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THE HOUSE OF GOD (In Russian)
Основные понятия о Православном храме и о благоповедении молящихся.
Jubilee Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad
Your Graces Brother-Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Beloved Brothers and Sisters in the Lord! I sincerely greet you with the 725th Anniversary of the appearance of the miraculous Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God of the “Sign,” and with the Centennial of the founding of the Higher Church Administration Abroad, which later was transformed into the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad. We are not marking the events that … Continue reading
Дорогие прихожане, богомольцы, доброжелатели и друзья Свято-Троицкого храма! Dear parishioners, faithful, well-wishers and friends of Holy Trinity Church! Greeting you on the Feast of feasts! With some sadness we must appeal to you during this joyful Paschal season. Since the middle of March our parish church has been placed in a position it has never been in before. Only the priest and a small number of helpers can serve and … Continue reading
A virtual tour of Holy Trinity Church decorated with green branches for the parish feast of Pentecost. Continue reading
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
“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
(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
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.