Orthodox Life http://orthodoxlife.org A web publication of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY Thu, 04 Jan 2018 23:40:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 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 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 Chapman 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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All Our Life Unto Christ Our God: Archpriest Alvian And Helen Smirensky http://orthodoxlife.org/in-memoriam/archpriest-alvian-helen-smirensky/ http://orthodoxlife.org/in-memoriam/archpriest-alvian-helen-smirensky/#respond Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:12:06 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1635 Obituary of an Orthodox priest and his matushka, children of the Russian diaspora, who departed this life together, only hours apart on December 10, 2017.

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Weeping, Sighing, and Sorrow: The Election of Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia http://orthodoxlife.org/lives-of-saints/weeping-sighing-and-sorrow-the-election-of-tikhon-patriarch-of-moscow-and-all-russia/ http://orthodoxlife.org/lives-of-saints/weeping-sighing-and-sorrow-the-election-of-tikhon-patriarch-of-moscow-and-all-russia/#respond Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:15:31 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1585 by Jane Swan Excerpted from Chosen for His People: A Biography of Patriarch Tikhon , Paperback — 172 pages — $14.95– ISBN 978–1-94269–902- 6. Available directly from the publisher or from any good bookstore or online bookseller. Among the many tragic anniversaries of this centennial year, the Russian Orthodox Church recalls with joy the restoration of the […]

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Forged in Fire: An Appeal for Giving Tuesday http://orthodoxlife.org/editorial/2017-htos-giving-tuesday/ http://orthodoxlife.org/editorial/2017-htos-giving-tuesday/#respond Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:53:28 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1601 Latest Update on the  Holy Trinity Seminary Giving Tuesday Campaign: Dear Friends of Holy Trinity Seminary, The giving campaign continues! On behalf of the administration, faculty, and students of Holy Trinity Seminary, I wish to express our sincere gratitude for the donations toward our 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign. With your generous contributions and God’s grace, […]

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The Divine Liturgy of Saint James: Questions & Answers http://orthodoxlife.org/editorial/divine-liturgy-saint-james-live-q/ http://orthodoxlife.org/editorial/divine-liturgy-saint-james-live-q/#respond Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:43:17 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1538 Recorded live at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. An expert in Orthodox Liturgy answers questions on an ancient Christian rite, the Liturgy of St James, the brother of the Lord.

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The Fear of Death: Worldly Paralysis or Call to Repentance? http://orthodoxlife.org/after-life/death-repentance-paralysis/ http://orthodoxlife.org/after-life/death-repentance-paralysis/#respond Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:35:03 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1539 by Erik C. Young Below we offer a brief exhortation to overcome the secular phobia of death and suffering that pervades every corner of modern life. uripides is quoted as saying, “No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.” Our inevitable confrontation with this truth is anathema to modern society — […]

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Rejoice, O Life-Giving Cross! http://orthodoxlife.org/sermons-and-homilies/exaltation-permiakov-2017/ http://orthodoxlife.org/sermons-and-homilies/exaltation-permiakov-2017/#respond Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:52:21 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1522 "This notion of a feast of the cross may seem paradoxical to our mind: the cross in the ancient world was an instrument and symbol of inhumane torture and death ... Yet we, Christians, celebrate the Cross of the Lord in a festival and we praise it as the 'preserver of the whole universe … the glory of angels, and the wound of demons.'"

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On the Writings of Archimandrite George (Kapsanis): A Correction http://orthodoxlife.org/theology/archimandrite-george-kapsanis-writings-correction/ http://orthodoxlife.org/theology/archimandrite-george-kapsanis-writings-correction/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:37:48 +0000 http://orthodoxlife.org/?p=1502 A letter received from the Holy Monastery of St Gregory on Mount Athos defending the name of their abbot and elder from criticism in a previous article.

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