Sermons of Bishop Parthenius

Sermons of Bishop Parthenius

Let’s take down the mountains of pride

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery, delivered during the Vespers of the feast of St. John the Forerunner, on Friday, 10 September 2021 AD In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit! Honourable fathers, Venerable brothers monks and nun sisters, Pious Christians…

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The Transfiguration announces the cross, but also the resurrection

A sermon of His Eminence, Bishop of Antania, Parthenius, Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered on the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, at the Holy Liturgy in the Monastery of the Immaculate Holy Mother of God in Kichevo, on August 19, 2021 In the name of the Father and the Son and…

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The demonism of our time

A sermon of His Eminence the Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered during the Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost, on the 25th of July, 2021 year of our Lord. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit! Today, my dear ones, we…

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Christians as missionaries: the testimony of the Holy Brothers

A sermon of His Eminence the Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered during the Liturgy of the Saints Cyril and Methodius, in the skete dedicated to them, in Bitushe, on the 24th of May, 2021 year of our Lord. In the name of the Father and of the…

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The Exalted Son of Man – the One through Whom we are saved

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered after the reading of the Gospel of the Holy Liturgy, on the Feast of the Holy and Great Megalomartyr Saint George the Triumphant, in the Monastery of Rajcica, on the 6th of May 2021.  Christ is Risen! In…

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Saint George – conqueror through the Love of the crucified and risen Lord

A sermon of His eminence the Bishop of Antania, Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery delivered during the vespers in honor of the Holy Great Martyr George in Rajchica on the 5th of May 2021   We have gathered this evening, my dear ones to offer our gratitude to the great warrior…

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Great and Holy Pascha, enlightenment of the faithful

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Abbot and Elder of the Bigorski Monastery, delivered on The Great and Holy Pasha, 2021 year of our Lord. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit! Dear brothers and sisters in Christ the Resurrected, we have been privileged by the Divine…

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The Logos became a flesh, so that the flesh could become a logos

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Abbot and Elder of the Bigorski Monastery, delivered on the Holy Liturgy on the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, in the chapel dedicated to him, in Rajchica, on the 28th of March 2021. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!  This day,…

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The cross – a path towards a righteous Christian life

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Abbot and Elder of the Bigorski Monastery, delivered on the Holy Liturgy on the Sunday of the Holy Cross, after reading the Holy Gospel. In the name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Let us thank God, my beloved ones, that although…

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Should we lead up to Heaven or down to the earthly and corrupted?

A Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered during the Liturgy on the Sunday of Forgiveness, after the reading of the Holy Gospel, on March 14th 2021. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit! ✣✤✣ My dear ones, we are already…

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What is life eternal?

A sermon of His Grace, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered on Meatfare Sunday during the Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer on the 7th of March 2021 Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of…

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The sacrificial love of the shepherd and the obedience of the faithful

A sermon of his Eminence, Bishop Partenius of Antania, Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered at the Liturgy in honour of Saint Parthenius of Lampsacus on the 20th of February 2021 My dear ones, first I would like to show my gratitude because of your devotion to come here on this day, when we…

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Come ye faithful, let us see where Christ was born!

A sermon of His Eminence, the Bishop Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery, uttered at Christmas during the Divine Liturgy, after the reading of the Holy Gospel Мy dear ones, one of the hymns we chanted tonight in honour of the Nativity of Christ goes as follows: : Come ye faithful, let us…

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1000 years of the Bigorski Monastery – 1000 years of holines, revival, love towards the nation

A word of gratitude of our beloved Elder and Abbot, the Bishop of Antania, Mr Parthenius, addressed to Metropolitan Timothy during the Vespers before the ceremony, in which he stressed with God-inspired words the importance of the Bigorski’s 1000th jubilee Your Holiness, Your High Reverence, Honourable and righteous Fathers, brothers monks, and sisters, Beloved guests…

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The cross is a symbol of pain, but also of resurrection and joy!

Sermon by His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered at the Holy Liturgy on the Feast of the Cross in Rajcica, after the reading of the Holy Gospel, 14/27 September 2020 Year of Our Lord. Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross,…

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The mystery of the Cross is the main preaching of Christ’s Church

A sermon by His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered at the Vespers for the Feast of the Cross, in the Temple of the Holy Great Martyr George the Triumphant in Rajcica, on 13/26 September 2020 Year of Our Lord. Let us stand with faith and hope before the…

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An appeal against the Internet abuse

A sermon of His Reverence, the Bishop of Antania and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery, Mr Parthenius, delivered at the Vespers of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist on Friday, September 10th 2020 Year of our Lord Dear God-fearing and pious fathers, Venerable brothers, monks of this Holy Monastery, Honoured fathers of the brotherly…

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Through Theotokos, we became relatives of God

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery on the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos, delivered before the beginning of the all-night vigil on August 27th, 2020 AD Bishop Parthenius, Abbot of Bigorski Let us be grateful tonight, my dear ones, to our Most Holy Theotokos, who even in…

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“Lord, it is good for us to be here”

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered at the Vespers on the feast of the Transfiguration at the Prechista monastery on August 18th, 2020 AD Let us be grateful to God, my dear ones, for he has made us worthy of celebrating the Eve of this great…

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The Two Spiritual States of Man

Sermon of His Eminence Bishop of Antania, Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, for the tenth week after Pentecost, delivered after the Holy Gospel reading at "St George the Triumphant" church in Rajcica, on August 16th, 2020. My dear ones, today's Holy Gospel teaches us about the miracle our Saviour and Lord…

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Only the one who has succeeded in defeating himself can truly rule

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius, Elder and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery spoken at the act of Doxology on the Feast of the Holy Prophet Elijah, and the National Holiday, the heroic Ilinden Uprising, on the 2nd of August 2020 May it be on many years to come to the Feast of the Holy…

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A righteous life is the fruit of a righteous belief

Sermon of His Eminence, Bishop Parthenius of Antania, Elder and Abbot of the Bigorski Monastery, delivered on the Feast of St Elijah, and the Day of the Republic, during the Holy Liturgy at the Church "St. George the Triumphant” in Lazaropole village May the memory of the Holy and glorious prophet Elijah - the great…

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To be a Bishop it means to be the first in serving others

The Formal address of His Reverence, the Bishop of Antania Mr Parthenius, Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery, delivered at his ordination at St Sophia cathedral church in Ohrid, on the day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, July 12th 2020 Your Beatitude, Honourable Members of the Government, Your High Reverence, Your Reverence, Honourable…

Sermons of Archimandrite Parthenius

He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live

A sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius delivered at the Vespers of the festivity of St. George the Triumphant. Contemplating, my dear ones, about the greatness of our God-given faith, while listening to the wonderful chants and readings of this festive Vespers, my heart cannot but exclaim in joy: Glory and gratitude to our Saviour,…

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The Myrrh-bearing women – Apostles of Christ’s love

A sermon by His Eminence, Archimandrite Parthenius, delivered on the Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women at the monastic Refectory in Rajcica. “Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he has risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that…

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„The zeal of the Comforter“

Excerpt from the sermon of Archimadrite Parthenius on his names day This diversity of faithful, gathered here tonight, testifies that the Church is One Holy Ecumenical and Apostolic – the one Body of Christ of which we are all members (see I Corinthians 12,27). Therefore, we all together create the great and wonderful family of…

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Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy

I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people (Acts 23,5) It’s so sad that nowadays there are many “Christians” who condemn our Lord to death with their pharisaic justice and absence of love. Such a judgemental spirit is…

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The wrong approach to prayer

If a man say, I love God, and hated his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. (I John 4,…

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The Lord’s Prayer

God knows and sees everything. He sees our needs, our desires, our deficiencies, our wounds. It is not by chance that once the Apostles asked Christ to teach them how to pray. As pious Jews, they must have known prayers, but obviously ware not satisfied with the present pharisaic spirit of praying and needed something…

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On sense and imprudence

A sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius regarding the Gospel of the 9th week after the Exaltation (the Rich Fool), delivered in the monastery Refectory on 1st of December 2019. My dear ones, today we heard from the Gospel the parable spoken by our Saviour, regarding the rich man who was blessed with an abundance…

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Parents, bring your children to Christ

Often, we know what is good for us, and yet we do not do it because it is hard, we are lazy. All right, people are weak, inconsistent, we all fall; we should just beware not to drown into the sin. Did you fall in sin? Stand upright away and run with repentance to Christ.…

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There’s no dead-end where Christ is

Sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius, on the eighth Sunday after Pentecost, delivered in the monastery Refectory Today, my dear ones, we’ve heard from the Gospel of this, eighth Sunday after Pentecost, about the miracle that Lord Jesus Christ performed in the desert – namely, He fed over five thousand men with five loaves and…

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Believe ye that I am able to do this?

Sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius, on the seventh Sunday after Pentecost, delivered in the monastery Refectory. Today, my dear ones, we have heard from the Gospel as to how God came to do good to humankind.  In today’s liturgical reading, Saint Matthew, the Apostle and Evangelist, was telling us how Christ healed two blind…

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Stand in the freedom, which Christ set us free with

Sermon of His Reverence Archimandrite Parthenius, on the feast of St. Elijah, delivered in the Bigorski church, during the act of Doxology My dear ones, I congratulate you our great national holiday St. Elijah Day, as well as the ecclesiastical celebration of the Holy Prophet, Elijah, and the Holy Martyrs of the Prechista monastery, Evnuvius,…

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Through faith to profound theology

A sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius, spoken on the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, in the “St. Peter and Paul” church, Galichnik, on 14th July 2019 Beloved faithful, Welcome to the glorious Galichnik! I am addressing you with the word dignified for a Christian – faithful. Because it’s a great honor, a Divine dignity, a…

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On Divine courage

A sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius, delivered at the monastery refectory on the occasion of “The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost”. Today, my dear ones, we have heard from the Gospel about the miracle which our Lord performed with the paralyzed man, placed on a stretcher, and carried by his relatives or friends. We are…

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Passions – the way to demonic possession

Sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius, on the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, delivered in the monastery refectory, 21 July 2019 AD Archimandrite Parthenius Bigorski From today’s Holy Gospel, my dear ones, we heard about the way our Saviour, our Redeemer from the captivity of the dark forces, Lord Jesus Christ, healed two demon-possessed men, demonized.…

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The one who is addicted to Christ is truly free

A sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius, on the second Sunday after Pentecost spoken in the monastery refectory on the 30-th of June, 2019.            My dear ones, from today's Holy Gospel we have heard about the way our Saviour, Lord Jesus Christ, summoned his first Apostles, the fishermen. First, He called upon the…

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A sinner can’t leave sin by force, only with love!

Christ is risen! In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit! My dear ones, great is the deed of the preachers and teachers of the word of God, and even greater the legacy they have entrusted us with, as their spiritual children, to continue this holy mission. Therefore St. Apostle…

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Our thirsty Lord

Sermon of Archimandrite Parthenius on the Sunday of the Samaritan woman spoken in the monastery Refectory on 26th May 2019 In the name of Father and Son and the Holy Spirit! My dear ones, today we have heard from the Gospel about a wonderful event, an unusual encounter of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ…

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Keep your Christian faith, don’t leave your forefather’s threshold

My dear ones, first I would like to express my sincere gratitude for inviting me to serve Liturgy in this church, on this very day when we celebrate our holy Father Nickolas, the Archbishop of Myra Lycia and Wonderworker. In fact, on this day we celebrate the memory of the transferring of his relics from…

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The Lent and the forgiveness – endeavors of Christian love

Sermon of his Beatitude, Archimandrite Parthenius, uttered during the touching Vespers of forgiveness My dear ones, let us thank God for bringing us here, in this sacred time of the Great Lent, when He opens wide the doors of mercy for us. In the prayers for blessing of the Lenten period, that we have just…

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Compassion is the way of Christ

Sermon of His Beatitude, Archimandrite Parthenius, uttered on the Vespers celebration of St. Parthenius of Lampsacus Iam truly touched, and I do not know which words to use. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for the great love, which I can feel from all of you. But I find myself totally unworthy…

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The Dayspring from on high hath visited us

Sermon of His Beatitude, Archimandrite Parthenius, uttered at the feast of the Nativity of Christ before the beginning of the all-night vigil Τhe the mystery of Nativity lives in its fullness in the hearts open to God, in the being of the man tired of egoism and burdened by sin, who has humbly replied to…

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Christianity is a faith of love, humbleness, freedom and beauty

A sermon of the Very Reverent Father, Archimandrite Parthenius, spoken during the Christmas Eve in the Great Reception Room of the monastery My dear ones, I would like to thank you all for being here with us tonight, to rejoice together for the Nativity of our Savior. I am especially grateful to the members of…

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Heaven and hell

A sermon of His Beatitude, Archimandrite Parthenius, on the Sunday of the parable for the poor beggar Lazarus, uttered in the monastery Refectory on 4th November 2018 Archimandrite Parthenius Bigorski   My dear ones, today during the Holy Liturgy we had an opportunity to hear one of the most wonderful parables, which our Lord Jesus…

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Life of the Cross and Resurrection

Sermon of His Beatitude, Archimandrite Parthenius, uttered during the Holy Liturgy on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in St. George Convent in Rajchica.   Archimandrite Parthenius Today, my dear ones, the Holy Church of God celebrates the all-triumphant and glorious Exaltation of the Holy and Life – giving Cross of our Lord, that is,…

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Behold, through the Cross joy came to the world

Sermon of His Beatitude, Archimandrite Parthenius, uttered during the Vespers on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in St. George Convent in Rajchica Welcome my dear ones, to this festive Vespers Service! May the power of the Holy Cross protect all of you and all your neighbors. In a well known ecclesiastic verse, which always…

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Through the Cross to the Resurrection

A sermon of the Most Reverend Archimandrite Parthenius, spoken on the Eve of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, in the monastery Refectory in Rajchica   My beloved brothers, sisters and children, worshipers of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross! I feel the need first to apologize because I didn’t have any previous preparation, in order…

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The Forerunner of Christ – proponent for catholicity

Greeting of the Most Reverend Archimandrite Parthenius, at the beginning of the vigil in honour of the Birth of St John the Baptist and Forerunner   Your Eminence, our precious friends from Orthodox Greece, beloved brothers, sisters, and dear spiritual children in Christ, Once again, ‘’the voice of the one crying in the wilderness’’, the…

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The heavenly door which opened the Doors of Paradise to us

Sermon of the Most Reverend Archimandrite Parthenius, said at the beginning of the vigil in honour of the icon of Most Holy Theotokos - "It is Truly Meet"     Good evening to all of you, my dear and I wish you a warm welcome! From the bottom of my heart I wish that the…

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The light of the unquenchable lamps

Today my dear ones we have heard from the Holy Gospel how our Lord Jesus Christ teaches the Apostles, and through them all of us, telling them: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5,16). What exactly is the…

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The Resurrection of Christ is a reality we live

Homily of the Very Reverend Archimandrite Parthenius on Holy Pascha, Easter y dear ones, we have gathered today, in this most holy dawn, to celebrate with Paschal joy this “chosen and Holy Day, the first of Sabbaths, the Sovereign and Queen, the Feast of Feasts, and Triumph of Triumphs”, as the whole of the Orthodoxy…

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My Resurrected Christ, my Light, love and joy!

Homily of the Most Reverend Archimandrite Parthenius on Holy Pascha, Easter While we were walking, my dear ones, in the procession with the Holy Light around the church, I saw many bright faces which truly radiate the light of Resurrection, deeply feel the Paschal joy. I rejoiced too because of that and thought to myself:…

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In honour of the icon “It is Truly Meet”

Sermon by Archimandrite Parthenius said at the beginning of the vigil in honour of the icon of Most Holy Theotokos "It is Truly Meet", June 23, 2013 I’ve been so much inspired, my beloved ones, to share with you something deeply hidden in my heart, something so powerful and intense, which practically springs out of…