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Greatmartyr Mercurius of Caesarea, in Cappadocia...

The Holy Great Martyr Mercurius, a Scythian by descent, served as a soldier in the Roman army. The impious emperors Decius (249-251) and Valerian (253-259) issued a decree ordering all Roman citizens to worship the pagan gods, and condemning Christians to torture and death unless they obeyed the decree. 610 more words

Eastern Orthodox

An Introduction to St Theodore's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

As part of our outreach to the people of Cardiff and beyond, we have just launched a YouTube Channel that will broadcast short videos introducing different aspects of St Theodore’s, who we are, what we do, and how we relate as a community to the Catholic Church as Christians in the Orthodox tradition. 18 more words


Known by a name

A homily delivered in Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on Sunday, October 25, 2015. The Gospel reading for the day can be found… 1,046 more words

St Vladimir's Seminary

It is good to settle in the heart.

Are we always able to receive the divine in us? When we invite friends to our home, we clean the living room, adorn it with flowers, make it as beautiful and welcoming as possible, to make them feel the warmth of the friendship with which we want to surround them. 600 more words

St Vladimir's Seminary

Isolation and the Monastic Life at Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery is the oldest and largest religious sanctuary in the country of Bulgaria, and as such, it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. 777 more words


St. Seraphim of Sarov in Boise

Nobody comes early to an Orthodox church.  Nobody greets you at the door or stands around chatting beforehand.  With a voice chanting in the background and bells jingling as incense is spread, worship starts in chaos as people light candles and reverence icons; bowing, kissing, and crossing themselves repeatedly, they move about the sanctuary freely.   939 more words

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