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Apostles Fast, Byzantine Basics, Dormition Fast, Fasting, Philip's Fast, The Great Fast -

Quick! How many fasting seasons does the Byzantine calendar have? I'm not talking Fridays, I'm talking the multi-day fasting periods.

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Byzantine Basics, Pascha, Royal Doors -

What's different in this picture? Can you see it?

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Alleluia, Byzantine Basics, The Great Fast -

Some of you are quite shocked by our graphic today! It's Lent! It's the Great Fast! And you're saying Alleluia?!

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Byzantine Basics, Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, Presanctified Liturgy, The Great Fast -

During the Great Fast, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, oftentimes referred to as Presanctified Liturgy. During this liturgy, the faithful are provided an opportunity to receive communion which was consecrated on Sunday during Divine Liturgy.

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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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