Based on a Greek text found in a damaged Greek book of sermons on the Major Feasts of our Church and bearing the title Εορτοδρόμιον.
Fearless little mouse sneaks into the leopard’s cage to steal a meal.
From the journal of a fourth-century western European nun on pilgrimage in Jerusalem.
At this time of year we always start seeing assertions that Easter is a pagan celebration of fertility and sex, originally dedicated to a goddess named variously Ishtar, Astarte, or Ostara. The Christians are said to have simply taken the bunny-festival and assimilated it into the Church calendar. So how central is the goddess Ishtar/Easter to this commemoration? Maybe this will clarify it:: Who is the feast named for in your...
Saint Melito, 2nd-century bishop of Sardis, proclaims Mystery of the Passover in light of the Gospel.