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A Homily On The Dormition Of The Mother Of God

By Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica I thank the Lord and the Most Holy Mother of God that He has willed to embellish this feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos through the angelic voices of the children who sang so beautifully. This reminds me of the days of my youth, before the war, when I was a ... Read More »

THE DORMITION IS A TRIUMPH OF LIFE

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Today we celebrate the day of the Dormition, the repose of the Most Holy Virgin Mother of God. This is our patronal feast, but it is also the patronal feast of the whole Russian Church from ancient times. How can we celebrate the Dormition? ... Read More »

THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS

A homily on the commemoration of the Procession of the Cross and the Seven Maccabean Marytrs with their mother Solomonia and the priest Eleazar. By Fr. Seraphim Holland   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Brothers and sisters, today is the Procession of the Cross which we celebrate on the first of August, and ... Read More »

SAINT PANTELEIMON AND OUR SPIRITUAL HEALTH

1. Today, my Christian brethren, our Holy Church celebrates the memory of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon, the healer. It would take a lot of time to speak of the entire life and brilliant miracles of this Saint. I will only tell you a few things, as much as anyone can say in a short sermon. Saint Panteleimon, my beloved, ... Read More »

Patriarchate of Moscow: Overcoming the Vice of Anger

The ability to keep silent is very highly valued in human society. Not without reason is it said that silence is golden, but the word is silver. A silent person is able to control his thoughts, words, and actions. It is for this reason that silence was (and still is) so highly appreciated in the ascetic practice of the Church. ... Read More »

HOMILY FOR MID-PENTECOST

By Jesse Dominick In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. CHRIST IS RISEN! If we come to the daily services and pay close attention to the hymnography in this Paschal period, or if we read through the Pentecostarion (which is a great thing to do at home even outside of Church) we will hear ... Read More »

Mode of Life offers some thoughts regarding a question about Iconography

Dear Mode of Life, I would like to thank you for your article on the fullness Church iconography (http://modeoflife.org/iconography-a-statement-of-image/), I found the article wonderfully stimulating, and almost overwhelming in the riches of tradition and theology in which it describes.  My own congregation is a Protestant church which is dedicated to Mark the Evangelist, we have placed an icon of St Mark in ... Read More »

Are We Ready for Christmas?

Metropolitan Avgoustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina [1] Beloved in Christ, I would like to ask you a question; I ask it of myself and I ask it of you. Are we prepared to celebrate the great feast of Christmas? Read More »

Holy Week

16 Apr 2014 DEAN KALIMNIOU “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; and that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve; after that, He ... Read More »