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Exile

We’re meant to keep fresh in our minds the regret and nostalgia for a homeland from which our sins have made us exiles and refugees…

You will have tribulation

These two Christianities are mutually-exclusive.

Arabic Psalmody

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
O give thanks unto the God of gods; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
O give thanks unto the Lord of lords; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
To Him Who alone hath wrought great wonders; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!…

Deaconesses

Notes on the order of deaconesses in the Eastern Church (3rd-12th century)

Tension

Never use the word suddenly just to create tension.

Philippine Mission

Advent: the Nativity Fast begins

Advent: the Nativity Fast begins

The weeks prior to Christmas are known in the West as Advent, from a Latin word meaning “coming.” In the Orthodox Church, the season […]

All Souls Day?

All Souls Day?

In about one week, western Christians will commemorate all the dead on November 2, the Feast of All Souls. This commemoration is important to […]

Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos

Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos

Update: October 2/14, 2016 — Congratulations to the Orthodox parish of the Protection of the Theotokos, in Polomolok, South Cotobato! Last year in Cluj, […]

Baptism, Liturgy and Wedding at Surigao

Baptism, Liturgy and Wedding at Surigao

Today Fr Silouan returned to the city of Surigao for the happy task of baptizing Genevieve, the wife of an Orthodox Christian, and serving […]

The Dormition of the Theotokos

The Dormition of the Theotokos

The Dormition (falling asleep) of the Theotokos is one of the twelve Great Feasts of the Church, commemorated on August 15/28. After the Ascension […]