Come Receive the Light

Come Receive the Light

by Demetra Chiafos Every year on Pascha, the church goes dark and the priest emerges from the altar holding a single candle, its flame burning brightly. He chants, “Come, receive the light from the light that is never overtaken by night.” It is simple in its beauty,...

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

“O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who art in all places and fillest all things, Treasury of blessings and giver of life: come and dwell in us, cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O gracious Lord.” You may have heard this prayer before,...
Blessed Pascha & Good Strength for Finals

Blessed Pascha & Good Strength for Finals

From everyone at OCF, we’d like to wish you a blessed Holy Week and a glorious Feast of the Resurrection! For those of you who have finals this week or next, we are remembering you in our prayers (and so are these saints). Don’t forget, we have links to...