‘Great Lent is a Great Time to Re-connect with Creation’ – John McKinney

John McKinney - OCP News Service - 17/4/19 On Earth, as it is in Heaven: For the Orthodox Christian, every day is Earth Day. And Great Lent is a great time to re-connect with creation. During our Lenten journey, we’ve been doing—or at least trying to do with God’s help—a bit of restoration work: on ourselves, and ...

John McKinney, The Trailmaster, Calls On Us To Take a Spiritual Approach to the Care of Nature in his New Video: “Letter from John to the Hikers”

The Trail Master - 18/4/18 On Earth Day April 22 and every day, “Begin the restoration of nature by restoring yourself,” urges author John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, in his new video Letter from John to the Hikers. “Give up blame. Set aside anger. Give thanks for God’s many blessings, for friends and family, and for the natural world around ...

Saint Sava I – First Archbishop of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 29/1/18 Saint Sava, First Archbishop of Serbia, in the world Rostislav (Rastko), was a son of the Serbian king Stephen Nemanya and Anna, daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Romanus. From his early years he fervently attended church services and had a special love for icons. At seventeen years of age, Rostislav met a ...

Hiking the Holy Mountain – Tales of Monks & Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos – Book

Olympus Press - 18/10/17 Contact: Cheri Rae (Cheri@TheTrailmaster.com) 805-845-7102 Buy a copy from Amazon Here: “On this amazing path we call life, we’re often compelled to change direction.” —John McKinney. Visit - www.thetrailmaster.com After writing thirty books about hiking, John McKinney, aka “The Trailmaster,” was compelled by extraordinary events to live through—then write about—an odyssey that took him to a ...

TESTIMONY OF AN UNKNOWN MIRACLE OF ST. PAISIOS THE ATHONITE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 6/9/17 A previously unknown miracle of the great St. Paisios the Athonite has been reported by Spyros Symeon, who himself learned the story on Mt. Athos, at the Panagouda cell where the saint himself had lived. The story has been posted on AgionOros: There was a couple in Athens that had a daily conflict. The husband was ...

DISPUTED ATHONITE STATEMENT ON CRETE COUNCIL SPARKS CONTROVERSY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 10/8/17 A group of representatives from each of the 20 Athonite monasteries met recently to respond to the unrest that has arisen in the Church following last June’s council on the island of Crete that produced a number of documents, several of which have proved controversial. Their statement was eagerly awaited by many in ...

Life of Our Holy Father Sava I

Church of Serbia - 26/1/17 Enlightener and First Archbishop of the Serbs (+1235) Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 He Serbian Grand Zhupan (Patriarchal leader) Stephen Nemanja had two sons, Stephen and Vukan; yet, he and his wife Anna desired, if it be ...

‘Orthodox Psychotherapy and Western Psychology’ – Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios

Holy Metropolis of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios - 17/10/16 In the Metropolis of the Patriarchate of Antioch – America, 2016, Second PaperOrthodox Psychotherapy and Western Psychology by His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios. (Lectures given by Metropolitan of Nafpaktos, Hierotheos (Vlachos) at the July 18–22 Archdiocesan Clergy Symposium, convened by Metropolitan Joseph and ...

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND THE PATRIARCH ON MOUNT ATHOS

www.katehon.com - 28/5/16 Also Read: ATHOS ELDERS CALLED RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL VLADIMIR PUTIN MEETS WITH PATRIARCH KIRILL AT ST. PANTELEIMON MONASTERY (ATHOS) PATRIARCH KIRILL SERVED A MOLEBEN IN ST. PANTELEIMON MONASTERY ON ATHOS: On May 28th, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a pilgrimage visit to Mount Athos. Together with the Patriarch ...

MONKS OF KARAKALLOU WRITE CONCERNING JULY COUNCIL DOCUMENTS

www.pravoslavie.ru- 27/2/16 Below is the first of six letters from Athonite monasteries regarding the Pan-Orthodox Synod to be translated into English: Letter from the Holy Monastery of Karakallos, Mt. Athos, regarding the Pan-Orthodox Council March 6, 2016 To the Venerable Sacred Community of the Holy Mountain In Karyes We embrace Your Reverend and All-Venerable in Christ with brotherly love. Through this ...

ORTHODOXY AS THERAPY

http://impantokratoros.gr/ - December 2015 Protopresbyter Fr. George D. Metallinos Professor Emeritus of the Athens University "THE WAY" An introduction to the Orthodox Faith CHAPTER 3 If we wished to conventionally define Christianity, as Orthodoxy, we would say it is the experiencing of the presence of the Uncreated (=of God) throughout history, and the potential of creation (=mankind) becoming God “by Grace”. Given the ...

PRIMATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH VISITS MT. ATHOS

On 4 November 2015, the feast day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine arrived in the Russian monastery of St. Panteleimon on the Holy Mountain of Athos. The brethren met the Metropolitan at the gates; he proceeded to the main church and venerated the ...

PRIMATE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH RECEIVES MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON PREPARATION FOR THE 1000TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN MONASTICISM ON MOUNT ATHOS

On 17 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of the Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos. Taking part in the meeting that was held at the Patriarchal and Synodal resident in St. Daniel’s Monastery were Metropolitan ...

GREEK GOVERNMENT TO ALLOCATE 1.3 MILLION EURO TO HOLY MOUNT ATHOS

Pravoslavie.ru - April 2015 According to the Government Gazette (Greece), the Greek Ministerial Council has approved the amount of annual aid to monasteries on Mt. Athos, assigned in accordance with article No. 2 of the law No. 1166/1981, “On institution of annual grants to holy monasteries of the Holy Mountain.” The decision was made several days after a ...

Three Prophecies on the Ukraine

St. Lawrence of Chernigov

March 2015 St Laurence of Chernigov (+ 1950) said: When a little freedom comes and they open and restore churches and monasteries, then all sorts of false teachings will appear; demons and secret atheists (Catholics, Uniats, self-ordained Ukrainians and others) will take up arms and fight against the Orthodox Church of Rus, its unity and its catholicity ...

Saint Sava I – First Archbishop of Serbia

27/1/15 Saint Sava, First Archbishop of Serbia, in the world Rostislav (Rastko), was a son of the Serbian king Stephen Nemanya and Anna, daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Romanus. From his early years he fervently attended church services and had a special love for icons. At seventeen years of age, Rostislav met a monk from Mount Athos, ...

Patriarch John X : Athos is a prayer-rope for the entire world

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - November 2014 "At night when human voices, movements and tumult are clothed in stillness, enlighten every movement of my soul with Yourself, O Jesus, Light of the Righteous. At the hour when you give rest to the weary, O my Lord, let our thoughts of you be intoxicated with the sweetest dream, ...

St. Olga’s Convent in Lugansk damaged from shelling, sisters evacuated

        July 2014 The holy convent reports: “Today, July 11, 2014, has been the most difficult day for our convent and for the city of Lugansk. “According to city residents, many civilian people have been killed or injured as a result of the bombing. Since 11:00, active shelling of the Lugansk regional clinical oncologic dispensary and (situated on ...

The 10th Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of Metropolitan Tikhon

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 16/2/14 It is with deep love and respect and heartfelt thanksgiving that we mark the Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who was consecrated at Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery Church, South Canaan, PA ten years ago today—on February 14, 2004. He was elected to the episcopacy by members ...

Elder Paisios the Athonite to be canonized soon

December 2013 Paisios the Athonite and other elders from Holy Mount Athos will be canonized soon, reports the AgionOros.ru ("Holy Mountain") website with reference to the authoritative Greek portal Hellas-Orthodoxy. Several months ago the same portal, with the reference to sources from Holy Mount Athos, was the first to publish the information on the impending canonization of ...

Visiting the ‘Holy Mountain’ Athos in Greece

The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos 1/6/13 There’s an autonomous region in Greece that’s home to the “Holy Mountain.” It’s one of the holiest sites for Orthodox Christians. About 2,000 monks live there. But anyone can visit, as long as they’re male. Reporter Matthew Brunwasser spent four days in Mount Athos, among the monks and the pilgrims ...