Материалы 5 мая 2013 г.

[Сретенский монастырь / История и современность]
Господь Своим Воскресением уничтожил смерть и даровал нам Жизнь Вечную. Поэтому сегодня радуются небо и земля, ангелы и люди. Будем же хранить эту радость в наших сердцах и нести ее всему миру!
[Поместные Православные Церкви / Грузинская / Национальные церковные традиции / Церковно-народные обычаи]
Шио Отарашвили
На Пасху в некоторых селах играют в «лело бурти». Этому обычаю уже 300 лет. Игра очень азартна и зрелищна. Мяч для нее хранится в церкви, и состязание начинает священник.
[Интернет-журнал / Книжная закладка]
Александр Сегень
– Э-э-э… Зачем ты тогда нас застабил гоборить «Абаистину абаскрес!»? Аббас бросил ислам, стал теперь Бутрос.
[Встреча с Православием / Богослужение]
22 апреля / 5 мая 2013 г. Светлое Христово Воскресение. Пасха. Сретенский монастырь. Пасхальная заутреня, Литургия. Хор Сретенского монастыря. (MP3 файл. Продолжительность 2:20:32 мин. Размер 101.2 Mb)
[Встреча с Православием / Православная библиотека]
Христос воскресе из мертвых, смертию смерть поправ и сущим во гробех живот даровав

English Edition

[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Later the Risen Christ revealed Himself to the apostles in the Divine Glory of the Resurrection. And when they witnessed that glory, a new awareness of life was born within them along with the power of faith which moved them to new deeds in their apostolic service. It led them into a hostile world in which they were to endure suffering and which met their preaching of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ with enmity and scorn. But we know that Christ's apostles carried His holy message throughout the Greek and Roman world and into other lands, preaching Christ, how He had come into the world to save men and how, though Himself God, He had taken human flesh and lived as a man among men, and how, as a man, He had achieved incomprehensible perfection.
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
St. Gregory the Theologian
Yesterday I was crucified with Him; today I am glorified with Him. Yesterday I died with Him; today I am made alive with Him. Yesterday I was buried with Him; today I am raised up with Him.
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the center of the Christian faith. St. Paul says that if Christ is not raised from the dead, then our preaching and faith are in vain (I Cor. 15:14).
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Jesus is standing on the broken doors of hell. The massive portals lie crossed under his feet, a reminder of the Cross that won this triumph. He stands braced and striding, like a superhero, using his mighty outstretched arms to lift a great weight.
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Fr. Stephen Freeman
The phrase, “behind closed doors,” has become synonymous in English with things being done in secret – generally of an unsavory or nefarious sort. Institutions speak of an “open door policy,” and promise “transparency” to those from the outside. Closed doors have always had a sense of secrecy about them. Sometimes the secrecy hides the darkness of evil, other times it protects us from the wonder of the holy.
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the life of the Church. It is a celebration of the defeat of death, as neither death itself nor the power of the grave could hold our Savior captive. In this victory that came through the Cross, Christ broke the bondage of sin, and through faith offers us restoration, transformation, and eternal life.
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
A wondrous energy lies hidden in these words and penetrates the whole soul: Christ is Risen! How joyous are these words for the soul of a Christian! Can more festive words than these be found in the entire human language?
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Christians throughout the world celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He destroyed death by His death, and opened unto us the doors of paradise, and bestowed upon us the fullness of life and of great mercy. The power of the Resurrection of Christ transforms our weakness, and releases within us the dynamic of growing into the image and likeness of our Risen Lord.
[Homilies and Spiritual Instruction]
Abba Dorotheos
In antiquity the sons of Israel, on the feast-days or triumphs, offered to God gifts according to the Law, that is sacrifices, whole-burnt offerings, first-fruits and the like. Therefore St. Gregory teaches us also (like them) to make celebration unto the Lord, as they did, and inspires us, saying, "The day of Resurrection," in place of the "The day of the holy feast, the day of the Divine solemnity, the day of the Pascha of Christ." And what does the Pascha of Christ mean?
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Fr. Michael Harper
This is a much more important subject than a mere dispute about words. If the word in English is Easter, then one is bound to ask "what word?" Was there some word which, when translated into English, became "Easter"? The plain answer is "no".

Српска верзиjа

Владимир Путин је честитао Христово Васкрсење православним хришћанима, свим грађанима Русије који славе Васкрс
Протојереј Андреј Ткачов
Хришћанин не сме да се меша и да се лакомислено раствара у свакој политичкој сили и покрету, ма које пароле да звуче, са сваком пеном и шумом, код којих је вера другостепена ствар.