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Собор новомучеников и исповедников Церкви Русской

Sermon: New Martyrs of Russia / Новые Mученики Российские (Video) “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Rev. 2.10)

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.   Brothers and sisters,   We celebrate today the memory of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia. This year this celebration is especially meaningful since January 25 / February 7 marks the 100th anniversary of the martyr’s death of St. […]

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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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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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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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Pannichida for Brother José Muñoz-Cortes

Sermon: The 20th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Brother José Muñoz-Cortes / 20 лет со дня mученической кончины Брата Иосифа Муньоза (Photos)

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.   Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the martyrdom of Brother Joseph Munoz, the guardian of the Miraculous Myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God. In 1982, he traveled around Mount Athos and there he received as a gift the […]

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