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Bridegroom, Bridegroom Matins, Byzantine Basics, Pascha, Scripture, The Great Fast -

The church celebrates Bridegroom Matins during the first three days of Holy Week. Each day has a slightly different theme.

Each day of where we pray the Bridegroom Matins, we are called to deeper encounter with Jesus, deeper prayer, deeper holiness, deeper repentance.

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Byzantine Basics, Feast Day, Theophany -

Theophany is coming! Are you ready?

There is a tradition of having your house blessed as part of the celebration of Theophany. The priest will visit and bless the rooms of the house, the people who live there, and pray for their relatives who have died. There's a similar tradition in the West on the feast of the Epiphany which includes writing on the doorpost with chalk.

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