Η επίσκεψη του κρυπτοχριστιανού ιερέως-στρατηγού

Συνεχίζουμε την δημοσίευση πραγματικών ιστοριών από την ζωή των Κρυπτοχριστιανών στην Τουρκία και στον ιστορικό Πόντο  από το θαυμάσιο βιβλίο Το Συναξάρι των κρυφών Ονείρων -του Γ. Πρίντζιπα.

Λόγω της μεγάλης έκτασης των κειμένων του βιβλίου, τα κείμενα που δημοσιεύονται εδώ έχουν διαμορφωθεί κατάλληλα, ως προς την έκταση και μερικές φορές και στον τίτλο.

Το σημερινό κείμενο, που για πρώτη φορά δημοσιεύεται Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

The Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple (November 21)

 

+Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann

It seems thousands of years removed from us, but it was not so very long ago that life was marked out by religious feasts. Although everyone went to church, not everyone, of course, knew the exact contents of each celebration. For many, perhaps even the majority, the feast was above all an opportunity to get a good sleep, eat well, drink and relax. And nevertheless, I think that each person felt, if not fully consciously, that something transcendent and radiant broke into life with each feast, bringing an encounter with a world of different realities, a reminder of something forgotten, of something drowned out by the routine, emptiness and weariness of daily life. Consider the very names of the feasts: Entrance into the Temple, Nativity, Epiphany, Presentation, Transfiguration. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

March 7 2010 – Third Sunday of the Fast, The Worship of the Precious Cross (Saints-Apostle-Gospel)

The Holy Hieromartyrs of Cherson: Basil, Ephraim, Capito, Eugene, Aetherius, Elpidius, and Agathodorus (4th c.). New Hieromartyr Nicholas (1930). New Hieromartyr Nilus, Virgin-martyrs Matrona, Mary, Eudocia, Ecaterina, Antonina, Nadezhda, Xenia, and Anna (1938). Venerable Paul the Simple of Egypt, disciple of St. Anthony the Great (4th c.). St. Paul the Confessor, bishop of Prusias in Bithynia (850). Venerable Emilian of Rome. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos «Surety of Sinners» in Korets (1622), Odrin (1843) and Moscow (1848). Sts. Nestor and Arcadius, bishops of Tremithus (Greek). Venerable Laurence, founder of the monastery of the Mother of God on Salamis (1707) (Greek). St. Ephraim, Patriarch of Antioch (546). St. Dandus and all Saints of Thrace. St. Eosterwine, abbot of Wearmount.

The Apostle

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

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