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Pious kings and Right-Believing Queens - 04/30/14

lengthy excerpts from An Encyclopedia of the Royal and Imperial Saints of the Orthodox Church
by Protopresbyter James Thornton

Homily for the Sunday of Saint Thomas - 04/27/14

by St. John of Kronstadt

Thomas Sunday - 04/27/14

John 20:19-31
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact

My Work with English-Speaking Converts - 04/27/14

Fr. Artemy Vladimirov, an English-speaking Moscow priest from the Church of All Saints at Krasnoselskaya, has, for the past decade, been a mainstay for Western Orthodox converts living in Moscow

Bright Saturday - Sirin Ensemble at the Church of Saint Nicholas in Kotelniki- full concert recording - 04/26/14

Bright Friday - Pascha Gospel read in many languages at St. Mary of Egypt - 04/25/14

Bright Thursday - Songs of the Resurrection - 04/24/14

Along with audio recordings of Paschal hymns sung by the Sretensky Monastery Choir is an outline of the services of the Bright Resurrection of Christ.

Bright Wednesday - Christ is Risen from Ghana! - 04/23/14

Bright Tuesday - Christ is Risen - Sirin Ensemble - 04/22/14

Bright Monday - Kriste Agsdga from Georgia! - 04/21/14

Paschal Message, 2014 - 04/19/14

Paschal Message of His Holiness KIRILL Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

Paschal Epistle, 2014 - 04/19/14

Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Paschal Epistle of St. John Maximovitch, 1940 - 04/19/14

Like the morning dew, now are our tears dried away!

Paschal Sermon, 1963 - 04/19/14

by Archbishop Averky of Syracuse and Holy Trinity Monastery (+1976)

Paschal Homily by Archimandrite John Krestiankin, 1993 - 04/19/14

Now all things are filled with light

Holy Fire - 04/19/14

The Holy Fire appeared on Saturday at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem

The Holy Light of the Resurrection from the Holy Sepulcher 2014 - 04/19/14


Great and Holy Saturday - 04/19/14

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades.

The Lord's Descent Into Hades - 04/19/14

by St. Epiphanios of Salamis

Christ Speaks To Us From the Cross - 04/19/14

By St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

The Valley of the Shadow of Death - 04/18/14

Fr. Georges Florovsky
on Ezekiel 37
"O Ye Dry Bones"

Homily on Great Friday - 04/18/14

Given at the Evening Service
by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Great and Holy Friday - 04/17/14

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ

Holy Friday - 04/17/14

On Thursday evening, the Matins service of Holy Friday is served. This service is also called the Service of the Twelve Gospels

Holy Thursday in Patmos 2014 (photos + video) - 04/17/14

Holy Thursday was celebrated today with much splendor, as every year, on Patmos, the island of the Apocalypse

Great and Holy Thursday - 04/16/14

When the glorious disciples at the supper were illumined by the washing of the feet,
then was the impious Judas darkened by the disease of avarice.

Great and Holy Wednesday - 04/16/14

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?

How Should We Spend Holy Week? - 04/16/14

Advice from four respected clergymen in Russia – Fr. Valerian Krechetov, Fr. Vladimir Shaforostov, Fr. Maxim Pervozvansky, and Fr. Kirill Kaleda.

Holy Week: An Explanation - 04/16/14

Let's explore the meaning of each of the solemn days of Passion Week.

Homily on Palm Sunday - 04/13/14

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Entrance into Jerusalem - 04/13/14

John 12:1-18
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. John
by Blessed Theophylact

Lazarus Saturday - 04/11/14

A Sermon by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky, +1985)
of Eastern America and New York

The Resurrection of Lazarus - 04/11/14

From "The One Thing Needful” Sermons of Archbishop Andrei (Rymarenko, 1893-1978)

How to Live According to the Faith - 04/10/14

Lessons of the Great Archpastor, the Ever-memorable Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow († November 19, 1867)

Abbess Irina (Alekseeva) - 04/10/14

On January 8 2014, the day of the Synaxis of Holy Theotokos, Abbess Irina (Alekseeva) of Novo-Diveevo Convent, the eldest nun in the Russian Church Abroad, departed to the Lord in the ninety-second year of her life.

Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary - 04/07/14

by St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea

The Beginning of Salvation - 04/07/14

A Sermon on the Occasion of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos
by St. John of Kronstadt

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt - 04/06/14

This Life of Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt was written in the 7th century by Saint Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Sermon on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent - 04/06/14

by Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky +2002)

Fifth Sunday of Lent - 04/06/14

Mark 10:32-45
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
by Blessed Theophylact

St. Gregory Palamas on the Fifth Sunday of Lent - 04/05/14

If we practice true fasting we shall trample here and now on the fire in our flesh and quench it

Saturday of the Akathist Hymn - 04/04/14

Notes on The Akathist Hymn by Hieromonk Job (Gumerov), Fr. Michael Carney, and Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)

The Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God - 04/04/14

The text of the Akathist Hymn

An Interview with Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia - 04/03/14

“ROCOR’s Emphasis On Ascetic and Liturgical Tradition is Very Much Needed Today”

The Life of St. Mary of Egypt - 04/02/14

On Wednesday evening a very special service is celebrated in Orthodox churches—the Great Canon with the Life of St. Mary of Egypt. This is the only time in the year when the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is read in its entirety along with the Life of St. Mary of Egypt.

The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - 04/02/14

The text.
"He is my Helper and Protector, and hath become my Salvation."

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