St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia

Church of Serbia - 14/1/18 Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, “belongs not to the Church of Caesarea alone, nor merely to his own time, nor was he of benefit only to his own kinsmen, but rather to all lands and cities worldwide, and to all people he brought and still brings benefit, ...

St. Tikhon’s site of annual Florovsky Symposium February 24-25

Fr. Georges Florovsky

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications/ Seraphim Danckaert] -OCA- 8/2/17 Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary will be the site of the sixth annual Florovsky Symposium February 24-25, 2017.  Hieromonk Nikolai [Sakharov] of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Essex, England, will be the keynote speaker. The symposium is an annual tradition initiated by a scholarly society at ...

Thousands of believers present at Bistriţa Monastery on the Feast of Pious Saint Gregory the Decapolite

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 27/11/16 Thousands of believers participated Sunday, 20 November 2016, in the Divine Liturgy celebrated at Bistrița Monastery, Vâlcea County, on the Feast of Pious Saint Gregory the Decapolite, Radio Trinitas reports. His Eminence Irineu, Metropolitan of Oltenia, presided over the Divine Liturgy. The following Romanian hierarchs concelebrated: His Eminence Teodosie, Archbishop of ...

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy on the 8th anniversary as Romanian Patriarch of His Beatitude Daniel

September - October 2015 His Beatitude Daniel celebrated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, eight years since his enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (30 September 2007). Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral On this anniversary moment, the Divine Liturgy was officiated by the Romanian Patriarch in the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Along with His Beatitude ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Visits Naples

On April 11, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, along with President Serzh Sargsyan of the Republic of Armenia; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilica: attended ceremonies held in the San Gregorio Armeno Church in Naples, Italy. Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, pilgrims of Armenian Church Dioceses ...

On the Feast of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenians renew their faith with the relics of the Saint

Sunday 22 March 2015. The Feast of St. Gregory the Illuminator, patron saint of the Armenian Church, is also the day of pilgrimage to the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. His Holiness Aram I entered the Church holding the relic of the right hand of Saint Gregory, accompanied by the clergy who carried ...

The Three Hierarchs: Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory the Theologian and Saint John Chrysostom

February 2015 Each of these saints have their own feast day. St. Basil the Great, January 1; St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25; and St. John Chrysostom, January 27. This combined feast day, January 30, was instituted in the eleventh century during the reign of Emperor Alexius Comnenus. At one time a debate arose among the people ...

Discourse On the Nativity of Christ by Saint Gregory Thaumatourgos – Bishop of Neo-Caesarea

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December 2014 Brethren, we behold now a great and wondrous mystery. Shepherds with cries of joy come forth as messengers to the sons of mankind, not on their hilly pastures with their flocks conversing and not in the field with their sheep frolicking, but rather in the city of David Bethlehem spiritual songs exclaiming. In the ...

The Patriarch of Romania at the Patriarchal Cathedral

March 2014 On 16 March 2014, Sunday of Saint Gregory Palama, the second of the Lent, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Bucharest, assisted by a group of priests and deacons. After reading the Evangelical pericope, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel delivered a sermon in which he ...

Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition – New Book from STOTS

16/2/14 Dr. Christopher Veniamin’s latest work, The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, was recently released by Mount Tabor Publishing. The volume may be ordered directly from the publisher and from Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Bookstore. Dr. Veniamin is Professor of Patristics at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary.  As with his prodigious publication, Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies, ...

The Secondary School of the Three Saints Hierarchs celebrated its Saints Patrons

Romanian Orthodox Church Thursday, 30 January 2014, the four years old Secondary School of the “Three Saints Hierarchs” of the “Saint Nicholas” University chapel celebrated its Saints Patrons, Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and Saint John Chrysostom. The festive time was held in “Patriarch Teoctist” Aula Magna of the Patriarchate Palace, in the presence ...

Repentance According to Saint Gregory Palamas

Abbot Ephraim of Vatopedi - April 2013 As we all know, Saint Gregory Palamas is a great luminary of the Orthodox Church, who with the whole of his theology – the fruit of his life in Christ – managed, in his day, to revive Orthodox theology in all its profundity. It is said on the Holy Mountain ...

The Canaanite Woman Becomes a Teacher for us Due o her Deep Lowliness

On 17 February 2013, the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, the Evangelical fragment on the Healing of the Canaanite woman’s daughter was read in all the Orthodox churches. In the sermon delivered in the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence with Saint Gregory the Enlightener as saint patron, His Beatitude emphasised the teaching of today’s evangelical pericope. The Canaanite ...

The Nativity of Jesus Christ, our Lord, is the Mysterious Work of the Most Holy Trinity

On 23 December 2012, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, delivered a sermon in the chapel of Saint Gregory the Enlightener of the Patriarchal Residence in which he explained the significance of the evangelical parable of the Sunday before the Nativity of the Lord of Saint Evangelist Matthew 1:1-24, referring to the ...

The Example Of The Rich Man Whose Ground Yielded An Abundant Harvest

20/11/2012 On 18 November 2012, the Orthodox Church is on the 16th Sunday after Pentecost. The Evangelical pericope presenting the example of the rich man whose ground yielded an abundant harvest was read in all churches. In the sermon delivered in the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence with Saint Gregory the Enlightener as saint patron, His Beatitude ...

Restoration of Armenian church in Turkey’s Malatya to commence

23/10/2012 Restoration of the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church of Vank village, which is located seven kilometers from Turkey’s Malatya city, is getting underway. Malatya’s special provincial directorate already brought construction material and scaffoldings near the church to commence restoration, Haberyurdum website of Turkey informs. Chairman Hosrof Koletavitoglu of the Union of Malatya Armenians noted that the ...

The Patriarch Of Romania: „The Deeds Of The Christian Mercy Bring Much Spiritual Healing Wherever There Is Sufferance And Loneliness”

On 20 March 2011, the Orthodox Church was on the 2nd Sunday, of the Lent, also called of Saint Gregory Palama. The Evangelical pericope of Mark chapter II, lines 1 – 12, relating about the healing of the weak man of Capernaum, was read in all the Orthodox churches. In the sermon delivered at the ...

The Patriarch Preached In The Chapel Of “Saint Gregory The Enlightener” Of The Patriarchal Residence

Romanian Orthodox Church 25/7/2010 Yesterday, 25 July, the Orthodox Church spent the 9th Sunday after the Pentecost. During the Divine Liturgy, the pericope of the Gospel according to Matthew was read relating about the Saviour walking on water and calming down the storm. His Beatitude participated in the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the chapel of “Saint Gregory ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT GREGORY THE ILLUMINATOR

On Sunday 29 March, the Church celebrated the Feast of the entrance of St. Gregory into the pit (Khorvirab) on the Plain of Ararat. On this day the Catholicosate of Cilicia and all Dioceses also remember when the Holy See of Cilicia was uprooted from its historical home and settled in Antelias (Lebanon).His Holiness Aram ...