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Orthodox Holy Week Begins

Editor’s note: Easter is coming a week later this year for Orthodox churches than Western churches. Philip LeMasters, priest at St. Luke’s Orthodox Church in Abilene, explains why and gives a list of services at the church. The church is located at 501 Sunset Drive. All are welcome. By PHILIP LeMASTERS The Orthodox Church celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ

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By PHILIP LeMASTERS Eastern Orthodox Christians begin Lent this year on Monday, March 11. That is when we we begin the most intense annual period of repentance as we prepare to follow our Lord to His cross and empty tomb. There could be no greater sign of the folly of exalting ourselves and condemning others than the Passion of Christ.

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The public is invited to St. Luke Orthodox Church, 501 Sunset Drive, for a 20th year celebration on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon in the parish hall.     Iconography by Linda Fowler at St. Luke Orthodox Church in Abilene.  The church was formed in 1998,

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