NEW MONUMENTS TO RUSSIAN EMPERORS

Royal Russia - Paul Gilbert - August 2016 In recent weeks, new monuments to the Russian emperors Alexander II and Nicholas II were unveiled in Russia. While more and more monuments to Lenin and other prominent Bolsheviks and Soviets disappear from the Russian landscape, cities and towns across Russia are planning to restore busts and statues lost or damaged during ...

‘Just After the Holy and Great Council’ by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos & Saint Vlassios

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS - 14/7/16 Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios HIEROTHEOS Translated into English, original text (in Greek): Ναυπάκτου κ. Ἱεροθέου: Λίγο ΜΕΤΑ τὴν «Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο» A few days before the convocation of the ‘Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church’, as it has been characterised in recent years, I wrote ...

Communication of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to the Clerics and Faithful

  Metropolitan HILARION of Eastern America and New York -  FIRST HIERARCH of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- April 2016 To the Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy, Venerable Monastics and Pious Faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia: In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! In light of the welcome publication of the documents to ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL VISITS BELLINGSHAUSEN RUSSIAN ANTARCTIC STATION

18/2/16 - ww.mospat.ru PATRIARCH KIRILL’S HOMILY AFTER THE SERVICE AT THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN ANTARCTICA https://mospat.ru/en/2016/02/18/news128605/ On February 17, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Bellingshausen Station on Waterloo Island in Antarctica. The plane carrying the patriarch and his party took off after 7 o’clock in the morning, local time, from ...

INCARNATION – A THEODICEAN PERSPECTIVE BY CHORBISHOP KYRIAKOSE THOTTUPURAM OF CHICAGO

+Rt Rev Chorbishop Dr Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago -Chancellor of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

2/1/16 Our thesis is that the incarnation of Christ our Lord, the second Person of the Holy Trinity is an ultimate act of love which continues until He reaches the sufferings of crucifixion and gives up His life for the redemption of humanity.  The Triune God consisting of three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is ...

Irenical letter on the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord – 2015

Bucharest, Nativity of the Lord 2015 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among mankind!" (Luke 2:14) God eternally alive becomes a mortal Man in order to give eternal life to mortal men. The Son of God becomes Son of Man so that man might become a son of God by grace (cf. John 1:12). The descent ...

The Nativity Fast: A Time of Preparation

December 2015  The Fast of the Nativity is the Church's wise solace and aid to human infirmity. We are a forgetful people, but our forgetfulness is not unknown to God; and our hearts with all their misconceptions and weakened understandings are not unfamiliar to the Holy Spirit who guides and sustains this Church. We who fall far ...

The Nativity Fast: A Time of Preparation

November -December-January 2015 The Fast of the Nativity is the Church's wise solace and aid to human infirmity. We are a forgetful people, but our forgetfulness is not unknown to God; and our hearts with all their misconceptions and weakened understandings are not unfamiliar to the Holy Spirit who guides and sustains this Church. We who ...

“Lord, it is good to be here!”

26/11/15 - OCA Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, the late Dean of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the last time on Thanksgiving Day 1983.  Two weeks later, on December 13, he fell asleep in the Lord.  As is well known, Father Alexander had devoted his entire life to teaching, writing and preaching about the Eucharist—the ...

Veneration of the OCP Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala Continues in France

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OCP News Service - 25/10/15 Also Read – OCP Delegation Meets Metropolitan- Primate Mor Mariam Philipose of Eglise Syro-Orthodoxe-Francophone Church: OCP Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala Venerated in France: France: Veneration of the OCP Icon of St Gregorious of Parumala continue to take place in France under the leadership of Metropolitan Mor Mairam Philipose - Primate of the ...

Licensing as father confessors at the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence

On Friday, 7 August 2015, the Patriarch of Romania licensed several priests of the Archdiocese of Bucharest as father confessors. The religious service was celebrated in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence dedicated to Saint Great Martyr George. The training of the father confessor lasts all his life, just like that of the physician’s To end ...

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 ...

The Patriarch of Romania at Ghighiu Monastery

On 21 June 2015, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, the Patriarch of Romania visited the monastic community of Ghighiu Monastery, county of Prahova, where he participated in the Divine Liturgy. To end with the celebration, the Patriarch of Romania spoke about the spiritual teaching of the evangelical pericope of the Gospel according to Matthew 6:22-23, read today ...

Historic Visit: The First Serbian Patriarch visits Montreal

June 2015 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Diocese of Canada, visited on Thursday, June 18, 2015 the city of Montreal. During this visit the Serbian Patriarch visited the Holy Trinity church-school congregation. This is the first time in the history of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Diocese of Canada that a first hierarch ...

Basilica Press Center of the Romanian Patriarchate Celebrated on the Day of the Holy Trinity

May - June 2015 The second day of the Pentecost, when we celebrate the Holy Trinity is a holiday for Basilica Press Centre of the Romanian Patriarchate. Each year, there are two festive moments which are gathering together at the table of gratitude and communion all the staff of the BASILICA Press Center: the feast of ...

First Greek Orthodox Church Of Western Hemisphere Celebrates 150 Years Of Service

First Greek Orthodox Church Of Western Hemisphere Celebrates 150 Years Of Service

Katerina Papathanasiou - Greek Reporter - 19/5/15 A new documentary by producers Christina Kogos and Laila Morcos Zissis and director Jason Rhein, entitled “Greeks in New Orleans: 150 Years of Holy Trinity,” premiered on WYES-TV/Channel 12 on May 7, honoring the birth of the oldest church in the western hemisphere, Holy Trinity, highlighting the Greek community’s presence in New Orleans ...

New Books from Holy Trinity Publications

April 2015 Website: Over the previous four months, Holy Trinity Publications has worked tirelessly to pass on the legacy of Orthodox Russia to all who strive to be faithful to Christ and His Church. Beginning in December 2014, the following materials have been published: four books, an audio recording and Troitskij Pravoslavnyj Russkij calendar na 2015 god ...

What Is a “Selfie?”

April 2015 As we approach the final days of Great Lent, I would like to turn my attention to a theme that surfaces often in my teaching and preaching in addition to my reflection and reading—the contemporary preoccupation and obsession with the “self.”  From therapists to talk-show hosts and even “spiritual teachers,” we are enjoined to ...

The Life of Archimandrite Kyprian (Pyzhov)

THE LIFE OF ARCHIMANDRITE KYPRIAN (PYZHOV)

ROCOR-April 2015 From the Editors: Today, dear brothers and sisters, we prayerfully remember Archimandrite Kyprian (Pyzhov) on the anniversary of his death, prepared with the help of materials published by Holy Trinity Monastery and originally published as part of The History of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Kyrill Dimitrievich Pyzhov, tonsured Kyprian, was born in St ...

Annunciation Feast at the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral

On 25 March 2015, the Orthodox faithful celebrate the Annunciation. On the occasion of this great feast, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania celebrated the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom united to the Vesper service at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Bucharest, assisted by a group of priests and deacons. His Grace Varlaam, Assistant Bishop ...

Feast of the Three Saints Hierarchs at the Romanian Patriarchate

On 30 January the Orthodox faithful celebrate the Three Saints Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. The Three Saints Hierarchs lived in the 4th century and are mentioned in the history of the Church as protectors of the theological education and of the right faith in regard to the dogma of ...