Saturday, December 15, 2018

He is Able Even to Subdue All Things unto Himself

December 13, 2018 by  
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Homily on the Day of the All-Praised Apostle Andrew the First Called Man’s True, Eternal Riches by St. John of Kronstadt As having nothing, and yet possessing all things. (2 Cor. 6:10) Today we celebrate, my beloved, the memory of St. Andrew the First-Called. He has been given that name because he was the first […]

Behold the Handmaid of the Lord

December 2, 2018 by  
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A Word on  the Feast of the Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple by Archimandrite John (Krestiankin) In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Today the Virgin appears in the temple of God, in anticipation proclaiming Christ to all… The angels beheld the entrance […]

The True Spirit of the Season

December 2, 2018 by  
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Why We Fast Before Nativity (Christmas) by Vincent Martini The time of preparation before the great feast of the Nativity of Christ (i.e. “Christmas”) is, through the wisdom of our holy fathers, intended to be a time of purposeful asceticism, almsgiving, and learning to say “yes” to God while saying “no” to one’s own desires. […]