The Resurrection of Christ Is an Invitation for a Renewed Life

March - April 2016 27 March 2106. On Sunday morning the Easter Liturgy began in Antelias with His Holiness Aram I entering the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in procession as the bells of the Cathedral rang. The Easter Liturgy, which was chanted by the “Shenorhali” choir of the Catholicosate, was attended by the faithful, ambassadors, ...

Sermon by Archbishop Alypy (Gamanovich) of Chicago and Mid-America on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

ROCOR- December 2015 We heard the Gospel reading about how, “ A certain man made a great supper, and bade many (Luke 14, 16).” But when everything was ready, the invited guests refused to attend, making personal excuses: one had acquired a plot of land, another bought five oxen, a third had married. This parable expresses God's ...

A safe passage: a Christian response to the plight of refugees and displaced peoples

12/8/15 By His Grace Bishop Angaelos - General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom As countries across Europe unite in their efforts to address the crisis in the Middle East and its root causes and effects, it is important that as Christians, we recognise our role and what we represent in the midst ...

A Feast of Divine Beauty

OCA- August 2015 In several days, we will celebrate the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, a Feast of light and glory celebrated every year on August 6.  The account of the Transfiguration can be found in three of the Gospels - Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8 and Luke 9:28-36.  There is also a powerful ...