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"I can not have anything in common with him"
05.07.2017

"I can not have anything in common with him"

The Lord says: "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22: 39). That is, love another and understand him as you love and understand yourself. And do we love ourselves? Loving yourself does not mean that I have to spin around an hour in front of a mirror, I do not mean this, but the fact that I respect and appreciate myself, take care of myself.

If a person loves God, it means that he loves everything in general
05.07.2017

If a person loves God, it means that he loves everything in general

Who likes it when they yell at him, when he is rude? No one, everyone takes offense, tears in their eyes. And when do you yell? Think about the fact that before you is not just an object of some kind, but a person who has a soul, mind, heart; Enter into his life. But this can be done only when there is love for a person.

A monument to the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova was opened in Alapaevsk
04.07.2017

A monument to the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova was opened in Alapaevsk

In Alapaevsk 29 June 2017 the solemn ceremony of opening of the monument to Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fedorovna Romanova was held, the website of the Government of the Sverdlovsk region reports.

About our life
04.07.2017

About our life

Most people come to the Church for comfort. Because the way a person lived, led him to a complete collapse. Comes, she cries: everything collapsed, the family collapsed, friends betrayed, they drove them out of work and robbed them. And what is it, big losses, or what?

Greek nuns visited Russia
03.07.2017

Greek nuns visited Russia

A group of monastics, from the Monastery of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ormylia, visited Zachatievsky Stauropegial Convent (Russia, Moscow).

The All-Orthodox Bishop
03.07.2017

The All-Orthodox Bishop

The ideal of Orthodox monasticism - with a solitary prayer and silence - is little understood by the Western world. Practical Europe and prudent America even holiness want to measure in categories of "public good" ...

The instructions of Venerable Abba Dorotheus on every day of the week
03.07.2017

The instructions of Venerable Abba Dorotheus on every day of the week

The lesson is the first (Monday). Quotations from the book "Soulful teachings and messages." 1. From minor sins, from what we say: what importance is in this or that, an evil skill is formed in the soul, and a person begins to neglect the great.

The instructions of Venerable Abba Dorotheus on every day of the week
01.07.2017

The instructions of Venerable Abba Dorotheus on every day of the week

The lesson is the sixth (Saturday). Quotations from the book "Soulful teachings and messages." 1. If you happen to do something and call on God

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
01.07.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year

"If you knew what it means: I want mercy, and not sacrifice, I would not condemn the innocent." So, in order to get rid of the sin of condemnation, one must have a merciful heart. A gracious heart will not only not condemn the seeming violation of the law, but also obvious for all.

Three approaches to confession with St. Theophan
30.06.2017

Three approaches to confession with St. Theophan

Literally all of us, sinners and saints, come back again and again to thoughts of confession. The very long path to holiness lies through repentance, through confession eventually.

"Reading the Gospel is the best reading"
30.06.2017

"Reading the Gospel is the best reading"

St. Theophan the Recluse called reading the Holy Scripture a "spiritual meal" and said that "reading the Gospel is the best reading." Modern book production often throws a gullible or little-prepared reader into seductive corrupt dirty networks of vice, brings down waves of violence and cruelty, slyly lures into the black depths of magic and occultism.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
30.06.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year

"If you knew what it means: I want mercy, and not sacrifice, I would not condemn the innocent." So, in order to get rid of the sin of condemnation, one must have a merciful heart. A gracious heart will not only not condemn the seeming violation of the law, but also obvious for all.

The instructions of Venerable Abba Dorotheus on every day of the week
29.06.2017

The instructions of Venerable Abba Dorotheus on every day of the week

The fourth instruction (Thursday) Quotations from the book "Soulful teachings and messages" 1. A great calamity endures in the winter not having a home. I want a man to acquire every day from every virtue (Prov., Abba John). First there must be a foundation, that is, faith.

An exhibition opens in Moscow dedicated to the Old Russian manuscript of John Climacus
29.06.2017

An exhibition opens in Moscow dedicated to the Old Russian manuscript of John Climacus

In the Central Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art named after Andrey Rublev 29 June an exhibition dedicated to the remarkable monument of ancient Russian literature - the manuscript of the work of the Monk John of the Ladder, created in the script of the Joseph-Volokolamsky Monastery, one of the associates of its founder, St. Joseph of Volotsky, by the monk Ferapont (Obukhov) opens.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
29.06.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year

"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Oh, divine, oh dear, O sweetest voice! Let us all go after the Lord who calls us! But we must first of all feel that it is difficult and painful for us to feel, that is, that we have many sins, and these sins are sinful.

What is 3, 9 and 40 the day after the death of a person?
28.06.2017

What is 3, 9 and 40 the day after the death of a person?

The priest Afanasy Gumerov, a resident of the Sretensky Monastery, answers: Our earthly being is a preparation for the life of the future: "It is laid to men once to die, and then to judgment" (Heb. 9: 27). Posthumous experiments indicate that, freed from the debility of the body, the soul becomes more active. The tests that she undergoes immediately after separation from the body have a spiritual and moral nature.

The instructions of Venerable Abba Dorotheus on every day of the week
28.06.2017

The instructions of Venerable Abba Dorotheus on every day of the week

The lesson is third (Wednesday) Quotations from the book "Soulful teachings and messages" 1. Whoever loses gold or silver, he can find another instead of him; If he loses time, living in idleness and laziness, he will not be able to find another in return for what he has lost.

About the inner man and spiritual clothing
27.06.2017

About the inner man and spiritual clothing

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit! We never tire of thanking God for the miracles that He does with us every moment. But since we are completely burdened with cares, are completely occupied with our thoughts, this earthly and fleshly person, we do not see how immeasurably God loves us, and we do not hear His voice calling us unceasingly.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
27.06.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year

The Lord says that we, who do not listen to the Gospel, are like those who sing funny songs - they do not dance; Sing sad - they do not cry; Nothing can be done about them. They promise the Kingdom of Heaven, light and gloomy - do not move, as if they do not tell us. They threaten the court with incomprehensible and torments endlessly - do not worry, as if we do not hear.

Rage
26.06.2017

Rage

Encyclopedia of the sayings of the Holy Fathers and teachers of the Church. Anger turns into anger and rancor when it is held and fed in the heart for a long time. Therefore, the Lord will command the Lord to stop him soon, so that he does not grow into hatred and anger, and the more evil has not been added to evil.

Sermons should be many
26.06.2017

Sermons should be many

In the evangelical parable of the Sower (see Matthew 13, 3-23), there is one interesting detail that is rarely noticed. The sower (Christ) casts the seed (the word of God) into the earth (the human heart), but only one type of soil out of four turns out to be favorable for the maturation of the seed. Does not the Lord know that the ground is trampled, rocky, seeded with thorns will not bear fruit? He knows.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
26.06.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year

"The Kingdom of Heaven is taken by force, and those who use force delight in it." The Kingdom is needed, that is, with need, with difficulty, effort and grievous deeds is achieved; Therefore, only the one who leads a life of a difficult, selfless one reaches him. This, on the way to the Kingdom, denies all sorts of comfort.

"Hatred of the Church is an infernal phenomenon"
26.06.2017

"Hatred of the Church is an infernal phenomenon"

Orthodox priest Father Andrei Tkachev does not need special ideas. A well-known writer, publicist and preacher, his speeches and books are especially wise, deep and sharp. Not so long ago, Father Andrey visited Krasnoyarsk, gave several interviews to journalists and held a creative meeting with the Siberians.

Superstitions
25.06.2017

Superstitions

Signs. To many of the Christians (superstition) it seems harmless business - to incline to it a rumor, to collect omens, to listen to interpreters will accept. Sneezed someone at the word say: and it matters. Someone behind was called by the name, the leg slipped on the way out, clothes caught - all this is a hindrance. And people very serious, waiting for the Judge from heaven, easily fall into this harmful vice. But listen: the people who surrendered to it (5, 90) are rejected.

Do not allow anger ..
25.06.2017

Do not allow anger ..

Encyclopedia of the sayings of the Holy Fathers and teachers of the Church on various issues of spiritual life. In order to boldly approach God, do not allow anger when he wants to enter into your soul and unite with her, but drive him away like a mad dog. St. John Chrysostom (41, 631).

Is love to the Motherland compatible with love for God?
24.06.2017

Is love to the Motherland compatible with love for God?

In Christ, according to the word of the apostle Paul, "there is neither Greek nor Jew", and all of us, Christians, are called to be citizens of the Heavenly Fatherland. And what should be our attitude towards the Motherland? How does a Christian feel about the state in which he lives? Is it right to distance yourself from it as much as possible? Is it possible to love both Christ and the Fatherland? Are patriotism and Christianity compatible? For clarification, we turned to the pastors of the Russian Church.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
24.06.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year

"There is nothing secret that would not be revealed, and secret, that would not have been recognized." Therefore, no matter how we hide now with our sins, there is no benefit to this from us. The time will come, but is it far away? - and everything will come out. How to be?

About Tolerance
24.06.2017

About Tolerance

Among the most repeatable, by the way and inopportunely, passwords of our time - the notorious "tolerance", or, in Russian, "tolerance." In the past, this word was used either in combination with the word "house" or in a transformed form, with a meaning that clarifies this concept, in the context of the legal status of religious minorities - "tolerance".

The Mystery of the Tsar's Icon
23.06.2017

The Mystery of the Tsar's Icon

How to find the image, which before the execution prayed Russian princess. Sometimes discoveries happen by chance. In 2011, the director of the Museum of the Russian icon Nikolai Zadorozhny and art critic Irina Shalin arrived in Beirut to purchase 100 icons from a Lebanese art dealer.

That's what it means to love!
23.06.2017

That's what it means to love!

I read one small story that made a strong impression on me. As I always shared with you all the beautiful and useful that I find, so now I want to share it with you. And, as always, I hope that each of you between these lines will open some good intention.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
23.06.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year

Everyone who confesses to me before people, I also confess to my Father in Heaven. "Is it difficult to confess to the Lord? There is no labor what work to say when it is required that our Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God and God who for us came to Earth, incarnated from the Holy Spirit and Mary the Virgin and became man, crucified, injured, buried, resurrected on the third day, ascended to heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father ...

Christ died to make our life different
23.06.2017

Christ died to make our life different

Conversation on the apostolic reading of the 2 Week on Pentecost. "There is no partiality with God. Those who, having no law, have sinned, will perish without the law; And those who under the law have sinned will be judged by the law (because not the hearers of the law are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified, for when pagans who do not have a law do what is lawful by nature, then, having no law, they are their own law : They show that the cause of the law is written in their hearts, as evidenced by their conscience and their thoughts, then accusing or excusing each other) "(Rom., 2: 11-15).

Do I need to cry for sins?
22.06.2017

Do I need to cry for sins?

Crying about sins is a depressive Christianity or a reaction to the grace of God - thinks Sergey Khudiev.

"During the negotiations with the ROCA, mediastinum fell between us"
22.06.2017

"During the negotiations with the ROCA, mediastinum fell between us"

10 years ago, 17 May 2007, the Act of Canonical Communion of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Church Abroad was signed - two branches of the Russian Church were reunited. This symbolic event was preceded by negotiations lasting several years. What spiritual and legal issues required discussion and decision? What contributed to overcoming the prejudices that foreigners had against the "Moscow"?

To know or not God
22.06.2017

To know or not God

Many Orthodox fall into sin when they offer their personal, special, free answers to spiritual questions, contradicting church dogmas and doing everything in their own way, as they themselves understand and interpret. From the possible error of a Christian, they protect the Holy Scripture, the teaching and explanations of the Church Fathers; Finally, in order to have a confessor, to address all spiritual and religious problems to him, and not to make his own subjective conclusions.

Lord, teach me to remember you
22.06.2017

Lord, teach me to remember you

How important it is to always remember Christ everywhere. About what He has done for us and how His whole life has changed thanks to Him. But why is it so difficult to remember Him? We need great efforts, but where is the ease and joy? Why is it easier and more interesting to dive into a vain and empty whirlwind, and not into the life of your own soul? If for the holy people "life is Christ," then why can not I honestly say such bold words?

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expressed his support for the canonical UOC
22.06.2017

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expressed his support for the canonical UOC

In the name of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received the letter of His Beatitude Patriarch Sacred City of Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine Theophilus III regarding the position of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Are you religious? No, I'm a Christian
22.06.2017

Are you religious? No, I'm a Christian

Do you like the word "believer", dear reader? To me, if it is fair, not so. He breathes something cold and formal from him. And newspapers and TV often use it with sarcasm and irony. Believers for them - this is not the core and core of society, but its outskirts and periphery. A certain fragment, sector. And the sector has one root with a sect.

His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus condemned actions against the canonical UOC
22.06.2017

His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus condemned actions against the canonical UOC

"The unity of the Church is the gift of the Holy Spirit, and we are called to protect and strengthen it. The destruction of this unity is the gravest crime. Taking this opportunity, we condemn in the strongest terms those who take actions against the parishes of the canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine, "said His Beatitude Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine Theophilus III.

Presentation of the Order of Prince Sergiy Alexandrovich to Metropolitan Isaac of Tamasso and Orini
21.06.2017

Presentation of the Order of Prince Sergiy Alexandrovich to Metropolitan Isaac of Tamasso and Orini

The chairman of the Cyprus branch of the IOPS, Leonid Bulanov, visited the Tamasso Diocese and presented Metropolitan Isaiah with the "Honorary Memory of Grand Duke Sergiy Alexandrovich" award, which he was awarded by the decision of the Council of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society.