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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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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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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Sermon: On the Sunday of the Dread Judgement

ON THE SUNDAY OF THE DREAD JUDGMENT ~St. Philaret of New York The Gospel reading which we heard today during the Divine Liturgy begins with the words of the Lord “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the […]

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“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven”

  On the words of the Gospel: “let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven” Since ancient times, the Russian people have a saying ‘Words edify, but examples convince’, that is, while words in one way or another […]

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Sermon by Metropolitan Demetrios during his Pastoral visit November 27, 2016

During his first visit to our parish His Eminence Metropolitan  Demetrios gave an inspiring sermon during the Divine Liturgy.  

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Paschal Epistle of Archbishop Andronik (ROCOR)

(Russian text below) It is the day of resurrection! Let us be illumined for the feast! Pascha! The Pascha of the Lord! From death unto life, and from earth unto heaven has Christ our God led us! Singing the song of victory. Christ is Risen! Dear pastors, monastics, and laypeople […]

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Holy and Great Friday

HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY Sermon of Saint Philaret of New York delivered in 1973 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, […]

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