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e-MHTERIKO: Η Αγία Όλγα της Αλάσκας

e-MHTERIKO: Η Αγία Όλγα της Αλάσκας

Ss Peter and Paul are sometimes depicted together in a single Icon (they also share a feast day: June 29) and when they do they are shown together supporting a small Church Building in their hands (left). This reflects the hymnography of the Church, where the two Apostles are praised as “pillars of the Church.” Not only were they pillars of the Church, but church-builders too, establishing Christian communities (churches) around the Mediterranean and Holy Lands. Later, other Saints are…

The meaning of objects held by Saints in Icons

Ss Peter and Paul are sometimes depicted together in a single Icon (they also share a feast day: June 29) and when they do they are shown together supporting a small Church Building in their hands (left). This reflects the hymnography of the Church, where the two Apostles are praised as “pillars of the Church.” Not only were they pillars of the Church, but church-builders too, establishing Christian communities (churches) around the Mediterranean and Holy Lands. Later, other Saints are…

Salve 29 de Setembro ! Salve Arcanjos Miguel, Gabriel e Rafael ! - Portal Arco Íris-Núcleo de Integração e Cura Cósmica

Salve 29 de Setembro ! Salve Arcanjos Miguel, Gabriel e Rafael ! - Portal Arco Íris-Núcleo de Integração e Cura Cósmica

"Also, vices are co-related. Hatred is related to anger; anger to arrogance; arrogance to false dignity; false dignity to lack of faith; lack of faith to hard-heartedness; hard-heartedness to carelessness; carelessness to sloth; sloth to wretchedness; wretchedness to impatience; impatience to sensual pleasure. And so other vices are related to each other as virtues are also connected with each other." St. Macarius the great

"Also, vices are co-related. Hatred is related to anger; anger to arrogance; arrogance to false dignity; false dignity to lack of faith; lack of faith to hard-heartedness; hard-heartedness to carelessness; carelessness to sloth; sloth to wretchedness; wretchedness to impatience; impatience to sensual pleasure. And so other vices are related to each other as virtues are also connected with each other." St. Macarius the great

Don't wage your Christian struggle with sermons and arguments, but with true love. When we argue, others react. When we love people, they are moved and we win them over. When we love we think that we offer something to others, but in reality we are the first to benefit. ~ Elder Porphyrios

Don't wage your Christian struggle with sermons and arguments, but with true love. When we argue, others react. When we love people, they are moved and we win them over. When we love we think that we offer something to others, but in reality we are the first to benefit. ~ Elder Porphyrios

St. Macarius of Egypt aka Macarius the Great was among the most authoritative Desert Fathers of Egypt, and a disciple of St. Anthony the Great. Coptic Orthodox Monastery of St. Macarius the Great was founded in 360 A.D. by the saint, who during his lifetime was spiritual father to more than four thousand monks of different nationalities - Egyptians, Greeks, Ethiopians, Armenians, Nubians, Asians, Palestinians, Italians, Gauls and Spaniards.

St. Macarius of Egypt aka Macarius the Great was among the most authoritative Desert Fathers of Egypt, and a disciple of St. Anthony the Great. Coptic Orthodox Monastery of St. Macarius the Great was founded in 360 A.D. by the saint, who during his lifetime was spiritual father to more than four thousand monks of different nationalities - Egyptians, Greeks, Ethiopians, Armenians, Nubians, Asians, Palestinians, Italians, Gauls and Spaniards.

An Orthodox icon of the Resurrection. Christ is in the center. He is pulling Adam and Eve from the grave showing that he is saving mankind from Hell. He is physically standing on the "gates of hell" showing how he overcame the gates of hell and death.      Christ is Risen from the dead! Trampling down death by death and upon the tombs bestowing life!

An Orthodox icon of the Resurrection. Christ is in the center. He is pulling Adam and Eve from the grave showing that he is saving mankind from Hell. He is physically standing on the "gates of hell" showing how he overcame the gates of hell and death. Christ is Risen from the dead! Trampling down death by death and upon the tombs bestowing life!

10/31: Saint John Kochurov (1871-1917) Protomartyr, Missionary in America, First Clergy Martyr of the Russian Revolution

10/31: Saint John Kochurov (1871-1917) Protomartyr, Missionary in America, First Clergy Martyr of the Russian Revolution

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