from The Law of God
by Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy
Monasticism appeared early in the history of the Church.
St. Cyril of Alexandria from: Homilies on the Gospel of St. Luke.
The following miracles are told by the nuns of St. Stephen's Monastery at Meteora of Thessaly, which houses the holy skull of St. Haralambos.
Fort Ross, Russian colony turned State Park, is exceptional. It is the only public park in America that has been graced by three saints.
by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov
by H.R.H. Princess Ileana of Romania
From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Luke
by Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria
The fortieth day after His birth, the All-Holy Virgin brought her Divine Son into the Temple of Jerusalem, in accordance with the Law
Brigid saw the beauty and goodness of God in all His creation. Her chief virtue lay in her gentleness, in her compassion, and in her happy and devoted nature.
A soul zealous to ascend the ladder of perfection is indeed worthy of praise. Zeal, however, must be accompanied by a profound sobriety and humility, else the soul will fall into a pit of vainglory.
Sts. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom
The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia were Orthodox Faithful who suffered during the Soviet period (1917 to 1991) for their faith.
God sent His people a true beacon of Faith, a courageous confessor with strong power of prayer
Thou bringest us by mystic teachings, O Father,
To the Trinity's sunlike illumination
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Having been as a wandering stranger on earth, sighing for the Heavenly homeland, thou wast known as a fool by the senseless and unbelieving, but as most wise and holy by the faithful, and wast crowned by God with glory and honor
In this Church I have experienced many spiritual joys: in Jordanville, then on Mount Athos, and, finally, in the Holy Land.
A financial crisis has hit Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, because of a series of structural, electrical, and plumbing issues.
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Abbess of Holy Ascension Convent on the Mount of Olives shares her memories on how the Lord brought her to the Holy Land.
From The Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints by St. Demetrius of Rostov
From his youth, he lived a life of asceticism - his days and nights in prayer.
Euthymius was a great miracle worker; he expelled demons, and healed the gravely ill.
His teaching is the writings of a dweller of heaven, a heavenly man. To him, who had attained perfection, the spiritual world and its laws were open.