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Living Connection with God
21.06.2017

Living Connection with God

Pastors about the importance of the dogmas of the Church. We see the chilling of Orthodox Christians to the dogmas of faith. They say that the main thing is to be a good person, that partitions between religions do not reach the sky and so on. How can we explain to ordinary believers the importance of dogmas, including the construction of a proper Christian life? With this question we turned to the pastors of the Russian Church.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
21.06.2017

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

"He who endures to the end will be saved." But do we have anything to endure? In this no one does not have a defect. Everyone has a wide field of patience; So there is salvation here, at hand. Endure all to the end and you will be saved.

Patriarch Cyril: The destruction of the moral nature of man is a spiritual death
21.06.2017

Patriarch Cyril: The destruction of the moral nature of man is a spiritual death

18 June 2017, the day of All Saints, in the land of the Russian beamed, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. At the end of the service, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church addressed the congregation with the First-Hierarchal Word, in which he drew particular attention to the problem of the purity of the human heart.

How to respond to criticism of the Church?
21.06.2017

How to respond to criticism of the Church?

And the criticism of the Church, and sometimes quite aggressive attacks on Christianity and church life, can now be heard quite often. This is the "favorite hobby" of some media, a frequent topic is not always calm and well-balanced discussions on the Internet, and on the street, it sometimes sounds insulting to Orthodox words. How does a Christian behave when he encounters criticism of the Church? Should we respond to attacks, justify our faith, defend the Church? In what cases is silence a gold, and in which - not?

Elder Ambrose on the distinction of dreams
21.06.2017

Elder Ambrose on the distinction of dreams

Let's say a few how we think about this, based on the testimony of the Divine and patristic writings.

Missing a hundred years ago the icon of St. Nicholas was miraculously found in ruins
20.06.2017

Missing a hundred years ago the icon of St. Nicholas was miraculously found in ruins

- This is a real miracle, whose witnesses - we are with you! - Father Anatoly, rector of the Cathedral of Michael the Archangel, does not restrain his feelings. After all, in his hands - an icon that was listed for nearly a hundred years. Before the revolution, it was kept in the church of St. Paraskeva - in the village of Barabanovo.

Conversation with an interesting person
20.06.2017

Conversation with an interesting person

Probably it was for every person in life. When suddenly an interesting interlocutor meets, when the conversation itself is so good that it captures all your thoughts and desires. And time stops. Rather, many hours of conversation do not have time, they are so interesting that it seems that time flew by unnoticed. And you forget about everything that surrounds you, you forget about your desires, about your needs. When you do not want any bread or water. When the conversation itself sates you more than bread and water.

In Moscow, opened a monument dedicated to the 10 anniversary of the restoration of unity of the ROC
20.06.2017

In Moscow, opened a monument dedicated to the 10 anniversary of the restoration of unity of the ROC

18 June 2017, at the end of the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the sculptural composition "Reunification" dedicated to the signing of the Act on Canonical Communion of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Church Abroad, the Patriarchate reports.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
20.06.2017

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

By sending to the sermon of St. Apostles, the Lord commanded them all to call, saying: "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand," that is, the Kingdom has come-go into it. What should we preach? We must all shout: the sons of the Kingdom! Do not flee from the Kingdom into bondage and slavery - because they are fleeing.

Bishops' Council of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia addressed with a message
20.06.2017

Bishops' Council of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia addressed with a message

From 9 to 14 on June 2017. In Munich, the Bishops 'Council of the Russian Church Abroad took place, after which its participants adopted a special Message: "We, the bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, gathered at the Bishops' Cathedral in the convent of the Monk Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna at the God-Saving Buchendorf near Munich during the days of the feast of Pentecost, They are overshadowed by the presence of the miraculous icon of the Kursk-Root Mother of God.

I believe - I do not believe. Dialogue between an atheist and a Christian
19.06.2017

I believe - I do not believe. Dialogue between an atheist and a Christian

1970-e years. England. At the radio microphone two people met. The writer-atheist Marganita Laski and Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh (Bloom). Two people talk about what determines their life, and they try to understand why they look at the world in such different ways. This conversation was included in the book "God: yes or no? Conversations of the believer with the unbeliever "*, published recently by the publishing house" Nikea "in conjunction with the foundation" Spiritual heritage of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh ". We give here a fragment of it.

Why go to the temple if "God is in the heart"?
19.06.2017

Why go to the temple if "God is in the heart"?

In our time, you can often hear the phrase: "Why go to the temple? I have God in my heart! "It would seem that such a person can only be envied. Indeed, if you have God in your heart, then visiting the temple looks like something superfluous.

A delegation of representatives of the monastic community of the Coptic Church arrived in Russia
19.06.2017

A delegation of representatives of the monastic community of the Coptic Church arrived in Russia

17 June 2017 year, in accordance with the decision of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Patriarch of Coptic Tavadros II, a delegation of representatives of the monastic community of the Coptic Church arrived in Moscow to make a pilgrimage to Russian Orthodox monasteries.

Shrine or mascot?
19.06.2017

Shrine or mascot?

Go to the shrine or protect yourself with a talisman? Among pagan attributes distributed in our society, you can find all kinds of amulets, talismans and amulets, that is, objects that seem to protect, protect a person, his house or yard from bad influence, damage and evil eye.

Patriarch Cyril: Today repeats what happened in the past
18.06.2017

Patriarch Cyril: Today repeats what happened in the past

16 June 2017 in Moscow hosted a church scientific conference "100 Anniversary of the beginning of the era of persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church." Opening its meeting in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addressed the audience with a word.

Childhood of snihaimandrita
18.06.2017

Childhood of snihaimandrita

In March of this year, Shiarchimandrite Iliya (Nozdrin) turned 85 years old. How God acts through the souls devoted to Him, saving Russia, is this story. The future schemer was born in 1932 On the Orel land in the village of Redkino, in 1969 Which became a part of the village of Stanovoi Kolodez. The temple in the center of the village was already closed: at the beginning of the 1930-ies. Services were already held either secretly or somewhere at home. Afanasii Ivanovich and Klavdiya Vasilievna The nostrils of the newborn son were baptized in the church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the neighboring village of Yakovleva, where the temple was rebuilt with the blessing of Skhiarchimandrite Elijah these days.

On Athos, a new staff of Holy Epistasy joined the board
18.06.2017

On Athos, a new staff of Holy Epistasy joined the board

14 (1) June 2017 in the administrative center of Athos in the city of Karey, in the cathedral temple of Protata, the annual ceremony of transferring the rule of government to the new staff of the Holy Epistasia - the main executive body of the Athos monastic autonomy, was held, - the correspondent of the portal "Russian Athos" informs.

How did the saints doubt?
18.06.2017

How did the saints doubt?

5 stories about sincere faith: Thomas, Antony the Great, Nicholas of Japan, Joseph Hesychast, Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky). "If I put my hand in his ribs, I will not believe" - ​​the Apostle Thomas. Imaginary monk, - Reverend Antony the Great. "So - life is ruined!" - St. Nicholas of Japan. "Where am I going? Where are they taking me to? "- St. Joseph Hesychast. "I do not work as a bishop" - St. Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky).

Spiritual teachings of the Optina Elders
18.06.2017

Spiritual teachings of the Optina Elders

Good deeds The Elders pointed to the person's destiny for good deeds leading to eternal life. Rev. Moses says: ... We are created for a good cause, and by means of which in this short life we ​​acquire an eternal, blessed life, to which all the grace of God is called. So this our age is the time of incessant deeds of body and soul, and the next century is acceptance on business.

From talking about beauty, lust and laziness ...
17.06.2017

From talking about beauty, lust and laziness ...

About the life of our conversations. Today I was talking with a young man. About life, there is not much faith. An Orthodox believer, a very good guy. And he told me the idea that while communicating in the circle of his peers and paying attention to young girls, he is confused by the feeling of enthusiasm when he sees a beautiful girl. And it seemed to him something sinful in this.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year III
17.06.2017

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

"Judge not lest ye be judged". What a disease - gossip and condemnation! Everyone knows that this is a sin, but meanwhile nothing is more common in our speeches than condemnation. Someone will say: "Do not put the Lord in condemnation," but still his condemnation will bring to the end.

"God resists the proud": about pride in the texts of the Holy Scripture
17.06.2017

"God resists the proud": about pride in the texts of the Holy Scripture

Before you start talking about pride, it's worth turning to the Holy Scripture. Despite the fact that it is impossible to find an exact definition of this word in his texts, they clearly state how terrible this passion is, what a proud person is and what he condemns himself to before God and to people.

About the fear of God and the fact that the Lord takes prayers from us in every place
16.06.2017

About the fear of God and the fact that the Lord takes prayers from us in every place

That the virtuous life does not seem difficult to us, we must hold on to the following: one must have the fear of God in the heart and need to pray more diligently, without being ashamed of the place for prayer. This can be seen from the following.

About the people who give me the light
16.06.2017

About the people who give me the light

Awarded two Orders of Lenin, he refused to play the role of Vladimir Ilyich. As one of the most popular heroes of the Soviet screen, he remained a believer all his life. People's Artist of the USSR Alexei Batalov - about what it meant to believe in those times when for this a person could pay all, and about what he could not cope without faith today.

The Patriarchal residence in the Danilov Monastery hosted a meeting on the issue of Ekaterinburg remains
16.06.2017

The Patriarchal residence in the Danilov Monastery hosted a meeting on the issue of Ekaterinburg remains

14 June 2017 at the Patriarchal residence in the Danilov Monastery in Moscow, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a meeting was held on the issue of establishing the identity of the Yekaterinburg remains.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year II
16.06.2017

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

"As Thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee, they also shall be one in us ... I am in them, and You in Me." Here is the golden chain connecting us with the Divine! We have disappeared - the Mediator has risen, who is one with the God the Father, and has become one with us. Becoming one with Him, we unite in Him and through Him with God the Father.

The Way to God
16.06.2017

The Way to God

Humility is the path to God. Optina elders repeatedly repeated this provision and comprehensively revealed its meaning. The first Optina Starets prep. Leo said this:

Days of Russian spiritual culture are held in Bulgaria
15.06.2017

Days of Russian spiritual culture are held in Bulgaria

On the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Russia and with the support of the Russian Embassy in Bulgaria 9 June 2017, the Days of Russian Spiritual Culture began in Sofia.

"The law of God is one for all"
15.06.2017

"The law of God is one for all"  

How are spiritual laws manifested in our lives? Does the sin of an individual affect the state of the society in which he lives? Why do the righteous suffer and the wicked prosper? Are children responsible for the sins of their parents? How do the laws of spiritual life relate to the emotional and mental state of a person? With these questions, we came to an experienced confessor - the old man Shhiarhimandrite Ilya (Nozdrin).

See God in the face of another
15.06.2017

See God in the face of another

It is very important to learn how to pay respect to another person. One old man says: - When two monks meet, they must bow to each other. Why? Have you seen your brother? You saw the Lord your God [1]. We must learn to see God Himself in the person of another. And another elder says: "Blessed is the monk (and the Christian) who considers all people to be gods after God.

On the non-judgment of the priests
15.06.2017

On the non-judgment of the priests

In the parishes, where there are many schismatics among the Orthodox, the latter usually by all means try to separate the former from the Orthodox Church and, for that, arm them against the priests. A little bit of a misdemeanor will be noticed for the Orthodox pastor, and right now they will go everywhere to sound: "Look, what is your pastor's doing: what does he do, how he lives? Is it possible to listen to such things? Can one walk on such a spirit? ", Etc.

Icon of the Mother of God "The Sign" Kurskaya - The Root
14.06.2017

Icon of the Mother of God "The Sign" Kurskaya - The Root

Kursk icon The Sign of the Mother of God is one of the most ancient icons of the Russian Church. The icon of the Mother of God, called the "Sign", depicts the Most-Holy Mother of God, sitting and prayerfully raising her hands; On her bosom, against the background of a round shield (or sphere), the blessing Divine Infant - Spas-Emmanuel. This image of the Mother of God is among the very first Her icon-painting images.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
14.06.2017

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

"Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but He who does the will of My Father in Heaven." With one prayer you can not be saved; With prayer it is necessary to unite and fulfill the will of God - all that belongs to him according to his rank and order of life.

Petrov post
14.06.2017

Petrov post

C 14 / 27 June on 28 June / 11 July in 2017 year This summer post, which we now call Petrov, or apostolic, was formerly called the fast of Pentecost.

Tomorrow is the day of the memory of the holy righteous John of Kronstadt
13.06.2017

Tomorrow is the day of the memory of the holy righteous John of Kronstadt

Hello brothers and sisters! Tomorrow is the day of the memory of the righteous John of Kronstadt, the "All-Russian Father". All those who are baptized in honor of the saint, we congratulate on the name day!

Thoughts of St. Theophan the Recluse about false prophets
13.06.2017

Thoughts of St. Theophan the Recluse about false prophets

"Beware of false prophets" (Mt.7: 15). Since the beginning of Christianity and until now there was no time, when this warning would not have been applied. The Lord did not indicate which ones to watch out for false prophets, for how to define them? They change like fashion, and every time it breeds its own. They always appear in the clothes of sheep, with a kind of good will in deeds and with a ghost of truth in speeches.

The commandments that God gave us
13.06.2017

The commandments that God gave us

And everything seems to be clear. True. Mankind eventually wrote a lot of laws, codes and constitutions. For what? Maybe in order to give ourselves the right to choose to sin or not, which in itself is already a sin?

Sedmica 2-i on Pentecost
13.06.2017

Sedmica 2-i on Pentecost

Hello brothers and sisters! We congratulate you on a Sunday afternoon! Also today is the day of all the saints, and hence all the baptized people are named. We offer a calendar for 2-th week of Pentecost. From 12 June to 11 July - Petrov Post. Meat, dairy products and eggs are excluded from the meal. In occasion of fish - consult with the priest of your temple. 14 June (Wednesday) is the memory of the righteous John of Kronstadt. 18 June (Sunday) - the memory of all the saints in the land of the Russian shining. We wish us useful reading!

The opening of the Bishops' Council of the Russian Church Abroad
12.06.2017

The opening of the Bishops' Council of the Russian Church Abroad

9 June, 2017, on the feast day of St. John of Russia, the Archbishop of Berlin and Germany Mark celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Russian convent of St. Elizabeth in Buchendorf (Germany). The Divine Archpastors of the Russian Church Abroad, who arrived in Munich the day before, prayed for the service.

Patriarch Kirill compared the resolution of same-sex marriage to the laws of fascist Germany
29.05.2017

Patriarch Kirill compared the resolution of same-sex marriage to the laws of fascist Germany

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said that the laws adopted in a number of Western countries on the resolution of homosexual marriages cause the same indignation of people as, in their time, the laws of fascist Germany.