Материалы 24 октября 2015 г.

[Встреча с Православием / Богослужение]
11 / 24 октября 2015г. Суббота 21-й седмицы по Пятидесятнице. Сретенский монастырь. Великая вечерня, утреня. Хор Сретенского монастыря. (Mp3 файл. Продолжительность 2:39:26 мин. Размер 76,6 Mb)
[Встреча с Православием / Жизнь Церкви]
Протоиерей Андрей Ткачев
21 октября 2015 года в стенах Сретенской духовной семинарии протоиерей Андрей Ткачев прочитал лекцию о духовной жизни и православной семье, после чего ответил на вопросы собравшихся.
[Встреча с Православием / Святые и святыни]

Мониторинг СМИ

Ксения Тихомирова
Кавказ в глазах многих россиян до сих пор остается чем-то неведомым, а иногда и чуждым, порой пугающим. Из позитивного обычно вспоминаются лишь Олимпиада в Сочи и курорты Краснодарского края.
Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл
23 октября 2015 года, в канун празднования Собора преподобных Оптинских старцев, Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл совершилвсенощное бдение в соборе в честь Введения во храм Пресвятой БогородицыВведенского ставропигиального мужского монастыря Оптина пустынь. По завершении всенощного бдения Предстоятель Русской Православной Церкви обратился к участникам богослужения с Первосвятительским словом.
Арсений Загуляев
Оптинские старцы ( память 24 октября) не обходили тему денег, не считали ее неприличной, низкой, а напротив весьма важной. И часто говорили о ней в своих письмах
Диакон Владимир Василик
Как сообщалось, 17 октября вышел в эфир очередной выпуск авторской программы Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла «Слово пастыря». В телепередаче Первоиерарх ответил на вопрос, почему Церковь молится за власть и воинство?

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[Saints. Asceties of Piety. Church Holy Days ]
Fr. Silouan Thompson
In about one week, western Christians will commemorate all the dead on November 2, the Feast of All Souls. This commemoration is important to Filipinos, and I am often asked the question: Can we still keep All Souls Day?
Lore stretching back to the dawn of Christianity says this monastery sits directly over a fresh-water spring created by one of Jesus' first disciples, St. Andrew, while he was waiting for winds to pick up so he could continue his ship-borne travels.
[Homilies and Spiritual Instruction]
Met. Georges Khodr
God's unity with Christ is a unity of essence because Christ is uncreated in His divine being. He is in the Church, giving Himself to us. We become one with Him by His grace. That is, He makes us one with Him. You are not His partner in essence because your essence is created, but you are with Him by the grace that He sends down upon you.
During their annual fall session in Detroit, MI October 19-23, 2015, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America canonically deposed the retired Archbishop Seraphim from the status and all sacred functions of the episcopacy, removed him from the ranks of the clergy, and returned him to the status of a lay monk.
A new book, When Hearts Become Flame (Revised, Second Edition) by Dn. Stephen Muse is now available from St. Tikhon's Monastery Press.
Presvytera Vassi Haros
An icon of St. John the Baptist on the iconostasis of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen, Illinois has been streaming myrrh since mid-July.
The Thailand Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church has published a Khmer version of the Orthodox Prayer Book at the request of the Orthodox faithful in Cambodia. Thus the initiative group composed of both Orthodox Khmers and Orthodox Christians from traditionally Orthodox countries who reside in Cambodia has completed its year-long work.
A Russian Orthodox bishop has told the government commission on health that it’s wrong to fight AIDS through sex education and the distribution of condoms, suggesting instead to promote chastity, faith and patriotism among citizens.
[Churches and Monasteries]
On September 4-7, 2015, forty-five pilgrims formed a procession of the cross for twenty-two miles from Holy Dormition Convent in Rives Junction, Michigan, to the St. Vladimir Church in Ann Arbor.
[Churches and Monasteries]
Much has happened since 1990 when an American recently converted to Orthodoxy made a pilgrimage to the famous home of the Optina Elders—all of the original churches have been rebuilt, new ones added, and the brotherhood is flourishing. Nevertheless, we can wistfully remember those blessed days when Russian Orthodox Christians were sacrificing their time and talent to rebuilt Optina. Here are the impressions of that pilgrim, published in the Orthodox Word.
[Homilies and Spiritual Instruction]
Archpriest Andrew Phillips
The above principles may seem obvious common sense to many, but they are often overlooked, precisely because they are so obvious.
[Orthodoxy Today]
Rod Dreher
If you are a husband or a wife, then you must be so as a Christian — that is, not as a husband or a wife who happens also to be a Christian, but as a Christian husband, a Christian wife, in a Christian marriage. If you are a writer, you must be a Christian writer, even if you never write a thing about religion; the experience of living with the mind of Christ must inform everything you write. If you are an electrician, you must be a Christian electrician. No, there is not a Christian way to wire a building, but you must do the work you are called to do in the awareness that you are doing it in sight of God, and as His servant, and as part of a Christian community to which you must be accountable.
Christian Today reports that the group of men aiding the Islamic State stole 19,000 Euros worth of goods from churches and schools in Cologne and Siegen between 2011 and 2014.