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Will a woman save a child without caring?
04.09.2017

Will a woman save a child without caring?

Today, my interlocutors will be women again. I want to finish the conversation on the topic of female loneliness. I will not dissuade anyone from my marriage and frighten them with "horror stories" from family life. I'll try to give practical advice on the topic "Woman and Children". Immediately I will say: they are not for everyone. I'm waiting for criticism and disagreement. But, probably, someone will hear me, try to look at my life through the prism of reflection on the proposed topic.

True piety is the worship of God in spirit and truth
04.09.2017

True piety is the worship of God in spirit and truth

He who comes into the temple with faith and zeal, comes out with countless treasures. As soon as the priest performs the first words, they will perform those present with every fragrance and spiritual wealth. And even if their innumerable misfortunes have been grasped, they will all bear easily, having received here from the Divine Scriptures sufficient motivation for patience and wisdom (36, 564).

The throne of the Vsezarica
02.09.2017

The throne of the Vsezarica

The only throne in Moscow of the icon of the Mother of God "Vsezaritsa" is in the house temple of the Moscow Scientific-Research Oncological Institute. P.A. Herzen. About miracles in the fight against the "plague of the XX-XXI centuries" in this temple, friends-devotees and life even after death tells the doctor of medical sciences, professor-oncologist Anatoly Mamontov.

We would have received the grace of God
02.09.2017

We would have received the grace of God

If we believed in the commandments of God; believed that grace can be obtained only if you bless the one who curses you; if we believed that grace can be obtained only when you are beaten on the right, and you substitute the left; that you can receive grace only when you lend, but do not ask for back, - if we believed this, we would have received the grace of God.

"We saw the celestials"
01.09.2017

"We saw the celestials"

Assistant to the governor, senior deacon, head of monastic production - in conditions of multitasking obedience, the day of Hierodeacon Ambrose (Chernichuk) is unpredictable. It is almost impossible to find it in one place. Father Ambrose himself is not accustomed to such an active life: when he was a clerk of the old man Jerome, he was constantly in the thick of events and the crowds of people who spent the night and spent the night with the cell of the Sanaxar's ascetic.

Grace
01.09.2017

Grace

As a man who has no soul, is dead to this world, so he who does not have the grace of the Holy Spirit is dead to God; And it is impossible to have a residence in Heaven. Reverend Simeon the New Theologian (60, 46).

Clean first the inner brooms of your soul
31.08.2017

Clean first the inner brooms of your soul

Therefore, the Lord says: "Purify first the inner flasks of your soul" (see Matthew 23, 26). That is, what you have inside, for God is important, and not what you represent yourself. There is nothing difficult to understand. Complexity in what? That the world around us does not live like that. And we should choose: and you, dear (or dear), what - Paradise or hell?

On the healing of suffering by consolation: according to the texts of Holy Scripture. On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part of 5
31.08.2017

On the healing of suffering by consolation: according to the texts of Holy Scripture. On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part of 5

If the previous articles were devoted to suffering, their kinds and why they are sent to people, now we will talk about how sorrows are cured by consolation. Let's start with the texts of the Holy Scriptures and see how they can comfort the sufferer and what is said about consolation in the Psalter, the Gospel and the messages of the apostles.

Will all the rich perish, will all the poor be saved?
30.08.2017

Will all the rich perish, will all the poor be saved?

The words of Jesus Christ that "it is more convenient for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" sound like a verdict that is passed and can not be appealed. It would seem, what else is there to talk about? And, nevertheless, not so simple.

Wealth
30.08.2017

Wealth

In today's Gospel, we heard about how a pious young man, a young man approached Christ, and began to ask him: Teacher is good! What shall I do that I may have eternal life? (Mt. 19, 16) And the Lord began to list his commandments: do not kill, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself. And the young man answered Christ: "I have kept it from childhood, from my youth, always! What else do I need to do? "

How to treat suffering? On the perception of suffering from the texts of the Holy Scripture of the New Testament. On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part of 4
29.08.2017

How to treat suffering? On the perception of suffering from the texts of the Holy Scripture of the New Testament. On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part of 4

The suffering of people, mentioned in the Old Testament, can teach us a lot. If we turn to some evangelical episodes in which the Lord faces human suffering and heals the suffering, we can in this connection draw some conclusions. In addition, the suffering of Christ is described in the Gospel, and therefore special attention must be paid to its texts, for it suffered - the sinless and truly innocent.

Assumption of the Blessed Lady of Our Lady and Ever-Virgin Mary
28.08.2017

Assumption of the Blessed Lady of Our Lady and Ever-Virgin Mary

After the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother of God remained in the care of the Apostle John the Theologian, and in his absence lived in his parents' house near the Mount of Olives. For the apostles and all believers, it was a consolation and edification.

If we did not sin in Adam, we would in general be immortal, death would not be needed
28.08.2017

If we did not sin in Adam, we would in general be immortal, death would not be needed

What will be with us, we just have to suffer - then, so God wants, then it is useful for our soul. And it would be very good for us to rebuild our consciousness precisely into a spiritual way, so that we should strive for spirituality, strive for the Kingdom of Heaven, and overcome all the difficulties of life with courage and patiently.

What are the suffering? Classification of sorrows according to the Holy Scriptures and psychology. On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part of 3
28.08.2017

What are the suffering? Classification of sorrows according to the Holy Scriptures and psychology. On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part of 3

The variety of suffering and human suffering is obvious. The reasons for their generation are many, and to understand why God allows their existence in people's lives and how they manifest themselves, it is absolutely necessary. For this, in this article we will look at the types of suffering.

Ino-faith and non-faith
26.08.2017

Ino-faith and non-faith

Many people believe that all religions and faiths talk about the same thing and are equally eager for God, just pray to Him in different ways. This is an extremely harmful delusion. Yes, God is one, but true faith can only be one - Orthodox, that is, correctly glorifying God.

Guardian angel
26.08.2017

Guardian angel

Guardian angels are the servants of our salvation, so that we are not alone in our earthly life, in our labors to save our immortal soul. We firmly know that our helpers are with us, protecting us from all sorts of troubles that occur on the path of life, and from the anger of God deserved by each of us.

Prologue in the teachings for each day of the year. On the veneration of parents
25.08.2017

Prologue in the teachings for each day of the year. On the veneration of parents

This instruction, in our opinion, is very useful to listen to all children who have parents: both good and bad. It shows to the godly children, who love their parents and respect them, what kind of God's mercies they expect for their respect to their parents, and through this, therefore, can arouse in them both great love and respect for the father and mother.

The Seven Sacraments of the Church
25.08.2017

The Seven Sacraments of the Church

The church, wrote the great shepherd Saint John of Kronstadt, "sympathizes and answers all the essential needs of the soul and body of a Christian with an active tool or giving alms by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, by which every soul lives."

Our life is in the hands of God
24.08.2017

Our life is in the hands of God

Each of us is called to life by God, and the God of everyone leads through life. But if a person forgets that he does not live by himself, but lives by the providence of God, he begins to be afraid of everything. When a person loses faith in God, he lives in constant fear, he has very many experiences: how could he not remain hungry, as if not to lose his pension, as if not to catch a cold and get sick.

Does Christ exist without the Church, and the Church without Christ?
24.08.2017

Does Christ exist without the Church, and the Church without Christ?

I think that everyone knows the popular expression now: "God in the soul." "I believe in God, but I do not go to church" - so often people say. And what would Apostle Paul say in response to such a statement?

What is the place of health in our life?
23.08.2017

What is the place of health in our life?

It is unlikely that there will be a person who would say: "I really want to be sick." It would seem natural to wish yourself and other people bodily health. And, for example, if you ask a young mother what she wants her child, she will first of all say: "The main thing is to be healthy" - and may not mention anything else. But is it always useful to be healthy and pray for health? What general place does health occupy in the hierarchy of Christian values?

Prologue in the teachings for each day of the year. Without effort, one can not enter the kingdom of God
23.08.2017

Prologue in the teachings for each day of the year. Without effort, one can not enter the kingdom of God

Sure, we all want to enter the Kingdom of God, but not all are struggling to achieve it. Many say: "The Lord is merciful: the Lord will forgive everyone, give everyone pleasure!" And, speaking thus, remain in sloth, do nothing to save themselves. Such people are mistaken.

If we were God ...
22.08.2017

If we were God ...

Do not forget that the taste of God in our lips and in our soul should change with time. Of course, God, in Whom we believe, remains the One and the Same, but it would be good if the way we believe changed over time. St. Porphyry says that when he was young, God seemed very strict to him: "I looked at God as very strict and judged people very strictly, because I thought that God was like that.

Where did suffering come from? On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part of 2
22.08.2017

Where did suffering come from? On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part of 2

The sin of the first man caused suffering in the world. Because of the first error, a person began to die from the very beginning of his existence and, taking an example from the devil, became himself an inventor of vice, that is, he himself was to blame for all the evil that began to spread like a chain reaction around the world because of His propensity for sin.

Who opens the doors of paradise
21.08.2017

Who opens the doors of paradise

If you ask a person: "Do you know the commandments?" He will reply: "I know. Do not steal; Do not kill; Honor father and mother ... "Will remember what was inscribed on the stone tablets. But there are many commandments. For example, the Lord says at the Last Supper: "Take, eat: this is my body, for which you are broken for the forgiveness of sins." This is a commandment. "Drink from Ney Allah ..." is a commandment. Any word of Christ, spoken in the imperative mood, is a commandment for all who believe in the Lord.

On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part 1: Where did evil come from?
21.08.2017

On the comprehension of evil and suffering in the world. Part 1: Where did evil come from?

This article is devoted to understanding the appearance of evil in the world, comparing the appearance of evil and suffering in human life and, accordingly, to the thoughts of consolation for the suffering person, for which so often the grieving man turns to the priest.

The child does not listen to the confessor, if everything is different in the family
20.08.2017

The child does not listen to the confessor, if everything is different in the family

Pregnancy lasts nine months. Nine months you carry a baby in the womb, and then you give birth to it. And that is all? Of course not. You gave birth to a child, but did not make it to the saints yet. You feed him, but this is not enough for true satiation. You gave him a separate room, with air conditioning, carpets and a computer, but that's not enough.

Crying baby
20.08.2017

Crying baby

"The priest baptized the baby, while he was crying inconsolably and resisted the sacrament as best he could. Repelled the priest and cried. When the boy was thrice dipped into the font, he shouted as if he had been immersed in a cauldron with boiling water. The adults who were with him shuddered seeing all this. Finally the mother of the child could not stand it, went to the priest, who performed the Sacrament of Epiphany and said: - Well, how long will this continue? - Approximately the same. - Is it possible to accelerate this process somehow, you can see that the child is already exhausted. - No, it is impossible, the rank must be executed from beginning to end, otherwise the Sacrament will not take place.

Athos and Tabor
19.08.2017

Athos and Tabor

Over the centuries, on the eve of the Transfiguration, many monks leave the Great Lavra with animals loaded with provisions, vestments, sacred vessels, and climb to the top of Athos to a height of 2033 meters, above the clouds, where the small chapel of the Transfiguration of the Lord is located.

The essence of life is to acquire eternity
19.08.2017

The essence of life is to acquire eternity

What is the essence of life - tell me? The essence of life is to acquire eternity. When God created man, he was eternal. Christ ... why did Christ suffer? To enable man to win not only his infirmities, his passions, but also to defeat the devil, which exists without fail.

Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
19.08.2017

Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ

To explain the mystery of this festival and the comprehension of the truth, we need to turn to the very beginning of the present reading of the Gospel: "And in a few days, Jesus Peter, James and John his brother are sung, and bring them to the mountain high together" (Mt. 17, 1).

In search of the lost happiness
18.08.2017

In search of the lost happiness

Probably everyone at least a little, sometimes unconsciously, but feels that lies behind this amazing, warm word. Happiness - is when you love and mutual love, and when love each other close.

Cross: the main symbol of Christianity
18.08.2017

Cross: the main symbol of Christianity

What do the southern Russian city of Stavropol and stauropegic monasteries have in common? Let me remind you that these are the most important monasteries of the Russian Church, which are directly subordinate to the Patriarch, for example, the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, the Moscow Danilov Monastery or the Optina Pustyn (today there are 28 14 male and 14 female monsters in all of the Stavropegial monasteries in the ROC XNUMX).

Lily-of-the-valley
17.08.2017

Lily-of-the-valley

Father George, having supped, was going to see the books that his friends had brought him from the capital the day before. Only he opened the top, thickest, tempting smell of fresh typographic glue, as a late call came to his mobile phone.

Man always makes a choice between sin and the Kingdom of Heaven
17.08.2017

Man always makes a choice between sin and the Kingdom of Heaven

Man constantly makes a choice between sin and the Kingdom of Heaven. And gradually it is rebuilt and re-brewed until one long-cherished thought is left in his soul: he wants only the Kingdom of Heaven and nothing more.

How can you develop perseverance if you do not have it?
16.08.2017

How can you develop perseverance if you do not have it?

From the spiritual heritage of the bishop-confessor Vasily Kineshma (1876-1945), sermons were preserved, but most fully - "Conversations on the Gospel of Mark," a fragment of which we publish on the day of the memory of the bishop-confessor (13 August).

14-28 August 2017: The Assumption Post
16.08.2017

14-28 August 2017: The Assumption Post

The Assumption fast is one of four multi-day fasts of the Orthodox Church. It ends with a holiday, in honor of which it is named - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (28 August). This and one more holiday - the Transfiguration of the Lord (19 August) - create the mood of the Assumption fast, reminding us of the amazing humility and readiness to go through all that He has prepared, which the Lord and the Mother of God showed throughout their earthly life. Likewise, we should not perceive fasting as a constraint imposed on us, but as an act voluntarily taken and leading us to God.

Fasting is no reason for sadness
15.08.2017

Fasting is no reason for sadness

The Holy and Divine Scripture says: When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, and do not be dull as hypocrites, for they take on grim faces (cf. 6, 16-17).

Prologue in the teachings for each day of the year. The vanity of earthly acquisitions
15.08.2017

Prologue in the teachings for each day of the year. The vanity of earthly acquisitions

There are many, and still today, gospel rich men dressed in purple and fine linen, feasting on all the days of light, but at the same time not knowing what love and compassion are. Many and now still can be found in the soul of exclaimers: I will tear down my granaries, and great creatures (LK.12: 18).

The Lord awaits every man's conversion
14.08.2017

The Lord awaits every man's conversion

A man came to Jesus, "and kneeling before Him, said: Lord, have mercy on my son." That is, he confessed Christ to the Lord and asked Him for God's pardon. Therefore, the Lord healed this unfortunate boy, who, since childhood, was demoniac. Demonized by all the people, but we mostly call the demoniacs of those who can not cope with themselves, with whom the will is completely enslaved by the devil.