PEMPTOUSIA
Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
Like oil lamps
15 Sep 2019 at 5:00am

Because spiritual people are humble, they really are stars, moving dizzyingly but quietly, without anyone realizing that they’re really great planets. They hide away, in the far reaches of the heavens, and give people the impression that they’re ...



Sunday After the Elevation of the Holy Cross – The Form of Redemption
14 Sep 2019 at 5:16pm

ATHOS, manuscris 06 IN

Over the centuries preachers and hymnographers have declared that the shedding of a single drop of Christ’s blood – una stilla, wrote St. Thomas Aquinas – would have sufficed for our Redemption. It is important, I believe, to bear in mind the met...



The best gift
14 Sep 2019 at 5:00am

The greatest act of charity you can perform for people is to pray from them.



Hope in the Horror of War
13 Sep 2019 at 5:10pm

The holy land of the Apostolic Church of Antioch is suffering from the horror of war. Yesterday, it was the turn of Lebanon and Iraq, and today it is that of Syria. Thousands of Syrians, including, bishops, priests, monks, nuns, and laymen, all of...



The Elevation of the Precious Cross
13 Sep 2019 at 4:20pm

The Lord’s Precious Cross is the supreme symbol of sacrifice and sanctification for the Church of Christ, Who was crucified and then rose, because the Cross, together with the Resurrection, are the two pillars which support the life for the Church...



The great enemy
13 Sep 2019 at 5:00am

Being judgmental is the great enemy of love. As soon as the thought comes to you to judge somebody else, turn to the Lord straight away and admit: ‘Indeed, Lord, grant me to see my own errors and not to judge my neighbour’.



See the difference
12 Sep 2019 at 5:00am

When there are good thoughts in your soul, you feel happy and calm. When peace and joy are in your heart, then the spirit of good, the Holy Spirit, is within you. When you’re overcome with bad thoughts, then you feel out of sorts, upset, and the ...



The true path
11 Sep 2019 at 5:00am

Sinners are punished for reasons that are important for their character building. Two of these are obvious. First, through punishment, God corrects and brings people to the true path of salvation. Second, by making an example of them, He deters o...



The Cook in Paradise
10 Sep 2019 at 6:39pm

The lack of simplicity, sincerity and authenticity in relations between people leads to social hypocrisy, meretricious morality and formality and, at the same time, provokes adverse reactions among younger people.

The problem is worse when there’s...



They’ll be crushed
10 Sep 2019 at 5:00am

God allows proud people to be humbled and brought low when they think that they’re secure in their own strength.





Sunday, 2 / 15 September
8:40AM 3rd & 6th Hours
9:00AM Divine Liturgy
5:00PM Ninth hour and Vespers
Monday, 3 / 16 September
5:00PM Vespers
Tuesday, 4 / 17 September
5:00PM Vespers
Wednesday, 5 / 18 September
5:00PM Vespers
Thursday, 6 / 19 September
5:00PM Vespers
Friday, 7 / 20 September
5:00PM Vespers
Saturday, 8 / 21 September
NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS
8:00AM Divine Liturgy
6:00PM Great Vespers
Sunday, 9 / 22 September
8:40AM 3rd & 6th Hours
9:00AM Divine Liturgy
5:00PM Ninth hour and Vespers

(Printing Instructions)

Support our Parish
The Orthodox Church of Saint John The Russian