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“We Can Draw Closer to God When Our Hearts Are Broken”

In Memoriam: Elder Macarie (Tanase) of Mt. Athos
Hierodeacon Macarie (Tanase)

Never separate your mind from prayer! It is no use suggesting yourself that it is necessary: if you do not have love, you will not keep your mind focused on prayer and God.
Our World At War:

Part 1. A Warfare Theodicy
Archpriest Nectarios Trevino

Why did the September 2001 and do subsequent atrocities occur? To answer this question, we must understand the world and its reality.
Patriarch Ilia has more than 40,000 Godchildren following 60th mass Baptism

Since January 2008, His Holiness Catholics-Patriarch Ilia II has been holding several mass Baptism ceremonies in a year, in which he personally becomes Godfather to the third and later children of married Orthodox couples.
Three priests ordained for Filipino Orthodox Church recently (+ VIDEO)

The ordinations were celebrated in Khanty-Mansiysk, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in Russia, 620 miles northeast of Ekaterinburg.
First Orthodox school in Bulgaria opens for elementary students

A joyful event marked the first day of school in Lovech, Bulgaria last Monday, as the Orthodox Church opened its first school in the country.
Chapel consecrated on site of 2018 mall fire in Kemerovo, Russia

On Saturday, on the great feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, a chapel in honor of all those who lost their lives in the fire was also opened in the park. His Eminence Metropolitan Aristarkh of Kemerovo and Prokopievsk celebrated the rite of consecration of the Chapel of the “Consolation in Grief and Sorrows” Icon of the Mother of God.
Greek Archdiocese monastic assembly held at New York monastery

The first-ever monastic assembly of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America was held at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Monastery in Roscoe, New York.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Speaks About the Return of the “Rue Daru” Exarchate

“Reunion Must Happen Forever”

This is not just a Church act – most likely, this is the final act that closes the drama of Revolution, civil war, the drama of the division of our people.
Our World At War:

Part 2. Darkness At Noon
Archpriest Nectarios Trevino

The deceivers operate with human impunity, unafraid of God, because they possess pride and confidence in their intellect and positions of power to manipulate man.
St. Justin Popović’s will fulfilled with consecration of three-altar church at Ćelije Monastery (+ VIDEOS)

A great event was held on Sunday at the Ćelije Monastery of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel in honor of several significant anniversaries in the life of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
First Romanian Orthodox church in Norway consecrated

A 100-year-old building in the city of Haugesund in southwestern Norway was given new life on Sunday, as it was consecrated as a parish church of the Romanian Orthodox Church.
Greek hierarch organizing event on dangers of Yoga

“Yoga is not an exercise, but an act of worship,” teaches His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Argolis of the Greek Orthodox Church, who is holding an event next Sunday to warn people about the dangers of Far Eastern spirituality.
Greek Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira: Constantinople’s actions divide Ukraine, Greek Synod, Mt. Athos, entire Church

The granting of autocephaly to the so-called “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU) was lawlessly done under the pressure of geopolitical interest and deeply split not only the Ukrainian people, but also the Local Orthodox Churches, the Holy Mountain, and the Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira and Antikythera of the Greek Orthodox Church believes, as he wrote in a statement published on the Greek site vimaorthodoxias.gr.
Greek clerics who concelebrated with, gave letter of support to Met. Onuphry are censured by Greek bishop

On Sunday, September 22, several Greek clerics concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in Kiev with His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine and offered him and all the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church their prayerful support.
Mass Baptism of Gypsy children celebrated in Ukraine

“The priests celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism on the territory of the settlement. Youth from the city of Irshava served as Godparents. Almost for the first time in the history of this poly-ethnic minority, a mass Baptism was celebrated in accordance with the canons of the Orthodox Church,” the diocese reports.
On Judging

Optina Patericon

He who beholds his own deadened soul lying, as it were, before him, cries over it and pays no attention to the souls of others.
Orthodox spiritual-educational center to be built in Germany

The site of a future Orthodox spiritual-educational center in Potsdam, Germany was consecrated on Sunday, September 15 following a festive Liturgy in honor of the 190th anniversary of the consecration of the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky in Potsdam.
An Abundance of Miracles!

On St. Simeon of Verkhotourye, the spiritual guardian of Siberia
Schema-Archimandrite Avraam (Reidman)

They say that there are no miracles these days. But that is not true—it’s just that there are very few people who tell us about them and glorify God.
Mill where St. Silouan labored on Mt. Athos restored, consecrated

As the holy Orthodox Church celebrated the feast of the great 20th-century elder St. Silouan the Athonite yesterday, a site of his holy labors was reopened and consecrated on Mt. Athos.
225th anniversary of Orthodox missionaries to Alaska celebrated with Divine Liturgy, gubernatorial proclamation

According to the proclamation, there are more than 50,000 Orthodox residents in Alaska today.