Материалы 24 февраля 2014 г.

[Встреча с Православием / Проповеди]
Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл
С волнением, болью и тревогой следил и слежу за событиями в Киеве и других городах Украины. Киев — место рождения великой православной цивилизации, объединившей народы Святой Руси. Киев — град единой купели Крещения, 1025-летие которого мы совсем недавно праздновали вместе со всеми Поместными Православными Церквами.
[Интернет-журнал / Общество]
Стоит ли служить в армии и превращает ли эта служба молодого человека в настоящего мужчину? Отвечают священники и семинаристы.
[Интернет-журнал / Общество]
Дмитрий Соколов-Митрич
Крымский татарин Эрнст Кудусов публично назвал русских «потомственными рабами». У меня по этому поводу сразу три вопроса.
[Встреча с Православием / Апологетика]
Диакон Павел Сержантов
Когда-нибудь наступит момент, и Господь Своей волей прекратит ход истории. Но, определяя этот момент, Он все-таки учитывает и нашу волю.
[Встреча с Православием / Жизнь Церкви]
Сергей Худиев
По сети ходят ссылки на петицию к Патриарху, в которой некие «верные чада РПЦ МП» просят «разъяснить их недоумения». Правда, сам текст выглядит больше не как просьба о наставлении, а как набор обвинений.
[Поместные Православные Церкви / Грузинская / Святые и святыни / Святые и подвижники благочестия]
Фридон Гегешидзе
22 февраля 2014 года в женском монастыре Самтавро (Мцхета, Грузия) состоялось обретение мощей известного всему православному миру преподобного старца, исповедника и чудотворца Гавриила (Ургебадзе).

Мониторинг СМИ

Богатый опыт церковной, монашеской жизни, архиерейского служения сделали Митрополита Онуфрия одним из самых почитаемых и любимых архипастырей на украинской земле.
Александр Щипков
Сегодня Александр Щипков – деятельный и яркий религиозно-политический идеолог и публицист охранительного толка, очень близкий и к священноначалию, и к светским властям. Его позиция почти по всем пунктам близка к официальной. Но его дорога к этому не была обычной.Подробнее:http://www.rosbalt.ru/main/2014/02/23/1236159.html
Примерно в 2 часа ночи забили в било. Пора на службу. Служба на Афоне не прекращается никогда. Такое тысячелетнее боевое дежурство. И бой ведется каждую секунду.

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[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Fr. Seraphim Holland
Cheesefare week, the last full week before Great Lent begins, is an “in between” week liturgically in the Orthodox Church. Each day is “kind of like” Great Lent and “kind of like” outside of Great Lent. This is to provide a transition into Great Lent.
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
Cheese Fare Week is the threshold and the beginning of the fast. That is why for the true children of the Church it is necessary to act all the more temperate in Cheese Fare Week than in the previous days, although they should always do so. However, will the Christian listen to the sweet odes of his loving mother?
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Elder Epiphanios (Theodoropoulos)
Cheesefare Sunday received it's name because the previous week we did not eat meat, but only dairy products, such as milk, cheese, etc., as well as eggs and fish.Many find this rule of the Church to be "unreasonable", saying: "How is milk of a lamb allowed but not the meat of the lamb, since milk is produced by the lamb? How are eggs allowed and not chicken, since the first are produced by the second?"
[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Dmitry Lapa
St. Cuthman of Steyning, one of the most venerated saints in southern England, probably lived in the late 7th to early 8th century. He is best remembered in the small town of Steyning in West Sussex. Sussex people have for many centuries venerated him for his meekness, humility, love, compassion, closeness to the people and many miracles.
The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations strongly condemns any discussion concerning a possible separation of our motherland and any attempts of separatism, which poses a threat to the unity and the territorial integrity of the Ukraine.
On February 22, 2014, in the Georgian town of Mtskheta—the former capital of the early Georgian kingdom of Iberia—a significant event happened at the Samtavro Convent, which Orthodox Christians of Georgia and all over the world had waited with great reverence and love. The holy relics of the great elder and wonder-worker, Blessed Father Gabriel (Urgebadze), fool-for-Christ, were uncovered.
When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their gay rights anthem “Same Love” at the Grammy Awards, it was the last straw for Christian rapper Bizzle, according to an interview with All Hip Hop. Soon afterwards, he released his own song “Same Love (A Response)” about the biblical view of homosexuality. The song has prompted hate mail and death threats from the very people crying for tolerance.
Italian specialists are working on renovating the roof and stained-glass panels of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, which is located over the cave where, according to the legend, Christ was born.
[Orthodoxy Today]
To discuss the Ukrainian crisis in terms of a choice between Europe and Russia is misleading for several reasons.
Lower House MPs have asked the Foreign Ministry to study the recently passed law allowing child euthanasia in Belgium in order to decide if its citizens should be legally banned from adopting Russian kids.
Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions.
The following address of His Eminence Bishop Philaret of Lvov and Galicia to his flock has been issued in connection with the events in the Ukraine.
The Patriarchate of Georgia has spread a special statement in connection with the confrontation of the opposition and the authorities in the Ukraine.
[Orthodoxy Today]
The Orthodox Church does not support euthanasia at all, and this elemental repugnance for practicing it on children was articulately expressed here by other religious leaders as well. Although views on the Leader’s page were both for and against euthanasia in general, the euthanasia of children causes more wavering, just as euthanasia of any human would have done before the onset of its mainstreaming.

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Више од 20 година на територији Украјине се догађају сложени политички процеси, који су довели до трагичне поделе наше Цркве. У последњих неколико година било је покушаја да се искористи политичка моћ, како би се решило питање цркве у Украјини.
Групи од око 120 расељених Ђаковчана забрањено да на задушнице у том граду посете гробове својих предака.
Новости 24 февраля 2014 г.