In order to truly worship in Spirit and Truth, Orthodox Christians should know the meaning of whatever they do in Church or in private prayer. Below are 12 symbolisms of lighting candles in Church. 6 from Saint Symeon of Thessalonica and 6 from Nicodemus the Athonite. St. Symeon gives these six symbolisms: The candle symbolizes… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε 12 Reasons Orthodox Christians Light Candles in Church. Worshipping in Spirit and Truth. — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
Bearing the Cross Abp. Averky says that the unhappy motherland has been in demonic possession for 36 years. If he means since Metr. Sergius’ declaration in 1927, then this sermon can be dated 1963. I do not know from where I got it. It was in my proofed file along with other items Fr.… via Bearing … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Bearing the Cross by Archbishop Averky — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
Church must be fun!Today, our Holy Church celebrates the Beheading of the Holy Baptist and Forerunner John. A big splash was going on … a great party. It was Herod’s birthday. Everyone was enjoying themselves Salome was dancing up a storm. Sounds fun but it has a very sad ending. Christians are now programmed that… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Church: It’s Supposed to be Fun, Isn’t It? — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
Archbishop Lazar A SHORT HISTORY OF THE RTOC The Russian True Orthodox Church (its other name is the Catacomb Church) began its organized existence as a branch of the Local Russian Church at the end of the 1920s – beginning of the 1930s as a result of the refusal of the majority of the episcopate … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε A SHORT HISTORY OF THE RTOC — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year In today’s Gospel passage we hear: Luke 4:16-22 (Gospel, New Year)16So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.17And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε How to Ring in the New Year… — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
I admit it, change takes a lot of courage. And repentance, the most significant mode of life for an Orthodox Christian has to do with changing. 219 more words via Can We Dare to REMAIN? — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe
BY ARCHBISHOP AVERKY True Orthodoxy by Archbishop Averky of Blessed Memory Few people today know that the Orthodox Church is nothing less than that Church which has preserved untainted the genuine teachings of Jesus Christ, the very teachings delivered to every subsequent generation of believers. These teachings came down the centuries. from the Holy Apostles,… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε TRUE ORTHODOXY — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.