The Eternal ‘Today’



This book is a journey through the liturgical landscape that extends from the feast of Christmas until Pentecost.

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The book “The Eternal ‘Today’” begins with the Incarnation of the Son of God and the divine work of the salvation of the world. It continues with the luminous feasts of holy Theophany and the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, reaching the rich liturgical period of the devotionary Triodion. The uppermost crown of our journey is Easter, during which we become partakers of the grace of the saving Resurrection of Christ. At this point a new path of expectation and desire opens up to us, leading to the great and final feast of Pentecost. Our journey reaches its end with the Sunday of All Saints. When the Holy Spirit came to dwell in the Church the greatest fruit which was imparted were the Saints. The main work of the Church is to produce images of Christ. But who is Christ? He is the New Adam, Who came, suffered and ascended the Cross having only one thought and one desire: to save the whole world.



For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given (Is. 9:6-7)
Thy Virtue, O Christ, has Covered the Heavens
The Theophany of our Lord
The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple
Triodion: A Season of Spiritual Renewal
Acclimatising to the Holy Atmosphere of Great Lent
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Sunday of the Last Judgment
Sunday of the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise
Great Lent: The Feast of the Love of God
Journeying through the Sundays of Great Lent
Finding the Deep Heart during Great Lent
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas
Sunday of the Cross
Sunday of Saint John of the Ladder
The Feast of the Annunciation
Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt
Lazarus Saturday
Palm Sunday: The Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem
Holy Week: ‘It is Time for the Lord to Act’ (Ps. 119:126)
Holy Monday
Holy Tuesday
Holy Wednesday
Holy Thursday
Holy Friday
Holy Saturday
Holy Pascha: The Resurrection of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Pentecostarion: Waiting for the Promise of the Father (cf. Acts 1:4)
‘That your joy might be full’ (Jn. 15:11)
Thomas Sunday
Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers
Sunday of the Paralytic
Sunday of the Samaritan
Sunday of the Blind Man
The Wondrous Ascension of Our Lord, Prophetical Event of His Glorious Second Coming 
The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
The Feast of Pentecost 
Monday of the Holy Spirit
Three Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Sunday of All Saints

Epilogue, The Eternal ‘Today’ of the Church 
Index of Illustrations

Weight 0.516 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14.7 × 1.8 cm

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou



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Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist


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Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou

Father Zacharias studied theology at the Orthodox Theological Institute of Saint Sergius in Paris and at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has lived all his monastic life in the monastery of Saint John the Baptist in Essex where he serves as a spiritual Father and minister of the word of God to his brethren and the people that come to him. Read more…

The Eternal ‘Today’

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