Venerable Gerasimus of the Jordan

Church of Serbia - 18/3/18 “Father, you burned with heavenly love, preferring the harshness of the Jordan desert to all the delights of the world. Therefore, a wild beast served you until your death; he died in obedience and grief on your grave.” (Kontakion to St. Gerasimus) . The saying goes that March comes in like a ...

Pope’s idea of single Easter date for Christians “unrealistic” – Protodeacon Kurayev

Pope’s idea of single Easter date for Christians “unrealistic” – Protodeacon Kurayev

Interfax-religion Moscow, June 16, Interfax - Protodeacon Andrey Kurayev, the famous Russian theologian, has described as "prospectless" a recent proposal by Pope Francis to introduce a single Easter date for all Christian denominations. “The Pope’s proposal to designate a single all-Christian Easter day is unrealistic,” Father Andrey wrote on his blog. In his view, the presence of the ...

Bulgarians Celebrate Love and Wine

14/2/ 13 Bulgarians celebrate Thursday two holidays in one - the Day of Love and the Day of Wine. Bulgaria has been marking the two holidays on February 14 since the fall of Communism in the late eighties, when the day of the sweethearts came to the country. Previously completely ignored by lovebirds in Bulgaria, St. Valentine's Day ...