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Thoughts for Great Saturday: the Holy Fire

Holy FireToday is Great Saturday for Orthodox Christians.
NB: my apology, I scheduled this post many months ahead, and made a mistake: this year, Great Saturday is on April 27 for us Orthodox Christians.
However, the content is still relevant.

A good opportunity to revisit the book by Skarlakidi
on the topic of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem,
on that day for thirteen centuries

Book Notes: Prayers by the Lake, on Vigils

Prayers by the LakePrayers by the Lake,
by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
Written in 1921-1922
Translated by Archimandrite Todor Mika
and Fr Stevan Scott
Published in 2010
by the Diocese of New Gracanica
and Midwestern America
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An important element of Great Lent and ascetical practice in general is Vigils. Here is a wonderful passage on this theme:

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PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS TEXT
How are YOU practicing Vigils in your daily life?