Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, June 21, 2015

PDF | Word Document Subscribe | View HTML

wad-paypal-banner-780

Website | Calendar | Sebastian Press | Bookstore | Blog | Podcasts

eserbia  holyicon.org

banner sts mardarije and sebastian canonization

THE CANONIZATION OF STS. MARDARIJE AND SEBASTIAN  

Save the Date!  SEPTEMBER 4, 5, 6, 2015!  LABOR DAY WEEKEND 

DOWNLOAD GREETING/AD FORM | LETTER OF INVITATION FROM HIS GRACE BISHOP MAXIM


WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN

Sunday, June 21, 2015

3rd Sunday after Pentecost:
The Holy Great-Martyr Theodore Stratelates   


RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE TWO: When Thou didst descend to death, O Life Immortal, Thou did slay hell with the splendor of Thy Godhead! And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead, all the powers of heaven cried out: O Giver of Life! Christ our God! Glory to Thee!

TROPARION TO THE HOLY GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE STRATELATES - TONE FOUR: Truly enlisted with the King of Heaven, you became an outstanding general for Him, passion-bearer Theodore; you armed yourself wisely with the weapons of faith and conquered hordes of demons, revealing yourself as a victorious athlete.  Therefore, in faith we always call you blessed.

RESURRECTIONAL KONTAKION - TONE TWO: Hell became afraid, O Almighty Savior, seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb!  The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee! And the world, O my Savior, praises Thee forever.

KONTAKION TO THE HOLY GREAT-MARTYR STRATELATES - TONE TWO: With the word of God as a spear in your hand, in courage of soul and armed with faith, you vanquished the enemy, O Theodore, glory of martyrs; with them you unceasingly pray to Christ God for us all. 

HYMN TO THE MOTHER OF GOD - TONE SIX: Steadfast Protectress of Christians and constant advocate before the Creator, do not despise the cry of us sinners; but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on you in faith.  Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for you always protect those who honor you!

EPISTLE READING

The Prokimenon in the 2nd Tone: The Lord is my strength and my song.  He has become my salvation.

3rd after Pentecost: Romans 5: 1-10:  Brethren, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.  For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
 
The Alleluia Verses: The Lord answer you in the day of trouble!  The name of the God of Jacob protect you!  Save the king, O Lord, and hear us on the day we call!

GOSPEL READING

3rd after Pentecost: Matthew 6: 22-33: At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, “The lamp of the body is the eye.  If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!  No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.  Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?  So why do you worry about clothing?  Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek.  For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Spiritual Articles
From The Prologue for June 8/21 by St. Nikolai Velimirovic:

Saint Ephraim, Patriarch of Antioch
During the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius, Ephraim was governor of the eastern regions. He was known to all for his great piety and charity, and because of this he was greatly respected. When it was necessary to rebuild Antioch, which had been destroyed by earthquake and fire, the emperor assigned the governor Ephraim to direct this task. Ephraim fulfilled his duty with diligence and love. Among the ordinary stonecutters was a bishop, who for unknown reasons had left his episcopal see and was working as a common laborer, and no one knew that he was a bishop. One day he lay down to rest from the exhausting work with the other laborers, and fell asleep. The governor Ephraim glanced at him and saw a fiery pillar rising from this man to the heavens. Amazed and frightened, Ephraim summoned this man and made him swear to tell him who he was. The man hesitated, but finally acknowledged that he was a bishop and prophesied to Ephraim that he would shortly be consecrated Patriarch of Antioch. (The throne of the patriarchal see was vacant because the aged Patriarch Euphrasius had perished in the earthquake.) Indeed, Ephraim was elected and consecrated patriarch. Because of his goodness, purity and zeal for Orthodoxy, God gave him the great gift of working miracles. One time, in order to convince a heretic that Orthodoxy is true, he placed his pallium in the fire and prayed to God. His pallium stayed in the fire for three hours and remained intact. Seeing this, the heretic was astonished and rejected his heresy. St. Ephraim reposed in peace in the year 546 and took up his habitation in the Kingdom of God.

The Venerable Zosimas of Phoenicia
St. Zosimas was born in the village of Synda, in the proximity of the town of Tyre. There he lived a life of asceticism in his monastery. Not having any cloud on his conscience, he perceived things at a distance with his spirit and knew what was happening in the world. Thus, he foretold and saw the destruction of Antioch by an earthquake and, weeping bitterly, prostrated himself on the ground and prayed to God that this city not be completely destroyed. Once it happened that a lion on the road killed and ate his donkey. The saint commanded the lion to serve him in place of the donkey and to carry his load. The lion showed himself meek as a lamb before the saint and accepted the load and bore it to the gate of Caesarea, where Zosimas released him and let him go. St. Zosimas died peacefully in the sixth century.

The Holy Great-martyr Theodore Stratelates
This saint is commemorated on February 8, and on that date his life is recounted. However, June 8 commemorates the translation of his relics from Heraklion to Euchaita. Before his martyrdom, St. Theodore left the following instructions in his will to Varus, his servant: “Bury my body in Euchaita on the estate of my ancestors.” St. Anastasius of Sinai wrote about a miracle of the icon of St. Theodore: In the town of Karsat, near Damascus, there was a church dedicated to St. Theodore Stratelates. When the Saracens conquered Damascus, a group of Saracens took up residence in this church with their wives and children. There was a fresco of the image of St. Theodore on the wall. One of the Saracens shot an arrow and struck the image of the saint in the face. At once blood flowed from the image. Soon after that, the entire group of Saracens perished in the church. St. Anastasius said that he personally was in that church and saw the image of the saint on the wall and traces of congealed blood.

HYMN OF PRAISE:
Saint Ephraim, Patriarch of Antioch

St. Ephraim, brimming with piety,
Was a soldier against evildoers,
Against heresies sinful and foolish.

He was a soldier of the Church—
The Church that Christ purchased and eternally glorified
By His precious Blood shed on the Cross.

Ephraim guarded the flock from wolves
And destroyed the nests of spiders.

Holy Ephraim, chosen one of God,
Was a light in Antioch.

Through his mouth the Church shone
As at the time of the glorious Chrysostom.

By miraculous healing power,
God glorified him who glorified God.

Ephraim, star of the glorious past,
Ephraim, glory of the Orthodox Church.

REFLECTION
Fear in suffering and fear of not suffering—this is one and the same fear, and it signifies the fear of a spiritual man as to whether God has distanced Himself from him. When St. Catherine suffered many difficult tortures, the Lord appeared to her and she asked Him: “Where wast Thou until now, O Lord, to comfort me in so many sufferings?” The Lord answered her: “I was here in thy heart.” But as great a fear can come upon a spiritual man when sufferings do not come his way for a long time. A monk once entered a church in Alexandria and saw a woman kneeling before the icon of the Savior, shedding tears and crying out to the Lord: “Thou hast abandoned me, O Lord. O Merciful One, have mercy on me!” Following the prayer the monk asked her: “Who has wronged you that you so bitterly complain to God?” The woman replied: “Up to now no one has wronged me—that is why I am weeping—because God has abandoned me and for three years has not visited me with any sufferings. During this time, neither have I been sick, nor my son, nor have any of my household livestock perished.”

CONTEMPLATION
Contemplate the miraculous healing of the two blind men (Matthew 9:27):
1. How the blind men cried out to the Lord to open their eyes;
2. How the Lord touched their eyes and did unto them according to their faith, and they saw;
3. How the Lord can touch my blind soul also and restore my spiritual sight if I cry out to Him in faith.

HOMILY on the King of kings
By Me kings reign and princes decree justice. By Me princes rule and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love Me (Proverbs 8:15-17).

Let not a king think that he rules by his wisdom and power, for he will be mocked by the weak and the foolish. Let not a ruler think that he establishes justice among the people by his own intelligence and will, for this would be foolishness, absurd even to children. Let not princes, rulers and judges think that they rule according to someone else’s will and mercy, contrary to God’s will and mercy, for all those who forget God will be fatally injured on the ice upon which they are sliding.

I love them that love Me, says the Lord. The Lord speaks this, first of all, to the kings, princes and judges of mankind. For if they love the Lord, they are very dear to the Lord. If they love the Lord, the people whom they rule and judge will love Him also. And if the people love the Lord, they will love their kings, princes and judges.

Inasmuch as a man is elevated by power and authority over people, so much closer to God should he be than the people over whom he is elevated.

O my brethren, the Lord was crucified on the Cross for us, and by this He showed His love for us. He Who was crucified for us truly loves us more than he who merely rejoices with us at table. And yet when we have such love for our friends who make merry with us at table, how then should we not love Him Who, out of love for us, was crucified on the Cross?

O Blessed Lord, open for us our spiritual sight, that we may see the entire immeasurable depth of Thy love and that we may be inflamed with love toward Thee!

To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.

Sts Sebastian and Mardarije 3

Holy Missionaries MARDARIJE of Libertyville and SEBASTIAN of Jackson, Newly Proclaimed Saints of the Orthodox Church 

HAGIOGRAPHY:
LEARN MORE ABOUT ST. MARDARIJE AND ST. SEBASTIAN


 THE CHRISTIAN
HERITAGE OF KOSOVO
AND METOHIJA

The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People

the chrisitan heritage of kosovo and metohija 250

View a PDF of the 
First Introductory pages 
of this monumental collection

View Introductory Video

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

 

css logo

Week 1: July 12 – July 18
Week 2: July 19 – July 25
Week 3: July 26 – August 1

VISIT campstsava.org!

NEWEST PUBLICATIONS

no faith
Read More...


ArtofSeeing


Read More...

synaxarion flyer

Read More...

festive fast

Read More...

kss brosura
The Ministry of the Circle of Serbian Sisters
Read More...

thunderbold-front-sm

THE THUNDERBOLT OF
EVER-LIVING FIRE

Read More... 


Also on Kindle 
at Amazon:
 

Our Newest Addition

No Faith is More Beautiful than the Christian Faith

The Art of Seeing

The Thunderbolt 
of Ever-Living Fire

The Presence of Transcendence: Essays on Facing the Other through Holiness, History, and Text 

Man and the God-Man

The Meaning of Reality

The One and the Many

The Prologue of Ohrid

Treasures New and Old

History, Truth, Holiness


malibu-stamatis
THE DYNAMIC EARTH
Stamatis Skliris’ Vision of the Past, Present, and Future
of American Natural Treasures


http://holyicon.org/shop

VIEW CATALOGUE
 


 HELP SUPPORT 
THE WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE AND THE MANY ONGOING MINISTRIES...

download

 

 STS. MARARDIJE AND SEBASTIAN
Celebrating Two New American Saints


Dear Reverend Fathers and Council Members,


With this letter I want to share with you the most God-pleasing and most important news of the establishment of new feast days in the Calendar of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

The Holy Assembly of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church during its regular session on May 29, 2015, added the names of Bishop Mardarije (Uskokovic) of Libertyville, and Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) of San Francisco and Jackson, clergymen and preachers of the Gospel, God-pleasing servants of holy life, and inspirers of many missionaries, to the Dyptich of Saints (Calendar of Saints) of the Orthodox Church. Glory to God! Once again, through the lives of these two saints, we see our Orthodox Church as a faith that produces holy persons, “enriches the world with saints” and insists on an ethos of holiness.

This is a wonderful blessing for all of us Orthodox Christians in America, and for the whole Orthodox Church throughout the world. When one thinks of the tremendous sacrifices that these two holy apostles made, and the many sorrows that they endured, one is especially gratified that they are now universally recognized as being among the Church’s luminaries. The feast of Holy Hierarch Mardarije will be celebrated on November 29/December 12, while that of the Venerable Sebastian will be celebrated on November 17/30.

The Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America plans to celebrate their public and liturgical glorification at St Steven’s Cathedral in Alhambra, California, on September 5, 2015.

The Serbian Patriarch, His Holiness Irinej, is invited to lead the liturgical festivities, accompanied by the ruling hierarchs of the Orthodox Church in the USA, along with many civil dignitaries and special invited guests.

The program for the festivities can be found here: http://www.westsrbdio.org/en/canonization

With this official invitation we ask you for your presence at a most unique event celebrating these new Serbian American Saints, commemorating the lives of Holy Enlighteners and Apostles of the Church in America.

Please put this date in your calendar in order to be with us on this solemn and important day.

Please let us know if there is anything you need to announce this joyous news to your Community.

With love and esteem in Christ,

Bishop Maxim of the Serbian Western American Diocese

 

 

Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, June 7, 2015

PDF | Word Document Subscribe | View HTML

wad-paypal-banner-780

Website | Calendar | Sebastian Press | Bookstore | Blog | Podcasts

eserbia  holyicon.org

WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN

Sunday, June 7, 2015

1st Sunday after Pentecost:
All Saints; Third Finding of the Honorable
Head of
Saint John the Baptist


RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE EIGHT: You descended from on high, O Merciful One!  You accepted the three-day burial to free us from our sufferings.  O Lord, our Life and Resurrection: Glory to You!

TROPARION TO THE SAINTS - TONE FOUR: As with fine porphyry and royal purple, Your Church has been adorned with Your martyrs’ blood shed throughout all the world.  She cries to You, O Christ God: Send down Your bounties on Your people; grant peace to Your habitation, and great mercy to our souls!

RESURRECTIONAL KONTAKION - TONE EIGHT: By rising from the tomb You raised the dead and resurrected Adam.  Eve exults in Your Resurrection, and the world celebrates Your rising from the dead, O greatly Merciful One!

KONTAKION TO THE SAINTS - TONE EIGHT: The universe offers You the God-bearing martyrs as the first-fruits of creation, O Lord and Creator.  By their prayers keep Your Church, Your habitation, in abiding peace, through the Theotokos, O most merciful One.

HYMN TO THE MOTHER OF GOD - TONE SIX: Steadfast Protectress of Christians and constant advocate before the Creator, do not despise the cry of us sinners; but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on you in faith.  Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for you always protect those who honor you!

EPISTLE READING

The Prokimenon in the 8th Tone: Pray and make your vows before the Lord our God.  God is wonderful in His saints, the God of Israel.

1st after Pentecost: Hebrews 11: 33 – 12: 2
Brethren, who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again.  Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.  Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment.  They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword.  They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented - of whom the world was not worthy.  They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.  And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise.  God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.  Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

The Alleluia Verses: The righteous called, and the Lord heard them. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all.

GOSPEL READING

1st after Pentecost:Matthew 10:32,33,37,38; 19:27-30   
At that time Jesus said, “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.  But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.  He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me.  And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.  And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.”  Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.  Therefore what shall we have?”  So Jesus said to him, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.  But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

Spiritual Articles
From The Prologue for May 25/June 7 by
St. Nikolai Velimirovic:

The Third Finding of the Head of John the Baptist
In the eighth century, during the bitter violence of iconoclasm, the head of St. John was brought to Comana, the place of exile of St. John Chrysostom. When iconoclasm ended in the year 850 during the time of Emperor Michael and the Patriarch Ignatius, the honorable head of St. John was translated to Constantinople and there was placed in the chapel of the imperial court.

The Hieromartyr Therapontus, Bishop of Cyprus
Therapontus was a monk and an ascetic on the island of Cyprus. He was found worthy of the episcopal rank, but during the time of the persecution of Christians he was found worthy of an even greater wreath, the crown of martyrdom. His body reposed in a church on Cyprus. During the reign of Emperor Nicephorus in the year 806, when the island of Cyprus was attacked by the Hagarenes, the saint appeared to the sexton of that church, told him that the infidels would attack Cyprus, and ordered him to remove his relics to Constantinople. The sexton did this immediately. While the boat with the reliquary was sailing on the sea, a great storm arose, but the sea was calm around the boat and a sweet-smelling fragrance was emitted around the whole boat in all directions. The sexton opened the reliquary and everyone witnessed that it was filled with myrrh, which flowed from the saint’s relics. By anointing themselves with this oil, many of the sick were healed. A church was built in Constantinople over the relics of this miracle-worker, who continued to grant healing to all those who with faith touched them. By the grace of God, the grave illnesses of possession, cancer, hemorrhaging, insanity, blindness, barrenness as well as various other maladies were cured by the relics of St. Therapontus.

The Holy Martyrs Pasicrates, Valentian, Julius and others: They were all Roman soldiers. They all suffered for Christ in Macedonian Dorostol in about the year 302. When Pasicrates’s brother Papian, who apostatized from Christ because of fear, began to urge him to deny Christ and remain alive, St. Pasicrates answered him: “Depart from me; you are not my brother!” Pasicrates and Valentian were beheaded together. At the trial, St. Julius said: “I am a veteran; for twenty-six years I have faithfully served the emperor and, since I was faithful to a lesser one, how can I not be faithful to a greater One?”—that is, to the Heavenly King. After that, Nicander was brought before the prefect Maximus. Nicander’s wife encouraged her husband to die for Christ. “Foolish old woman,” Maximus said to her angrily: “You just want a better husband.” The woman answered him: “If you think that about me, give the order and let them kill me now, before my husband!” Marcian was also slain with Nicander. Marcian’s wife approached the scaffold carrying her son in her arms. Marcian kissed his son and prayed to God: “O All-powerful Lord, take care of him!” Following this, they were beheaded and were translated to the Kingdom of Christ.

HYMN OF PRAISE: Saint Therapontus

Blessed Therapontus suffered for Christ.

He received two heavenly wreaths:
As a hierarch of the Church, and as a courageous martyr;
His body remained like a flower unfaded,
To heal the sick, to make fragrant the world,
To comfort the unfortunate, and to bring joy to the faithful.

Thus the Lord glorified His glorifier,
A wonderful shepherd of His rational flock.

And thus the Lord made known and voiced abroad,
That a violent death does not kill a saint,
But crowns him with a wreath and proclaimed his name,
Eternally glorifying him in both churches.

O God’s glorifier, holy Therapontus,
Wonderful martyr for the holy Faith—
Help us also, for the love of God,
By your prayers before the throne most high!

REFLECTION
Some misguided men think more about the end of the world than about the end of their lives, even though it is obvious that, when the end of a man’s life has come, the end of the world has come for him, too. A brother standing in the presence of St. Seraphim of Sarov was turning over in his mind how he was going to ask the saint about the end of the world. St. Seraphim discerned his thought and said to him: “My joy! You think highly of the wretched Seraphim. How could I know when the end of the world will be, and that great day when the Lord will judge the living and the dead and render to each one according to his deeds? No, no, this is impossible for me to know!” And if the saints could not know, how could sinners know? Why should we know that which the Savior Himself did not find beneficial to reveal to us? It is much better to think that our death will come sooner than the end of the world, rather than that the end of the world will come before our death.

CONTEMPLATION

Contemplate the grace of God the Holy Spirit in the Mystery of Repentance and Confession:
1. How, when grace touches the heart of the penitent, the penitent sees all the ugliness of his sins and washes them away through tears;
2. How grace enters the penitent who has confessed, as joy enters into a sorrowful one, as hope enters into a hopeless one.

HOMILY on the nearness of the Judge
Behold, the Judge standeth before the door (James 5:9).

In one day, brethren, you can gain all eternity. And in one day, brethren, you can lose all eternity. You are given thousands of days on earth to determine your own personal, eternal salvation or your own personal, eternal damnation. But blessed a hundredfold be the day in which you repent of all your unclean deeds, words and thoughts, and return to God crying out for mercy! That day will be worth more to you than a thousand other days.

What kind of day is that blessed day? It is a day of self-condemnation. When that day dawns, the man who until then judged the entire world will at once look and see himself as the greatest stain on God’s world. He will become ashamed before God, ashamed before every man, and ashamed before every created thing of God in the world. Shame will begin to burn him like fire. Then he will recognize and confess: Truly, I am the greatest blot in God’s world! Truly, all men are better than I! Truly, all things are more pure than I! I am blacker than burned wood, and until now I thought I was white! I am uglier than the frogs, and until now I thought I was as beautiful as an angel! Lord, Lord, Lord, have mercy on me a sinner and wash from me the mud of sin, so that I can, as much as possible, begin to resemble Thy creation!

Brother, do not wait, do not wait for that blessed day of repentance to come by itself. Seize firmly, brother, the first day that comes to meet you and say: “You are the blessed day on which I will purchase life eternal!” Do not wait, my brother, do not wait, for Behold, the Judge standeth before the door! That Judge is the Living Lord Who created you and has seen and numbered all of your transgressions up to now. In a day or two, He may call you to the judgment, where you will not have even a word of justification. Seize the day! Seize the day of repentance! Seize the day before death has seized you! Behold, the Judge standeth before the door!

O Lord, awesome and just, prolong the days of the sinner until he repents.

To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.


Archbishop Philaret of Chernigov believes that all these martyrs were Slavs. See: The Saints of the Southern Slavs.

Sts Sebastian and Mardarije 3

Holy Missionaries MARDARIJE of Libertyville and SEBASTIAN of Jackson, Newly Proclaimed Saints of the Orthodox Church 

READ MORE


 THE CHRISTIAN
HERITAGE OF KOSOVO
AND METOHIJA

The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People

the chrisitan heritage of kosovo and metohija 250

View a PDF of the 
First Introductory pages 
of this monumental collection

View Introductory Video

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

 

css logo

Week 1: July 12 – July 18
Week 2: July 19 – July 25
Week 3: July 26 – August 1

Limited places left
for the 2015 Season

REGISTER TODAY!

diocesan days 2015 sm banner

NEWEST PUBLICATIONS

no faith
Read More...


ArtofSeeing


Read More...

synaxarion flyer

Read More...

festive fast

Read More...

kss brosura
The Ministry of the Circle of Serbian Sisters
Read More...

thunderbold-front-sm

THE THUNDERBOLT OF
EVER-LIVING FIRE

Read More... 


Also on Kindle 
at Amazon:
 

Our Newest Addition

No Faith is More Beautiful than the Christian Faith
By Bishop Danilo 
Hieromonk Amfilohije

The Art of Seeing

The Thunderbolt 
of Ever-Living Fire

Man and the God-Man

The Meaning of Reality

The One and the Many

The Prologue of Ohrid

Treasures New and Old

History, Truth, Holiness


malibu-stamatis
THE DYNAMIC EARTH
Stamatis Skliris’ Vision of the Past, Present, and Future
of American Natural Treasures


http://holyicon.org/shop

VIEW CATALOGUE
 


 HELP SUPPORT 
THE WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE AND THE MANY ONGOING MINISTRIES...

download

 

westsrbdio.org
Switch mode views: