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I wish all a happy and joyful PASCHA!!!

One cannot love the thing which is not

“Quick,’ she said. ‘There is still time. Stop it. Stop it at once.’ ‘Stop what?’ ‘Using pity, other people’s pity, in the wrong way. We have all done it a bit on earth, you know. Pity was meant to be a spur that drives joy to help misery. But it can be used the wrong […]

Joy that cannot be shaken

“Listen to reason. Did you think joy was created to live always under that threat? Always defenceless against those who would rather be miserable than have their self-will crossed? For it was real misery. I know that now. You made yourself really wretched. That you can still do. But you can no longer communicate your […]

The Beheading of the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John.

The Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John

Troparion, in Tone II —

The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise,/ but the Lord’s witness is sufficient for thee, O forerunner./ Thou wast truly shown to be more honorable than the prophets,/ in that thou wast counted worthy to baptize in […]

Liv er ental

Der findes nogle ord, som ikke kan være i flertal. Salt, f.eks., eller vand eller luft. På engelsk kalder man sådanne ord “utællelige”, fordi det simpelt hen er umuligt at tælle antallet af sandkorn eller antallet af dråber vand (eller hvilken mindste enhed man hypotetisk set ville gå ned til, hvis man ville give sig […]

Let us scatter our love selflessly to all

Above everything is love. The thing that must concern you, my children, is love for the other person, for his soul. Whatever we do, whether it is prayer or offering advice or pointing out some error, let us do it with love. Without love prayer is of no benefit, advice is hurtful and pointing out […]

Pentecost – Holy Trinity Sunday

Pentecost, Troparion, Tone VIII — Blessed art Thou, Christ our God, Who didst make the fishermen wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them didst draw the world into Thy net. Lover of men, glory to Thee.

Koniakion, Tone VIII — When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, […]

Ascension of our Lord

Ascension of the Lord, Troparion, Tone IV — Thou didst ascend into glory, O Christ our God, having gladdened Thy disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. And this blessing convinced them that Thou art the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world.

Kontakion, Tone VI — Having accomplished for us Thy mission […]

Holy Apostle James

Today the Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the Holy Apostle James, who, according to Tradition rests in Santiago de Compostela.

Holy Apostle James, the Brother of St. John the Theologian, Troparion, Tone III — O holy apostle James/ entreat the merciful God// that He grant to our souls remission of transgressions.

Or this troparion, in the […]

The Bright Resurrection of Christ, The Pascha of the Lord

Patriachal Paschal Encyclical 2011 from His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia, Irenej


The Bright Resurrection of Christ, Troparion. Tone V — Christ is risen from the dead, trampling on death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.

Kontakion, Tone VIII — Though Thou didst descend into the grave, O Immortal One, […]