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Homily on the Sunday of All Saints of Russia

June 17, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Congratulations, Brothers and Sisters, on the feast of All Saints of Russia, on which we commemorate all those saints who have shone forth in the Russian land. We know from sacred history that Russia was not always a land united [...]

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Modern Orthodox Saints and Holy Fathers & Mothers: Ivan Michailovich Kontzevitch

June 7, 2012

     Ivan Michailovich Kontzevitch was born in 1893 in Poltava, Ukraine. He was the eldest of five children. His father, Michael Ivanovich, graduated from the Department of Natural Sciences in Warsaw University and became a tax inspector. Ivan’s mother, Alexandra Ivanovna Lisenevskaya was a Carpatho-Russian and the daughter of a judge. Alexandra finished secondary [...]

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Sermon on Holy Pentecost by St John of San Francisco

June 4, 2012

Source: fatheralexander.org God is a holy Trinity. A Trinity consubstantial and indivisible. Consubstantial, that is, one essence, one nature. A Trinity indivisible: the Son has never been divided from the Father, nor the Holy Spirit from the Father or the Son, and never will be divided. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not three [...]

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“The Light Always With Us”, An Interview with Archpriest Alexey Ohotin

May 29, 2012

A very interesting interview with Archpriest Alexey Ohotin, the rector of Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY (ROCOR).  I found it especially interesting that his great uncle was the Spiritual Father and Confessor of St. Elizabeth (Feodorovna) the New Martyr and Grand Duchess of Russia. Natalia Volkova, Archpriest Alexey OkhotinThe Light Always With UsIn the [...]

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Optina Elders Word Finder for Church School Use

May 26, 2012

The linked Word Finder can be printed out for use in Church School.  In this edition, find the 14 Optina Elders:

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The Prayer of the Heart for the Faithful Living in the World

May 26, 2012

By: Elder Joseph of Vatopedi Source: orthodoxinfo.com The question is always being asked, “Is it possible for those living in the world to occupy themselves with noetic prayer?” To those who ask we answer quite affirmatively, “Yes.” In order to make this exhortation of ours comprehensible to those interested, but at the same time to make [...]

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On Practicing the Jesus Prayer

May 26, 2012

By: St. Ignaty Brianchaninov Source: Orthodox Life, vol. 28, no. 5, Sept.-Oct. 1978, pp. 9-14. The correct practice of the Jesus Prayer proceeds naturally from correct notions about God, about the most holy name of the Lord Jesus, and about man’s relationship to God. God is an infinitely great and all-perfect being. God is the [...]

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A sermon on Holy Ascension by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)

May 24, 2012

“It is audacious and sinful before God to be depressed in this beautiful and wondrous world, which the Lord created for us and through which He leads us to an even more beautiful and wondrous world—the Kingdom of Heaven.” In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! “I am with you, and no [...]

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Sermon on the Sunday of the Blind Man

May 20, 2012

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Christ is Risen! Today is the final Sunday before Ascension, the Sunday of the Blind Man.  In the Gospel today, the disciples inquire of the Saviour asking on whose account this man was born blind… was it because the man [...]

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