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"Today the concept of truth is viewed with suspicion, because truth is identified with violence. Over history there have, unfortunately, been episodes when people sought to defend the truth with violence. But they are two contrasting realities. Truth cannot be imposed with means other than itself! Truth can only come with its own light. Yet, we need truth. ... Without truth we are blind in the world, we have no path to follow. The great gift of Christ was that He enabled us to see the face of God".Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th, 2012

The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch

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Sunday, 6 May 2012

PASCHA IN MOSCOW

EASTER   CHRIST IS RISEN!!










It would be instructive to compare the Easter Divine Liturgy in Moscow with tha Papal Liturgy for Easter in Rome.   The two churches are celebrating exactly the same Mystery of the Death and Resurrection of Christ, and the same themes run through both celebrations; but the liturgies have different histories.
 
ORTHODOX WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK


PAPAL HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2012


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