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The Parish of The Holy Martyrs of Vilnius in Yarraville, Melbourne

Bishop Andrei’s Response to V. Moss / Ответ еп. Андрея В. Моссу (English and Russian)

  Bishop Andrei’s Response to V. Moss   In his article “The Reunification Of The Russian Church” (Воссоединение Русской Церкви) http://nftu.net/reply-of-v-moss-to-the-proposals-of-bishop-andrei-erastov/#comment-2728, church historian Vladimir Moss provides a critical analysis of the report that I prepared for the VI All-Diaspora Council in January 2017.  More precisely, V. Moss examines only the final, closing section, in which […]

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St Ninians Chapel

Pre-Schism Western Saints: Saint Ninian – Bishop of Galloway and The “Apostle of the Southern Picts”, Scotland (Photos)

  Saint Ninian (Ninia), a Briton by origin, is one of the most venerated saints of Scotland. He is commemorated as “Apostle of the Southern Picts.” Although few details of the life and activities of St. Ninian are known, in addition to ancient traditions several early written pieces of evidence about the saint have survived. […]

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Изгнање демона из гадаринских ђавоиманих. Фреска. Србија. XIV век. Косово. Високи Дечани 1

Sermon on 10th Sunday after Pentecost

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.   The event described in the Gospel reading we heard today, took place right after the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ on the mountain of Tabor. When Christ descended the mountain with his disciples Peter, James, and John, on the day […]

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Father Seraphim Rose

Father Seraphim Rose on ‘Super-Correctness’ in Orthodoxy Today – ‘Fanaticism hinders a man’s understanding, but true faith gives it freedom.’ St. Macarius of Optina

The following article represents a chapter from the book “Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works” by Hieromonk Damascene. Based on Fr Seraphim’s letters to Fr Alexis Young and others, it describes Fr Seraphim’s spiritual confrontation with Boston Transfiguration Monastery: “orthodoxy of the heart” vs. “orthodoxy of the mind”.   *** Of all the modern […]

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Communion Orthodox Icon

Bible Talk: The Language of the Orthodox Icon

The Iconography of Christ’s Resurrection       In order to understand the iconography of the Resurrection of Christ, it is necessary to say a few words about the language of the Orthodox icon.       When comparing Western religious paintings to Orthodox Icons, one’s eye immediately catches their distinctive artistic style. (1) But […]

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