THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XXI)
The Feast of Feasts-The Holy Pascha of the Lord.
On Saturday, the day after the crucifixion of the Lord, His disciples and followers were filled with gloom, for they had seen their Lord and Master die, crucified on a cross. As Holy Scripture tells
CARING FOR OUR PARISH FAMILY
By Prota Slobodan Jovic
Source: St. Achangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
"Take care of him, and if there is any expense over and above, l will repay you on my way back" (Lk 10:35).
These familiar words of the Go
DIALOGUE BETWEEN A GERON (ELDER) AND ATHEIST
One morning, the holy Elder (”Geron”) Epiphanios Theodoropoulos (1930-1989) was in a conversation with 2-3 visitors at his home. One of them was an ideological atheist and a communist. Suddenly, someone from outside came rushing in,
OUR WAR IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD
On the Question of the "Toll-Houses"
Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky
We are fools for Christ's sake,
but ye are wise in Christ.
Our life among a population which, although it is nominally Christian, in many re
LET US LIFT UP OUR HEARTS
By Fr. Chris Metropulos
Source: HELLENIC Communication Service
Someone once asked why we Orthodox chant our Divine Liturgy. The answer was a bit surprising to the person: “When you sing, you pray twice!” Really? Sing
THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XX)
Great Feasts of the Paschal Cycle.
The Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Sunday Before Pascha).
On the Sunday before Pascha, the Holy Church celebrates the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem. Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Beth
EVERY CHRISTIAN MUST BEAR HIS CROSS
By Metropolitan Philaret Third First Hierarch of the ROCOR
(†8/21 November, 1985)
At today's Divine Liturgy we heard that the Lord Jesus Christ said that a Christian must carry his cross: whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself,
Source: Russian Inok
By Bishop Photii of Traditza
This evening, with the help of our Lord, it is my intention to speak with you about self-justification—something that we all know from our personal experience, something f
ELEVATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
By Fr. K Paul Wesche
Source: St. Herman Orthodox Church
Today, the Elevation of Christ’s Holy Cross, is the climax of the 40 day lenten period that began with the Feast of Holy Transfiguration on Aug 6, in which time we have passed
THE DREAM OF ROOD
“The Dream of the Rood (=Cross)” is a wonderful Old English poem written in the 8th century (before the Schism). It tells of how the Cross appeared to a man in a vision and spoke to him. It provides profound Orthodox insight on the Myster