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Hegumen Andrei Erastov

Sermon at the Hegumen Andrei Nomination as Bishop / Слово при наречении в епископы игумена Андрея (English and Russian)

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 […]

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Sermon on the 6th Sunday after Pascha: “Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free” (St John Chrysostom)

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. XPHCTOC BOCKPECE!   During the period of Pascha, we repeat the greeting ‘Christ is risen’ endlessly, but it never becomes something ordinary, always remaining joyful, comforting and inspiring. Why is this so? – Because these two words convey the wondrous tidings of […]

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Holy Unction

The Mystery of the Holy Unction

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Brothers and sisters, We will now celebrate the mystery of the Holy Unction. This mystery was established by our Lord Himself, and by the Holy Apostles. The Apostles sent by Jesus Christ to preach in the cities of Judea “were […]

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