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A UNIQUE PERSONAL RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

(Editor’s Note: The following account was sent by a devout Orthodox Christian. She gave us permission to publish this testimony in order to share her blessing with our orthodox readership. Readers please read this and respond to our email address (voxdivina@gmail.com). Who could be the two young girls? Could they be angels? Or her guardian…

EFFICACY OF PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED:

Part II -Kuriakos Tharakan Thottupuram, Ph.D., D.D. The Departed Are Not Sleeping. There is an erroneous assumption among Protestants that the departed are either silent or inactive until the second coming of Jesus. However, Orthodoxy does not find this as a cogent position based on the Holy Scriptures or on the apostolic and patristic traditions…

FIRST ADDRESS BY HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA AFTER HIS ENTHRONEMENT IN MOSCOW

Your Beatitudes, Primates and representatives of the Holy Churches of God! Esteemed President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolievich Medvedev! Respected Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin! Esteemed heads and representatives of the states, the Orthodox people of which stay in the bosom of the Moscow Patriarchate, representatives of other…

THE ALASKAN ORTHODOX LITERARY RESURRECTION

A Tradition of Linguistic Diversity in Orthodox Alaska Road to Emmaus Magazine (An Interview with Reader Mikhail Ivanovich, Spokesman for the Native Alaskan Linguistic Project of All Saints of North America Church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, by Road to Emmaus Magazine) RTE: Mikhail, will you please tell us about the Alaskan native language project and…

“IT IS FINISHED.” (Jn.19:30)

By Nakkolackal V. L. Eapen The Lord’s above pronouncement from the cross at Calvary represents the DIVINE perspective. Its emphasis is, therefore, NOT on the Sacrificial Lamb, but on the final outcome of the sacrifice – i.e. the fulfillment of the Heavenly Father’s sovereign will. If paraphrased to represent the HUMAN perspective, it would read:…

CATECHETICAL HOMILY OF HIS ALL HOLINESS PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW I OF CONSTANTINOPLE ON HOLY LENT 2009

Prot. No. 94 CATECHETICAL HOMILY For Holy and Great Lent X B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Grace Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church, Grace and Peace from our Savior Jesus Christ And Prayers, Blessings and Forgiveness from Us “Come,…

The Brahmavar Orthodox Community In India

(A Report) By Subin Varughese ‘Brahmavar’ is a name that should make every Orthodox Christian in India happy and proud; it is there the Orthodox Syrian Church of the East first opened a mission for the Latin Rite Roman Catholic converts to the Orthodox Church in India. It is very important to make an analysis…

A sermon by Arichimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), given after the pannikhida on Radonitsa

Once an ascetic of the Kiev Caves Lavra went on Pascha day to the famous caves where hundreds of monks are buried, and, from his abundance of Paschal joy, exclaimed, “Christ is risen!” “In truth He is risen!” came a brotherly, jubilant response. It was a greeting from another world, from the reposed monks abiding…

The Diocese of Mavelikara in Crisis

The following is an objective report on the present condition of the Mavelikara diocese of the Orthodox Syrian Church of Malankara. The whole diocesan centre has been facing problems since its beginning. There are a number of problems and issues with the administration of the diocese. It’s high time the new Diocesan Council to take…

On the 10th Anniversary of Sretensky Theological Seminary

An Interview with Priest Vadim Leonov Priest Vadim Leonov: “At Seminary, you receive the leaven which will enliven the rest of your life.” In 1999 in Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery, a theological school was opened — Sretensky Orthodox High School, which was later reorganized as Sretensky Theological Seminary (STS). Instructors and students at STS talk about…

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