HOLY HIEROCONFESSOR ALEXANDER OF OMSK (+1977)Hieromonk Alexander, in the world Athanasius Vasilyevich Turuntayevskikh (he later changed his surname to Orlov), was born in 1878 in Vologda province in the family of Protopriest Basil, who served in one parish for 50 years. His mother, who was called Olga, was a deeply believing Christian. There were six… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε HOLY HIEROCONFESSOR ALEXANDER OF OMSK (+1977) — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
And so, the Feast of Feasts has passed by us: and the Royal Gates in the Lord’s temples are shut, and the service is no longer as triumphant as it was during Bright Week. What, then, brethren, has this feast left in our souls? Christian holidays, you see, do not pass before us, one after… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε What Has the Feast of Pascha Left in Our Souls? By St. John of Kronstadt — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
St. John Chrysostom: Commentary on the Belief of Thomas “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said, Except I shall see in His hands —I will not believe.” As to believe carelessly and… via … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε St. John Chrysostom: Commentary on the Belief of Thomas — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe.
Righteous Philaret the Merciful, son of George and Anna, was raised in piety and the fear of God. He lived during the eighth century in the village of Amnia in the Paphlagonian district of Asia Minor. His wife, Theoseba, was from a rich and illustrious family, and they had three children: a son John, and … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Righteous Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor.
The Greek Orthodox monastery of the God-trodden Mount Sinai is located at the very place where God appeared to Moses in the Burning Bush, beneath the Mount of the Decalogue. In the providence of God, it is at this site also that the holy relics of Saint Catherine are enshrined. This is the oldest continuously … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Mount Sinai Monastery.
The Holy Great Martyr Catherine was the daughter of Constus, the governor of Alexandrian Egypt during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-313). Living in the capital, the center of Hellenistic knowledge, and possessed of a rare beauty and intellect, Catherine received an excellent education, studying the works of the greatest philosophers and teachers of … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria.
Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, one of the Three Hierarchs [January 30], was born at Antioch in about the year 347 into the family of a military commander. His father, Secundus, died soon after the birth of his son. His mother, Anthusa, widowed at twenty years of age, did not seek to remarry but … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε St. John Chrysostom the Archbishop of Constantinople.