Sunday, October 21, 2018

She Covered Everyone with Her Omophorion

October 14, 2018 by  
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Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) This is one of the most beloved feasts of the Russian people, one of the most pleasing. When I have occasion to speak about how the All-Pure Virgin covered the worshippers in the Blachernae Church with her omophorion, I always point out […]

A True Monk

October 7, 2018 by  
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Athlete of Virtues — St. Sergius of Radonezh Commemorated September 25/October 8 . The lives of the saints as well as their writings are one of the ways that we learn about the spiritual life. In reading attentively the lives of saints, one of the first things we learn is that the saints are neither […]

The Cross – An Instrument of Our Salvation

September 27, 2018 by  
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Exaltation of the Cross The Exaltation of the Cross is one of the twelve great feasts in the yearly Church cycle. It commemorates two historical events: first, the finding of the Life-giving Cross in the year 326, and second, its recovery from Persia in 628. History of the Feast In the first centuries of Christianity, […]

“Wisdom Hath Builded Her House”

September 21, 2018 by  
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The Mother of God and Her Holy Parens, Joachim and Anna by Protosingel Ieremia Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars (Prov. 9:1). Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God (Ps. 86:2). The Most High hath hallowed His tabernacle. God is in the midst of her, she […]

How Great a Thing Virtue Is

September 11, 2018 by  
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On the Beheading of the Precious Forerunner (Matthew 14:1-12) by St. John Chrysostom At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus. (Matt. 14:1). For Herod the king, this man’s father, he that slew the children, was dead. But not without a purpose doth the evangelist signify the time, but to make […]