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(Video) The Glory of St. Gregory Palamas in Rajchica

The Blessing of Saint Gregory Palamas, the Miracle-Worker of Thessaloniki, which abundantly pours upon us during the second week of the Honorable Fast, traditionally attracts many God-loving souls to the heavenly palace of the Victor. This year was no different. The prayerful call was heard in the hearts, and numerous devotees of this Divine servant…

The Second Akathist Hymn in Praise of the Mother of God

Tonight, like a garland of fresh roses, the words "Rejoice... Rejoice... Rejoice..." were recited, and every heart was filled with joy and contentment, because the Queen Mother covers the world with love and compassion under the mantle of her prayers. What seemed like an ordinary day, now shines with a special radiance, as it is…

The Triumph of Orthodoxy

The symphony of bells resounded triumphantly in the Holy Monastery of Bigorski, in honor of the victory and glory of Orthodoxy, which the Church of Christ has consecrated on this first Sunday of the Holy and Cleansing Forty Days. After the repentant tolls, the clarifying chimes, and the touching hymns and prayers of the past…

Theodore's Saturday

The endless expanse of the starry sky that evokes deep awe and joy in the human soul pales in comparison to the boundless expanse of the spiritual realm filled with God's martyrs, who, like stars around the Sun of Christ, delight and uplift the soul of the Christian. The memory of St. Theodore Tyron, observed…

Rejoice, sweet-scented Lily, who gives fragrance to the faithful (First Akathist)

"It was inconspicuous and insignificant, but it became wider than the heavens. It was an endless endurance in sorrows, but it became joy for all. She felt and called herself a 'handmaid', but became Queen of Heaven and Earth. We leave our pains, sorrows, and struggles to her, and She revealed herself to us -…

First Friday of Lent – Clean Friday

Like a vine hanging on the cross, O Savior, You have watered the ends of the universe with the wine of immortality, Christ. Therefore, I cry out to You: Me, who am heavily darkened by the drunkenness of sins, after You have filled me with the sweetness of true humility, strengthen me to abstain from…

First Thursday of Lent – Clean Thursday

Lord, wishing to save me, an unworthy one, with Your immeasurable mercy, I, a sinner, have taken up repentance. Therefore, I come to You, praying: with fasting, bend my soul towards You, for I have fled to You, the only one who is most merciful. (Verse from the hymn of the Matins service) With the…

Clean Wednesday - the spiritual grandeur of the trimerion.

As we live through the first days of fasting, intensified prayer, and self-reflection during the Holy Forty Days, today, at the first Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts, our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ has deemed us worthy to partake in the holy, pure, immortal, heavenly, life-giving, and awesome Mysteries. A tremendous blessing has…

First Tuesday of Lent – Clean Tuesday

As pilgrims on earth, like all our fathers, let us guard the fleeting time of our blameless life, O our Savior, and have mercy on us, as the Lover of mankind. Here we are already taking the second step into the life-giving wilderness of Lent, and as we delve deeper into its elevated spaces, we…

First Monday of Lent - Clean Monday

Today is the day for repentance, a day of salvation and the beginning of a fast. Be awake, my soul, and close the doors of the passions, and turn to the Lord. These tender verses open before us the door through which we enter into that space where our inner self, free from the passions,…

Touching Evening of Forgiveness

Our merciful God, who knows the human heart so well, understands how difficult it can be to say "I'm sorry" to our neighbor. We often find it easier to raise our eyes to the heavens, seeking forgiveness from the Good One, rather than to meet the gaze of our neighbor, in whose eyes pain may…

Communiqué -THE HOLY SYNOD-ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH OF ALBANIA

ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH OF ALBANIA THE HOLY SYNOD  Communiqué The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, during her session of February 23, 2023 under the presidency of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios, reiterated that she gladly welcomes the decision of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, of last May 2022, that “She…

(Video) Liturgical Splendor in Memory of St. Parthenius Lampsakos, the Miracle Worker

The beauty of the communal gathering in our beloved Savior, Lord Jesus Christ, continued to protect our souls with even greater power today. Our revered Metropolitan, His Eminence Timothy of Plaoshnik and Debar-Kichevo, joyfully joined the prayerful and celebratory assembly in honor of the memory of our holy father, St. Partenij Lampsakiski, the Miracle Worker,…

(Video) The Name Day of Elder Bishop Pаrtenij with Great Blessings

What words of gratitude can a human mouth express for Him who, through His holy Apostles, has given us spiritual fatherhood, saying, "He who hears you, hears Me," and in our time, has given us a spiritually rich parent and guide to Himself? How can the heart express what it feels for the One who…

Vigil and Eucharistic Service for the Sunday of the Last Judgment

In this world of divisions, pharisaism, harshness, hatred, and slander, where it seems that alienation, anxieties, and melancholy have no end, there is a quiet and unobtrusive presence that offers comfort, healing, and hope. That something is God's grace, balm for the weary soul and light for those darkened by evil. Grace is a divine…

The most famous choir for Eastern Orthodox singing, 'Tropos,' on a visit to Bigorski

With an invitation and blessing from our beloved Elder, Bishop Partenij of Antaniski, members of one of the most renowned and best choirs for Eastern Orthodox church singing, "Tropos" from Athens, led by the respected and skilled choir director and teacher, Konstantin Angelidis, arrived at our Holy Monastery for a several-day visit in the afternoon.…

Visit of Metropolitan Kiril of Imvros and Tenedos from the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Great and wonderful are the deeds of brotherhood and communing in the Lord, and they bring joy to the Church and relief to the people of God. We bear witness to such a blessed act today, when the Most Reverend Metropolitan of Imvros and Tenedos, His Grace Kiril, a respected hierarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,…

Prayer Service for the Departed before the start of Great Lent

Today is a day when the entire Orthodox Christian world offers a prayer service for the departed. A memorial service. Our departed brothers and sisters eagerly await these days of the year when a prayer service is held, as it gives them comfort and improves their state. It is our duty to care for our…

The Presentation of the Lord - a meeting with God and with oneself

Today, the Lord comes to meet mankind. In reality, the Lord is not hidden somewhere in an unknown place, and now decided to come and meet humanity, because He is present everywhere and always present. But what actually happens? The Lord humbles Himself, He lowers Himself, He shows Himself as a man, He does everything…

Promotion of the documentary film about Bigorski Monastery in Rome

Last night, the screening of the documentary film "1000 Years - Witness of the Light", dedicated to the millennium of the Bigorski Monastery and authored and directed by Ilija Iko Karov, was held at the solemn venue of the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. Initiated by the Ambassador of the Republic of North Macedonia to…