Services and Sacraments

Easter Reflections at the Monastery of Prechista Kichevska on Bright Friday – Life-giving Spring

The serene beauty of the Monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God Prechista Kichevska was filled with grateful prayers and hymns of praise today. Bright Friday is truly a day of spiritual radiance at Prechista. The commemoration of the Most Holy Lady in honor of her Life-giving Spring (Balıklı) in Constantinople, reminds us of…

(Video) Triumphant Paschal Procession in Struga

The paschal celebration of the most holy and radiant night, which was doubled the next day in Rajčica, in the glorious Monastery of the Trophy-Bearer with the commemoration of his illustrious memory, yesterday moved to the beautiful town of Struga. There, through the triumphant and festive Procession (Eordia) through the streets of Struga, it once…

(Video) Vespers of Love and Saint George

How close to the soul are the Resurrection of Christ and the commemoration of Saint George the Great Martyr and Trophy-Bearer! Indeed, every time we remember Saint George, we are filled with the resurrectional feeling from his miraculous life, which is essentially a testimony to the Resurrection and eternal life. Today, the sisterhood at the…

Resurrection of Christ – Holy Pascha

Holy Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ. O death, where is your sting? O death, where is your victory? (1 Corinthians 15:55) Today is the pinnacle of our joy, the fullness of our rejoicing. This is the day that divides history, the day when Life triumphed over death. The feast of feasts. Joy of all joys,…

Holy and Great Saturday

“Lord my God, I sing a departure hymn and a burial song to You, who through Your burial opened the gates of life for me, and by Your death put death and Hades to death.” (Troparion from the Canon of Matins) All creation weeps, seeing its Creator nailed to the Cross, hanging exposed. The sun…

(Video) Holy and Great Friday

A terrible mystery. All creation is silent before the drama of Golgotha, dumbstruck by the ineffable humility and patience of its Creator, who voluntarily accepts suffering and a shameful death. The sight of His terrible sufferings, sorrow, and tears overwhelms our souls and fills our hearts with dread as we witness this frightful scene. Human…