Orthodox Life http://orthodoxlife.org A web publication of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY Thu, 10 May 2018 22:13:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://i2.wp.com/orthodoxlife.org/wp-content/uploads/cropped-OL-Logo-Favicon-FIN-Muted-Blue.png?fit=32%2C32 Orthodox Life http://orthodoxlife.org 32 32 119953799 The Empress’s Nameday http://orthodoxlife.org/lives-of-saints/romanovs-1917-alexandra-empress/ http://orthodoxlife.org/lives-of-saints/romanovs-1917-alexandra-empress/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 22:02:18 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1818 April 23rd marks the feast day of St George the Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer and of St Alexandra the Martyr Empress (III c.). From the time of her reception into the Orthodox Church, the Tsarina Alexandra took the latter as her patron saint and marked her feast as her saint’s day. Below we provide an account […]

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A Canon for Holy and Great Saturday http://orthodoxlife.org/prayers-and-services/lamentation-theotokos-canon/ http://orthodoxlife.org/prayers-and-services/lamentation-theotokos-canon/#respond Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:36:49 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1785 Translation and Introduction by Dr Vitaly Permiakov any Orthodox Christians who diligently attend the services of the Holy Week can recall the beautiful and moving canon dedicated to the “Lamentation of the Most Holy Theotokos,” read at  Small Compline following the Vespers of Holy Friday.  In this hymnographic composition, chanted in front of the epitaphion […]

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Non-Komsomol Gingerbread
 http://orthodoxlife.org/contemporary-issues/ordinary-wonders-olesia-nikolaeva/ http://orthodoxlife.org/contemporary-issues/ordinary-wonders-olesia-nikolaeva/#respond Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:31:20 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1763 A short anecdote from the new book "Ordinary Wonders: Stories of Unexpected Grace" on the dangers of a microscope-driven approach to fasting.

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Prince Vladimir Kirillovich Galitzine, 1942–2018 http://orthodoxlife.org/in-memoriam/prince-vladimir-kirillovich-galitzine-1942-2018/ http://orthodoxlife.org/in-memoriam/prince-vladimir-kirillovich-galitzine-1942-2018/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:23:43 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1738 n February 22nd, 2018, following a prolonged illness, Prince Vladimir Kirillovich Galitzine reposed in the Lord. Vladimir Kirillovich served as warden of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York for 38 years. Born in Belgrade in 1942, he and his family found their way to Germany as refugees in the same year. In 1951, […]

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“I Was Born This Way” is Not the Utterance of a Christian http://orthodoxlife.org/sermons-and-homilies/forgiveness-great-lent-2018/ http://orthodoxlife.org/sermons-and-homilies/forgiveness-great-lent-2018/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:03:55 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1729 A short exhortation by the abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery, Archimandrite Luke, on the eve of Great Lent (Feb. 5/18, 2018) on the constant struggle necessary to change our life in conformity to the Gospel commandments.

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Saint John of Kronstadt on the Last Judgment http://orthodoxlife.org/sermons-and-homilies/meatfare-sunday-john-kronstadt/ http://orthodoxlife.org/sermons-and-homilies/meatfare-sunday-john-kronstadt/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:20:15 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1717 Below we offer two sermons on the Sunday of the Last Judgment by the great 20th c. pastor and author of My Life in Christ from the book, Season of Repentance: Lenten Homilies of Saint John of Kronstadt (Holy Trinity Publications: Jordanville, NY, 2015). A Christian Ending is a Reward for true Christians I believe […]

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A New Reformation? http://orthodoxlife.org/theology/emergent-church-new-reformation/ http://orthodoxlife.org/theology/emergent-church-new-reformation/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:38:25 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1692 The third installment in a continuing series examining the theological and historical substance of the Emergent Church Movement. Part 3 looks at the phenomenon as natural heir to the Reformation.

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Our Hearts — The Only Gift Worthy in the Eyes of God http://orthodoxlife.org/epistles/nativity-epistle-metr-hilarion-2017/ http://orthodoxlife.org/epistles/nativity-epistle-metr-hilarion-2017/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 23:40:58 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1679 Nativity Epistle of His Eminence HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Beloved in the Lord Brethren Archpastors, Honorable Fathers,  Brothers and Sisters, God-Beloved Flock of the Russian Church Abroad: t is with a feeling of the greatest joy that I express my heartfelt […]

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Many are Called, but Few are Chosen http://orthodoxlife.org/sermons-and-homilies/sunday-forefathers-2017-kotar/ http://orthodoxlife.org/sermons-and-homilies/sunday-forefathers-2017-kotar/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:17:43 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1672 Sermon by Reader Nicholas Kotar on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (Dec. 11/24, 2017)

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The Empress’s Nativity Prayer http://orthodoxlife.org/prayers-and-services/christmas-prayer-empress-alexandra/ http://orthodoxlife.org/prayers-and-services/christmas-prayer-empress-alexandra/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:23:04 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1656 A handwritten gift from the Royal Martyr, H.I.M. Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, to her children's English tutor, Charles Sydney Gibbes, during their exile in Tobolsk, 1917.

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