This Orthodox Prayer Book is dedicated to St. Tikhon of Moscow, St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, St. Raphael of Brooklyn, and to multiple Orthodox Christians who have been instrumental in the preservation of the Orthodox Western Rite.
Introducing a new book release by Ancient Faith Publishing, set for availability in November 2021: Syria Crucified: Stories of Modern Martyrdom in an Ancient Christian Land is written by Orthodox Christian authors Zachary Wingerd and Brad Hoff, and importantly is the first ever book to detail the plight of Syria’s Christians during the past ten years of tragic war.
Russian Orthodox clergy conducted the elaborate ceremony, watched by hundreds of guests who included the groom's mother, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia - the self-proclaimed heir to Russia's imperial throne - and more than a dozen minor European royals.
Pedro Faidiga Passos, a Brazilian who converted to Orthodoxy and settled in Romania, says that God “fished him” through his Romanian wife and thus revealed to him “the full beauty of the Christian faith.” He said he finds a lot of peace in Romania.
If it’s impermissible to denigrate the mission and work of clergy serving in the world (as well as of the zealots and bearers of gifts of grace from among the laity), it’s also impermissible to denigrate the mission and work of monks. The Church is led unerringly by the Holy Spirit.
There are more than forty active Orthodox churches, and their parishioners aren’t simply Slavs who have moved to Japan, as you might first think. The parishioners of the country’s main Orthodox church—the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Tokyo—are mainly Japanese. St. Nicholas of Japan was the first to bring Orthodoxy to the Japanese land.
Traces of the fire remained on the church floor for a long time, and all the victims were canonized as the Kvatakhevo Martyrs in the eighteenth century. Since then, no woman has set foot in Kvatakhevo. Only men are allowed to enter, to avoid desecrating the memory of innocently murdered nuns.
Seeing Sinai with your own eyes means seeing and feeling something that will be remembered for a lifetime. And if you manage to take photographs, your memories will be clearer, brighter and deeper. Our family archive contains photographs of Sinai—mine and those that my daughter took when she and her husband climbed the holy mountain of Moses.
In books and online forums, you can find many testimonies of miracles that occurred with pilgrims to Diveyevo. But can it be that St. Seraphim helps only guests, forgetting about the locals? Of course not! We asked Diveyevo residents to recall miracles that happened to them by the prayers of St. Seraphim and to share stories they’ve heard.