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15/05/2022 - Homily on the Sunday of the Paralysed Man.Following Liturgy Fr Mark teaches on the lesson of todays Gospel. ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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The antidote to westernised music in Liturgy. ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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WEDNESDAY 4 MAY 19:00Christ is Risen! Христос воскресе! Hristos a înviat! Χριστός ἀνέστη!A Radonitsa memorial service will be chanted in the Chapel of St David and St Nicholas, at 11 New Rd, Dafen, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 8LS.The chapel is in the rear garden, and access is through the house and conservatory. ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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A PRAYER OF ST SILOUANO Lord, let all Thy peoples discern Thy love, and the sweetness of the Holy Spirit, that men may forget the sorrows of this world, and forsake all that is evil, and cling unto Thee in love, and live in peace, doing Thy will to Thy glory. O Lord, vouchsafe unto us the gift of the Holy Spirit, that we may perceive Thy glory, And live on earth in peace and love. And let there be neither malice, nor wars or enemies, but may love alone reign, and there will be no need of armies, or prisons, and life will be easy for everyone on earth. ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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Let us love one another, that with one mind we may confess, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Trinity consubstantial and undivided. ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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WALSINGHAM DAYSChrist is Risen! Христос воскресе! Hristos a înviat! Χριστός ἀνέστη!It has been a great joy and blessing to minister in Walsingham during Bright Week and celebrate the altar-feast of the chapel of the Life-Giving Spring with the local faithful and visitors from Norwich, Cambridge and Kings Lynn. Services have been celebrated in the Orthodox Chapel, the Holy House and Sepulchre, with prayers offered and lamps lit for our Cardiff and Cheltenham faithful and our benefactors and their intentions - continuing the association established between our diocese and the shrine from its earliest days. We have enjoyed a few 'Mary Days' choosing the 'better part', seated not only at the feet of the Lord, but also at the feet of His Most Holy Mother. Glory to God! Christ is Risen! ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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'Joyous Resurrection' Artist: Ilya Kaverznev ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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Glory to Thy Passion, O Lord! ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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We look forward to being together in St John's tomorrow to celebrate the Sunday of St John Climacus with the Hours and Liturgy of St Basil the Great at 11:00.As we were unable to come together to celebrate today's Ancestral Saturday, a litia for the departed will be chanted at the end of Liturgy.We also look forward to greeting our sister, Svetlana, who celebrated her name day, today, and singing 'many years' as we congratulate her in person.We will also be admitting another catechumen, further to James's admitttance to the catechumenate last week.Just a reminder that the Great Canon will be chanted in Fr Luke's garden chapel on Monday evening (19:00), and the Annunciation Liturgy will be celebrated there at 10:00 on Thursday.God bless you all! ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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“The cross is the door to mysteries. Through this door the intellect makes entrance in to the knowledge of heavenly mysteries. The knowledge of the cross is concealed in the sufferings of the cross. And the more our participation in its sufferings, the greater the perception we gain through the cross. For, as the Apostle says, `As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.”St Isaac the Syrian ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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I died through a tree, but have found a Tree of life in thee, O Cross of Christ! Thou art my invincible protector and strong defence against the demons. As I venerate thee today I cry aloud: Sanctify me by thy glory!Of old, our parents did not fast according to the Creator's command and received death as a fruit of the tree of knowledge. They were banished from the tree of life, and from the sweetness of Paradise! Therefore, faithful, let us fast from corrupting snares, from harmful passions, so that we may acquire life from the divine Cross, and return with the good thief to our initial home, receiving great mercy from Christ our God! ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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As we celebrate the Sunday of the Life-Giving Cross, we also celebrate the feast of the father of western monasticism. Venerable Father, Benedict, pray to God for us!Преподобный Венедикт Нурсийский. Западно-христианский святой конца V — первой половины VI столетий, времён, когда Римская Церковь ещё не отступила от Православия. Святой Венедикт особенно почитается на Западе как основатель монашеского ордена бенедиктинцев, но и на христианском Востоке чтят его монашеские духовные подвиги, сугубую аскезу и борьбу со страстями. Победив многие искушения молодости, преподобный Венедикт стал духовным наставником и учителем многих монахов, его ученики были столь многочисленны, что по благословению старца разделились на 12 общин. Вот как описывается этот опыт в Житии святого:Строгие правила, установленные для монахов святым Венедиктом, не всем пришлись по душе, и преподобный не раз становился жертвой клеветы и преследований. Наконец он поселился в Кампанье и на горе Кассино основал Монте-Кассинский монастырь, который долгое время был центром богословского образования для Западной Церкви.В этой обители преподобный Венедикт написал Устав, основанный на опыте жизни восточных пустынников и впоследствии принятый многими западными монастырями. Этот Устав предписывал инокам абсолютное отречение от собственности, безусловное послушание и постоянный труд. Старшим инокам вменяется в обязанность обучение детей и переписывание древних рукописей. Это помогло сохранить многие памятники письменности, относящиеся к первым векам христианства...Старец Венедикт, прославившийся многочисленными прижизненными чудотворениями и исцелениями, мирно отошёл ко Господу в 543 году от Рождества Христова. ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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Saturday 26th March 2022, 2:31

Russian Orthodox Church Cardiff : Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
Further photographs of the visit of the Wonder-Working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God, through the labours of catechumen Isaiah, from our Swansea parish. We are grateful to him for taking on the role of photographer for this grace-filled evening. ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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Dear Fathers, brothers and sistersA reminder that the Miracle wonderworking Kursk Root Icon visit to cardiff is today. Following the home visits it will be in St Johns for a moleben with akathist this evening at 7pm. Please arrive earlier than 7pm to greet the icon as it arrives.Tomorrow morning the Icon will be in our sister parish in Cheltenham at 9am ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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Saint Arsenius, Bishop of Tver, was born at Tver, and in his early years received monastic tonsure in the Kiev Caves monastery. Even among the monks of this ancient monastery, distinguished for their piety, Arsenius was noted for his saintly life as well as for his strictness in keeping his monastic vows, his knowledge of the Church typikon, his study of Holy Scripture, and his love for work.Under Metropolitan Cyprian of Kiev (1380-1382) he served as archdeacon, and when the Metropolitan was absent, he governed the administration of the Kiev metropolitanate. On July 3, 1390 he went with Metropolitan Cyprian to Tver, where at the request of Prince Micjae of Tver, a Council of Russian and Greek hierarchs had been convened to pass judgment upon Bishop Euthymius of Tver.The prince and the bishop were involved in a lengthy dispute, and many of the people of Tver made serious accusations against the bishop. After unsuccessful attempts to restore peace to the Tver church, Metropolitan Cyprian deposed Euthymius as bishop and sent him off to Moscow to the Chudov monastery.Saint Arsenius was appointed to the Tver cathedra, but he was both troubled and afraid to accept this position, in view of the great enmity and spite in that place. Upon the return of Metropolitan Cyprian and archdeacon Arsenius to Moscow, the Prince sent his nobles to the Metropolitan with a petition to consecrate Arsenius as Bishop of Tver. This time Arsenius also refused. In the words of the chronicle for the year 1390 “even at the Metropolitan’s entreaty, Archdeacon Arsenius would not go to Tver.”After threatening Arsenius with suspension, the Metropolitan and the Prince finally got him to agree to accept episcopal consecration, which took place on August 15, 1390. Among the bishops taking part in the laying on of hands was Saint Stephen, Bishop of Perm (April 26).Bishop Arsenius, as a man of great prayer and peacemaker, was able to end much of the discord in the Tver principality. During his episcopacy, from 1390 to 1409, cathedrals were built and consecrated in honor of the Archangel Michael at Staritsa and Mikulina, and the Savior-Transfiguration cathedral was restored with the construction of a cathedral belltower. The saint founded the Zheltikov monastery on the river Tmaka near Tver, where a church was built in honor of Saints Anthony and Theodosius of the Kiev Caves (1394), and a stone Dormition cathedral.Desiring that the monks of this new monastery would always be edified by the asceticism of the Fathers of the Caves, Saint Arsenius gave orders to compile a list from the Kiev Caves Paterikon, using the most ancient manuscripts of this precious memorial of Russian literature. This compilation was known as the Arseniev Redaction.The saint died on March 2, 1409, and was buried in the Zheltikov monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, which he founded. In 1483 his relics were found incorrupt and were placed in the monastery cathedral. In the same year hieromonk Theodosius composed a Life and a Canon in honor of the holy bishop.At a Council of 1547 Saint Arsenius’ commemoration was established throughout all the Church.Hierarch of Christ Arsenius pray to God for us! ... Click Here To See MoreClick Here To See Less
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