Despite the actions of the Church in calling for non-violence and the Church being the main calming influence in making this an overall very peaceful demonstration, the Church is now being portrayed as the enemy of the nation by the mass media.
Then, the Patriarch and the hierarchs examined the elected and proclaimed Bishop on what kind of faith he professed, to which he responded with the Nicene Creed and the more extensive confessions of faith expounding dogmas of the Holy Church with vows of fidelity to the Church.
A man may never even think of the devil; he may lead a life of an ascetic; more than that, he can even be a faithful supporter of a certain patriotic or humanitarian idea. Yet, at the same time, he can still become, in a strict sense, a follower of the devil if he confidently accepts and promotes the fundamental mystical principles of evil as the only correct ones.
Calling together clergy and laity from multiple states, multiple parish, and multiple jurisdictions, the Conference is put on to strengthen and confirm those in existing satellite missions, and to inspire those preparing to plant and establish new satellite missions.
Her name is Holy Rus’, and she is most dear to them that know. For the sake of Holy Rus’, the Carpathians became a Little Golgotha; for her and her King, with the blood of countless martyrs like St. Maxim Sandovich, red did the river Tisa flow.
Fr. Vaclav serves in the famous Cathedral of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Prague, helping its rector. In Part 1, Fr. Vaclav talks about the complex development of Orthodoxy in the lands of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Czech atheism, and conciliarity as the basis of the Church.
I was exhausted, and that night I forgot to put oil in the icon lamps, but the next morning I saw that all the icon lamps were full! There was no one in the church who could have done this, because when there are no services, the church is empty and closed. Isn’t this evidence of God’s help?