«Покаяние» по-гречески звучит как «метанойя» и означает «перемена ума». Истинное покаяние предполагает действительно глубокую внутреннюю перемену в человеке, изменение всего его образа мыслей и образа жизни. Покаяние как внутреннее духовное делание приводит человека к исповеди перед священником в Таинстве Покаяния. (In Russian) Continue reading
The visit of the Wonder-working Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God “The Softening of Evil Hearts” to the parishes of ROCOR in Vancouver, BC
The wonderworking myrrh-streaming icon of the Most Holy Mother of God “The Softening of Evil Hearts” arrived in Vancouver, brought by Sergei Leonidovich Fomin, from the village of Bachurino outside Moscow on Tuesday, September 10-th, 2013. The icon, upon arriving in Canada, first visited Toronto and Ottawa. In Toronto the icon was present at the solemn celebration dedicated to the 400-th Anniversary of the Royal House of Romanoff together with the Kursk-Root wonderworking icon and was also present at a meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, held there. Continue reading
Two charts for preparation for the Sacrament of Repentance (Confession) printed together in Russian and English. The first brief version is to use as a reminder during the Confession itself. The second, more complete, is to use in preparation before coming to Confession. Continue reading
The Miracle-Working, Myrrh-streaming icon of the Most Holy Mother of God “The Softening of Evil Hearts” to visit Vancouver, BC
The Miracle-Working, Myrrh-streaming icon of the Most Holy Mother of God “The Softening of Evil Hearts” will visit Holy Trinity and Saint Nicholas Churches (Diocese of Montreal and Canada, ROCOR) in Vancouver, B.C. on September 10-th, 11-th and 12-th, 2013.
Beginning in the first year of its publication (1965) The Orthodox Word has included several articles on miraculous icons of the Mother of God, such as Joy of All Who Sorrow, Pochaev, Korsun, and Tinos, as an introduction to Orthodox piety relatively unknown and exotic in America. Two of these, the Tikhvin and Kursk “Root” icons, important for their antiquity and role in Russian history, had even appeared on American … Continue reading
The Icon of the Mother of God “Softener of Evil Hearts” will be visiting Canada between Wednesday, September 4th and Sunday September 22nd. The icon will visit some of the parishes of the diocese. To see when the icon will visit your city please consult the following schedule… Continue reading
His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal and Canada, concelebrating with the Rector of our parish and local clergy will celebrate a Moleben or General Service of Prayer and Intercession with the Akathist to the Most Holy Mother of God, before Her wonderworking Kursk-Root Icon of “The Sign”.