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Communiqué of the Holy Synod Concerning the Present Situation ~ Athens, March 11/24, 2020

 Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece Holy Synod  Communiqué of the Holy Synod Concerning the Present Situation ~Athens, March 11/24, 2020  Beloved Fathers and Brethren; Beloved Children in the Lord:  In the middle of the Great Fast, with the Precious and Life-giving Cross, the very symbol of sacrifice, love, and victory, exalted […]

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Sermon by Metropolitan Demetrius from March 16/29 2020

This is an audio clip from a livestream on March 16/29 2020 The Metropolitan called in to St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery and gave a homily via phone to the monks and to all of the faithful listening live online. Metropolitan Demetrius addresses the flock concerning the Gospel […]

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Special Statement on Services at Saint Vladimir’s

Services at St. Vladimir Church in Edmonton are canceled until the coronavirus crisis has subsided. Services will be held at the Dormition Skete, abiding by the mass gathering restrictions set out by the Alberta government. For more information, please email Fr. Andrew at this address: frandrew@monasterypress.com.    

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Third Video Message of Metropolitan Demetrius to the Faithful

Metropolitan Demetrius of America addresses the flock a third time encouraging them to pray in their homes if they are not able to get to church; and on prayers “for those who are absent with a reasonable cause.”  

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Teaching of the Holy Fathers On Illness ~ Father Seraphim Rose

  Everyone, whether or not he is a Christian, must expect a certain amount of sickness and discomfort to enter his life. Physical pain is universal; no one escapes it. Therefore, how much we suffer from illness, or how intensely, does not matter so much as how we understand these infirmities.The […]

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A Second Video Message of Encouragement to the Faithful ~ Metropolitan Demetrius (G.O.C.)

Metropolitan Demetrius, sending another message of encouragement to the faithful concerning the present trials in conjunction with the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross.  

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“Come now, let me relieve the wound of thy despondency…”

Letter to Olympia. To my lady, The most reverend and divinely favoured deaconess Olympia, I John, Bishop, send greeting in the Lord. Come now let me relieve the wound of thy despondency, and disperse the thoughts which gather this cloud of care around thee. For what is it which upsets thy […]

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Every Christian Must Bear His Cross

EVERY CHRISTIAN MUST BEAR HIS CROSS   St. Metropolitan Philaret Third First Hierarch of the ROCOR (†8/21 November, 1985) At today’s Divine Liturgy we heard that the Lord Jesus Christ said that a Christian must carry his cross: whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up […]

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Sermon for the Transfiguration of Our Lord

Sermon on the Transfiguration of the Lord Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky, +1936), the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad   The prayers sung in church today explain to us, brothers, that the Lord revealed His divine Transfiguration with the specific goal of persuading His followers that they, too, are to […]

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Metropolitan Demetrius visits for our parish feast day

This year’s celebration of Saint Vladimir was made even more festive with a visit from our Bishop His Grace Metropolitan Demetrius of North and South America (G.O.C.) Below are a few photos taken during the services and a link to a video of an impromptu question/answer session after the meal […]

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