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A virtual tour of Holy Trinity Church

A virtual tour of Holy Trinity Church decorated with green branches for the parish feast of Pentecost. Continue reading

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Why should we attend church every Sunday?

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

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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(Russian) Зачем ходить в храм, если Бог у меня в душе?

(Russian) У каждого из нас есть знакомые и даже родные люди, которые с недоумением смотрят на наши сборы в храм. На их лицах написано глубокое непонимание, а порой и возмущение. Иногда оно изливается в слова: «Ну ладно, ударился ты в веру, пусть уж. Но зачем же в храм-то ходить, столько времени и сил на это тратить?! Вот я, к примеру, тоже верующая. Но я верю в душе. Бог у меня в душе, и мне не нужны никакие внешние ритуалы. Да вспомни, как недавно сатирик Михаил Задорнов сказал: “Для общения с Богом мне не нужны никакие посредники!”» Continue reading

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Parish Yolka at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church 2016/2017

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 8, 2017 after Divine Liturgy.

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Celebration of our parish priest’s Names Day at Holy Trinity Church on 23 October 2016.

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GREAT LENT – PASSION WEEK – HOLY PASCHA OF OUR LORD. Schedule of Divine Services.

Great Lent is a time of repentance, improvement and spiritual renewal. During the course of the Fast we abstain from eating meat and dairy products. All our attention is concentrated on correcting ourselves and on becoming closer to God. To this end we need to engage in intense prayer, read the Holy Scriptures and other beneficial Orthodox literature, reflect on God and our souls salvation, zealously and more often attend divine services, to confess and Commune, live quieter, humbler and abstain from everything passionate. Continue reading

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(Russian) Беседа об истории Православия на Аляске

(Russian) Русская Православная Церковь Заганицей празднует ежегодно память св. преподобного Германа Аляскинского 25 (12) декабря. Приводим запись доклада о преподобном Германе подготовленном и прочитанном о. диаконом Георгием Жариковым в 2009 году. Continue reading

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(Russian) Как жить сегодня. Игумен Никон (Воробьев)

(Russian) «Народ в своем подавляющем большинстве, совершенно не знает христианства и ищет не пути спасения, не вечной жизни, а тех, кто бы помог ему что-то «сделать», чтобы сразу избавиться от той или иной скорби. Не хочешь скорбей — не греши, раскайся искренне в своих грехах и неправдах, не делай зла ближним ни делом, ни словом, ни даже мыслью, почаще храм посещай, молись, относись с милосердием к своим близким, соседям, тогда Господь и тебя помилует, и, если полезно, то и от скорби освободит. Continue reading

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