Homily on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross

March 2015 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit! The attitude in the Church of God towards the Lord’s Cross sometimes seems unusual and surprising to the world. And since we are in many ways sensual rather than spiritual, we too sometimes share this perplexity with the world. For ...

Center for Orthodox Cultural Studies signed in Shanghai

The Chinese Orthodox Church - July 2014 Agreement about formation of the Center for Study of Orthodox Culture signed in Shanghai. On June 11, 2014, a solemn signing of the agreement between the Shanghai International Studies University and the Patriarchal Council for Culture about formation of the Center for Study of Orthodox Culture at the University of Shanghai took ...

Russian Church to open a center for studying Orthodox culture in Shanghai

Moscow, June 16, Interfax - The Shanghai Foreign Languages University and the Patriarchal Council for Culture signed an agreement to set up a center for studying Orthodox culture at the university in Shanghai. The document was signed by the University rector professor Cao Demin and executive secretary of the Patriarchal Council for Culture Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), ...

“Everyday Saints” Wins the Hearts of Polish Catholics

January 14, 2014. PRAVMIR. The book Everyday Saints and Other Stories by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) has won the hearts of Catholic monks in Poland. Book alters understanding of Russian Orthodoxy and changes people’s attitude towards Russia. 80% of the Orthodox bestseller’s Polish edition, released by the Polish Orthodox publishing house “Bratchik” will be bought by Catholics, noted ...

Everyday Saints and Other Stories

Wesley J. Smith - 8/3/13 Thirty years ago, who would have dreamed that a 490-page book by a Russian Orthodox monk would sweep Russia and sell millions of copies around the world? But that has been the deserved publishing history of Everyday Saints and Other Stories, recently translated into English. The book is all the rage among ...

Revealing secret lives of saints in Russia’s orthodox literature

Alisa Orlova 9/7/2012 One of the most popular books among Russian readers right now could be considered a modern version of «The Lives of the Saints.» «Unholy Holies,» a book about the lives of monks and priests written by a monk is sitting on the Russian bestseller lists and selling out its print runs. In September 2011, ...

Moscow aids Kosovo monasteries

Tanjug 9/2/2012 The Sretensky Monastery in Moscow has launched an action aimed at helping Serbian orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo-Metohija, the Ras-Prizren Diocese stated on Tuesday evening. The Sretensky Monastery in Moscow has launched an action aimed at helping Serbian orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo-Metohija, the Ras-Prizren Diocese stated on Tuesday evening. The monastery has opened ...

WE SHALL UPHOLD THE CANDLE OF ORTHODOXY IN KOSOVO!

6/2/2012 Plea to parishioners and all who wish to help. At the Saturday evening service before the Sunday of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), abbot of the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow, gave a talk to the congregation about the monastery’s new effort to help the suffering Serbian Orthodox population in Kosovo ...