St. Mstislav-George, prince of Novgorod (1180). St. Methodius, founder of Peshnosha Monastery, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh (1392). St. Elisha, monk, of Suma (Solovki) (15th c.-16th c). Synaxis of the Saints of Diveyevo.
New Hieromartyr Alexander Parusnikov, archpriest, of Troitsko-Ramenskoye (Moscow) (1938).
St. Julitta ( Julia) of Tabennisi in Egypt (4th c.). St. John (Mavropos), metropolitan of Euchaita (1100). St. Sabbas, fool-for-Christ, of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (1349). St. Niphon, monk, of Kapsokalyvia, Mt. Athos (1411). Hieromartyr Cyril, bishop of Gortyna on Crete (ca. 303).
Until the revolution in Russia, there was a universal tradition of reading the “lay order” of the services. In the absence of the priest in church, or at home, the entire family would read part or all of the daily cycle of Church services. We will talk today about what happened to this good tradition, how to revive it, and what benefit it brings for the whole body of the Church.
These parents of nine children have gained very interesting experience by comparing the attitudes of society towards large families in different parts of Russia. According to them, external hardships helped them make a truly strong family.
Archimandrite Hilarion (Dan) is one of the most revered Romanian spiritual fathers of our days. In the world he was a man of high standing and had huge opportunities, but he renounced his earthly wealth for the sake of a life in Christ.
Christians believe in Jesus Christ—God Who became Man, Who became one of us, lived amongst people and by His life, death on the Cross and Resurrection from the dead opened to us the path of salvation. A person who has become a Moslem does not believe in such a God.
In this talk with His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine on the Church of Christ and pseudo-churches, the primate speaks about what it means for him personally to be in the Church and how he makes decisions that could affect the fate of many people.
Our hero is a remarkable young man. He was born and grew up in Indonesia. This story is about his spiritual quest, a difficult Orthodox mission in a faraway tropical country, the miraculous meetings and adventures in Russia of an eighteen-year-old Indonesian, whose sincere faith amazes even experienced Orthodox.
The Holy Spirit works in Christians, but people deprived of such grace can neither understand nor tolerate it, but try to ridicule it, often from their misunderstanding. But the Spirit of Divine grace also works on them—we just have to show apostolic zeal and labor to bring this Divine grace to the entire world.
This unearthly light can be seen not only on the photographs of churches, but also in the eyes, the smile, the facial expression of a person. In all of this I see God’s Providence. Russia opened my eyes to it through photography.
Among the spiritual children of Elder John were both simple and highly educated people, varied in their social status and spiritual dispensation, and he found an approach and the necessary words for all of them.
Now, during this new time of troubles, we deeply require church education, especially concerning the events in Ukraine. Wherever there is disinformation and ignorance, this is where it’s easiest to spread heresy. It’s time to rediscover our history, and learn where we came from.