He was a central figure in the Council of Ephesus in 431 which led to the deposition of Nestorius
Before reaching the age of 20, Athanasius wrote a treatise entitled On the Incarnation, affirming and explaining that Jesus Christ was both God and Man. Athanasius fought consistently against Arianism all his life.
The life our holy Father Anthony by Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria
Interview with Priest Adrian Augustus (ROCOR) who is ministering to an Orthodox Christian parish he founded in Pakistan
The Chains wherewith the Apostle was bound received from his most sacred body the grace of sanctification and healing.
Lessons of the Great Archpastor, the Ever-memorable Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow († November 19, 1867)
the bearer of good tidings who brought the people of Georgia to the path of life and truth
Thou wast radiant in suffering, Tatiana,
and in the royal purple of thy blood thou didst fly like a dove to heaven.
Founder and first abbot of Wearmouth, scholar, and patron of the arts
by Elder Nilus of the St. Nilus of Sora Hermitage
“If I do not bear witness to the truth, I render myself unworthy of my office as a bishop”
(Metropolitan Philip to Tsar Ivan IV)
John's greatest role during his life was enacted on the day of the Theophany, and because of this the Church has, from the earliest times, dedicated the day following that feast to his memory.
"Amidst you standeth, Him Whom ye know not of" (Jn.1:26)
Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) -
On the day of Theophany it is not out of place to remember that baptism at which each of us Orthodox Christians gave a promise to unite himself with Christ.
Fr. Jacob Myers of St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox church in Atlanta reposed Wednesday evening (Jan 16) due to complications from the flu.
Please remember the Priest Jacob in your prayers along with his Matushka Rebecca and daughters, Brigita and Gabriela.
A nice article on Fr. Jacob by Paul Lundberg...
From St. Seraphim Wonderworker of Sarov and His Spiritual Heritage by Helen Kontsevich
"Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you thousands will be saved."
Recollections of a spiritual son
by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
On the eighth day after His Nativity, our Lord Jesus Christ was circumcised in accordance with the Old Testament Law.
The Church honors members of Christ's family. St. Joseph the Betrothed, St. James, the Lord's Brother,and the Prophet David, ancestor of Christ.
This new documentary was shot by Demetris Sotiropoulos of Hellas - Orthodoxy. It shows Christmas on Mount Athos from a pilgrim's perspective.
We remember those who were burned to death in their church at Nicomedia, while celebrating the Feast of the Nativity of Christ.
St Stephen was the first to shed his blood for the Gospel
All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth, and man in heaven. He Who is above, now for our redemption dwells here below; and he that was lowly is by divine mercy raised.
His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York on his 65th birthday
His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad
St. John of Kronstadt
Beloved, the Feast of the Nativity of Christ is now at hand. Let us take care to meet it in Christian manner, spiritually.
from Mystagogy - The Weblog Of John Sanidopoulos
By St. Nikolai Velimirovich
That even the devil is able to appear as an angel of light is shown in the life of the Holy Martyr Juliana.
December 20, by the old calendar (by the new calendar the date will be January 2) marks the anniversary of the day of repose of the great Russian luminary, the righteous priest St. John of Kronstadt.
St. Barsanuphius of Optina
January 1, 1913