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"The feasts on the calendar are not appointments with memorials, the recollection of events long past. They are invitations to present tense moments in the liturgical life of the world. In those moments there is an intersection of the present and the eternal. They are theophanies into which we may enter." (Fr. Stephen Freeman)

"The feasts on the calendar are not appointments with memorials, the recollection of events long past. They are invitations to present tense moments in the liturgical life of the world. In those moments there is an intersection of the present and the eternal. They are theophanies into which we may enter." (Fr. Stephen Freeman)

"The world is a house. The Builder and the Master of this house is the Creator, and the Father of the Christian people living in it is God. The Mother in this house is the most holy Mother of the Lord. Always walk in the presence of your Father, in love and obedience to Him; likewise in the presence of our common Mother, the most holy Mother of the Lord, in holy love, reverence, and obedience to Her." (St John of Kronstadt)

"The world is a house. The Builder and the Master of this house is the Creator, and the Father of the Christian people living in it is God. The Mother in this house is the most holy Mother of the Lord. Always walk in the presence of your Father, in love and obedience to Him; likewise in the presence of our common Mother, the most holy Mother of the Lord, in holy love, reverence, and obedience to Her." (St John of Kronstadt)

"Whenever we enter the church and draw near to the heavenly mysteries, we ought to approach with all humility and fear, both because of the presence of the angelic powers...as the angels are said to have stood by the Lord’s body when it lay in the tomb, so we must believe that they are present in the celebration of the mysteries  of His most sacred body at the time of consecration." (St. Bede)

"Whenever we enter the church and draw near to the heavenly mysteries, we ought to approach with all humility and fear, both because of the presence of the angelic powers...as the angels are said to have stood by the Lord’s body when it lay in the tomb, so we must believe that they are present in the celebration of the mysteries of His most sacred body at the time of consecration." (St. Bede)

Великопостная служба в Сретенском монастыре. Фото: М.Родионов / Православие.Ru

Великопостная служба в Сретенском монастыре. Фото: М.Родионов / Православие.Ru

"The most difficult thing—and not only in our time but always—is obedience and the denial of one’s own will. It is met with more resistance, more sharply today when a person lives in complete satisfaction, when the material world gives him all he wants. When there is no poverty, then one must reject all the external glitter, and as I said, this is not so hard. But what is hard is denying your own will." (Archbishop Mark Arndt)

"The most difficult thing—and not only in our time but always—is obedience and the denial of one’s own will. It is met with more resistance, more sharply today when a person lives in complete satisfaction, when the material world gives him all he wants. When there is no poverty, then one must reject all the external glitter, and as I said, this is not so hard. But what is hard is denying your own will." (Archbishop Mark Arndt)

"The purpose of the Christian life is to ask the Lord Jesus to send the Holy Spirit into our hearts that he may cleanse us and make us more like Christ." (Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov)

"The purpose of the Christian life is to ask the Lord Jesus to send the Holy Spirit into our hearts that he may cleanse us and make us more like Christ." (Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov)

“We Orthodox throughout the world are a single body, and borders should not separate us. In this way we will always remain united to Christ, just as He loved and wished for us to be …”  (His Eminence Anthimios)

“We Orthodox throughout the world are a single body, and borders should not separate us. In this way we will always remain united to Christ, just as He loved and wished for us to be …” (His Eminence Anthimios)

"Difficulties, temptations and despair...know my child that when the evil one cannot defeat us internally, then he makes these external attacks with various events, allowed by God, in order to frighten us.  Despair does not exist in the Church, no matter what you have done...   There is a God. When you are in despair, He will send you something you don't expect. It is enough that you believe in Him and love Him." (St. Porphyrios)

"Difficulties, temptations and despair...know my child that when the evil one cannot defeat us internally, then he makes these external attacks with various events, allowed by God, in order to frighten us. Despair does not exist in the Church, no matter what you have done... There is a God. When you are in despair, He will send you something you don't expect. It is enough that you believe in Him and love Him." (St. Porphyrios)

Александр Игонин. СВЯТО-ВОСКРЕСЕНСКИЙ ЖЕНСКИЙ МОНАСТЫРЬ, Г. МУРОМ

Александр Игонин. СВЯТО-ВОСКРЕСЕНСКИЙ ЖЕНСКИЙ МОНАСТЫРЬ, Г. МУРОМ

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