Archive for October, 2011

It may sound strange and illogical, but death is a prerequisite for the eternal life in Christ. Firstly through the holy sacrament of the Baptism, we die to this world and we are born in Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven. Then, in the furthercourse of our lives we are bound to die for the world and ourselves, to keep our spiritual life in Christ.

Our dying consists of giving up on our will, including all our personal plans and desires, and accepting God’s will through the obedience to our spiritual Father. In particular, for those of us who are on the first stage of our spiritual life of purification and liberation to our heart from the passions. Until we gain an enlightenment of our mind in knowledge of God’s will, we should obey in all, the word of our spiritual Father. (more…)

Можеби нелогично и чудно звучи, но смртта е предуслов за вечниот живот во Христос. Најпрво преку светата Тајна Крштение умираме за овој свет и се раѓаме за Христос и Царството Небесно. Потоа исто така, во понатамошниот тек однашиот живот ние сме должни да умираме за светот и за себе за да го одржуваме нашиот духовен живот во Христос.

Тоа наше умирање се состои од одкажување на нашата волја, вклучувајки ги тука и сите свои лични планови, амбиции, желби, желби и прифаќање на Божјата волја преку послушанието кон својот духовен Отец. Посебно ние кои се наоѓаме на првиот степен од духовниот живот на очистувањето и ослободувањето на срцето од страстите. И се додека не се стекнеме со просветлението на умот во познание на Божјата волја, должни сме во се да му се покоруваме на словото на нашиот духовен Отец. (more…)

On the XIX Sunday after Pentecost, when we commemorate the Venerable Theophilus the Confessor and Holy Martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ. (more…)

On the XVIII Sunday after Pentecost, when we commemorate the Holy Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite and Venerable John the Chozebite, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ. (more…)

On the XVII Sunday after Pentecost, when we commemorate the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian and Venerable Nilus of Calabria, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ. (more…)

On the XVI Sunday after Pentecost, when we commemorate the Synaxis of all Saints of Macedonia, Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatius and Dorymedon and Holy Martyr Zosima the Desert-dweller at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ. (more…)

On the XV Sunday after Pentecost, when we commemorate the Holy Hieromartyr Autonomus; Venerable Daniel of Thasios and Holy Martyrs Macedonius, Tatian and Theodulus, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ. (more…)

You have said, O Lord: “Without me there’s nothing you can do”, so help us and finish Thyself this work started by us, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!

These were the words that repeatedly sounded in the hearts of the youth of the Macedonian Orthodox Community in Australia, while preparing the fifth jubilee youth seminar, which again this year traditionally was held on monastic grounds, in the monastery of St. Prohor Pcinski in Donnybrook on Saturday 10th September. (more…)

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