Our Great Lent for the year 2006 started on Feb 27th, and Easter is fast approaching. Our Lord not only taught us the significance of Lent and fasting, but he also practiced it. His forty days of Lent were focused on receiving power in order to defeat Satan and his
The Theotokos had now reached an advanced age. Her fervent and unceasing desire was to leave the body and be with her beloved Son and God. The Mother of God did not fear death, nor did she seek to avoid it. She knew that death had already been overcome by
This is a body conscious world. Many products to clean up, paint up, and fix-up. Concern about physical shape is ever on the increase. Diets abound: low fat this, low fat that. Diet pills industry is on the boom. Exercise clubs, exercise machines, etc. There is a great investment on
The word 'Pilgrimage' here stands for leading a man's consciousness to new and fresh pastures. Sometimes it is a physical displacement. But basically it is a quest for newer concepts and understandings. Here let us concentrate on a 'Pilgrimage to Truth'.
Severus of Antioch was born in Sozopolis in Pisidia about 465. His family was well-to-do, and as a young man, not yet baptized, he was sent to Alexandria to study grammar and rhetoric. From Alexandria he moved to Beirut to study Roman law.
Anything new is fascinating to the human mind. But, alas! novelty created by man "will not endure" and man goes ahead discontent in search of something newer and fascinating. This is equally true of earthly and carnal pleasure-generating environments and stimulants.
Christmas is the most solemn feast of the Holy Church. We celebrate Christmas most piously chanting liturgical songs, reading the Word of God and sermons; aside the festive mood, carol singing, house visits, exchange of wishes, gifts, diners etc. Venerable fathers set for us to read the genealogy of Jesus
Much of the Christian world celebrates the Nativity of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ on the Civil or modified Gregorian calendar. However, there still remains a large contingent of Christians who continue to follow the Julian or Ecclesiastical calendar—sometimes referred to as the “Old Calendar”. Many of the
According to the liturgical calendar of the Oriental Orthodox Church, now we are in the last part of our liturgical calendar, namely the Eschatological period. This period starts from the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Sep.14th) and ends on the feast of Koodhosh Eetho (the first Sunday of
On 14th September the Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. The feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross in 326 during a pilgrimage of Christians to Jerusalem. St. Helena, the mother of then Roman emperor Constantine, who made Christianity as the state religion of the