Tags » Eastern Orthodox

the Maiden entered the house of the Lord...

Saint Germanus…writes that when Zacharias took the Maiden by the hand and joyfully led her into the Holy Place, he said to her, ‘Come, O performance of my prophecy; come, fulfillment of the Lord’s pledges; come, O seal of His covenant; come, accomplishment of His Mysteries, mirror of all the prophets!  289 more words

Eastern Orthodox

Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple

Have I mentioned we’re in the midst of the Nativity Fast??? We are. I put up the afore-linked page with the fasting guidelines and forgot to mention it! 456 more words

Orthodox Stuff

Christology Is Theology

Pantocrator Icon.  This is a common depiction of Jesus among Orthodox Christians.  Jesus is holding the scriptures, which shows that He watches over our doctrine.  Some core Christian doctrines are represented in the icon.   280 more words


Thou art a vineyard - შენ ხარ ვენახი

Georgian Orthodox hymn to the Theotokos
English translation:

“Thou art a vineyard, newly blossomed out.
Tender, beautiful, planted in Eden, Aloe-scented from Paradise.
God adorned thee, no one deserves praise as thou, And thou art thyself a brilliant sun”. 10 more words

Eastern Orthodox

Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple

Troparion     Tone 4

Today is the prelude of the good will of God,
of the preaching of the salvation of mankind.
The Virgin appears in the Temple of God, 21 more words

Eastern Orthodox

love and my refusal to listen...


Few have listened, O Lord, and yet there are those who believe.

Few are those, who fix their eyes on their Lord and follow His gaze. 655 more words

Eastern Orthodox

The Church is a hospital...

A fundamental teaching of the Holy Fathers is that the Church is a “Hospital” which cures the wounded man. In many passages of Holy Scripture such language is used. 428 more words

Eastern Orthodox