05 May, 2016

Amazing 360 panorama of Pascha Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow



02 May, 2016

The Icon Workshop of St. Elizabeth Convent



FIRST THINGS has posted a lovely video on the work of the icon studio of the The Icon Workshop of St. Elizabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus.

The Icon Workshop of St. Elizabeth Convent from First Things on Vimeo.

01 May, 2016

Christ Is Risen!

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!


Icon of The Resurrection


Le Christ est ressuscité!
Krishti u ngjall!
Crist ha ressuscitat!
Christus ist auferstanden!
Vstal z mrtvŷch Kristus!
Kristus er genopstået!
Kristus nousi kuolleista!
Kriztus feltàmadott!
Kristur er upprisinn!
Tá Criost éirithe!
Christo è risuscitato!
Kristus (ir) augšāmcēlies!
Kristus prisikélè!
Christus ass operstan!
Christus is opgestaan!
Christus er oppstanden!
Chrystus zmartwychwstal!
Cristo ressuscitou!
Hristos a-înviat!
Pan Kristus vstal z mrtvych!
Kristus jevstal!
Christo ha resucitado!
Kristus är uppstånden!
Cristo es rinaschieu!
Christus resurrectus est!
Christus het opgestaan!
Христос Воскресе!
基督复活了!
ქრისტე აღსდგა!
Χριστός Ανέστη!
मसीह बढ़ी है!
キリストが上がります!
Христос Васкрсе!
Chúa Kitô đã sống lại!
그리스도는 부활입니다!
!المسيح قام حقا قام
Xris-Tuu-Sax Agla-Gi-Kux!
Christos ki apitcipa!
Ggristussaq Ungwirtuq!
Tha Criosd air èiridh!


Icon of The Resurrection of Christ


15 April, 2016

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Western Saints Commemorated on 2nd April:



Icon of Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ABUNDIUS, a native of Thessalonica, St. Abundius was the fourth Bishop of Como (c. A.D. 448 - 469), and served as the representative of Pope St. Leo the Great (10th November) at the Fourth Ecumenical Council (A.D. 451). St. Abundius reposed in A.D. 469, and his relics are enshrined beneath the high altar of the Basilica di Sant'Abbondio in Como.
  • BRONACH (BROMANA), (Date Unknown), we have neither dates nor particulars concerning this saint, though she is listed in the Martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal, and the Félire Óengusso (Martyrology of Ængus) considers her the mother of St. Moeliai (23rd June). St. Bronach is sometimes called the Virgin of Glen-Seichis, Glen-Seichis being the bygone name of Kilbrony or Kilbronach in Co. Down, which takes its present name from her. A high cross made of Mourne granite stands over the traditional site of her grave in the old cemetery.
  • CONSTANTINE, King St. Constantine II of Scotland was killed in battle against heathen invaders in A.D. 874, and is venerated locally as a martyr. He was buried at Iona.
  • LONGIS (LONOCHILUS, LENOGISIL) AND AGNOFLEDA, St. Longis was a priest and founder a monastery in Maine in present-day France, St. Agnofleda an anchoress at his monastery. St. Longis reposed in A.D. 653, and St. Agnofleda in A.D. 638.
  • MUSA, a child in sixth century Rome, who had heavenly visions during her life. She was mentioned by her contemporary by St. Gregory the Dialogist (3rd September) and locally venerated as a saint shortly after her repose.
  • NICETIUS (NIZIER), the successor of his uncle St. Sacerdos (12th September), St. Nicetius served as Archbishop of Lyons from A.D. 553 until his repose in A.D. 573. He revived ecclesiastical chant in his diocese, was a noted exorcist, and also granted the title of patriarch.
  • RUFUS, (Date Unknown), a hermit at St. Kevin’s (3rd June) “monastic city” in Glendalough (present-day Co. Wicklow Ireland). His relics are entombed in the main church. According to Colgan, St. Rufus was consecrated a bishop before his repose, though there is no other information extant to support this assertion.
  • URBAN OF LANGRES, the sixth Bishop of Langres from A.D. 374 until his repose circa A.D. 390. He was honoured as the patron saint of all those who work in the wine industry. Like St. Swithun (2nd July), St. Urban is tied to the weather and according to one old German saying “If there is sunshine on St. Urban's Day/ the wine thrives afterwards, they say”.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

© 2012-2016  Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall + All Rights Reserved.

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A note on dates: The dates are according to the Church calendar.  If the reader uses the Revised Julian or “New” Calendar then the dates will coincide with the civil date.  For those readers who follow the traditional Julian or “Old” Calendar, the dates are thirteen days behind the civil calendar i.e. the listing for 1st January corresponds to 14th January civil date.


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14 April, 2016

St. Tikhon’s Monastery announces Memorial Day Pilgrimage Schedule


The community of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary extends a cordial invitation to all faithful to attend the 112th Annual Pilgrimage May 27-30, 2016—Memorial Day weekend

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Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Western Saints Commemorated on 1st April:



Icon of Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • CAIDOC AND FRICOR (ADRIAN), Irishmen who in the seventh century evangelised the Picardy region of present-day north-western France. St Riquier (26th April) was one of their converts, and their relics are located in the church of Saint Riquier near Amiens.
  • CELLACH (CEILACH, KEILACH), a ninth century Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland, who had previously been Abbot of Iona in Scotland and founded the monastery of Kells.
  • DODOLINUS, a Bishop of Vienne who most likely lived in the mid to late seventh century. He has been identified as Dodolenus, Landolenus, Dolinus, Landalenus, and perhaps even Bobolinus, thus making it impossible to provide firm details of his life. Some sources conjecture he participated in the Council of Chalon-sur-Saône (c. A.D. 644 – c. A.D. 650).
  • THEODORA, the sister of St. Hermes (28th August) and martyred like him during the persecutions of Emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117 - 138). SS. Hermes and Theodora were buried next to each other in what became the Cemetery of Basilia on the Old Salarian Way.
  • VENANTIUS, a bishop in Dalmatia (present-day Croatia) who, along with several others, was martyred circa A.D. 255. His relics were translated from Split to Rome circa A.D. 641, and enshrined in the Lateran Basilica.
  • VALERY (WALRIC, WALERICUS), a native of Auvergne, who after a period of study at the monastery of Saint-Germain in Auxerre and as a disciple of St. Columbanus (23rd November) at Luxeuil, founded the monastery of Leuconay in what is now Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. St. Valery reposed on 12th December A.D. 622.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

© 2012-2016  Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall + All Rights Reserved.

Sources

A note on dates: The dates are according to the Church calendar.  If the reader uses the Revised Julian or “New” Calendar then the dates will coincide with the civil date.  For those readers who follow the traditional Julian or “Old” Calendar, the dates are thirteen days behind the civil calendar i.e. the listing for 1st January corresponds to 14th January civil date.


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13 April, 2016

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Western Saints Commemorated on 31st March:



Icon of Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ALDO, (Late Eighth Century), a Count of Ostrevant who became a monk and later Abbot at the monastery of Hasnon in present-day Belgium.
  • BALBINA, thought to have been the daughter of St. Quirinus (30th March) the martyr, St. Balbina was baptised, along with her parents, by Pope St. Alexander I (3rd May). There are several theories regarding the balance of St. Balbina’s life. One is she was arrested along with her father and beheaded with him circa A.D. 117. However, the general consensus is she was convicted of being a Christian and sentenced to death by Emperor Hadrian in A.D. 130. The manner of her martyrdom, either by drowning or being buried alive, is debated by historians.
  • RENOVATUS, after renouncing Arianism, he became a monk, then Abbot of Monastery of Cauliana in Mérida, and lastly St. Renovatus served as Bishop of Mérida for over two decades. He reposed in A.D. 633.
  • THEODULUS, ANESIUS, FELIX, CORNELIA AND COMPANIONS, (Date Unknown), a group martyrs in North Africa of whom no further particulars are extant.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

© 2012-2016  Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall + All Rights Reserved.

Sources

A note on dates: The dates are according to the Church calendar.  If the reader uses the Revised Julian or “New” Calendar then the dates will coincide with the civil date.  For those readers who follow the traditional Julian or “Old” Calendar, the dates are thirteen days behind the civil calendar i.e. the listing for 1st January corresponds to 14th January civil date.


All books by Dr. Hutchison-Hall are available on
Amazon, Google Play, at the iBookstore, and for Nook as well!




Orthodox Western Saints Database
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