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08 Sep 2018

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

 

We have become used to turning to God for help in every need and every circumstance in our lives. We expect that in response to every call, to every cry of anguish, suffering, fear, the...

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27 Aug 2018

The Church year extends from the Nativity to the Dormition of the Theotokos, just as does human life from sunrise to sunset. But, in comparison with the Light of God's Kingdom we call the time of this life night, because“now we see through a glass, DARKLY; but then face to...

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22 Aug 2018

S.I.Fudel

Chapter 8

Right after the announcement of the Blessed Kingdom of God the "Great Ektenia" [Great Litany] is read. The word ektenia signifies devoted, intense prayer. "In peace let us pray to the Lord…" "In peace" is in...

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03 Aug 2018

S.I.Fudel

Chapter 7

 

The priest begins the main part of the Liturgy with a festive declaration: "Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and unto ages...

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27 Jul 2018

S.I.Fudel

Chapter 6

Ordinarily, during the Proskomedia, the priest gives the blessing for those on the kliros to begin reading the so-called "hours," usually the 3rd and 6th Hours, which in large part consist of...

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24 Jul 2018

S.I.Fudel

Chapter 5

"In everything…visible [in the Church]," writes Makary the Great, "imagine to yourself the images and shadows of the hidden: in the visible temple [church building] - the image of the temple...

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10 Jul 2018

S.I.Fudel

 

Chapter 4

 

The Church puts an end to solitude. To live in the Church, you must go to others, stand with them in the church, and drink...

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28 Jun 2018

by Sergei Fudel

Chapter 3

 

The Church is God's creation, but one whose acquisition is not given to a poisoned mind, for through the Divine Incarnation, it is "raised up above the Heavens."

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23 Jun 2018

by Sergei Fudel

Chapter 2

The Liturgy is at the center of Christianity, and in the center of the Liturgy is the "Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13: 8), or as stated at another point [...

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15 Jun 2018

by Sergei Fudel

Chapter One

Christianity found its permanent religious structure in the Mystical Supper, and one could say that Christianity is the Mystical Supper. The Mystery - all Christianity, the disciples gathered around...

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