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Enter In: Exploring the Feasts of the Church

Enter In: Exploring the Feasts of the Church is a set of integrated resources that teach about the twelve major feasts of the Orthodox Church. This web page accompanies a set of sixteen video presentations. This program is a production of the Department of Religious Education. It was made possible by a generous grant from Leadership100.

Learn More about the Feasts

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady, The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
SEPTEMBER 8
The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross
SEPTEMBER 14
The Entrance Into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos
NOVEMBER 21
The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Christmas)
DECEMBER 25
Theophany: The Baptism of Jesus Christ (Epiphany)
JANUARY 6
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
FEBRUARY 2
The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary
MARCH 25
The Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ Into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)
SUNDAY BEFORE PASCHA
The Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
FORTY DAYS AFTER PASCHA
The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Holy Pentecost)
FIFTY DAYS AFTER PASCHA
The Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ
AUGUST 6
The Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
AUGUST 15

LEARN TO CHANT The Hymns of the Feasts

This online program teaches you how to chant the hymns for the twelve major feasts. The hymns are included in Greek and English, chanted by a male and female, and includes all notation and controls for playing the hymn. The program also includes additional information about the twelve major feasts, as well as several additional prominent saints. Click here to go to the "Learn to Chant" program.

Note: This program is also available as a CD-ROM, free (plus shipping) from the Department of Religious Education.

DVD Table of Contents

The program contains sixteen video presentations.

  1. Draw Near: Understanding Orthodox Worship
  2. The Nativity of the Theotokos
  3. The Exaltation of the Cross
  4. The Entry of the Theotokos
  5. Rejoice Always: The Festal Services of the Orthodox Church
  6. Christmas
  7. Theophany
  8. The Meeting of Christ in the Temple
  9. We Shall Be Like Him: Becoming a Child of God
  10. The Annunciation of the Theotokos
  11. Palm Sunday
  12. Holy Ascension
  13. To Live is Christ: Growing Through the Church Feasts
  14. Holy Pentecost
  15. The Transfiguration
  16. The Dormition of the Theotokos

 

Viewer's Companion

This downloadable document includes a copy of the icon of the feast, the bibliography, and questions for discussion (these are the same questions that are included at the end of each video presentation).

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