Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Ecumenical Patriarchs Nativity Message

The Ecumenical Patriarchs Nativity Message http://www.ec-patr.org/docdisplay.php?lang=en&id=1838&tla=en Prot. No. 1109 Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from the Savior Christ, born … Continue reading

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The Orthodox Church is Christmas!

Thy Nativity O Christ our God, hath shown forth the light of wisdom upon the world, for therein those who worship the stars have been taught by a star to worship Thee, the Sun of righteousness, and to know Thee, the Dayspring … Continue reading

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Comfort and Joy!

The Church is the place of comfort and joy. How lovely is your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord. (Psalm 84:1-2). To love is easy and sweet. Oh! if … Continue reading

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NEVER give up on Fasting

And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. Matthew … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

A candy cane emulates the shape of the crozier, or shepherd’s crook, carried by Orthodox bishops as a symbol of office. The candy-cane-shaped crozier is one of the particular symbols of Saint Nicholas, the 4th Century Bishop of Myra who … Continue reading

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Hats

A hat is a head covering. It can be worn for protection against the elements, for ceremonial or religious reasons, for safety, or as a fashion accessory. In the past, hats were an indicator of social status.  In the military, … Continue reading

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Russian America: Hidden Sanctuary of the Orthodox World

The Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR created a new video “Russian America: Hidden Sanctuary of the Orthodox World“. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2LVL0lLBvY&feature=youtu.be

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