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All Souls Day

All Souls Day has traditionally been a day of prayer and remembrance for departed friends and loved ones.  It was instituted on its November 2 date in the 1000s at the famous Abbey of Cluny in France, and its dependent…

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How We Pray with the Egyptian Desert Fathers

Praying Vespers immerses a person in the Church's traditions.  There is a deep purposefulness in almost everything.  One of the traditions from the earliest of times comes from the Egyptian Desert Fathers.  St. John Cassian recounts the advice given to…

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Orthodox Vespers

We will be visiting St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church on June 15 for Vespers.  We will not be able to accurately describe everything that will happen because we are not knowledgeable enough about Orthodoxy.  Nonetheless, here are some things…

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