Services and Sacraments

The Nativity of Christ in Bigorski

O new commingling; O strange conjunction; the Self-Existent comes into being, the Uncreated is created, That which cannot be contained is contained, by the intervention of an intellectual soul, mediating between the Deity and the corporeity of the flesh. And He Who gives riches becomes poor, for He assumes the poverty of my flesh, that I…

The beginning of the Fast of Theotokos

It's a huge blessing for the Christians to have the Most Holy Theotokos as their powerful intercessor before God! And not just an intercessor – we have Her as our Mother! Because the Immaculate Virgin is a Mother in two aspects: She is the Mother of God and the Mother of Christians. A Mother of…

Celebration of the Seven Saints

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars -says the wise Old Testament preacher (Prov. 9,1). And, truly, the Wisdom of God, the Word of the Father, built his palace of love and holiness among the Slavic people, giving them, as His stable pillars, the seven God-chosen vessels of the Spirit,…

The feast of St. Elijah

A fiery Prophet. A fervent zealot. A powerful preacher. That is why his memory glorified by the Church of Christ today is flaming our hearts. The memory of the miraculous and God-inspired Prophet Elijah. This glorious prophet, the "angel incarnated" - as we sing in his troparion, this Old Testament ascetic, lived in a particularly…

A Liturgy and a wedding at the glorious Galichnik

In the place where God spread most of His beauty, where the rich Miyak tradition survived in its authentic form, where the ancient ornate folk clothes are worn with such dignity, where the sounds of the folk dance resound to bring you back to the past, where the Christian faith was confessed with such zeal…

Memory of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, equal to Apostles

„These two most blessed and God - pleasing men proved to be nothing less than Moses and Aaron.  Endowed by the same God’s Spirit from above, bestowed with a double blessing, they took the people out of the darkest devil’s sea, sank the imaginary Pharaon and destroyed all his power.  Since they armed themselves with…