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Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2019

  + B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: May the Grace, Peace and Mercy of Christ Risen in Glory be with you All Venerable brothers and beloved children in the Lord, Having run the…

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Video for Easter at the Bigorski Monastery

Somewhat before midnight, with a spiritual tremor we stand in the silent dim light of the Divine home, expecting for the Holy Light to break the darkness. The human nature is renewed, resurrected; the death is defeated. The Holy Fire brings a new, heavenly radiance in the church. Come ye, receive the light from the…

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Video for Good Friday – The Passion of Christ

The Apostle of love, St John, wrote a new history for the world. Not the history of vices and death, but rather the one of real life, saying: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God because of love for us, people, incarnated and came to Earth, because of…

Sermons of Archimandrite Parthenius

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…

Sermons of Archimandrite Parthenius

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…

Sermons of Archimandrite Parthenius

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…