Что такое Рождественский Пост и как его провести?
Ниже несколько слов об этом.
Душеспасительного поста вам!
Yes, we are talking about fasting. It is one of the basic aspects of our life.
The below excerpt is taken from the book by Fr Lawrence Farley, One Flesh, pages 47-55.
A blessed Nativity Fast to everyone!
Our modern and secular culture knows little of the value of fasting as the ancients understood it. For us, any denial of our bodily desires is at best unnecessary and at worst unnatural and harmful. Abstaining from food is acceptable if part of a weight-loss program, for it has an acceptable goal in mind – namely, looking slim and sexy. But abstaining from food because it is Great and Holy Friday, with the goal in mind of pleasing the Lord, is less acceptable to our culture. It may be tolerated as part of a strange and incomprehensible religion, but it will not strike a responsive chord, because our culture does not recognize pleasing the Lord as an acceptable goal in the same way as it recognizes looking slim and sexy as an acceptable goal.
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Sunday, November 26 on Ephesians 4:1-6
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.
We can characterize our world in many different ways. We can say it’s beautiful. That it is a creation of God, full of life, full of action, full of color and amazing landscapes, that our world is full of power. But one thing we also have to say is that our world is fallen.
Несколько мудрых советов от человека, который вырос в церковной среде и священнической семье.
People generally use the word freedom in order to describe two things: the first and perhaps most persistent meaning of the term is simply lack of subjection to any kind of ownership or tyrannical authority, the lack of restriction of one’s actions, the absence of obstacles to self-determination or personal choices, the right to make up one’s own mind with regard to occupation, speech, assembly, religion and so on.
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Source: MereOrthodoxy.com - Sex in Movies: Was John Piper Right All Along?
So Kevin Spacey is in the news this week for what increasingly appears to be a Weinstein- or Cosby-level history of sexual abuse. In Spacey’s case, however, his typical target was allegedly young boys he met through his work as an actor. The story began when actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of attempting to seduce him when he was only 14 years old. Spacey promptly apologized and tried to distract from the horror of the accusation by coming out as part of his apology. It worked for a minute, but then more victims came forward. Now, predictably, Spacey has announced plans to “seek treatment.”
Dear brothers and sisters,
Our long-time parishioner, Gail Humecky, has fallen asleep in the Lord.
Visiting hours at Gaita Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 10, 2-4pm & 7-9pm.
Panikhida at Gaita Memorial on Friday at 7:30pm.
Funeral in church on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9am.
May her memory be eternal!
Unless otherwise specified, the articles here are posted by Father Aleksey, who has no sense of humor and is extremely straight forward.
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