Development of a new concept of the family is actively underway. With an ever-increasing frequency, we hear such terms as “encouraging positive parenting”, “improving parental competences”, “changing parenting styles” and “combatting gender stereotypes”. What do they mean? Where do all these terms come from?
After several days and nights of unceasing prayer we had my Christian patient anointed with holy chrism, after which I came into the operating room, praying and wholeheartedly relying on the will of God. It was like obedience for me—I was praying whilst performing surgery!
In our conversation with Levan Vasadze, a Georgian community leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist, we will learn how to maintain peaceful spirit and develop positive agenda, even considering the events at Golgotha.
According to the organizers, the event will not only demonstrate to the world Russia’s pro-family holiday, but will also show that the nation’s youth are aware of the importance of traditional values and a serious attitude towards marriage.
In the wake of another cold-blooded school shooting, this time by a teenager who had been baptized in the Orthodox faith, rector of the Church of St. Jonah in Spring, Texas (ROCOR) Fr. John Whiteford talks about a sore them—how to keep ourselves going in the spiritual life and how to impart this to our children, against the growing tide of anti-Christian cultural norms.
A Georgian royal couple living in Europe, Prince John Bagrationi and the famous model Kristina Dzidziguri, were married in an Orthodox service in the ancient Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the town of Mtskheta, the former capital of Georgia, on Sunday.