Third Sunday After Pascha: Feast of the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers

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Learn About The Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers

The third Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pascha is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers. The day commemorates when the women disciples of our Lord came to the tomb to anoint his body with myrrh-oils but found the tomb empty. As the woman wondered what this meant, angels appeared proclaiming that Christ had risen from the dead. Learn More »

Hymns of The Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women

Kontakion (Second Tone)

When You did cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers, You did make the lamentation of Eve the first mother to cease by Your Resurrection, O Christ God. And You did bid Your Apostles to preach: The Savior is risen from the grave. Listen »

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Holy Week and Pascha in Pictures

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Paschal Message

Christ Is Risen!

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America addresses the faithful on the occasion of Great and Holy Pascha.Watch the Video »


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