Winter Pascha

Earlier this month I mentioned Winter Lent. I figure I can’t bring up Winter Lent without a few words on Winter Pascha, better known as Christmas. There has always been a close connection between Christ’s birth and Christ’s death and resurrection in Orthodox and Oriental liturgies. The connection is less overt in the western communions. …

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The Great Turn

Thursday, Feb 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It occurs forty days after Nativity. There is a twofold logic to the feast that is more detailed than I want to get into in this essay, but this article offers a good overview. Today most Christian communions consider Christmas to be a …

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