THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

 The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2018 On Tuesday August 15/28, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Dormition of Theotokos at her Tomb in Gethsemane. For this Feast the Church teaches that the Theotokos slept in the Lord in a natural death, but she was taken up in heaven both in soul and body, and was placed ...

Sermon on the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple

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Church of Serbia - 5/12/17 If a tree is known by its fruit, and a good tree bears good fruit (Mt. 7:17; Lk. 6:44), then is not the Mother of Goodness Itself, She who bore the Eternal Beauty, incomparably more excellent than every good, whether in this world or the world above? Therefore, the coeternal and ...

MOTHER OF GOD APPEARS TO VIETNAMESE WOMAN WHO SUBSEQUENTLY CONVERTED TO ORTHODOXY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 5/9/17 Fr. George Maximov, a Moscow priest who often serves on missionary trips throughout Asia, has posted on his Facebook page the words of a Vietnamese woman who converted to Orthodoxy after the Mother of God appeared to her. The woman, Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, a former Buddhist living and working in Vũng Tàu, Vietnam, was baptized into ...

The Dormition of the Most-holy Theotokos

Church of Serbia - August 2016 The Lord Who, on Mount Sinai, gave the Fifth Commandment, Honor thy father and thy mother, showed by His own example how one should respect one’s parents. Hanging on the Cross in agony, He remembered His Mother, and indicating the Apostle John He said to her: Woman, behold thy son. After ...

Roman Catholic Priest Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil Crucified by ISIS on Good Friday

Toronto Catholic Witness - 28/3/16 YEMEN +R.I.P+ Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday ~ Cardinal Schönborn confirmed the priest's martyrdom during the Easter Vigil  Austrian media is reporting that Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna confirmed last night, during the Easter Vigil at Stephansdom that the Salesian priest, Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday. Polonia ...

The Power of Christian Marriage

The Power of Christian Marriage

July 2015 Our challenge is not only to say words about marriage, but to live them out in ways that draw others to Christ and His Church. Orthodox Christianity affirms the unique glory of the life-giving union of husband and wife as an icon of the Holy Trinity and of the salvation of the world. Marriage is ...

Sermon on the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple

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November 2014 If a tree is known by its fruit, and a good tree bears good fruit (Mt. 7:17; Lk. 6:44), then is not the Mother of Goodness Itself, She who bore the Eternal Beauty, incomparably more excellent than every good, whether in this world or the world above? Therefore, the coeternal and identical Image of ...