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All Saints

Sunday of All Saints

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Today the Sunday following the Feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints, and the beginning of a new liturgical cycle, highlighted by the scriptural readings taken from the Gospel of Matthew.

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Holy Pentecost

The Great Feast of Pentecost

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The Feast of Pentecost, which we celebrate this year on June 12, 2022, is one of the seven Great Feasts of the Lord observed during the liturgical year. Pentecost celebrates the Lord’s bestowal of the Holy Spirit upon His Church.

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Feast of the Ascension

The Ascension of Our Lord

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On the Thursday of the sixth week of Pascha, we in the Orthodox Church celebrate the Ascension of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ. This Feast, one of the Twelve Great Feastdays of the ecclesiastical year, is based on the Gospel of Luke 24:50-53 and the Book of Acts 1:1-12 which speaks of this event 40 days after Pascha.

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Sunday of the Last Judgement

Sunday of the Last Judgement

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This Sunday has two names: the first is the Sunday of the Last Judgement and the second, Meatfare Sunday. The Gospel reading for this Sunday from Matthew 25:31-46, vividly describes the scene of Christ the King, the Son of God, seated on His throne separating the people like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

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The Calling of Zacchaeus

Sunday of Zacchaeus

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We have already arrived at the Sunday of Zacchaeus and hear the Gospel from the Evangelist Luke 19:1-10 which tells the story of Zacchaeus, a Jew who served as a tax collector for the hated Roman government.

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