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Daily confession of sins
25.05.2018

Daily confession of sins

Often when dealing with people you hear the following phrase: "I did not commit any serious sins - I did not kill, I did not commit adultery, I did not steal - and as for everything else: whether empty talk, condemnation, cruelty, lack of prayer - these are the sins of us all. They are as inevitable as the morning of the next day. "

The Russian world between Neopaganism and Orthodoxy
24.05.2018

The Russian world between Neopaganism and Orthodoxy

I want to say a few words about the dangerous spreading of paganism in the Russian world and about the unification of Nazi neo-pagans in the struggle against Orthodoxy. This is confirmed by the fact that, despite the extremely tense relations between Russia and Ukraine, the Nazis living in these countries perfectly find a common language and, fighting against the Russian Orthodox world, believe they are doing a common cause.

St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Lycia, Wonderworker
22.05.2018

St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Lycia, Wonderworker

In the XI century, the Greek empire experienced a difficult time. The Turks devastated her possessions in Asia Minor, ravaged cities and villages, killing their inhabitants, and accompanied their cruelties by insulting holy temples, relics, icons and books. The Muslims attempted to destroy the relics of St. Nicholas, deeply revered by the whole Christian world.

Christ, hid in the commandments
21.05.2018

Christ, hid in the commandments

We read about this on the eve of Lent. But it's worth remembering this all the days of the year. Namely - about the good deeds that can put a person at the right hand of Christ in the Last Judgment. There, remember, not a word about sins. There it is a question of practical and all accessible virtues: feed, shelter, dress, visit in a hospital or a place of confinement.

Ascended from us - with us!
18.05.2018

Ascended from us - with us!

In 40 days after His resurrection, Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, opening this path to people. What is the meaning of the Ascension? If the Lord opened the doors of paradise, then why do they call the apostle Peter the bearer of the keys of paradise? Where is the place where the Savior ascended, what is now there?

Ascension
17.05.2018

Ascension

The Gospel of Luke tells how the resurrected Jesus met his disciples and said to them: "So it is written, and so it was necessary for Christ to suffer, to rise from the dead on the third day, and to preach in his name repentance and the forgiveness of sins in all nations, beginning with Jerusalem.

Heavenly Host
16.05.2018

Heavenly Host

But the celestials really are an army. The Lost Paradise was a garden, and one can think of himself as being in the likeness of that Paradise, if the good sun shines in the peaceful sky.

Not enough love
15.05.2018

Not enough love

Holiness seems to us something unattainable, and she is in love. On the skills and techniques of the workshops of holiness, which were considered monasteries from ancient times, we talked in a blitz interview with their modern inhabitants: on Mount Athos, in the Russian outback and in the center of Moscow.

Christ's Isle of Christ: 5 shrines of Cyprus
14.05.2018

Christ's Isle of Christ: 5 shrines of Cyprus

In every city of Cyprus there is a beach of Aphrodite. Wherever you go in Cyprus, you will be convinced that the Greek goddess of love has come ashore from the foam of the sea in their settlement - so zealously here refer to the ancient mythology.

Prayer in life and for life
12.05.2018

Prayer in life and for life

Is there a connection between our prayer and our actions and what? How to distinguish "mental ore" from "mental nonsense" and get to God through yourself and your "I"? What to do when there is no time to pray? And can I read the rule in the tram?

What is temptation?
11.05.2018

What is temptation?

Today, many believers call "a temptation" almost any life's turmoil: from a breakdown of a washing machine to being late for an important meeting on work. But what is temptation from the point of view of the Church? Is it an inevitable part of the Christian life, or can it somehow be obscured? About this "Thomas" talked with the cleric of the church of the saints of the first-ever apostles Peter and Paul in Yasenevo, Archpriest Alexei Sysoev.

Word on Victory Day 9 May 1945 year
10.05.2018

Word on Victory Day 9 May 1945 year

... Glory and thanksgiving to God! Peace in the land of the Russian and, thanks to the combined efforts of the allied governments and armies, peace on the lands of many ... ... God has shamed the impudent dreams of villains and robbers, and we now see them carrying a terrible retribution for their atrocities.

On obedience in marriage
08.05.2018

On obedience in marriage

Also, you, wives, obey your husbands, so that those of them who do not obey the word, the life of their wives without a word, were acquired when they see your pure, God-fearing life (1 Pet. 3, 1-2).

The Great Martyr George the Victorious
07.05.2018

The Great Martyr George the Victorious

Memorial days: 23 April, 3 November, 10 November (spinning (Georgian celebration)), 26 November The Great Martyr George was the son of rich and pious parents who brought him up in the Christian faith. He was born in the city of Beirut (in ancient times - Belit), at the foot of the Lebanese mountains.

We strive to paint our whole life
04.05.2018

We strive to paint our whole life

Is it possible to work on a holiday or not? If it is possible, till what hour? After what hour is it impossible? Can I clean my teeth after Communion? Is it possible to Communion? How many pieces can you eat? How many can not eat? How fast do you need to fast for three days or two and a half?

Blessed Matrona of Moscow
02.05.2018

Blessed Matrona of Moscow

The blessed Matrona (Matrona Dimitriyevna Nikonova) was born in 1885 in the village of Sebino in the Epiphany district (now the Kimovsk district) of the Tula province. The village is located about 20 kilometers from the famous Kulikovo field.

Never stab another person
29.04.2018

Never stab another person

I am the most unsuitable person to tell you about all this: I am a monk, never married, since 22 I have not been to weddings - so imagine how unfit I am to tell you about such things, because I have no connection with them. I left the Holy Mount Athos and I tell you what the fathers who were ascetics say, people who had nothing to do with all this.

How is the iconostasis in the Orthodox church
28.04.2018

How is the iconostasis in the Orthodox church

One of the most important and most recognizable elements of the Orthodox church is the icon - the very window into the spiritual world, which allows us to focus more on prayer when addressing God. In the temple, icons form a special symphony, which we call the iconostasis.

Love is to give yourself to another, so that he will live by you
27.04.2018

Love is to give yourself to another, so that he will live by you

Marriage is very serious, it is not just for it: it finds a foundation in the Church, which is a place of communication between people, their real unanimity, and in it we, most importantly, receive God's blessing to strengthen our strengths.

Did Jesus predict the end of the world?
26.04.2018

Did Jesus predict the end of the world?

Sometimes it is said that Jesus predicted the end of the world during the lifetime of His generation and was clearly wrong. Is it so? In the Gospel of Matthew there are the words: "For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels and then he will reward everyone according to his works. Truly I say to you: there are some of those standing here who will not taste death, as they will see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom "(Mt 16: 27,28).

Paradoxical salvation. Talk about the spiritual life
25.04.2018

Paradoxical salvation. Talk about the spiritual life

"We do not even realize how much we live in imagination." For example, someone says: "It occurred to me". And what does this mean, think about what it means: "It occurred to me"? Where did it come from? And what is this thought that came into my head?

Prayer life is the path of knowledge of God
24.04.2018

Prayer life is the path of knowledge of God

This divine prayer, consisting in the invocation of the Savior, is the following: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me!" She is both a prayer, a vow, and a confession of faith, the Holy Spirit and divine gifts, the giver, the heart of purification, the demon exile, Jesus Christ's invocation, spiritual understanding and divine intentions source

From what "edge" God created a woman?
23.04.2018

From what "edge" God created a woman?

In Genesis it is said that God created a woman from the rib of Adam: And the Lord God caused a strong sleep on a man; and, when he fell asleep, took one of his ribs, and closed that place with flesh. And God created the Lord from the rib taken from the man, the wife, and brought her to the man (Gen. 2: 21-22).

"Myrrh-Bearers": 4 Spelling Lessons
22.04.2018

"Myrrh-Bearers": 4 Spelling Lessons

The reform of the Russian language 1918 of the year, greatly simplifying the spelling, at the same time made it difficult to understand certain words that have now become homonyms. Leaving aside the negative consequences of these changes, we will try to find in them a positive moment and, due to our modest abilities, we will try to follow the Divine Council.

Did the church question Jesus' teaching?
19.04.2018

Did the church question Jesus' teaching?

Christ is one thing, and the Church is another! I'm not against Christ, but against the Church! - it is said quite often: and people who call themselves unbelievers, and those who refer themselves to Christians. But is it possible to be with Christ without the Church? Let's try to understand.

The First Work of Faith
18.04.2018

The First Work of Faith

From the Old Testament, the ancient Christians adopted the pious custom of gathering for prayer 7 once a day. About this good "habit" reported as yet, King David: "Sedmerytsyyu praised thee for the day" (Psalm 118: 164). Our ancestral Christians, living in conditions of lack of comfort and with constant struggle for life, found time for prayer and sought to build life around it. Why do our contemporaries in the temple sometimes have to drag a lasso?

About Christianity. Lesson a week Antipaschi
16.04.2018

About Christianity. Lesson a week Antipaschi

These words were spoken by the Lord to his faithful disciple, who refused to believe the Lord's resurrection, when the brethren, the apostles, told him of the resurrection of the Lord; These words were spoken by the Lord to the disciple, who declared that he would not believe the resurrection of the Lord, until he personally ascertained in so many a miraculous and so important event for the whole of mankind.

Shipwreck in the harbor. The word about unhappy marriages
15.04.2018

Shipwreck in the harbor. The word about unhappy marriages

Marriage is, of course, a great journey. A person puts God before him, takes another person in his companions, loves him, connects with him, and they live together all his life.

On the right of uncomfortable people to life
14.04.2018

On the right of uncomfortable people to life

The text describes various steps taken to reduce the number of abortions - attempts to dissuade, giving doctors the opportunity to refuse to participate in abortion on grounds of conscience, other attempts to discourage women from such a step.

Self-justification, or false state
12.04.2018

Self-justification, or false state

Like it or we do not like it, but most people are such that they prefer to evaluate all their actions and actions exclusively on the positive side. In everyday life, we constantly try to justify ourselves, reduce the degree of our guilt or at least relieve the burden of responsibility from our shoulders, often shifting it to others.

Easter, the Lord's Passover! Sayings of the Athonite elders about the Resurrection of Christ
11.04.2018

Easter, the Lord's Passover! Sayings of the Athonite elders about the Resurrection of Christ

The Passover of the Lord is the Triumph of the New Eternal Life, the Feast of Our Resurrection, the true meaning of our faith. Ten sayings of the Athonite saints and elders about the bright and glorious Resurrection of Christ.

Happy Orthodox! Christ is Risen! Truly Risen!
08.04.2018

Happy Orthodox! Christ is Risen! Truly Risen!

The word cursing for Holy Easter is in the holy father of St. John Chrysostom (in modern Russian). Whoever is pious and loving God, let him enjoy this beautiful and bright celebration. He who is a reasonable servant, let him rejoice, enter into the joy of his Lord. Who worked, fasting, - let him take a penny. Whoever worked from the first hour, let him receive the due payment today.

Orthodox Christians celebrate the Passover of Christ
08.04.2018

Orthodox Christians celebrate the Passover of Christ

Orthodox believers on Sunday celebrate the main Christian holiday - Easter, or the Resurrection of Christ. Shortly before midnight in the church of Christ the Savior from the procession began a solemn night service. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill will also perform Easter matins and Divine Liturgy.

The Annunciation on Great Saturday: the features of the day
07.04.2018

The Annunciation on Great Saturday: the features of the day

This year, the Annunciation, which is traditionally celebrated 25 March / 7 April, fell on the Great Saturday. A reader of the Sretensky Theological Seminary, the reader Seraphim Alpatov, tells about the liturgical and other peculiarities of this day, connected with the fact that the Sabbath of Holy Week coincides with the great twelve-day holiday.

These days we are called to become accomplices of the Passion of Christ. Metropolitan of Africa, Afanasios of Limassol
05.04.2018

These days we are called to become accomplices of the Passion of Christ. Metropolitan of Africa, Afanasios of Limassol

In the Church, we not only remember the story that happened two thousand years ago. These exciting events there appear in a completely different light. Holidays have a deep spiritual significance in the life of the Church.

When do you begin to teach children the Law of God?
03.04.2018

When do you begin to teach children the Law of God?

To bring up children in the teaching and instruction of the Lord. Teach children the basics of Orthodox culture. Teach children the Holy Scriptures. Teach the children of the Law of God ... All this is approximately the same thing. But how to get down to this business - an important, important business of parenting?

Interpretation of the Gospel for every day of the year. Week 6-ya, yai, Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem
02.04.2018

Interpretation of the Gospel for every day of the year. Week 6-ya, yai, Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem

And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go to the village that is in front of you; and immediately you will find the donkey tied and the young ass with it; untie it, bring it to me; and if anyone tells you anything, answer that they are necessary to the Lord;

After death - to Cyprus: the last miracle of Lent
31.03.2018

After death - to Cyprus: the last miracle of Lent

Another thirty years after the resurrection and ascension of Christ on the island of Cyprus, he lived his closest friend - Lazarus, whom he brought back to life literally from the grave. "Here lies a friend of Christ," - is written on his tomb in the island capital of Larnaca.

Difficult people close to us
30.03.2018

Difficult people close to us

In your metropolia with the performance I am for the first time. Last time I was here in 2000-th year, a year after ordination. Then I spent several days in the monastery of the Prophet Elijah. I did not call Prevez myself before. I really liked it, nature is now, in spring, beautiful!

The Prayer of Jesus is the Core of the Prayer Life
30.03.2018

The Prayer of Jesus is the Core of the Prayer Life

There are degrees of prayer. The first degree is bodily prayer, more in reading, standing, bows. Attention runs away, the heart does not feel, there is no hunting; Here, patience, work, sweat. Despite this, put limits and do prayer.

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