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Ecclesiastical New Year

Ecclesiastical New Year September 1 Reading: For the maintenance of their armed forces, the Roman emperors decreed that their subjects in every district should be taxed every year. This same decree was reissued every fifteen years, since the Roman soldiers were obliged to serve for fifteen years. At the end of each fifteen-year period, an [...]

By | August 28th, 2012|Christian Education, Feasts & Seasons, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life|Comments Off on Ecclesiastical New Year

Holy Cross

On The Veneration Of The Holy Cross by Fr. Alexander Schmemann Our father, Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, (d. 1983) was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and writer. He taught at St. Vladimir Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY and at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris, France. His writings have been very influential [...]

By | March 10th, 2012|Great Lent, Liturgical|Comments Off on Holy Cross

Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord’s Prayer

Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord's Prayer  St Maximos the ConfessorПреподобный Максим ИсповедникΜαξίμου του Ομολογητού  If the purpose of the divine counsel is the deification of our nature, and the aim of divine thoughts is to supply the prerequisites of our life, it follows that we should both know and carry into effect the [...]

By | October 7th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Prayers and Practice, Saints|Comments Off on Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord’s Prayer

The Holy Angels An Orthodox Perspective

The Holy Angels An Orthodox Perspective NOVEMBER 8 Angels: Our Elder Brethren Written by St. Nicholai Velimirovic, Bishop of Zica Compiled by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes Boise, Idaho, USA August 13th 2004 "Whom Christ loves, His angels love too." St. Nicholai of Zica (1880-+1956) Our Holy Bible starts with this sentence: In the beginning God created [...]

By | October 3rd, 2011|Angles, Christian Education, Liturgical|Comments Off on The Holy Angels An Orthodox Perspective

The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

September 8th   The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos  The birth of the Blessed Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary took place in the remote and obscure little town ofNazareth, in the Galilee region of theHoly Land. That hallowed event would be an important step on the long road that led to the birth of [...]

By | September 6th, 2011|Feasts & Seasons, Liturgical, tHEOTOKOS, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

A Prayer For Children

A Prayer For ChildrenO All-plenteous Lord Jesus Christ, who wast once even Thyself a child and who used to love and bless children, have mercy upon the children of our time and save them--so that unbaptized children may be baptized, and so that baptized children may be strengthened in their faith in Thee, who art [...]

By | September 4th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Spirituality|Comments Off on A Prayer For Children

The Bible In The Liturgy

The Bible In The Liturgy   There Biblical references for everything that is said during the Divine Liturgy. Below is the text of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom.  Under each line, you will see "Bible References:" along with the Book, Chapter and Verse(s).  While many have studied why we say and do the [...]

By | August 26th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Prayers and Practice, Scripture|Comments Off on The Bible In The Liturgy

What do Icons Mean?

What do Icons Mean? The very meaning of the icon has as its foundation the incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ. “And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Christ is “the icon of the invisible God” (Col.1:15), and the transfiguration on the mount offers support of this (Matt. 17:1-13). It [...]

By | August 20th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Sacred Art|Comments Off on What do Icons Mean?

How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner

How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner Parishioners often ask how one should set up a home chapel/prayer corner. We offer for your consideration the article bySerge Alexeev, and hope that in it our readers will find answers to the questions most frequently posed. The article has been abridged.   Where to place icons [...]

By | August 19th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice|Comments Off on How To Sep Up a Home Prayer Corner

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer Fr. Peter Orfanakos "In peace let us pray to the Lord," the first petition of several litanies in the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great, in essence tells us to leave our cares behind and to actually talk with God in prayer. Prayer is the spiritual food that [...]

By | August 19th, 2011|Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Spirituality|Comments Off on Daily Prayer