"One of the cornerstone messages of the Gospel is the preaching of joy. Having met the myrrh-bearing women after the resurrection, the Lord says to them: Rejoice! And now, on the path toward His suffering on the Cross, He gives His disciples a foretaste of the future of the time of the resurrection."
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.
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.
"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.'"
by Rassaphore Monk Angelos This article constitutes the second installment in a series adapted from the author's undergraduate thesis, An Ancient Future Church?: An Orthodox Examination of the Post-modern Chri... Read More...