The Apostolic Example: Coming and Going, Gathering and Sending

The Apostolic Example: Coming and Going, Gathering and Sending

Words are wonderful. One June 29 we celebrated the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles. But what does that celebration mean? What is a Synaxis? Interestingly, synaxis is a Greek word directly related to synagogue, which both mean “gathering.  On June 28, we celebrate the memory of the Chief Apostles, Peter and Paul, martyred at Rome,...

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The Interior of the Russian Monastery on Mount Athos

The Interior of the Russian Monastery on Mount Athos

K. Leontiev It may well be that I don’t have good taste and that I don’t understand much about art, but this was my impression and I share it most sincerely with my readers. This beautiful iconostas is a gift from the late Abbot, Antonij Bochkov (a former merchant), who...

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The Set Up of Our Altar Comes from the Old Testament

The Set Up of Our Altar Comes from the Old Testament

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. For a tent was prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence;...

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