Why should we attend church every Sunday?

Fr. Daniil Sysoev

People often ask priests: “Why should we go to church every Sunday?” and then they begin to justify themselves. 1. “We need our sleep, then, we need to spend time with the family, do things around the house, etc. And you want us to get up and go to church. What for?” Of course, in order to justify one’s laziness one can come up with various objections. But first we have … Continue reading

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“We Christians are not of this world and should not adapt to it. We have one duty: to be Orthodox Christians.” Archbishop Mark of Berlin

Archpriest Mark

Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany talks about how to live and raise children in a world saturated with anti-Christian spirit, challenges facing contemporary monasticism, about gadgets and computers in the Church and the Orthodox understanding of joy and happiness. Continue reading

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Christian Values In An Age of Globalization

Heinrich-Hofmann

Today the topic of Christian values acquires special relevance. The modern-day secular consciousness looks upon religious values as secondary in relation to the dominant liberal democrat standards, the interpretation of which is becoming ever far removed from traditional Christian morality. Therefore the dialogue on Christian values is a most important testimony to faith in the face of contemporary society that has renounced its religious roots. Not a single world civilization … Continue reading

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Таинство Покаяния (In Russian)

Исповедь

«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

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(Russian) БЕЗ ВОЗДЕРЖАНИЯ НЕ БУДЕТ ЧЕЛОВЕКА

Дьякон Павел Сержантов

This article is available in Russian only. We ask forgiveness that some of the content on our web site is available in one language only. Our web site is intended for the spiritual benefit of all practicing Orthodox Christians, regardless of language or ethnic origin. Some articles are available in Russian only, others only in English. We are always glad to post the same information in both languages. This is not always … Continue reading

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Parish Yolka at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church 2015/2016

Christmas Tree

Christmas celebration at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Vancouver, B.C. This is our “Parish Yolka”, our Children’s Christmas pageant, presented by the parents and children of our parish. This year it was held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 after Divine Liturgy.

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St. John Made no Compromises, Neither With Himself Nor With Circumstances

St John

Maria Reshetnikova is the author and producer of a new documentary film on St. John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco. Deacon Andrei Psarev of the ROCOR Studies website interviewed Maria in honor of the 2014 celebration of the twentieth anniversary of St. John’s canonization. Continue reading

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The visit of the miracle-working myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God “The Softening of Evil Hearts”

Икона "Умягчение злых сердец"

The Miracle-working, myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God “The Softening of Evil Hearts” visited our church on Sunday, 11th October 2015 and was presented during the Divine Liturgy. At the end of the Liturgy we had a special prayer service before the icon. Continue reading

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The Basis of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church

social concepts

The Bases of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church are called to serve as a guide for the Synodal institutions, dioceses, monasteries, parishes and other canonical church institutions in their relations with various secular bodies and organisations and the non-church mass media. This document shall be used by the church authorities to make decisions on various issues relevant within particular states or a narrow period of time, as … Continue reading

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