God gathers the scattered ones. He teaches us his word. He tries to establish a connection with us. He wants us to be like him. On the contrary, we want to make him like us. We try to get him involved in our affairs, troubles, and worries. However, there are times when we stop looking down and lift our eyes to the sky. More often than not, these rare moments occur during the Liturgy.
"I come to you from the far-away lands of North America, with a small delegation representing the Orthodox Church in America, to offer a few words before this august body concerning the great man of God and confessor whose name I bear and who is also my predecessor in the United States and Canada, where he served as ruling hierarch of the North American diocese from 1898 to 1907."
This new documentary takes you on a journey through a day in the life of the seminarians of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, where the students spend four years living like monks, immersing themselves in prayer and study to become the next generation of clergy for the Orthodox Church.
St. Catherine’s martyrdom and her relation to the Monastery of Sinai became known in the West when Symeon Metaphrastes brought relics of the Saint to Rouen and Treves, in France. The fame of the Saint spread rapidly in Europe and the Monastery of Sinai came to be known as the Monastery of St. Catherine.
We are a Eucharistic people; thanksgiving is our way of life. We are never more truly ourselves than when we are conscious of our dependence upon God, and God's loving providence at work in our lives.
Since about 1600, the Church of St. George has been the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the senior patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church and recognised as the spiritual leader of the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christians.
The goal of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church is now to build an Orthodox temple on the property, develop the land (with a community garden, an orchard, a cemetery [pending approval] and various landscaping projects), followed eventually by the construction of a trapeza (“fellowship hall”).
Love is important, but it comes and goes...but what is at the core of a happy relationship is friendship, the insatiable interest in talking to the other person, discovering each other's depth. Oh, and of course, when the woman is the wise, invaluable helper of her husband.
Syria has been a designated state sponsor of terrorism since 1979, but additional sanctions have been placed on the country since 2011 as uprisings spawned across the country in the quest to pressure the Assad government to pave the way for political transition. The sanctions prohibit the export of almost all U.S.-origin items, restrict financial services and the import of Syrian oil, and ban new investments in Syria by Americans.