Metropolitan Tikhon’s Message for Sanctity of Life Sunday, Jan. 27

To the Hierarchs, Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America Dearly Beloved in the Lord: As we make our way into the civil New Year, we continue to grieve over the tragic loss of the innocent lives at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Those directly affected by this most recent act of […]

A joyous feast! Dormition of the Theotokos celebrated this week

The Feast of the Dormition, or the death, resurrection and ascension of the Theotokos, the Mother of God and ever-Virgin Mary, is celebrated on August 15 and is preceded by a two-week fast from August 1 through the 14. This feast is also called the Assumption. While the title Dormition refers to Mary’s death, the […]

A joyous feast! Transfiguration of Christ celebrated today

The Transfiguration of Christ is one of the central events recorded in the Gospels. When our Lord was recognized by His apostles as the Christ – the Messiah – the Son of the Living God, He told them: He must go up to Jerusalem…and suffer many things…and be killed and on the third day be […]

Feast of the Ascension — May 24, 2012

Jesus did not live with His disciples after His Resurrection as He had lived with them before His death. Filled with the glory of His divinity, He appeared at different times and places to His people, assuring them that it was He, truly alive and risen in his glorified Body. And on the fortieth day […]

Sunday of the Blindman — May 20, 2012

The Sixth Sunday of Pascha commemorates the healing of the man blind since birth (Jn 9). We are identified in that man who came to see and believe in Jesus as the Son of God. The Lord has anointed our eyes with His own Divine Hands and washed them with the waters of our Baptism. […]