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UPCOMING TALK. A talk given by Father Kosmas will be on Sunday, 21st October 2018

21 October 2018

The fewer the words, the better the prayer. The job of moms and dads is to speak less to the kids and more to God about your children. The fewer the words, the better the parenting. Yes, good parenting does involve ...

Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope and Love, and their mother Sophia 2018

30 September 2018

HOLY MARTYRS FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE AND THEIR MOTHER SOPHIA In the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (117-138) there lived a widow called Sophia which in Greek means "wisdom". She was a Christian, and in accordance ...

Exaltation of the Life-giving Cross 2018

27 September 2018

Brothers and sisters, as we celebrate today the leave-taking of the Great Feast of the Cross, we’re once again confronted with the paradox of our salvation: the instrument of Christ’s death has become the means of ...

Nativity of the Mother of God 2018

21 September 2018

The mystical reason why the year begins and ends with feasts of the Theotokos is that the All-Merciful God was pleased to begin and finalize His plan for the salvation of mankind from servitude to the devil and the ...

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary 2018

28 August 2018

HER ASCENSION REVEALED HER GLORY A Word on the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos Igumen Andronik (Trubachev) 1rre.ru Once, the Prophet David, moved by the Holy Spirit, spoke about the future life of the Most ...

Transfiguration of the Lord 2018

19 August 2018

My dear brothers and sisters, today we receive this wonderful and glorious image, this proof through sign that Christ’s crucifixion was voluntary. We heard about it in the kontakion. We heard in the Synaxarion about ...

The Holy Royal Martyrs. A hundred years later. 2018

17 July 2018

A HUNDRED YEARS LATER Today the Tsar is with Sts. Boris and Gleb, with St. Sergius, with Blessed Ksenia, with St. Seraphim. There is neither treason nor flattery around him. He has much more power and ...

Pentecost – Trinity Sunday 2018

27 May 2018

PENTECOST: THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Pentacost, Sretensky Monastery, Moscow In the Old Testament, Pentecost was the feast that occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the ...

The Holy and Glorious Great Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer 2018

06 May 2018

Today, let us celebrate with joy the bright Feast of Saint George the Trophy Bearer, who was, as the hymnographer of the Church reminds us, “the Great Martyr of the love of Christ.” St George is one of those saints ...

Resurrection of the Lord. PASCHA. 2018

08 April 2018

Pascha is derived from the Jewish word Pesah which means "Passover". And here there is a direct link with the New Testament. In 1 Corinthians 5:7 we read, "for our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed". According ...

The Procession of the Holy Shroud and The Burial service of the Holy Shroud 2018

06 April 2018

The Vespers, celebrated in the Church on Holy Friday afternoon, brings to mind all of the final events of the life of Christ: the trial, the sentence, the scourging and mocking, the crucifixion, the death, the taking ...

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt / Name day of Father Alexandre 2018

25 March 2018

This week of Great Lent, the Church celebrates the memory of St. Mary of Egypt. The story of St. Mary is the story of a repentant harlot. Why does the Church find this story so important? Why does the whole Orthodox ...

Sunday of Orthodoxy 2018

25 February 2018

The First Sunday of Great Lent: The Triumph of Orthodoxy We have come to the end of the first week of the holy salvific, and Great Lent. We heard the prayerful canon of St. Andrew of Crete, in which we recalled people ...

Meeting of the Lord in the Temple 2018

15 February 2018

The meeting of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the temple Today the Church commemorates an important event in the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:22-40). Forty days after His birth the God-Infant was ...

Nativity of Jesus Christ 2018

07 January 2018

Christ is born, Give Glory! Dear brothers, “Christ is born, give glory!” These words of the composer were heard in the far Tonga islands for the first time, in the 2014 year. Their echo reaches every corner of ...

Dormition of the Mother of God 2017

28 August 2017

Today She teaches us how we should die: a Homily on the feast of The Dormition of the Mother of God In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today ...

Transfiguration of Our Lord 2017

19 August 2017

The Transfiguration of the Lord Forty days before He was delivered to an ignominious death for our sins, our Lord revealed to three of His disciples the glory of His Divinity. “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, ...

Pentecost. Holy Trinity Sunday 2017

04 June 2017

The Feast of Pentecost, or Holy Trinity Sunday By the grace of the Most Holy Spirit, we have been vouchsafed to celebrate Holy Pentecost—the descent of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ said of this descent: Nevertheless ...

Carlton Russian Orthodox Church Feast Day 2017

06 May 2017

The celebration of the feast of the Great-Martyr George in Carlton On Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May the Russian Orthodox parish of Saint George, Carlton, will celebrate its patronal feast. Our parishioners are ...

Resurrection of the Lord. PASCHA. 2017

16 April 2017

PASCHA: The day that the Lord has made (PS. 118:24) Christians throughout the world celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. On the day of the Resurrection, we give thanks to God ...