Category Archives: 12 Great Feasts

Interview on Ancient Faith Radio Regarding the Music of “A Byzantine Christmas:” The Sun of Justice Performed by Cappella Romana


Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum) (7th c. B.C.).  New Hieromartyr John priest (1919).  A Joyous St Philip Fast/Advent to All!   The Northwests own  Cappella Romana (FB) was featured in an interview about their new CD on Ancient Faith Radio: “Sun of Justice on Ancient Faith Radio … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos to All! 2017 AD


 The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple.  A Joyous Feast to All! Holy Resurrection Parish in Vancouver, BC/† Свято-Воскресенский Русский Православный Собор, Ванкувер celebrating the Feast in 2011.   Hamatoura Monastery has some very nice e-cards that tell … Continue reading

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A Byzantine Christmas: The Sun of Justice Performed by Cappella Romana; Salem, Seattle, Portland Dec 14-17th 2017


St. John the Merciful, patriarch of Alexandria (620)   Cappella Romana (FB) presents: “Cappella’s Associate Music Director John Michael Boyer directs exhilarating Byzantine chants for Christmastide in Greek, Arabic, and English. Featuring Lebanon-born guest soloist, Rev’d Deacon John (Rassem) El Massih, and the … Continue reading

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Joyous Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross! 2017


The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross.   Repose of St. John Chrysostom (407).  New Hieromartyr John priest (1918).  New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1937).   A Joyous Feast to all!  A few photos of  the Holy Cross over the NW!  ( … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos to All!


The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. A Joyous Feast to All! Troparion of the Mother of God, Tone 4 Thy Nativity, O Mother of God, has brought joy to all the world; for from thee … Continue reading

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A Joyous Dormition Feast to All! 2017


The Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. A Joyful Feast of the Dormition to All!  Below is a Maronite Hymn to the Dormition.  Different than the Byzantine but, yet, oh so familiar -enjoy.  Editor  Anthony Qolo: Assumption … Continue reading

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Sunday Snapshot: Transfiguration at St Nicholas Cathedral Seattle 2017


A Joyous Dormition Fast to All!  St Nicholas Cathedral (FB)  This was posted on the Facebook page of St Nicholas Cathedral from the Transfiguration Service.  Enjoy!   Click to see the Blessing of Fruits Panorama photo…   https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fstnickseattle%2Fposts%2F1524820547538631%3A0&width=500  

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Holy Transfiguration 2017 A Joyous Feast to All!


The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Second “Feast of the Saviour” in August). Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,/ Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Ascension to All 2017!


The Ascension of our Lord. Tone five.  Holy Georgian Martyrs of Persia (17th-18th c.) (movable holiday on the day of the Holy Ascension) (Georgia). St. Epiphanius, bishop of Cyprus (403).  St. Germanus, patriarch of Constantinople (740).  Glorification (1913) of Hieromartyr … Continue reading

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Leave Taking of Pascha 2017


Christ is Risen! Apodosis of Pascha. Tone five. Holy Equals-to-the Apostles Methodius (885) and Cyril (869), first teachers of the Slavs.  Equal-to-the-Apostles Rostislav, prince of Greater Moravia Wishing all a Joyous Last day of Pascha on this the Leave Taking … Continue reading

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Remembering the Suffering Christians of Egypt. A Blessed Palm Sunday and Holy Week to All! And a Good Resurrection! 2017 AD


The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem In Memoriam:  Forget not the Coptic Christians who face martyrdom for the Faith in Christ and willingness to suffer him.  Today Coptic Christians were killed for simply attending Church on Palm Sunday by … Continue reading

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A Joyous Annunciation to All! 2017


A Joyous Feast To All!  The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. Gabriel the Archangel was sent from heaven to announce to the Virgin the glad tidings of her conceiving; and coming to Nazareth he pondered in … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Presentation of Lord in the Temple to All! 2017


The Meeting of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wishing all a Joyous Feast!   Troparion, tone 1: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, Mother of God and Virgin, for from thee arose the Sun of Righteousness, Christ … Continue reading

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Go Tell it on the Mountain and Everywhere! Christ is Born! Glorify Him! A.D.2017


The Nativity according to the Flesh of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Sviatki. Fast-free-till the Theophany Eve!   The Adoration of the Magi: Melchior, Caspar, and Balthasar. Commemoration of the shepherds in Bethlehem who were watching their flocks and came to see … Continue reading

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A Joyous Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos to All! 2016 AD


 The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple.  A Joyous Feast to All! Holy Resurrection Parish in Vancouver, BC/† Свято-Воскресенский Русский Православный Собор, Ванкувер celebrating the Feast in 2011.   Hamatoura Monastery has some very nice e-cards that tell … Continue reading

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The Summer Pascha! A Joyous Dormition Feast to All 2016!


The Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.   Thine Offspring, O Virgin, hath truly made thee to dwell in the Holy of Holies as shining lampstand of the immaterial fire, golden censer of the divine … Continue reading

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Holy Transfiguration 2016 A Joyous Feast to All!


The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Second “Feast of the Saviour” in August). Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,/ Who didst show Thy glory unto Thy disciples as far as they could … Continue reading

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A Joyous Theophany 2016!


 The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ (Baptism of the Lord).  A Joyous Feast to All! Prefestal Troparion. Tone 4  The River Jordan was once turned back by the mantle of Elisha / when Elijah had been … Continue reading

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