Archive for July, 2013

On 19 July 1903, the discovery of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov, was attended by many of the clergy along side with thousands of worshipers, including royalty, holy Tsar Nicholas II, who was one of the bearers of the relics in procession. Saint Seraphim had foretold that on that day this king will come to Sarov and he had left a  letter for Tsar Nikolaj. The contents of the letter were read by the Tsar and no one else knows what was written in it.  For the life of St. Seraphim, see January 15 (according to the new calendar).

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Abba Pambo prayed to God so that he may not be glorified on earth. But God glorified him so much that people were not able to watch him in his face, because the glory that was visible on his face was so radiant that his face was shining like a lightning, and he was like a king sitting on his throne

Авва Памво се молел на Бога да не го прослави на земјата. Но Бог толку го прославил што луѓето не можеле да го гледаат во лице од славата која отсјајувала од неговото лице, што блескало како молња, а тој бил како цар кој седи на својот престол

On the V Sunday After Pentecost , 28.07.2013, when we commemorate Holy Martyr Julitta and her son, Cyriacus Saint Vladimir the Great, Prince of Russia, 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 IV Sunday After Pentecost , 21.07.2013, when we commemorate Venerable Theophilus the Myrrh-Emitting and Holy Great Martyr Procopius, 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 III Sunday After Pentecost , 14.07.2013, when we commemorate Holy Martyrs Cosmas and DamianVenerable Peter, the Patrician, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ. (more…)

Today is the feast of the Damascene Icon of the Mother of God “Of the Three Hands”

The Damascene Icon of the Mother of God, by ancient tradition, was painted by St John of Damascus in gratitude to the Theotokos for the miraculous healing of his right hand, cut off through the perfidy of Emperor Leo the Isaurian. This icon is also known as “Of the Three Hands” Icon of the Mother of God (June 28, and July 12). In the ninth century in the time of the Iconoclasts, St John of Damascus (December 4) was zealous in his veneration of holy icons. (more…)

On the II Sunday After Pentecost , 07.07.2013, when we commemorate The Nativity of Saint John the Forerunner and Baptizer of the Lord, at the monastery of St. Prohor Pchinski, a Holy Liturgy was served and the faithful partook in the Holy Gifts of Christ. (more…)

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