Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Orthodox Western Rite in San Francisco

I’m a member of the OCA. We don’t have a Western Rite. In point of fact, we’ve been kinda opposed to it.  But I love it.  I’m so pleased with it that were a parish to form in San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Paschal Hours

Christ is Risen! In the Eastern tradition, regular hourly prayers are suspended through bright week (from Pascha until the following Saturday). During that time the following Paschal Hours are read for all the “minor” hours – The midnight office, Prime, … Continue reading

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Paschal Tropar set to Dixie?

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The Victor

Just look, the gates of hell: they’re falling! Crumbling from the inside out! He’s bursting through the walls with laughter – Ha! Listen to the demons shout! It is finished! He has done it! Life conquered death! Jesus Christ Has … Continue reading

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My Song is Love Unknown

My song is love unknown,My Saviour’s love to me;Love to the loveless shown,That they might lovely be.O who am I, that for my sakeMy Lord should take frail flesh and die? He came from His blest throneSalvation to bestow;But men … Continue reading

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The Holy Mystery

From the Church of the Frescoes, near Valle Crucis, NC   On this day we commemorate the Institution of the Eucharist, the beginning of the on-going mystery of Christ in His Body, the Church. It all ties together now: the Body … Continue reading

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Housewarming Bleg…

So, I’m moving in May. Into my own place. For the first time since 2002. I need to ask for some help.  Nothing is on the list that isn’t needed – except the light saber. But anyway… please click on … Continue reading

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Let us die with him

Singing Matins and Vespers for Holy Monday we offer this verse: As th Ge Lord was coming to his voluntary passion,he said to his Apostles on the road,‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem,and the Son of man will be … Continue reading

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Daily Office 16 – 30 April

The Daily Offices for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon. The readings are as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate, unofficially supplemented with other devotional material taken from the Breviary and the Psalter. Each MP/EP … Continue reading

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Holy Week at Holy Trinity SF

Please join me at Holy Trinity Cathedral for some or all of Holy Week!  Here is our Holy Week Schedule 

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