Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

On Rejoicing in the Desert

From my whole heart, I wish for you all to spend these all-joyous days in good health and cheerful disposition, perceiving the victorious power of God and the illumination of the Light of His Resurrection on the Third Day, so that in the future, when it seems to us that “Hades doth reign,” we might remember that its reign over us is “not forever,” as we read in the canon of Great Saturday, and that we might find in that the strength to overcome any trials in this life!
Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov

The Priesthood in Our Time

by V. Rev. Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov. An examination of the three-fold ministry of the priest as teacher, liturgical minister, and shepherd of souls.
Banner with icon of the Synaxis of the Holy Forefathers

Laying the Groundwork for the Salvation of Mankind

In light of the upcoming Sunday of the Forefathers, we offer this reflection on three Old Testament figures who prefigured and prophecied the coming Messiah, while preparing Israel for his coming: The righteous Abraham, the prophets Moses and Elijah.