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Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!  St. John Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! St. John Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily

The big hashtag this lent has been #paschainthedesert, and what a desert it’s been. The multitudes of faithful Christians–especially in America–have been without the sacraments. It’s been a difficult journey and time, but my faith has been renewed and invigorated by priests who have so bravely refused to allow the fear of plague to discontinue the Divine Liturgy and giving of our life-giving sacraments to the faithful.

The Church has been tested with fire (1 Corinthians 3:10-23 & Proverbs 17:3). We are being purified.

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Sharing: The Full Text of the Elder Evthymios’ Letter (Translation)

Sharing: The Full Text of the Elder Evthymios’ Letter (Translation)

THE FULL TEXT OF THE ELDER EVTHYMIOS’ LETTER (Translation) Posted from: https://orthodoxethos.com/post/the-coronavirus-crisis-letter-from-the-holy-mountain
Epistle by Priestmonk Euthymius, Kapsala, Mount Athos: 4/14/2020

The critical days that we are traversing and the sacredness of the days of Holy Week command rather silence and prayer. Nevertheless, because some opinions were recently circulated under my name on the internet, I shall mention the following so that the truth may be re-establish and harm be avoided. I have never told people to store food because of an impending war, and I have never prophesied the end of the threat of the virus, as some have irresponsibly and falsely diffused.

Also, without my permission they have posted my discussions with inexact and self-contradictory views of mine concerning the coronavirus, which caused questions. My views are clear in what follows. They are completely personal, without any desire of imposing them on others. To the many unbearable problems which men have, the threat of the virus has now been added too, which has ended up a nightmare. People suffer more from their fear, panic, and involuntary reclusion than they do from the virus.

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