ZACCHAEUS SUNDAY (Luke 19:1-10)

27.01.2015 in Articles

By St. Theophylact And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was a chief publican, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who He was, and could not for the crowd, because he was…

Baptism of our Lord

19.01.2015 in Articles

HOMILY ON THE THEOPHANY On the day of the feast of Theophany—the Baptism of the Lord—it is not out of place to remember another baptism: that baptism which was performed over each of us Orthodox Christians, that baptism at which each of us, by the…

Entrance of the Theotokos

01.12.2014 in Articles

The Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on December 4 each year. The Feast commemorates when as a young child, the Virgin Mary entered the Temple in Jerusalem. The birth and early life…

A Sermon on Great Thursday. On Thankfulness

24.11.2014 in Articles

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! This day speaks to us about the difference between a person who is on the path to God, and the person who is on a path away from God. What is the difference…

Elder Paisios: the children, their joys and their difficulties

10.11.2014 in Articles

Q.: I’ve noticed, Elder, that sometimes babies smile at the time of Divine Liturgy. A.: They don’t do that only at the Divine Liturgy. Babies are in constant contact with God, because they’ve got nothing to worry about. What did Christ say about little children?…

Why go to church every Sunday – Part I

09.10.2014 in Articles

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord (Psalm 121:1). People often ask priests: “Why should we go to church every Sunday?” and then they begin to justify themselves. “We need our sleep, then, we need to…

THE FEAST OF THE PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

06.10.2014 in Articles

The Church has always glorified the Most Holy Mother of God as the Protectress and Defender of the Christian people, entreating, by her intercession, God’s loving-kindness towards us sinners. The Mother of God’s aid has been clearly shown times without number, both to individuals and…

How to Bear Sorrows

05.09.2014 in Articles

HOW TO BEAR SORROWS Olga Rozhneva What will help us become stronger in sorrows? How can we prevent them? What can we do if grief over our children overcomes us? The Optina Elders gave us this exhortation: “Be careful not to complain or become faint-hearted……

On Happiness

05.09.2014 in Articles

ON HAPPINESS From “And they shall be one flesh”, by Priest Pavel Gumerov Priest Pavel Gumerov There are conflicting ideas about happiness; some think it is a sum of earthly good things, a kind of social welfare package that makes a person’s life comfortable and…