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The '''Paschal Homily''' of St. [[John Chrysostom]] is read at the end of [[Orthros]] (Matins) at [[Pascha]], the feast of the [[Resurrection]] of [[Jesus Christ]], universally throughout the [[Orthodox Church]]It was composed sometime during his ministry in the late 4th or early 5th century.
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The '''[[Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America]]''', founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions.  It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synodThe Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."
  
"If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival...He has mercy upon the last and cares for the first; to the one he gives, and to the other he is gracious. He both honors the work and praises the intention...He descended into hades and took hades captive!...:For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the First-fruits of them that slept..."
 
  
This sermon is a fine example of the "Christ Victorious" model of the atonement that was the dominant image of the work of Christ among early Christians and among the Orthodox today.  Orthodoxy sees chiefly Christ the Victor and interprets the Crucifixion primarily as an act of triumphant victory over the powers of evil.  This is the reason for the festal hymn of the Resurrection being ''Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life''.
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'''''Recently featured:''''' [[Raphael Morgan]], [[Holy Week]], [[Georges Florovsky]], [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria]], [[Paschal Homily]], [[Pachomius the Great]].  ''View all  [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]].''<noinclude>
 
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'''''Recently featured:''''' [[Pachomius the Great]], [[Chrismation]], [[Sava the New]], [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], [[ROCOR and OCA]].  ''Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented on '''Saturdays'''.''<noinclude>
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The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."


Recently featured: Raphael Morgan, Holy Week, Georges Florovsky, Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria, Paschal Homily, Pachomius the Great. View all featured articles.

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