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Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself…

Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Mk. 8:34) “What does it mean to take up your cross? It means the willing acceptance, at the hand of Providence, of every means of healing, bitter though it may be, that is offered. Do great catastrophes fall on you? Be obedient to God’s will, as Noah was. Is sacrifice demanded of you? Give yourself into God’s hands with the same faith as Abraham had [...]

As we enter the second week of Great Lent…

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk.  But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.  Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen. Lenten prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian

Saint Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland

Saint Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland was born around 385, in Wales. The district was raided by pirates when Patrick was sixteen, and he was one of those taken captive. He was brought to Ireland and sold as a slave, and was put to work as a herder of swine on a mountain During his period of slavery, Patrick acquired a proficiency in the Irish language which was very useful to him in his later mission. He prayed during his [...]

Sunday of Orthodoxy

On the first Sunday of Great Lent, we celebrate the restoration of the Holy Icons. Following a period of unrest, due to the iconoclastic controversy within the church, Empress Theodora and her son Michael III under Patriarch Methodios held a synod and restored the holy icons and their veneration on the first Sunday in Lent. Ever since, this Sunday has been commemorated as the "Triumph of Orthodoxy." “As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has [...]

Cancellation

Father Athenagoras will not be at the Monastery on February 23rd 2019 for confession. From the Holy Monastery Η ημερομηνία ελεύσεως του Π. Αθηναγόρα στην Ιερά Μονή για εξομολόγηση ακυρώνεται. Εκ της Ιεράς Μονής