Meeting the Lord in His Temple: The Two Olgas

At this time of the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, I’ve managed to piece together an inspiring story of struggle against persecution...

Themes of the Theophany

‘For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free,...

Calculating Christmas

Please find attached the text of my talk about how we work out, from Scripture, the date of Christ's Birth with an overview of how the...

The Angelic Hierarchy

The Old Testament Book of Tobit is the account of a man called Tobias who sets out on a journey to reclaim money lent to an acquaintance....

The Liturgy of Preparation

Please find attached my article on the subject of the Proskomedie.

Poetry about St. Alban

Selected parts of 'The Life of St. Alban and St. Amphibalus'

Why do the Orthodox pray for the dead?

The short answer is that they are not dead|: . Mark 12:27; Luke 20:38-Jesus makes it very clear here that God is not God of the Dead but...

The Holy Myrrhbearers

‘With faith and love draw nigh’…the words of the Divine Liturgy that call us to receive Holy Communion. Was it faith? I’ve read that the...

The Start of Bright Week

'Bright' and 'Monday' are two words we don't often think about using together in our age, when Mondays mark the weekly return to work for...

The Bible

The Orthodox Church has a very different approach to The BIble than the Western Church. If, like me, you were brought up to go to Church,...

Happy Maslenitsa!!!

Maslenitsa (Russian: Мaсленица, Ukrainian: Масниця, Belarusian: Масленіца; also known as Butter Lady, Butter Week, Crepe week, or...

When you fast...Part 3

For those of you who are interested in a fuller account of how the Orthodox Church practises fasting,let me refer you to The Lenten Triodion

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