The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church at its meeting on July 13, 2015, in St. Petersburg established (Minutes no. 41) a day of special prayer for the God’s creation, reports Patriarchia.ru.
The Holy Synod members have approved the text of a special prayer for protection of the God’s creation (prepared by the Synodal Liturgical Commission) which will be held annually in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church on the first Sunday of September.
Awakening of Memories – exhibition in the crypt of the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in Belgrade
On the occasion of the 400th anniversary since the accession to the Russian throne of the dynasty of the Romanovs, on the very day of martyrdom of Saint Tsar Nicholas the Second Romanov and his family and fellow sufferers, the exhibition “Four Centuries of the Imperial House of the Romanovs – Awakening of Memories” will be opened in the crypt of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava on 17 July 2015 at 12 a.m.. The celebration will commence with theHierarchal Liturgy in the large Memorial Cathedral beginning at 9 a.m.
Seminary alumnus the Very Reverend Protopresbyter Stavrophor Nikola Ceko (M.Div. ’85) was honored Sunday, June 28, 2015, when the newest children’s book published by St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press)—Saint Nicholas and the Nine Gold Coins—was formally dedicated to him. Father Nicholas was presented with the freshly printed book at a special ceremony in the fellowship hall of St. Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Alhambra, CA, where “Fr. Nick” has been the Dean since 1994.
Orthodox Music Conference Concludes With Record Attendance and Celebratory Concert
Presentations made by participants from twenty-three countries
Joensuu, Finland – Reflecting the diverse national traditions within the common beliefs and teachings of Orthodox Christianity, nearly fifty musicians, composers, cantors, musicologists, directors, and singers gathered for the 6th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music which concluded on Friday, 12 June 2015. Hosted by the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM), the conference marked the tenth anniversary of the Society, and celebrated the theme of “Creating Liturgically: Hymnography and Music.”
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Last week the Church celebrated the great feast of All Saints—in which every Saint, known and unknown is commemorated—and this Sunday we commemorate specifically all the Saints of Russia, while especially in America is celebrated the Feast of All Saints of North America. We have been blessed with several great Saints in our land—St. Herman who first brought Holy Orthodoxy to this continent from Russia in the 1700's, St. Tikhon, the Patriarch of Moscow who founded our St. Tikhon's Monastery, St. Nikolai Velimirovich, who taught and reposed at our Seminary, and St. John Maximovitch, the wonderworking bishop of San Francisco, among several others. But there is one person in particular that I would like to talk about today—the monk and priest Fr. Seraphim Rose.