St. Juvenaly of Alaska (July 2)

St. Juvenaly of Alaska. Ο άγιος Ιουβενάλιος της Αλάσκας.

St. Juvenaly of Alaska. Ο άγιος Ιουβενάλιος της Αλάσκας.

The holy, glorious, right-victorious hieromartyr Juvenaly of Alaska, Protomartyr of America, was a member of the first group of Orthodox missionaries who came from the monastery of Valaam to preach the Word of God to the native inhabitants of Alaska. He was martyred while evangelizing among the Eskimos on the mainland of Alaska in 1796. His feast day is celebrated on July 2, and he is also commemorated with all the saints of Alaska (September 24), and with the first martyrs of the American land (December 12). Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

(Canon) It is the day of Ressurection & The Angel Cried- Anastaseos Imera & Aggelos Evoa – Valaam

Chanted by Valaam Monastery in GREEK. (Αναστάσεως ημέρα)

This is chanted during the service of the Ressurrection (Pascha-Easter) of the Greek Orthodox Church in the 1st Tone. When the verse of the canon finishes the priest says «Christ is Risen» and the faithful in the church shout out «Truly He is Risen» 3 times then the choir will chant Christ is Risen very quickly 3 times to go unto the next part of the canon.

At the end they chant:

The Angel cried to her in full of grace Rejoice, Again I say Rejoice for thy Son has risen from the grave on the third day..Shine, Shine O new Jerusalem for the glory of the Lord has shone upon thee Rejoice and be glad o sion Rejoice and be glad, And you, O Pure One, O Mother of God Exalt in the resurrection of your Son.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olJ0KUYpNmw&feature=player_embedded#at=18

Le Père Serge Chévitch (1903-1987), un Starets Russe en Île de France. Biographie (3)

Le novice Georges (le futur Père Grégoire) Krug

À la banque, son travail n’était pas très accaparant et lui laissait beaucoup de temps libre. Il l’occupait alors à lire, à relire et à recopier des œuvres des Pères de l’Église. Il appréciait particulièrement les Apophtegmes des Pères du désert et l’Échelle de saint Jean Climaque qu’il recopia entièrement.

Menant de plus en plus une vie de prière et cherchant à mettre en application les enseignements des Pères dont il se nourrissait quotidiennement, Cyrille se sentit attiré par la vie monastique. Empêché de s’y engager immédiatement (il devait subvenir aux besoins matériels de sa famille et de deux servantes âgées), il menait cependant autant que possible la vie d’un moine « dans la ville ». En 1938, il confia son projet de devenir moine au Starets Silouane. Ce dernier lui donna sa bénédiction dans la dernière lettre qu’il écrivit, concluant celle-ci par un conseil qui allait se révéler prophétique : « Va et dis le plus possible aux gens : «Faites pénitence !» ». Écrite peu de jours avant la mort du Starets, elle fut trouvée sur sa table de travail par le Père Sophrony qui se chargea de la poster. Alors que Cyrille se disposait à se retirer au Mont-Athos, la guerre éclata. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

St. Juvenaly of Alaska (July 2)

St. Juvenaly of Alaska. Ο άγιος Ιουβενάλιος της Αλάσκας.

St. Juvenaly of Alaska. Ο άγιος Ιουβενάλιος της Αλάσκας.

The holy, glorious, right-victorious hieromartyr Juvenaly of Alaska, Protomartyr of America, was a member of the first group of Orthodox missionaries who came from the monastery of Valaam to preach the Word of God to the native inhabitants of Alaska. He was martyred while evangelizing among the Eskimos on the mainland of Alaska in 1796. His feast day is celebrated on July 2, and he is also commemorated with all the saints of Alaska (September 24), and with the first martyrs of the American land (December 12). Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

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St. Herman of Alaska. A beautiful full color children’s book about America’s favorite saint.

 

By Fr. Eric George Tosi
Chairman of the Department of Evangelization
Source: St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church

There is a story from the Russian Philokalia about two monks. The older of the two monks said that they were going to go down into the local village and evangelize. The two monks went to the village and walked around. They meet with people, talked to them, asked about their life. After a few hours the older monk told the younger monk that it was time to go back. As they were walking back, the younger monk turned to the older one and said, “Father when are we going teach the people?” The older monk replied, “We just did.”

So often, missions believe that they have to have some grand plan to bring in the people. There is a need for programs, lecture series a whole host of activities. Yet the actual reality is that the most powerful evangelism tool is simply being with people. Getting to know them and their life. Showing concern and love. Mission is ultimately about an encounter. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »