The First Ecumenical Council was held in Nicea in A.D. 325 and set a pattern for all later Ecumenical Councils.
Metropolitan Philaret of Eastern American and New York (+1985)
From the Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact
On the feast of the Ascension, Patriarch Kirill celebrated the Great Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in Sretensky Monastery.
by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
Two sermons for the Feast of the Ascension by Metropolitan Philaret of Eastern America and New York
A Sermon by Our Righteous Father Sebastian Dabovich San Francisco, 1899
Archbishop Simon (Vinogradov, +1933) of Peking and China
by Archimandrite Athanasios Mitilinaios
"St Gregory the Theologian said: It is more important to remember God than to breathe."
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For centuries, man has been mystified about why some individuals are so negatively affected or troubled during a full moon
Relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, brought from Bari, Italy, have been delivered to Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral
By St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
Two sermons by Metropolitan Philaret of New York and Eastern America on the Sunday of the Blind Man
Together with Peter and James, John was deigned worthy to become close to the Lord, being with Him during the most important and triumphant times of His earthly life.
From the Explanation of the Gospel of St. John by Blessed Theophylact
“The whole secret to salvation is humility, but very few understand it”.
The relics of Bishop Mardarije, which have laid in St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois, since his internment in December 1935, were uncovered and found to be incorrupt.
by Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla) (+2008)
by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)
“Give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” (John 4:15).
John 4: 5-42
From The Explanation of The Gospel of St. John by Blessed Theophylact
St. Ignatius Brianchaninov (+1867) stands out as one of the greatest patristic writers of the nineteenth century.
Essays on Prayer by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)
“During These Bright Days We Should Ponder Our Savior More,
Learn About Him”
By Fr. George Calciu
A homily given by Archimandrite Justin (Popovic) on the Sunday of the Paralytic at the Ćelije convent, 1978.
A sermon by Archimandrite Kirill (Pavlov)
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact
St. Maelrubha has been venerated as one of the apostles of the Picts in Scotland and of Skye. Commemorated: April 21/May 4
by Rt. Revd. Prof Irenei, Bishop of Sacramento
Transcript of an interview with Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky)