By St. Philaret, the Metropolitan of New York One of the greatest and most painfully evident deficiencies of our contemporary life is our inability to celebrate our feasts in a Christian manner. Our lives are ordered in such a way that interests of a purely worldly character dominate them. Jobs, worry over income and shallow […]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. In today’s Gospel reading, we heard: “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve […]
By St. Philaret, the Metropolitan of New York We all understand how important prayer is for the spiritual life of an Orthodox Christian. But how are we to pray? Two forms of prayer are evident in the Orthodox Christian life: private prayers said at home and unified Church prayer. Each has certain special characteristics. […]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This Sunday is the day of all saints of Russia, Belorussia, and Ukraine. The way on which the saints reached holiness is the way of the Gospel commandments. This is why today’s Gospel reading contains Christ’s commandments of […]
Monday of the Holy Spirit 2017 – Conversation with Archbishop Sophrony of Saint Petersburg and Northern Russia about contemporary issues in today’s Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Monday of the Holy Spirit 2017 Monday of the Holy Spirit. Liturgy: Gospel reading, Litany of fervent supplication. Понедельник Св. Духа. Литургия: Чтение Евангелия, Сугубая ектения. Monday of the Holy Spirit. Liturgy: Great Entrance. Понедельник Св. Духа. Литургия: Великий вход. Monday of the Holy Spirit. Liturgy: Bishop’s blessing. Понедельник Св. Духа. Литургия: Архиерейское благословение. Monday […]
Why is it, you ask, that one can pray for so many years with a prayer book, and still not have prayer in his heart? I think the reason is that people only spend a little time lifting themselves up to God when they complete their prayer rule, and in other times, they do […]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. On the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the memory of all Saints. Who were the Saints? – They were true Christians. Jesus Christ was incarnate and the Holy Spirit descended, so as to renew human nature, […]
The Celebration of Pentecost and Episcopal Ordination of Hegumen Andrei Erastov, Sunday 4th Jun 2017 A big Thank You to Mr. Nicholas Sherman who is the author these absolutely stunning photographs of Vladykas Consecration. Please, visit Nicholas website to view his photography work at www.nsherman.info.
The decision to consecrate Hegumen Andrei as Bishop of Australia was made by the bishops of the District Outside of Russia of the ROCA, Archbishop Andronik of Syracuse and St. Nicholas and Bishop Stefan of Trenton and North America. On May 5/18, 2017, the following decree was issued: “We, the hierarchs of the […]
“O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of truth, come and dwell in us.” Thus we pray today, as we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles: thus also prayed the apostles, as they awaited the Comforter promised to them from the Heavenly Father. And it was not in vain that they appealed […]
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Your Graces, brothers, and sisters, The Council of Bishops has passed the resolution to call me to the episcopal ministry. The Episcopal ministry is the continuation of the work of the apostles. The Holy Spirit descended upon […]