The marriage bond is a cross-like connection, a connection founded on God’s blessing, which presupposes that the couple are entering into it consciously, with a readiness to transcend themselves and overcome their egos in order to communicate with one another.
Fr. Vitaly baptizes and integrates children into Church life, and Ekaterina teaches and comforts them. And the adolescents who once lived in an atmosphere of debauchery, brawls and rowdiness now sing with shining faces in the church choir, and never forget to pray before eating.
Following the Sunday Divine Liturgy at the Holy Ascension Banchensky Monastery yesterday, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine visited the children’s treatment-rehabilitation center “Faith, Hope, and Love,” to greet the orphans cared for by the monastery with the Paschal joy of the Risen Lord.
The conference will bring together rural clergy, Church school teachers and directors, teachers of the “We Are Others” foundation, and also parents of children with autism. Participants will talk about how to treat children with autism and how it’s possible to help them.
Pro-lifers are celebrating a new victory in Mississippi today after Governor Phil Bryant signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban into law yesterday. Now the murder of infants in the womb is banned after 15 weeks of pregnancy with no exemptions for rape or incest.
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.