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April 30, 2020

The Best of April 2020 by the Mystagogy Resource Center (MRC)

Below is the monthly review for the month of April 2020 of the ten most popular articles on, then all the posts made on the other websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center in order of popularity. As for the most popular post from all the websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center for the month of April, that honor goes to:

1. Thousands of Cypriots Chant the Akathist Hymn From Their Balconies

2. A First Look at the Holy Light (Holy Fire) of Jerusalem 2020

3. Supplicatory Canon to the Most Philanthropic Son of the Living God the Conqueror of the Coronavirus

4. One of the Best Video Confirmations of the Miracle of the Holy Light (Holy Fire) of Jerusalem

5. 90-Year-Old Widow from Kalymnos Chants "Anastaseos Imera" ("It is the Day of Resurrection")

6. Holy Communion: Wrong Questions at the Wrong Time

7. Father Petru Focsaneanu, Tortured to Death for Celebrating the Resurrection Service in his Prison Cell (+ 1953)

8. The Black Easter of Symi in 1919

9. One of the Most Beloved and Most Beautiful Hymns of Holy Week That is Rarely Chanted

10. No Such Thing as an Ordinary Divine Liturgy When Saint Savvas of Kalymnos Celebrated

1. Jonathan Jackson Dedicates an Album of Songs to Saint Joseph the Hesychast

2. Movie Review: "The King of Kings" (1927)

3. Movie Review: "Golgotha"; a.k.a. "Behold the Man" (1935)

4. Movie Review: "The Robe" (1953)

5. Movie Review: "Ben-Hur" (1959)

6. Movie Review: "King of Kings" (1961)

1. Scientific Studies on the Transmission of Infectious Diseases Through Holy Communion

1. When Metr. Augoustinos Kantiotes Foretold the Coming of a Great Epidemic

2. Is the End of the World Imminent?

1. Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene and the Exorcism of Theodora in the Year 2000

2. Holy Martyr Athanasios Who Was a Sorcerer, Converted by Saint George

3. Of the Death of the Old Man Heron, Who Was Deluded by the Devil

1. Mysticism (1 of 3)

1. Questions and Answers 134 - 142 (A Coronavirus Special Edition)

1. Book Review: "The Life of General Makriyannis: Memoir and History"

1. A Photo That Shows the Devout Soul of a Fifth Grade Altar Boy

2. "We Stay at Home" Children's Choir of the Greek-English Training School Sing the Akathist Hymn

3. Saint Mary of Egypt (A Children's Version)

1. Movie Recommendation For The Times We Live In

2. Why I Watch "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" Every Year on the Sunday After Easter

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