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Святитель Игнатий Брянчанинов

St. Ignatij Brianchaninov: Sermon on Sunday before Theophany (abridged) / Cв. Игнатий Брянчанинов: Проповедь в Неделю пред Богоявлением (сокращена) “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Mt. 4:17) (Video)

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.   “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way, the voice of one crying in the […]

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Pilgrimage 2018 Postponed

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018 Dear parishioners, because of the political unrest in the Holy Land we have to postpone our pilgrimage.   Дорогие прихожане, из-за политической нестабильности в Святой Земле в настоящий момент мы вынуждены отложить наше паломничество. 

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The Nativity of Christ, fresco, Russian Orthodox Church Geelong "Joy Of All Who Sorrow", Geelong, Australia

Bishop Andrei of Yarraville and Australia – Nativity Epistle / Рождественское Послание Преосвященного Андрея, Епископа Ярравильского и Австралийского

      In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.   What do we celebrate, brothers and sisters, on this day of the Nativity? – The event, which astounded myriads of heavenly hosts. However, only a few people in the whole world attended it. Thus, in silence […]

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Jesus Christ Tempted in the Desert

Sermon: 27th Sunday after Pentecost / 27-я неделя по Пятидесятнице ‘… for our battle is not against flesh and blood, but… against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against the spiritual forces of evil in the air’ (Eph. 6)

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.   Brothers and sisters, our life is an unseen warfare, as St Paul says in the epistle to Ephesians read today: “Put on the full armour of God so that you can stand against the deceits of the devil. For our battle […]

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A Response to the “Appeal” of the Odessa Council / Ответ на «Обращение» Одесского Собора

The recently concluded Council meeting in Odessa chaired by Metropolitan Agafangel adopted a document under the intriguing title of “An Appeal to those who have Broken Away from the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.”  Who are these individuals who have “broken away” and what is it that they must do to rejoin the bosom […]

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100 Anniversary of the Beginning of Persecution of the Russian Church / 100 лет от начала гонений на Церковь в России

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.   The early church writer Tertullian expressed a thought such as this: “The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christianity”. Since the time of the Apostles the Church was persecuted and exterminated; nevertheless, it gradually spread throughout all regions […]

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The Miraculous Icon of The Mother of God of Iveron (Panagia Portraitissa)i

Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God

The Tradition The original Miraculous Icon of the Iveron Mother of God is on Mount Athos (known also as Agion Oros – Greek for the “Holy Mountain”).   Many years later this Icon appeared on the Holy Mountain (“in a pillar of fire” as Athonite tradition recounts) from the sea, close by the Iveron monastery. […]

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