Epistles & Articles of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

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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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Choosing a Godparent

Occasionally we are asked to perform Baptisms for a child whose parents want a Non-Orthodox person to be their Godparent (sponsor). They want to Honour that person and express their closeness to them.  However in the case of being a “Godparent” it is a deeper spiritual relationship that is being […]

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Paschal message for 2019

Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of GreeceThe Holy SynodPaschal Message for 2019 “Come, receive ye light from the unwaning Light,and glorify Christ, Who is arisen from the dead.” Beloved Fathers and Brethren, children in the Risen Lord:       On this radiant and glorious Feast of Feasts and Festival of […]

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On Holy and Great Friday ~ Saint Philaret of New York

  HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY  Saint Philaret of New York   Last night, in the reading of the Ninth Gospel concerning the suffering of our Saviour, and this morning, when the Gospel of St. John was read during the Ninth Hour, we heard the Conqueror of Hades, death, and the […]

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God is with us! ~ Saint Philaret of New York

“GOD IS WITH US, UNDERSTAND, O YE NATIONS, AND SUBMIT YOURSELVES: FOR GOD IS WITH US!” These words were sung triumphantly and joyfully at the very beginning of the service on the Eve of Nativity. They were pronounced many centuries before the Nativity of Christ by the great Prophet Isaiah. […]

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Why is the genealogy of Our Saviour important?

 Why is the genealogy of our Savior important?  Why does the Gospel of St.  Matthew list all of the names in our Savior’s genealogy, and why do we read it today on the Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord?  The Hebrew people were anxiously awaiting the coming of the Messiah.  […]

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Homily on the Dormition ~ St. Gregory Palamas

Both love and duty today fashion my homily for your charity. It is not only that I wish, because of my love for you, and because I am obliged by the sacred canons, to bring to your God-loving ears a saving word and thus to nourish your souls, but if […]

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The Kiss of Judas ~ Metropolitan Antony Khrapovitsky

  The Kiss of Judas Metropolitan Antony Khrapovitsky If one wishes to understand the most essential events of the earthly life of the Savior and the people who surrounded Him, in particular the events connected with His trial or with the taking of anyone into custody, it is indispensable to […]

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