The Department of Liturgical Music and Translations of the Orthodox Church in America has released a new series of liturgical texts for the feast of the Glorification of Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America in honor of the 50th anniversary of his glorification.
Knowing about the veneration and love that the Orthodox faithful around the world have for Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, we invite readers to get acquainted with several recollections of this bright man, written by Archimandrite Jovan (Radosavlević), a contemporary, companion, and co-struggler with the late Patriarch.
How did a Hebrew man, who was born about 3,000 years ago in the town of Tishbe of the historical Gilead region of ancient Israel, become a great prophet of God, and how was he deemed worthy of being lifted to heaven in a fiery chariot? Can we become like him?
July 28 marks the annual feast of St. Vladimir the Great and Equal-to-the-Apostles and the Baptism of Rus’, one of the most important feasts for the faithful of the Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian Churches, commemorating the conversion of the people of Rus’ to the holy Orthodox faith.
When the baby was two months old, she had convulsions, and she stopped breathing. I tried CPR, but nothing helped. I pressed my baby to myself and suddenly remembered grandma’s icon. Tears fell onto the icon. Stammering and shaking, I asked the Theotokos to save and take pity upon my daughter.
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the service has been translated into English and is available for download online.
The expression “sacred murder” is just not only in relation to the Sovereign Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich, but first of all to Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, who in fact was the main contender for the Russian throne.
Meeting under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest yesterday, July 21, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church made a number of decisions, including new additions to the Church’s liturgical calendar.
The young Georgian princess resolved to become a nun at nineteen years of age. Neither her parents, nor she herself could explain the unexpected change she had undergone as she visited the convent of Saint Nino.
“Based on numerous examinations, the investigation has concluded that the remains belong to Nicholas II, his family, and their entourage,” the senior investigator said. “Nevertheless, we continue to collect materials and conduct further forensic examinations which we deem necessary in order to eliminate the slightest doubt. At the end of all examinations, their results will be evaluated in aggregate,” Molodtsova added.