The Holy Archangel Gabriel brought the good tidings of the conception of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Virgin Mary. On the afterfeast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, we celebrate the memory of those who were a part of the event. Of them, the Archangel Gabriel takes a prominent role.
He is the leader of the Heavenly Hosts. He heartened the Prophet Moses to write the first five books of the Old Testament, disclosed the troubles of the Jewish people to the Prophet Daniel and announced to the Venerable Anna, the birth of the Virgin Mary. He watched over the Virgin Mary as she grew up as a child at the temple of Jerusalem. When Jesus was praying at the Garden of Gethsemane, the Lord Father sent him to give reassurance to the Son. From him, the myrrh-bearing woman heard the news of Christ’s resurrection.
Icon of the Saint Gabriel the Archangel painted in St Elisabeth Convent
We pray to the Archangel Gabriel with faith and love thankful for his intercession for the faithful before the Lord and acknowledging his steadfast obedience to God’s will.
Saint virgins Menodora, Metrodora and Nymphodora were sisters originating from Bythinia in Asia Minor. Excelling in righteousness, they confined themselves to living in the desert. Fruitful years passed in fasting, prayer, disseminating the…
On August 1st, the Belarussian Orthodox Church commemorates one of the most well-known Russian saints - Venerable Seraphim of Sarov. Many people all around the world consider him to be their Patron Saint.
On the 7th of August, the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates the Dormition (or Falling Asleep) feast day of Saint Anna, the mother of Mary and the grandmother of Jesus Christ.
On the Easter day of 1982, two monks and spiritual children of Elder Paisios came to Elder John’s cell to sing the Paschal troparion together. Father John told them this story about celebrating Easter in the cell of Elder Paisios.
Our lay sister Tatiana Zhedik met the relatives of the Hieromartyr Simeon Kaminsky a long ago in 2003 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This meeting reveals to us the story of the life of a little-known Belarusian saint.
February 7 is the birthday of the Venerable Porphyrios Kavsokalivite, one of the most famous Athonite elders of the twentieth century. He reposed in the Lord on December 2, 1991, and was canonised on December 1, 2013.
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco is one of the most venerated and loved Saints in the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as in other Orthodox Churches all around the world.