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Elder Aimilianos Of Simenopetra Reposes In The Lord

Spiritual Instruction and Discourses by Archimandrite Aimilianos, former Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mount Athos, Greece. Elder Aimilianos passed away on May 9, 2019 at the Monastery of the Annunciation in Ormylia (Chalkidiki) at the age of 85, after a long illness.

The Authentic Seal is one of several books of Elder Aimilianos, such as The Way of the Spirit, The Church at Prayer, and Psalms and the Life of Faith, that have been translated into English and are spiritual classics. The present collection consists of two parts: the first contains texts which are concerned with the regeneration, organization, and operation of Orthodox monasticism, in particular the cenobitic system. The second part is made up of talks of wider spiritual interest. The reader will be struck with how seriously the author takes prayer. The teaching of this major Orthodox elder and author of the late 20th century is a revelatory discourse, spiritually instructive, and in the tradition of the Sayings of the Desert Fathers. $45

Source: Western American Diocese

A new edition: Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims

Three scientific books written by Deacon Dr. Alexander Prascevic were published under the title Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in three books:

1. Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch German to the dialogue with the Muslims (1958-1990); 2. Patriarch Pavle on Islam and Muslims (1990-1997); 3 Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch Pavle to the dialogue with the Muslims (1998-2009). The book were published by the Diocese of Raska-Prizren, and under the financial support of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

Monk Gregory Krug, a prophet of the uncreated beauty

Exhibition organized May 14-June 30, 2019, at the Russian Orthodox Cultural and Spiritual Center, 1 quai Branly, Paris (7ème arrondissement), on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the repose of the famous monk iconographer.

It is the first exhibition devoted to the work of George Krug, this painter who emigrated from Russia. He became a monk just after the war under the name of Gregory, and lived for more than twenty years at the hermitage of the Holy Spirit, in the solitude of the forest of Rambouillet. Leonid Ouspensky’s friend and helper since their meeting in 1931, he took an equal part in the return to traditional iconography. Through the depth of his inspiration and his exceptional artistic talent, he was the spiritual indicator for this move back to tradition.

„Christ is Risen! – Indeed He is Risen!” in different languages

From Easter to Ascension, Orthodox Christians salute when they meet the so-called “Christ Risen!” and respond with “Christ Risen.”

We invite you to read this paschal greeting in several languages of the world:

40th Anniversary since the Blessed Repose in the Lord of St. Justin (1979 - 2019)

In Christianity truth is not a philosophical concept nor is it a theory, a teaching, or a system, but rather, it is the living theanthropic hypostasis—the historical Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

Before Christ men could only conjecture about the Truth since they did not possess it. With Christ as the incarnate divine Logos the eternally complete divine Truth enters into the world. For this reason the Gospel says: “Truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).

Book representation: The Great War 1914 – 191

A commemorative anthology, The Great War 1914 – 1918: The Kingdom of Serbia, the United States  of America and the Serbian American Diaspora will be presented within the framework of the Serbian Movie Festival by His Grace Bishop IRINEJ of Eastern America and Dr. Krinka Vidakovic Petrov, Scholar and Editor, on SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019, beginning at 1:00 PM, at the University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning Room 232, at 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15260.
 
The book is dedicated to the Great War, an event that shook the world one hundred years ago. Within this vast historical frame-work, this book focuses on the relationship between two Allies—the Kingdom of Serbia and the United States of America, including the role of the Serbian American Diaspora. The chapters in this book deal with general issues regarding Serbia’s role in the Great War, beginning with the event that would trigger the war and put the small town of Sarajevo on the world map. This book offers a wealth of information as well as a fascinating narrative of the human urge to resist, survive, and be free to live and love.

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday of Orthodoxy
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Sunday of Orthodoxy

The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent.

The dominant theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons. In that year the iconoclastic controversy, which had raged on and off since 726, was finally laid to rest, and icons and their veneration were restored on the first Sunday in Lent. Ever since, this Sunday has been commemorated as the "Triumph of Orthodoxy."