Friday after Ascension, May 16/29 2009 I am always full of things I want to say to my flock, and there is so little time. There is so much to say about Ascension, which, together with Pascha and Pentecost, I consider to be different sides of a “three sided” coin. I hope to discuss… Continue reading Prayer for the Prosperity of the Russian Church. Pastoral Zeal. Liturgical Renovationism. A three sided coin.
Questions & Answers QUESTION 1. What significance does the event of the Ascension of Jesus Christ have for the Christian? We should understand why we celebrate any feast, and its inner meaning. ANSWER Christ ascended to Heaven as man and as God. Once he became a man, being at the same time, as… Continue reading Ascension of Christ.
Yesterday we celebrated Sts. Cyril and Methodius, the enlighteners of the Slavic people. I have cross-posted here from logismoi a excerpt from a Prologue to St. Cyril’s translation of the Gospel from Greek into Slavonic. This is a Prologue to the Holy Gospels. Just as the Prophets had foretold before, Christ is coming to gather… Continue reading Sts. Cyril and Methodius
This is from our "10things" section. I wanted to write more, but the day is way too busy, and I covered the most important thing, I think The Holy Prophet Isaiah is commemoreated today. May 9/22. Prophet Isaiah 10 Things Commemorated May 9/22 1. Holy Prophet Isaiah lived 700 years before the… Continue reading Prophet Isaiah, today. The Coal from the altar, what he did, and what we should do, and other things.
5th Tuesday of Pascha – May 6/19 2009 Today we remember Righteous Job. His story is a difficult one to understand in all its specifics, but we can glean useful and soul-saving nuggets from it. This is a good approach with Wisdom literature and much of the Psalter, and indeed the Old Testament especially. Remembering… Continue reading An Eclectic Commentary on the Book of Job. Praying for our children with the Jesus prayer.
5th Monday of Pascha, May 5/18 2009 From: http://www.orthodox.net/journal/2009-05-18.html Back when we were having classes after Wednesday Vespers, I was covering various prayers of the church (the sessions were recorded.) I hope we can get back to those sessions again, but to be completely honest, we will need to have a little bit better regular… Continue reading The Stones raised up as children to Abraham. Christian worship is Jewish!
Why do we pray facing East? Why does the priest not face the people when he prays? Orthodox Christian worship is prayer, not entertainment. Some people smile too much. The Domino Theory. St. John of Damascus, Book IV, chapter 12. 4th Saturday of Pascha. May 3/16 2009 From http://www.orthodox.net/journal/2009-05-16.html I have a pet… Continue reading Why do we pray facing East? Why does the priest not face the people when he prays?
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Fifth Sunday Of Pascha In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Christ is risen! Truly he is risen! Today we are privileged to witness a holy conversation. This conversation is not just between Christ and a woman. It is between Christ and the soul. … Continue reading The conversation of Christ with the soul. Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
Feast is this Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Pascha. Questions & Answers. http://www.orthodox.net/questions/samaritan_woman_1.html