Monk Hariton, the New Martyr of Kosovo

Monk Hariton, the New Martyr of Kosovo

Hieromonk Stefan of Dečani   The Lord’s words, Fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul (Matt. 10:28) have inspired many generations of Christians over the past two thousand years, since the sacrificial cru­cifixion of our Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ. Following these...

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The Woman who Dwelt in a Cave – Part II

The Woman who Dwelt in a Cave – Part II

She finished her story here and invited to me to eat some of the beans she had in her basket, because she’d been told “from the outside”, that I was very hungry. We ate and drank until I was full. But I saw that both the basket and the pitcher...

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The Woman who Dwelt in a Cave – Part I

The Woman who Dwelt in a Cave – Part I

Pantelis Paschos, Professor of Theology A saintly hermit told the brothers the following story: One day, as I was sitting in the desert, I began to feel worried and sad. A thought came to me: “Get up and go for a walk in the desert”. So I walked and came...

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Monk Wins Singing Competition 

Monk Wins Singing Competition 

  And I don’t mean Thelonious Monk, the famous jazz musician. With 76% of the votes for the win on Russia’s version of The Voice, 28 year old, Hiermonk Photios, sang “Per Te” (“For You”.) “The fact that I went on stage thrills and agitates people. [When watching the TV...

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Archimandrite Roman Braga, Spiritual Elder and Confessor for the Faith, Reposes in the Lord

Archimandrite Roman Braga, Spiritual Elder and Confessor for the Faith, Reposes in the Lord

Archimandrite Roman Braga April 2, 1922 – April 28, 2015 Father Roman Braga was born on April 2, 1922 in Bessarabia in a village named Condrita. He was the last of the seven children of Cosma and Maria Braga. He grew up in an Orthodox environment, raised by a devout...

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New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has published a new report on its website. The report, “Orthodox Monastic Communities in the United States,” is the result of a survey of the 70-plus Orthodox monasteries in the country. According to the Assembly’s site: There are...

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