Apr 07, 2010

The Domestic Church: The Ladder Of Divine Ascent- A Holy Week And Paschal Reflection - Part 2

Fr. George concludes his discussion by looking at the specific rungs on St. John's ladder (Click here to purchase a copy of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent" as recommended by Fr. Morelli).

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Sermons at St. Nicholas Apr 05, 2010

Holy Pascha (John 1:1-17)

The Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

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Orthodixie Apr 04, 2010

Pop Songs of Peculiar Paschas

From clerical collar wearing altar boys, to postpartum Paschal choir directors, to (apparently) Alice Cooper and KISS attending the Paschal Matins ... Fr. Joseph's seen it all. And you've never heard the Good News till you've heard it read in German, with a Japanese twist, and a Southern accent.

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Frederica Here and Now Apr 03, 2010

The Angel Cried

In addition to treating us to a recording of the Holy Cross choir singing a beautiful rendition of this favorite hymn of Pascha, Frederica digs into the words of the hymn and its significance.

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Speaking the Truth Apr 03, 2010

Christ Is Risen - Truly He Is Risen

On this, the greatest of all Feast Days, Fr. Thomas explains what we, as Orthodox Christians, know for certain about Jesus Christ.

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Under the Grapevine Apr 03, 2010

Pascha, The Feast Of Feasts

144. Pascha, The Feast Of Feasts (Three Day Pascha series) by Mother Melania. (Conciliar Press 2006).

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Mar 31, 2010

The Domestic Church: The Ladder Of Divine Ascent - A Holy Week And Paschal Reflection - Part 1

Fr. George begins his series by contrasting monasticism with marriage.

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iSermon Mar 22, 2010

Pascha: My Love-Hate Relationship

Fr. Ted expresses his frustration with Orthodox Christians who only show up to church on Pascha.

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Orthodixie Jan 29, 2010

Paschal Fire From Spiritual Ashes

Fr. Joseph gets lost in Houston, loses his wallet in the airport and becomes invisible at stop lights -- all from Dallas, Texas.

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The Illumined Heart Jun 12, 2009

120: Pascha In Cyprus - An American Convert’s Experience

Jake Lee, podcaster of Generation Orthodox and Journeys to Orthodoxy (OCN), spent Holy Week and Bright Week with his wife and baby daughter (and Mom) in a small village in Cyprus to experience Paschal life in an Orthodox culture, steeped in Orthodox history and tradition. He and Illumined Heart host Kevin Allen talk about the experience and what he learned.

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Paradosis May 13, 2009

The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ - Part 1

In the first part of his series, Fr. John explores arguments for and against Christ's Resurrection.

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Steve the Builder May 02, 2009

Hope, a Paschal Reflection

The Resurrection and the events that led up to it confronts the world with a reality that both the atheist and the Christian agree upon. Christians would do well to listen to the atheists who preach half the gospel more faithfully than some Christians do. But whose faith, in the end, brings hope?

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Apr 30, 2009

Paschal Reflections On Parenting - Part 3

Fr. Morelli shows us a recent example of peer modelling that is Christ-centered.

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Orthodixie Apr 27, 2009

Christ Is—Simply—Risen!

Fr Joseph weighs in on the complications involving the simple proclamation "Christ is Risen!" and its various responses... such as "Yee-Haaw!"

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A Word from the Holy Fathers Apr 26, 2009

Singing Hymns at the Open Tomb

In this broadcast, Fr Matthew looks at the "Evlogitaria" and Psalm 118, and considers the Church's moving reflection on the Myrrh-bearing women discovering the empty tomb. If you enjoy the music that is part of this episode, please consider supporting the choir by purchasing a copy of their newest CD, Chrysostom, by clicking here.

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Apr 23, 2009

Paschal Reflections On Parenting - Part 2

Fr. George examines a study on the effects on children of a model displaying agressive behavior.

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Postcards from Greece Apr 22, 2009

Good Resurrection

The phrase "Good Resurrection" implies that one might likewise have a "Bad Resurrection."

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All Saints Homilies Apr 22, 2009

Bearing The Cross After Jesus (Mark 15:16-41)

All three of the synoptic gospels speak of Simon of Cyrene, compelled to bear the cross of Jesus. Holy Scripture gives us no reason to suppose that Simon of Cyrene had been a believer in Christ before that day when the Roman soldiers compelled him to assume the weight of the Holy Cross but that was the very beginning of his discipleship. He became the model of those who followed Jesus to the place of crucifixion outside the walls of Jerusalem.

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Sermons at St. Nicholas Apr 22, 2009

Christ’s Resurrection as Overflowing Love

Sermon on the Sunday of Holy Pascha (Acts 1:1-8; John 1:1-17)

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Recordings of Live Services Apr 20, 2009

Great and Holy Pascha - St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church - Greenwood Village, CO

Pascha service recorded on April 19, 2009 at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Greenwood Village, CO. Fr. Louis Christopulos, celebrant.

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A Word from the Holy Fathers Apr 19, 2009

The Fathers on Holy Pascha

Celebrating the holy Resurrection of Christ, our broadcast this Bright Monday looks at the writings of various Holy Fathers on the bright feast of Pascha, and its meaning to Christian life.

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Recordings of Live Services Apr 19, 2009

Great and Holy Pascha - Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (OCA) - Parma, OH

Recorded April 19, 2009. Fr vladimir Berzonsky, Fr.John Klembara, Dn W. Anthony Kall and the entire parish of Holy Trinity.
Christ is Risen!

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Under the Grapevine Apr 17, 2009

The Three-Day Pascha

104. The Three-Day Pascha series by Mother Melania (Conciliar Press Ministries, 2006)

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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Apr 16, 2009

Almost Pascha

Martha compares the scars on her hands that she acquired during culinary school to the spiritual scars that she has acquired during Lent.

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Apr 16, 2009

Palm Sunday And Paschal Reflections On Parenting

Holy Week is a perfect time for parents to set in motion positive observational learning by their children.

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Simply Orthodox May 01, 2008

Christ is Risen!  Part 1 - Three Timeless Truths of Christ’s Resurrection

From Pascha to Pentecost, Orthodox Christians greet each other with the words "Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!" What do those words mean? Dr. Nassif identifies three timeless truths about the Resurrection of Christ: 1. Christ is forever alive 2. Christ conquered death 3. Christ will be the Judge of the living and the dead. Listen to what these three truths mean in the teaching of the New Testament. Next week, he will apply them to our everyday lives.

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Speaking the Truth Apr 30, 2008

The Descent of Jesus into Hades

Fr. Thomas uses the Paschal icon as an opportunity to clear up some misconceptions about Sheol/Hades and Gehenna/Hell.

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Apr 26, 2008

Pascha - Marital Vocation and Putting on Christ

Fr. George shows how Pascha serves as an example of how to base our marriages and parenting on the teachings of Christ.

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Under the Grapevine Apr 26, 2008

Great and Holy Saturday / Pascha / Christ has Risen, Children!

55. Book 1: Great and Holy Saturday from the Three-Day Pascha Series by Mother Melania (Conciliar Press, 2006) (duration 3.33 mins)

Book 2: Pascha, The Feast of Feasts from the Three-Day Pascha Series by Mother Melania (Conciliar Press, 2006) (begins at 4:18, duration 3.32 mins)

Book 3: Christ has Risen, Children! by Svetlana Visotskaya (The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, 2001) (begins at 8:00, duration 4.02 mins)

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The Illumined Heart Apr 05, 2008

Pascha and Personal Experience

Guest: His Grace Bishop JOSEPH, Bishop of the Antiochian Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the West.

Feeling the mid-Lent blahs, or are the Lent "purple demons" out in force? Perhaps you are not "feeling" anything and wondering what the purpose of the Church's injunctions to pray, fast and give alms are supposed to cause in us during Great Lent and Pascha? Well you're not alone! Kevin asks H.G. JOSEPH these very questions in this encouraging and consoling interview.

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Orthodixie Mar 08, 2008

Two Miles ‘til Pascha

Fr Joseph reveals one of his Lenten pet peeves: “Do the best you can.” Do the best you can? Now brothers and sisters, that’s a recipe for failure. Heck, sinner that I am, the best I can is what has got me to where I am! We don’t give an inexperienced bunch of players a ball – with no practice whatsoever – and say, “Okay, it’s game time. Do the best you can.” No. We practice and practice and practice. We fall down, get back up; struggle to do better.

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