Thursday, May 5, 2016


Visit the Ascension Cathedral YouTube Channel regularly to view videos of our Sunday School students in action throughout the school year.  You can also listen to teachings from our very own Father Tom and Father Nebojsa including:

  • Why Do Orthodox Christians Fast for 40 Days During Great Lent?
  • What Should Someone Who Has Never Fasted Before Do During Great Lent?
  • Is there a checklist for Orthodox Christians Who Fast During Great Lent?
  • Why Do Some Religions Encourage Us to “Give Something Up” for Lent?
  • The Preparation of the Holy Gifts
  • The Lives of the Saints
  • The Gifts of the Magi
  • and more!

Additional Orthodox videos worth checking out:

The Orthodox Church: A six-part series of instructional lectures based on Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s book, The Orthodox Church by Fr Michael K. Courey of St Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach, California

The Eastern ORTHODOX Church is the ONLY TRUE and Apostolic CHURCH: Used as part of our seventh grade rededication curriculum, these three videos (18-2o minutes total time) explain the history of the Orthodox church in a simple to understand way.


Holy Tradition


Are you saved? An Orthodox Christian Answer


Christ is Risen, Bringing Joy! A beautiful and joyous video of Serbian Orthodox celebrities singing a Pascha song written by St Nikolai Velimirovich:


The Great Lent – Orthodox Traditions (an interview with Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles):


Christmas Canon – Katavasia (Χριστός γεννάται) for the Nativity (in Greek with Byzantine Greek text and modern Greek and English translations):

The Kontakion for the Nativity (Η Παρθένος σήμερον):

Twelve Sayings of Elder Porphyrios:

Understanding the Orthodox Christian Faith (in three parts). Watch as several Greek Orthodox priests discuss various aspects of the Faith and explain our beliefs to those unfamiliar with Orthodox Christianity.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3