Tag Archives: Christ

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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The Heavenly Marriage

“Now He Who … has anointed us is God; Who has also sealed us and given (us) the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” 2nd Cor 1: 21 – 22) It is beautiful to see a wedding. There, in … Continue reading

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Holy Feast Day of the Dormition

“Magnify O my soul, the honourable Translation of the Mother of God from earth to heaven.” (Refrain for the 9th Ode of the Canon) From the moment that our first parents, Adam and Eve rebelled against God and fell into … Continue reading

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Time and Eternity in Orthodox Worship

Kairos / Chronos Standing in Two Worlds St. Paul instructs us in several of his Epistles to: “redeem the time.” There are many different meanings of this phrase, but one meaning is that in Orthodox Divine Services we can experience … Continue reading

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Little by Little

Change Comes Little By Little “We often become frustrated with ourselves, wanting to change bad behavior, but seemingly incapable of making the changes we desire. Each week we confess the same sins over and over. We know the priest has … Continue reading

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Are you Justified??

Romans 5:1-10 “Being justified by faith, we have peace with God…”  I recently had a conversation with some people who followed a protestant Christian tradition.  They wanted to know about this “justification” and how it fit into our Orthodox faith.  … Continue reading

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Phone and email and text messages

From: Russian Orthodox Church Cardiff : Kazan Icon of the Mother of God “I am always slightly dumb-founded when members of the community try to call on the telephone before Liturgy on Sunday mornings, and can only come to the … Continue reading

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Eternal Life

Eternal Life:  John 17:1-13 A really interesting Gospel lesson Fr Nektary read earlier, however, it’s not like there is anything uninteresting in the Gospel. The reading in the Gospel of John, is a prayer of Jesus to God, to God … 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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