The First Enemies of the Veneration of the Mother of God

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. The First Enemies of the Veneration of the Mother of God. By Saint John Maximovitch THE MORE the faith of Christ spread and the Name of the Savior of the world was glorified onContinue reading “The First Enemies of the Veneration of the Mother of God”

“The Lady and Mistress of the world”

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "The Lady and Mistress of the world" O Virgin, Mother of God, Your dignity we glorify Your help we constantly implore, Your miraculous icons. O Mother of all graces we venerate. Since you areContinue reading ““The Lady and Mistress of the world””

ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS SUPPLICATE THE THEOTOKOS TO SAVE US FROM THE PANDEMIC AND ALL DANGER

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS SUPPLICATE THE THEOTOKOS AND EVER-VIRGIN MARY TO SAVE US FROM THE PANDEMIC AND OF ALL DANGER As Orthodox Christians, we instinctively supplicate the Mother of God to come to our aid andContinue reading “ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS SUPPLICATE THE THEOTOKOS TO SAVE US FROM THE PANDEMIC AND ALL DANGER”

‘THE GARDEN OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD”

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "THE GARDEN OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD" The Holy Mountain is known to the Orthodox Christian World as "the Garden of the Most Holy Mother of God" who is "THE JOY OFContinue reading “‘THE GARDEN OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD””

THE DORMITION FAST, AUGUST 1st – 15th IS A TIME OF PRAYER, WORSHIP, REPENTANCE, RECONCILIATION…

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE HOLY DORMITION FAST, AUGUST 1st – 15th A TIME OF PRAYER, WORSHIP, REPENTANCE, RECONCILIATION AND RENEWAL. [Abstain from meat and dairy products, fish, poultry, and wine.] Orthodox Christians understand that prayer, as theContinue reading “THE DORMITION FAST, AUGUST 1st – 15th IS A TIME OF PRAYER, WORSHIP, REPENTANCE, RECONCILIATION…”

AUGUST 1-15TH – THE DORMITION (KOIMISIS) FAST AND FEAST OF OUR MOST HOLY AND GLORIOUS LADY, THE THEOTOKOS…

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. ON AUGUST 1-15 OUR HOLY ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH OBSERVES THE SUMMER FAST IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR HOLY TRADITION AND HONORS THE DORMITION (KOIMISIS) OF OUR MOST HOLY AND GLORIOUS LADY, THE THEOTOKOS AND EVERContinue reading “AUGUST 1-15TH – THE DORMITION (KOIMISIS) FAST AND FEAST OF OUR MOST HOLY AND GLORIOUS LADY, THE THEOTOKOS…”

“…YOUR GOOD SPIRIT SHALL GUIDE ME…” (Psalm 142143)

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "… YOUR GOOD SPIRIT SHALL GUIDE ME…" (Psalm 142 [143]) ORTHODOX PRAYER TO GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT O Heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who art in all places and fillest allContinue reading ““…YOUR GOOD SPIRIT SHALL GUIDE ME…” (Psalm 142143)”

“GRANT ME TEARS, O GOD…”

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "Grant me tears, O God, tears of repentance" The holy desert Fathers, during the most solemn moment of prayer, did not ask the Almighty and Merciful God for greater strength, clairvoyance, wonders, nor piety. WithContinue reading ““GRANT ME TEARS, O GOD…””