Mother Christophora and the Sisterhood of the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA, welcomed hundreds of hierarchs, clergy and faithful from across the United States and Canada to their annual pilgrimage on August 4-6, 2018.
On July 1998, a significant event for our Church took place which was the re-gathering of the Holy Synod after the long atheistic darkness. The enthronement of His Eminence Ignat, the ordination and enthronement of His Eminence Joan as well as the ordination of Bishop Kozma completed the whole process of the canonical revival of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania which started on 24 June 1992
Our present requires, no, demands, that our two Churches, unlike other Orthodox Churches, focus not on the past but the future. In America, as in Finland, we are required to evangelize if we are to survive. Or to use Tertullian’s imagery again, our two Churches do not have the luxury of living in either Athens or Jerusalem.
All of us in Kosovo and Metohija remain concerned by the growing criminalization of the political life, which is dominated by tribal clans behind the names of political parties and where interests of individuals are placed above the interest of citizens.
Archbishop Peter provides us here with his impressions of his present trip to Russia. His Eminence will soon return to the diocese to lead the annual memorial service for Archbishop Seraphim at ORPR camp and head the Vladimirovo celebrations there. Please remember our Vladyka in your prayers during his travels.
On that date a hundred years ago, the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, his wife the tsarina Alexandra, their five children and four retainers, were ushered into a basement in the city of Yekaterinburg in the early hours of the morning, for an execution that would mark a turning point in history.
The National Cathedral, to be dedicated to the Ascension of Christ and St. Andrew, is popularly known as the People’s Salvation Cathedral. It will be the patriarchal cathedral for the Romanian Orthodox Church and the tallest Orthodox Church in the world (433 ft. high).
This year as we entered the Apostle’s Fast, during which we honor and commemorate the work and sacrifice of Christ’s Disciples, our own Apostles began their journey to spread the love of Christ across the globe, following the instructions of the Lord and the example of the first Twelve who spread the Word throughout the Lands.
The sacrament is God's invisible presence in visible and tangible things. Creation has become an extension of the body of Christ the Lord. It was enough for the woman with an issue of blood to touch the edge of the Lord's garment in order to be healed. Christ has put on all creation as a garment!