Archive for December, 2012

You are all cordially invited to

All-Night Vigil

at the monastery of St Prohor Pchinski – Donnybrook.

Lets start the new calendar year with prayers and gratitude for everything we receive unconditionally everyday, from our Lord.
May He always grow in our hearts.

Start Time: 11pm
Address: Monastery St Prohor Pchinski
130 Springs Rd, Donnybrook

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On the XXX Sunday after Pentecost, 30.12.2012,  when we commemorate the Holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Young Men: Ananias, Azarias and Misael and the Venerable Daniel, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ.

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On Tuesday, 25.12.2012, when we commemorate the feast of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Tremithus and Holy Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ.

 

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(Лука  17, 12-19)

Во расказот на денешното евангелие во кое се зборува за десетте лепрозни кои како заразно болни биле одделенеи од луѓето и кога го виделе Исуса, повикале оддалеку кон него: Исусе, Наставниче, смилувај се”.
Исус Христос ги упатил кај свештениците.
Од една страна затоа што Исус Христос укажува дека треба да се почитува редот и устројството во Црквата и светот, а од друга страна затоа што тие се обратиле кон него погрешно. Тие се обратиле кон него не како кон Бог и Спасител туку како кон наставник. Наставникот неможе да им помогне, туку само Бог.

Одејки по патот, уште пред да дојдат до свештениците тие се исчистиле и излекувале, што значи дека Бог е Тој Кој ги лекува преку свештениците.
Едниот од нив кога видел дека е излекуван се вратил во трчање назад за да му се заблагодари на Бога.
Дошол и му се поклонил, благодарејки му.

Иако тој бил Самарјанин (незнабожец).

Исус одговори(л) и рече: “ зар не се излекуваа десетмина, каде се деветмината?  Како не се најдоа да се вратат и другите и да му заблагодарат на бога, туку само овој тугинец?’

И тогаш му рече стани и оди си, верата твоја те спаси.
Иако деветмината ја имале правата вера, и како такви биле излекувани, а само овој туѓоверец го прославил Бог и само тој го стекнал спасението.
За Бога сите се исти. Се зависи од нашето обраќање кон Него. Кога ќе му се обратиме искрено од срце, од длабочината на внатрешниот човек, ќе бидеме услишени и  како што св. ап. Павле во текстот од денешниот апостол вели: ….”откако веке го соблековте стариот човек со неговите дела, и се облековте во новиот, кој се обновува по познанието, според Образот на својот создател, каде што нема ни елини, ни јудејци, ни обрезани, ни варварин ни скит ни роб ни слободен а се и во се е Христос”. И тоа е најважно.
За се треба да му благодариме на Бога и да знаеме дека се доаѓа од Него. На сите подеднакво им е дадена можноста на спасението без разлика на позицијата, околината и луѓето во нашиот живот. Ништо во нашиот живот не е случајно. Се е по благослов и промисла Божја и за наше спасение.

 

(Luke 17, 12-19)

In the story of today’s Gospel which speaks of the ten lepers who were contagiously ill and were isolated from the rest of the people, when they saw Jesus, called from afar to him: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. ”
Jesus told them “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”

On one hand, Christ indicates the need to comply with the order and the structure of the Church and the world, and on the other because they addressed to him wrongly. They appealed to him not as to God and Savior but as a teacher (master). A teacher could not help them, but only God could.

As they were going down the road, even before they reached the priests they lepers were cleaned and cured, which means that God is He Who heals through priests.
One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.
…and he was a Samaritan (gentile).

Jesus answered and said: “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God, except this stranger? ‘

Than He said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Although nine had the faith of Christ, and as such were healed, and only this stranger  praised God and only he acquired salvation.
For God we are all the same. Everything depends on how we address him. When we call on him sincerely from the bottom of our heart, from the depths of the inner man, will be heard and just as St. Ap. Paul in the text from today’s Apostle said: …. “Having already put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new,man who is renewed in knowledge in the image of Him, where there is neither Greeks nor Jews nor circumcised, barbarian nor Scythian neither slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all. ” And that’s the important thing.

We should thank God for everything and we should know that everything comes from Him. All alike are given the opportunity of salvation regardless of their position, the environment and the people in our lives. Nothing in our life is a coincidence. Everything happens with the blessing and providence of God for our salvation.

 

 

On the XXIX Sunday after Pentecost, 23.12.2012, when we commemorate the Holy Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes and Eugraphus, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ.

Abbot Gabriel addressed the congregation with the following explanation of today’s Gospel.
(Luke 17, 12-19)

In the story of today’s Gospel which speaks of the ten lepers who were contagiously ill and were isolated from the rest of the people, when they saw Jesus, called from afar to him: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. ”
Jesus told them “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”

 

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On the XXVIII Sunday after Pentecost, 16.12.2012,  when we commemorate the Holy Prophet ZephaniahSaint John the Silent and Venerable Theodolus, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ.

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 Светителот Христов Николај, големиот Чудотворец, брзиот помошник и извонредниот посредник пред Бога, го одгледа земјата Ликиска. Роден е во градот Патара. Неговите родители, Теофан и Нона, беа луѓе познати, високородни, православни и богати. За својот богоугоден живот, за многубројните милостињи и големите добродетели, овој благословен пар, како свет корен, се удостои да произведе свет изданок и како дрво посадено крај извор вода го донесе родот свој навреме (Псал 1, 3). Кога се роди ова благословено дете, му го дадоа името Николај, што значи ‘победник на народите’. И тој, според благословот Божји, навистина се покажа победник над злото, за полза на целиот свет. (more…)

Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia is famed as a great saint pleasing unto God. He was born in the city of Patara in the region of Lycia (on the south coast of the Asia Minor peninsula), and was the only son of pious parents Theophanes and Nonna, who had vowed to dedicate him to God.

As the fruit of the prayer of his childless parents, the infant Nicholas from the very day of his birth revealed to people the light of his future glory as a wonderworker. His mother, Nonna, after giving birth was immediately healed from illness. The newborn infant, while still in the baptismal font, stood on his feet three hours, without support from anyone, thereby honoring the Most Holy Trinity. St Nicholas from his infancy began a life of fasting, and on Wednesdays and Fridays he would not accept milk from his mother until after his parents had finished their evening prayers. (more…)

On the XXVII Sunday after Pentecost, 09.12.2012,  when we commemorate the Venerable Alypius the StyliteHoly Hieromartyr George and Venerable Stylianus, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ.

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