At the initiative of local parish priests, faithful from the northwestern Romanian villages of Paleu and Oşorhei took up a collection over the course of the previous year to buy a home for a family with 9 children from the nearby village of Parhida.
The mind naturally distinguishes between the true and the false, recognizing the difference between the real and some substitute or imitation for the authentic, between the true and the ersatz, the natural and the artificial. So many errors of judgment and foolish and immoral decisions begin by the failure to recognize these logical, inherent distinctions that form the structure of reality.
Since 1994, the Finnish Orthodox Church under the Ecumenical Patriarchate has celebrated the achievements of the mothers among its flock. Mothers who have served the work of the Church in various ways, by educating, guiding, supporting and participating are annually awarded.
Orthodox Christian hierarchs, clergy, monastics, seminarians, laity, and thousands of others gathered in Washington D.C. on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life in protest of the national tragedy and shame of abortion. The theme of this year’s march was “Love Save Lives.”
This Saturday, Mother Rachel Saturday, dedicated to the heroism of mothers who sacrificed themselves for the sake of the lives of their unborn children, will be celebrated at the Church of St. Spyridon in St. Petersburg for the first time.
The actively-participating churches of the Estonian Council of Churches (ECC) has adopted a resolution on the necessity of introducing a definition of marriage into the constitution as the union of a man and a woman.
House of Assembly deputies passed the Domestic Partnership Act on Friday which grants a number of legal rights to same-sex couples under the title of “domestic partnerships” while defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman. The new act also does not invalidate same-sex marriages that took place after the court’s ruling.
A million signatures in defense of human life from the moment of conception, for the prohibition of artificial abortions, and for the allotment of funds from the federal budget for helping pregnant women and families with children will be delivered to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s administration tomorrow by representatives of the For Life! movement.
Maternal mortality in Belarus has decreased ten-fold over the past decade, head obstetrician-gynecologist of the Ministry of Health Julia Savochkina reported at a conference of obstetrician-gynecologists and neonatologists.
The book is about the essence of marriage, and considers it from a practical, philosophical and sociological standpoint. In defining the essence of marriage, it helps the reader see how every other modern change in social mores is an attack on the sanctity of marriage, as well as who benefits from such efforts to tear it apart.
The value of tradition as the best experience of our ancestors, accumulated, refined, and transmitted, has been devalued in our days. The modern Orthodox family is compelled to seek new ways to orient their everyday life. Over the course of the many centuries of Christian history, the Russian people created a universal system of family values, which, having moral categories, is always clearly manifested externally: in expressions, relations, and organization of space.