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Repentance and Confession - 12/31/13

by Hieromonk Gregorios - an excerpt.
Published by Newrome Press, this book is available in the St. Mary of Egypt Bookstore.

The Test of the New Year - 12/31/13

Those who observe the Julian calendar Christmas can find themselves in a quandary when they want to have a festive New Year without breaking the Nativity fast.

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ - 12/29/13

This Sunday commemorates all the ancestors of Christ - the holy patriarchs from Adam to Joseph the Betrothed; together with the holy prophets - from Samuel to John the Baptist, and all those in the Old Testament who were righteous in the faith of the coming of the Messiah. 

The Parable of the Supper - 12/29/13

Luke 14:16-24
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

“We Are One Church, One Body” - 12/28/13

On December 24, 2003, Protopriest Michel Artzimovich, departed to the Lord. He was the Rector of Resurrection Church in Meudon, France. In 2001, Russky Pastyr interviewed Fr Michel, who was devoted to the Russian Church Abroad for his entire life. 

The Birth Day of our Lord Jesus Christ - 12/28/13

How Did the Church Determine Christ Was Born on December 25th?

The Life of St Herman of Alaska - 12/25/13

"...let us give a vow to ourselves, that from this day, from this hour, from this minute, we shall strive above all else to love God and to do His Holy Will!"
- Saint Herman

Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker of Trymithous - 12/25/13

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich

The Healing of the Ten Lepers - 12/22/13

Luke 17:12-19
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Abbess Ekaterina's Last Communion - 12/22/13

- passed down orally in the family of Archpriest Pavel Ilarionovich Milovanov (1923-1991), rector of the St. Nicholas Cathedral in the city of Alma-Ata, and father confessor of the Kazakhstan metropolia.

"Russian America: Hidden Sanctuary of the Orthodox World" - 12/21/13

Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov, spiritual father of Alexeevsky Monastery, describes what life is like in parishes and monasteries here in America.

A Cure for Depression - from St. Silouan the Athonite - 12/21/13

What are we still missing in the abundance that surrounds us?

The Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker - 12/19/13

The truth of things hath revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, an icon of meekness, and a teacher of temperance; for this cause, thou hast achieved the heights by humility, riches by poverty.

The Miraculous Appearance of the Image of St. Nicholas in Tambov - 12/19/13

Many faithful come to venerate this icon which day after day becomes brighter.

The English Language is Very Suitable for Expressing the Theology of the Church - 12/19/13

Conversation with Bishop Maxim on Sebastian Press Publications

Sell All That Thou Hast - 12/15/13

Luke 18:18-27
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? - 12/15/13

St. Clement of Alexandria

Through the Needle's Eye - 12/15/13

from Orthodox America

Speech by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York - 12/14/13

Read at the End of Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Feast Day of the Kursk-Root Icon.

St. John of Kronstadt on Good Works - 12/13/13

Rejoice at every opportunity of showing kindness to your neighbour as a true Christian who strives to store up as many good works as possible, especially the treasures of love.

Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called - 12/13/13

From: Teachings and sayings in Kostroma in 1897 by Bishop Vissarion (Moscow: University printers, 1899)

On repentance - 12/11/13

Testimony from Mount Athos
Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi

The Healing of the Woman with a Spirit of Infirmity - 12/08/13

Luke 13:10-17
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

What Should We Read Before Nativity? - 12/08/13

What should we be reading during these days of the Nativity Fast?

The Doctrine of Original Sin Re-examined - 12/07/13

An article by Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D.
Protopresbyter at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Marietta, GA

Hieromartyr Gregory (Peradze) of Georgia - 12/06/13

Humility and industriousness characterized Hieromartyr Gregory throughout his life. In difficult moments he often repeated the words of St. John Chrysostom: “Glory be to God for all things!”

The House of God - 12/04/13

Homily on the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple
by St. John of Kronstadt

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple - 12/03/13

A homily by St. Gregory Palamas

What is the Meaning of Life? - 12/01/13

A homily on the foolish rich man by Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky) of Boston (+2002)

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry - 12/01/13

Luke 12:16-21
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact

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