What Is Necessary for a Saving Confession?

Pravoslavie.ru - Church of Serbia - March 2017 What is Confession? Confession is the oral avowal of one’s sins that lie heavy upon the conscience. Repentance cleanses the soul and makes it ready to receive the Holy Spirit, but confession, so to speak, only empties the soul of sins. Let us present a simple analogy and comparison ...

CROSS PROCESSION IN KHUST IN MEMORY OF ANCIENT BYZANTINE PROCESSION

Orthodox Life - August 2016 More than two hundred clergy and a few thousand laity walked in a traditional Cross procession in the city of Khust in the Transcarpathian region. The prayer procession was held on August 21 in memory of the procession formerly held in ancient times in Constantinople with a particle of the Cross of ...

Women in the Orthodox Church

St Mary Magdalene

August 2014 The commemoration day of St. Mary Magdalene brings to mind in general the role of women in the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy has a long history of women as equal-to-the-apostles, serving alongside men as missionaries, priest’s wives, and nuns. St. Mary Magdalene was one of the first to know of Christ’s Resurrection, and the Lord ...