Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonder worker – Archbishop of Myra

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Church of Serbia - 24/12/17 This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to God by dedicating ...

Patriarch Daniel: True faith and prayer maintain the unity of the Church

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - June 2017 On the seventh Sunday after Easter, the Gospel points out that true faith and prayer maintain the unity of the Church. Our Lord Jesus Christ prays for the unity of the Church because He knows how hard it is to maintain it in the face of selfish passions ...

Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker – Archbishop of Myra

Church of Serbia- December 2016 - January 2017 This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to ...

Siberian City Celebrates Easter in a Big Way

www.sputniknews.com - 2/5/16 Residents of the Russian city of Yakutsk are celebrating Easter by baking what's thought to be the biggest kulich (an Orthodox Easter holiday cake) in the world. Twelve bakers and pastry cooks working at a local bakery in a Siberian city spent about three days to create this magnificent 1.5-meter tall treat which weighs about 400 kilograms (over 880 ...

President Putin Wishes Orthodox Christians a Happy Easter

www.sputniknews.com - 1/5/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday wished Orthodox Christians and all other Russian citizens a happy Easter, the Kremlin’s press service said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday wished Orthodox Christians and all citizens of Russia a happy Easter, as the country commemorated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Kremlin’s press service said. "The great holiday of Easter evokes ...

ST. EPHRAIM THE SYRIAN

St. Ephraim the Syrian

10/2/16 - ROCA.org  Although St. Ephraim is commemorated before the beginning of Great Lent, he is more particularly remembered during this time in connection with the well-known prayer he composed: "O Lord and Master of my life..," which is recited repeatedly in the daily lenten cycle of services, as it should also be by Orthodox faithful in ...

Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker – Archbishop of Myra

December 2015 This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to God by dedicating their son to ...

Heresies and Councils

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos, "Empirical Dogmatics" 14/2/14 In general, heresy is a deviation from the teaching of the Prophets, Apostles and Fathers; a deviation from the decisions of the Local and Ecumenical Councils, but also a change in the presuppositions of Orthodox dogma, which are holy hesychasm and the degrees of spiritual perfection, namely, purification, illumination and glorification, or ...

Orthodox Church celebrates St. Spyridon, the saint of shoemakers and the expeller of plague

12/12/13 Sofia. On December 12, the Orthodox Church celebrates St Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, one of the great saints and miracle workers of the IVth century. St. Spyridon was born on the island of Cyprus during the reign of Constantine the Great. He became a bishop in the city of Trimythous. According to the legend, he cured Emperor ...

Orthodox relic from Greece to be on display in Belarus 9-17 May

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MINSK, 9 January (BelTA) – Belarusian and Greek Orthodox Churches have agreed that the relic of the right hand of Saint Spyridon of Trimythous will be brought to Belarus and be on display on 9-17 May 2013, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian Exarchate. The relic which is to be brought from Corfu, Kerkyra will be displayed ...