Services and Sacraments

Festal concelebration on the Sunday of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

The Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, those wonderful God-loving and truth-loving pillars of the Church of Christ, shone like the many stars of the spiritual sky, because they gave themselves over to great dangers, tortures, and even death to defend the image of Christ, the icon of Christ, but also icons of the…

Feast of St. Longinus the Centurion in Bigorski

With today’s commemoration of an extraordinary martyr and confessor of Christ, Saint Longinus the Centurion, the scene of the terrible Crucifixion of Christ shines before us again. It was Longinus the Centurion who was the Roman captain in charge of the bodies hanging on the three crosses and it was he who was deemed worthy…

The city of Debar shines with the heavenly glory of Saint Paraskevi

The yearly commemoration of Saint Paraskevi in Debar, always has a special festive atmosphere marked by a particular joy, and the hearts of the people of Debar are filled with tender affection at the Saint’s mysterious and grace-filled visitation. Their deep love and respect for the Saint are so great that it shines outwards, honoring…

Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos at the Holy Monastery of Prečista

How exalted are the works of faith! In the space and time of the Church, that miraculous ship of salvation, which invites everyone in, and where there is a place for everyone, we are all related. In the Church, we all become one family, one race, one flock with one Shepherd. Our personal participation in…

Feast of the Apostle of Love

The second Sunday after the Elevation of the honorable and life-giving Cross of Christ coincides with the celebration of the memory of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian, the Apostle of Love, the eagle of Christ who soared to the heights of theology and the ineffable mysteries of God. In our holy community…

(video) Panorthodox celebration of the Holy Cross in the city of Jerusalem

Come, ye, people, beholding the glorious miracle, to venerate the power of the cross because the heavenly tree caused death and this flourished with life, having the immaculate Lord crucified on it. Being endowed by Him with incorruptibility we exclaim Glory to Thee Who trampled death with the cross and delivered us from sin! (Sticheron…