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Exaltation OF THE HOLY CROSS

The Feast of the Elevation of the Cross Saint John of Kronstadt My beloved in Christ brethren! We celebrate today the feast of Elevation of the Holy and Life-giving Cross of our Lord. When the Patriarch Macarius, one and a … Continue reading

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The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Mother of God and Ever- Virgin Mary

The Most Holy Virgin Mary was born at a time, when people had reached such limits of decay of moral values, that it seemed altogether impossible to restore them. The best minds of this era were aware and often said … Continue reading

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Jurisdictions Come Together

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) reposed in the Lord on May 16 at the age of 74. The services at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign brought together hierarchs from various jurisdictions. His Eminence Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany, … Continue reading

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Christianity is Life!

On Tuesday, May 4/17, the 15th anniversary of the restoration of the fullness of ecclesiastical unity within the Russian Orthodox Church, and the eve of the anniversary of the enthronement of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Worship

May 16, 2022 · Fr. Stephen Freeman “When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac (Genesis 22), there was no questioning on Abraham’s part about what was intended. He understood precisely what was involved in such a thing. There … Continue reading

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Say YES!!

“And there is another step beyond. It is possible to say Yes repeatedly throughout the day. The simple phrase, “I say Yes to God,” carries a great deal of power. I have learned to make it a frequent confession in … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Virtue

The opposing virtues must be immediately planted in place of eradicated passions. The Holy Fathers enumerate these virtues in the following order: (1) abstinence is opposed to gluttony, (2) chastity is opposed to fornication, (3) non-acquisitiveness is opposed to avarice, … Continue reading

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CHRIST IS RISEN

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Eminent brother archpastors, reverend fathers, dear brothers and sisters: CHRIST IS RISEN! With a sense of jubilation in the Lord, … Continue reading

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The Priestly Preparation of the Divine Liturgy

https://inklesspen.blog/2022/04/05/the-priestly-preparation-of-the-divine-liturgy/ On April 5, 2022 By frlynch In Divine Services, Living the Faith, New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Zvezdinski), Sermons on the Divine Liturgy, On the Divine Services, Orthodoxy, Orthodoxy in America Below is Fr. Zechariah Lynch’s translation from the Russian of … Continue reading

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The Great Penitential Canon of St Andrew of Crete

by Archpriest Victor Potapov The first week of Great Lent has been known since times of old as the “dawn of abstinence,” or “clean week.” During that week, the Church persuades her children to come out of that sinful state … Continue reading

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