Thursday, April 13, 2017

Holy and Great Friday Resource Page

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ - the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and above all, the Crucifixion and Death which He condescended to endure willingly for our sakes - and also the saving confession of the grateful thief upon the cross.

Verses for the Crucifixion

Thou art a living God, even though Thou wast lifeless on the Wood. 
O naked corpse, Thou art the Word of the living God.

Verses for the Penitent Thief

The thief opened the locked gates of Eden,
With the key, "Remember me".

Synaxarion for Holy and Great Friday

The Twelve Gospels of the Holy Passion of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

Holy and Great Friday: Scripture Readings

Holy and Great Friday (Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos)

Holy Cross Resource Page

What the Church Teaches Us On Great Friday

The Hours of Great Friday

Holy Friday in Fourth Century Jerusalem According to Nun Egeria

Homily on the Sufferings and Death of our Lord (Eusebius of Emesa)

St. Ephraim the Syrian: The Passion of the Savior

St. Ephraim the Syrian on the Holy Cross

Third Homily for Holy Friday (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

Fifth Homily for Holy Friday (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

St. Theodore the Studite: Sermon for Great and Holy Friday

St. John Chrysostom on the Holy Cross

The Passion of Christ According to Theophanes the Cretan

Christ Speaks To Us From the Cross (St. Tikhon of Zadonsk)

Homily for Holy and Great Friday (St. Luke of Simferopol)

The Cross of Christ and His "Mad Love" for Humanity

Why Did Christ Suffer Crucifixion?

What Christ Accomplished on the Cross

Following in the Footsteps of Christ Who Suffered For You

The Cross as a Balance Scale of Righteousness

The Mystery of the Cross and the Resurrection of Christ

Two Powerful Old Testament Images of Christ On the Cross

The Prayer of Golgotha (Papa-Tychon the Athonite)

Great Friday Message From Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

The Trilogy of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

King of the Jews or King of Glory?

What Does It Mean That Christ Became a Curse For Us on the Cross?

To Whom Was the Blood of Christ Offered? (St. Gregory the Theologian)

The Death of Christ in the Air Cleansed the Atmosphere of Demons (St. Athanasius the Great)

Like a Lamb Led to the Slaughter

"Like a Lamb Led to the Slaughter"

The Lord Responds To His Mockers

The King Who Does Not Defend Himself

The Seven Phrases Christ Spoke on the Cross (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)

"My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?"

Why The Good Thief Was Pardoned

Did Only One Thief Insult Christ on the Cross?

The Miraculous Healing of St. Porphyrios of Gaza by the Thief on the Cross

The First Chapel Dedicated to the Holy Thief of Golgotha

What Did the Crucified Christ Mean When He Said "It Is Finished"?

How the Passion of Christ Reversed the Fall of Adam

The Pain of the Mother of God

She Also Was A Mother

The Dirge of the Panagia: A Good Friday Tradition

A Cypriot Lamentation of the Panagia For Great Friday

The Two Evil Deeds of Israel Against Jesus

A 1930 Recording of the Hymn "Today is Hung Upon the Cross" by a Chanter from Smyrna

The Miraculous Opening of Graves After the Crucifixion

Why Did It Become Dark When Christ Was Crucified?

The Horror of Nature at the Death of Christ

The Death of Christ, A New Pathway to Life (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

Holy Martyr Longinus the Centurion

The Baptism of Water and the Baptism of Blood

A Forensic "Autopsy" of Jesus

The Fraudulent Letter of Pontius Pilate

The Inscription by Pontius Pilate

The Prison of Christ in the Praetorium Monastery

Dried Up Crown of Thorns Blooms Again in Athens!

Greek Customs and Traditions for Good Friday

Athonite Monk Chants a Great Friday Hymn From a Balcony

What Should Be Done With the Flowers of the Epitaphion on Holy Friday?

A Unique Epitaphio in Ouranoupoli

Video: A Dramatic Passion of Christ In Rhodes

Hundreds Venerate "the Undefiled Passion" in Kilkis

Cyprus Welcomes Relics of the Undefiled Passion

The Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme In Rome

After 32 Years, Crucifixion Icon Returns To Monemvasia

The Magnificent Illumination of Santorini for Great Friday (photos + videos)

Great Friday Vespers In Moscow (photos - video)

Holy and Great Friday In Hollywood

First Good Friday Procession Allowed in Smyrna Since 1922

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