Christ is risen!
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.
Today we remember the patron saint of all believers – doubting and believing disciple and apostle Thomas. He is commonly called doubting Thomas, but I think that title sells him short and does him a disservice. He was a believing Thomas, and exactly because he was believing, he had some doubts. He wanted to believe only the truth, so his doubt helped him find it.
Sermon Father Aleksey delivered during the Pan-Orthodox Presanctified Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Christian Church in Paramus, NJ.
The second Sunday of every Great Lent we celebrate the memory of Saint Gregory Palamas, who lived in a distant 14thcentury. He is widely considered to be the patron saint of Christians who practice silence and stillness in their life.
By the late Father Alexander Schmemann
A Homily delivered to the community at Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary on Forgiveness Sunday of 1983.
As once more we are about to enter the Great Lent, I would like to remind us – myself first of all, and all of you my fathers, brothers, and sisters – of the verse that we just sang, one of the stichera, and that verse says: "Let us begin Lent, the Fast, with joy."
Author: Father Justin Patterson
Source: Saint Athanasius Orthodox Church
In the English language, Orthodox Christians call the season of preparation before Pascha (Easter) “Great Lent.” The word “Lent” comes from an early English word indicating spring. Indeed, both the feast of Passover in the Jewish tradition and the feast of Pascha in the Christian faith, which is historically and theologically connected to the Jewish Passover, take place from towards the end of spring. For both the Jews and the Christians, these spring feasts herald the grace of God and, for Christians, Feast of Christ as the New Passover Lamb.
Rediscovering Ancient Christian Burial Customs for the Modern World.
How should Christian people prepare for death - their own and that of loved ones? No question can be more important than this, since death is the final reality of our earthly life.
Below are 14 links to the series of podcasts discussing death and burial from Orthodox Christian perspective.
Below you will find a report Fr Aleksey gave at the Annual Parish Meeting held on Sunday, January 27.
How psychology is being used as a weapon against children.
We know that technology is have an adverse effect on our children, but how is it really is?
Источник: Киевская Русь
Автор: Дарья Надеина
Практический самоучитель для делающих первые шаги или для уже забывших, что такое радость молитвы.
Есть темы, которые очень трудно поддаются описанию. Недаром один старец сказал: «Никто не может говорить о молитве, если он не молится. Если же он молится, у него нет ни малейшего желания об этом говорить».
Unless otherwise specified, the articles here are posted by Father Aleksey, who has no sense of humor and is extremely straight forward.