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April 27, 2016

Excused Absence Letter for Holy Pascha 2016

As a service to parents and families who would like to spend the holy days of Covenant Thursday and Great Friday together in their respective parishes, the Diocese is offering the following attached Excuse Absence Letter to submit to teachers and schools. Excused Absence Letter – Pascha 2016

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April 6, 2010

Homily on Pascha

I. It is the Day of the Resurrection, and my Beginning has good auspices. Let us then keep the Festival with splendor,  and let us embrace one another. Let us say Brethren, even to those who hate us; much more to those who have done or suffered anything out of love for us. Let us forgive all offenses for the Resurrection’s sake: let us give one another pardon, I for the noble tyranny which I – …

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April 6, 2010

Paschal Homily

If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord. If any have labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep – …

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April 9, 2009

Treasures of the Fathers: Pascha Monday

The fig tree is a symbol of the Jewish nation, which had the outward appearance of fruits, because they had followed the letter of the law. But they lacked fruit in that they did not abide by the Spirit of the law and “neglected the weightier things of the law.” They continued to question His authority even to the last moment (9th hour gospel). Christ had rejected the Jews, as they were plotting to slaughter – …

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April 9, 2009

Treasures of the Fathers: Pascha Tuesday

If the kingdom of heaven is likened to a kingdom in this parable, then the King must be the Son of God, for He is the King of the heavens, the absolute Wisdom, the absolute Righteousness and absolute Truth. Thus, is He not so also absolute Kingdom? But it is not a kingdom of any of those below, nor of a part of those above, but of all the things above, which were called heavens. – …

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