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2016 Paschal Encyclical of Metropolitan Hilarion of ROCOR

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad To the Archpastors, pastors, monastics and all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Christ is risen! Every year, we are filled with spiritual joy and ecstasy when we hear these words and reverently participate in the ... Read More »

Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate: Paschal Encyclical 2016

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2016 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, ... Read More »

Paschal Encyclical 2016: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

STYLIANOS By the grace of God Archbishop of Australia To all the Clergy and devout faithful of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Brother Concelebrants and Beloved Children in the Lord, Christ is Risen! Having crossed the sea of Holy and Great Lent once again this year, we are all invited, as illumined children of the Church, to receive Christ from the ... Read More »

Necessity of Forgiveness

What happened in the parable Jesus taught about the king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants? This story is found in Matthew 18:21-35. It is a powerful story about the necessity of forgiveness. It clearly tells us that forgiveness is not an option if we want to be included in His kingdom. The story is about a king ... Read More »

Reduce stress: Live the Liturgical Cycles

Modern life is full of stress and busyness. We have many worries and find it difficult to cope with all that comes our way. This is the modern normal. How can you break this stressful situation? The Church has a great secrete for this. It’s not really a secrete but is not widely known or followed.What I am going to ... Read More »

Are You Attending Church Just in Case God is Real?

I saw this headline the other day and thought how common this view is today. The story was about the many people who find themselves in Church on Easter and Christmas and other times who are not real belivers. They say they go, “Just in case God is Real.” It seems there are so many Orthodox Christians who appear to ... Read More »