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A Spiritual Portrait of Saint John of Kronstadt - 10/31/12

by Archimandrite Constantine (Zaitzev, 1888-1975)

My Life in Christ - 10/31/12

One of the most beloved works of Orthodox Christian spirituality
by Saint John of Kronstadt

The Holies for the Holy - 10/30/12

An Overview of the Divine Liturgy
by Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky

Saint Lucian Hieromartyr of Antioch - 10/28/12

Lucian the most wise ascetic and scribe
Boldly walked on the path of Christ...
Lucian glorified God in word and deed,
And he confirmed this by his innocent blood.

Saint Parasceva the New - 10/27/12

Our venerable Mother Paraskeve the New lived as a monastic in the 11th century. She is beloved in Romania as Parascheva and in Serbia and Macedonia as Petka.

Saint Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours - 10/25/12

St. Martin, a child of Pannonia,
And the great illuminator of Gaul,
Despised the earthly emperor's honors,
And became a servant of the heavenly King.

Synaxis of the Optina Elders - 10/23/12

This feast commemorates the Elders of Optina Hermitage a focus for the powerful renewal movement that spread through the Church in Russia beginning early in the nineteenth century, and continuing up to (and even into) the atheist persecutions of the twentieth century.

Seventh Ecumenical Council - 10/21/12

The Seventh Ecumenical Council took place in Nicea in 787 AD and dealt with the Iconoclast controversy

St. John of Damascus - 10/21/12

Against Those Who Decry Holy Images

On the Joy of Being Orthodox - 10/19/12

A homily by St. John of Kronstadt

All-Russian Sainted Hierarchs - 10/18/12

Celebrating the memory of the Sainted-Hierarchs on a day in common, the Church offers each of them equal honour, as heavenly protectors of the city of Moscow and prayerful intercessors for the Fatherland.

Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite - 10/16/12

The written works of St Dionysius the Areopagite are of extraordinary significance in the theology of the Orthodox Church

The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God - 10/14/12

Today the Virgin stands in the midst of the Church
and with choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us.

Saint Roman the Melodist - 10/14/12

St. Roman is said to have composed more than 8000 hymns.
He is commemorated on the same day as the feast of Protection and commonly appears in the festal icon.

Nyack, NY: A Message to the God-Loving Flock - 10/13/12

from the Participants of the joint Pastoral Conference of clergy from the Eastern American Diocese and the Moscow Patriarchate

The Acts of the Apostles - 10/12/12

Commentary of St. John Chrysostom on the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles

An Orthodox Perspective On Science and Religion - 10/10/12

by St. Luke Archbishop of Simferopol the Surgeon (1877-1961)
Let us not bother with what we hear against religion, losing our bearings. Let us hold on to our faith which is the eternal indisputable truth.

Everyday Saints and Other Stories - 10/10/12

The Russian bestseller by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
Check with the parish bookstore for availability in English and Russian

Holy Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thecla - 10/07/12

Because of her many sufferings for the Faith the Church counts her as a Protomartyr. And because she converted so many to Christ she is also known as Equal-to-the-Apostles.

Conception of St. John the Forerunner - 10/06/12

Excerpt from St. John Chrysostom's Homily on the Conception of St. John the Forerunner

Orthodox Priest Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize - 10/06/12

Father Gervasios has dedicated his life to offer assistance to needy prisoners.

St. Eustathius the Great Martyr with his wife and children - 10/03/12

Even before he came to know Christ, Eustathius performed acts of charity, helping the poor and destitute. Therefore, the Lord did not leave the virtuous pagan to remain in the darkness of idolatry.

Holy Martyrs Bidzina, Shalva, and Elizbar - 10/01/12

The All-merciful Lord aroused a strong desire in the valiant prince Bidzina Choloqashvili of Kakheti and, together with Shalva and his uncle Elizbar, princes of Aragvi and Ksani provinces, he led a struggle to liberate Kakheti from the Tatars

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