Mary Mother of God 1 Jan. 2019

  Feast of the Circumcision of Christ  Initially the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ was celebrated this day, being the Octave Day or eighth day of Christmas and  according to the Semitic and southern European calculation of intervals of days, was the day Jesus was named and circumcised. Circumcison took place not in the Temple, but [...]

The Dormition of the Theotokos 15 August 2017

Troparion of the Dormition of the Theotokos In giving birth you preserved your virginity; In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, And by your prayers you deliver our souls from death! The feast of the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Theotokos is [...]

A Wounded Hand Nailed to the Cross — ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LIFE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7vvPXz-Qes A Retreat and Pilgrimage to Panagia Eleousa, Mikrokastro — Reflections A retreat! Amidst various Lenten temptations and “the purifying draught of dishonour, sneers, derision and insults”! Mikrokastro monastery is my haven of peace, silence, hesychia and spiritual refreshment under the protecting Veil of the Theotokos. The grace-filled presence of Panagia Eleousa and the mesmerizing [...]