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The Meaning Behind Holy Week

The ancient Christian services of Orthodox Holy Week this year will be celebrated from Palm Sunday, April 9th, through Easter, April 16th. The services, conducted predominantly in English, with some Greek, and open to the public, will be held in our 8th century-style Byzantine church of Saint Katherine in Elk Grove, California. Although the dates for celebrating Easter are calculated differently for Western (Roman Catholic and Protestant) and Eastern Christian Churches, they fall on the same date this year. But more importantly, the message of Christ's resurrection brings the same joy to all.

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Great Lent

We recently entered the beautiful period of Great Lent. These forty days provide us with an excellent opportunity to focus on our spiritual life, in preparation for the Holy Resurrection of our Lord.