In this video, we explore the themes of the cycle of fasts and feasts and the way they relate to the stages of our spiritual growth over the long-term experience of the life of the Church. With these tools that the Church offers us, we can move from purification, to illumination, and finally to theosis, union with God in love.

This video is part of a series named "Exploring the Feasts of the Church" by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America which explores the major feasts of Christ and the Theotokos as well as the meaning and purpose of Christian worship in the context of the Church's annual liturgical cycle. 

Rich with enlightening interviews, music, festal hymns, icons, and beautiful visuals, this program is sure to inspire and provoke thoughtful exploration of Orthodox worship. At the end of the presentation is a set of questions for exploration and discussion. It is designed to be used by an individual or family, as well as in a group setting such as a parish Bible study or adult church school class.

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