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Thursday, May 07, 2015


Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life

St. John ChrysostomSt. John Chrysostom And though every day a man lives may rightly be a day of repentance, yet is it in these days more becoming, more appropriate, to confess our sins, to fast, and to give alms to the poor; since in these days you may wash clean the sins of the whole year.

St. John Chrysostom


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Dormition of the Theotokos Welcome to the website of the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church of Oakmont and Verona! If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, this web site will acquaint you with our parish. To those who already belong to the church, this is YOUR website. We hope you will make full use of it, not only to enrich your relationship with the church and your fellow members, but to strengthen and support our parish and its ministries as well. Read More

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Services this week:
     5/8: Orthros 9am; Divine Liturgy 10am (Apostle & Evangelist John)

Available at our Bookstore, the 15th printing of "Popular Greek Recipes" Cookbook from the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Charleston, SC, Newly Revised Hardback Cover - Price $18.95.

Orthodox Tidbits — From Pascha to Pentecost


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The Pentecostal Period — The word, Pentecost means "the fiftieth" and is used to designate the great event of the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Epiphoitesis) upon the Apostles and the Church on the 50th day after the Resurrection of Christ, just ten days after His Ascension into Heaven.

Before His Passion, the Lord spoke to his Disciples about the gift of the Holy Spirit, which they were to receive after the Ascension. The details are preserved in the Gospel of Saint John: "I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will defend you and always be with you" (14:16). He also said, "The Holy Spirit can not come to defend you until I leave. But after I am gone, I will send the Spirit to you" (16:7). After His Resurrection, the Lord appeared to the Disciples, and He said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit" (20:22). This was a foretaste of the Outpouring (Epiphoitesis) on Pentecost Sunday.

Continued: From Pascha to Pentecost
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