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.
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 Nicholas the Wonderworker is a deeply revered saint at the Convent, and its history provides multiple examples of his intercession Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker was lived in Asia Minor in the late third and early fourth centuries, but…
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker is one of the most well-known saints loved by Christians all around the world. People turn to him in prayer and often experience miracles because of his intercession.
On August 4, we commemorate Mary Magdalene, the Holy Myrrh-bearer Equal of the Apostles, in the Belarussian Orthodox Church. There is so much one can learn from the life of this strong, devoted and brave woman.
Standing of St Mary of Egypt is another name for the long Matins service on Thursday of the 5th week of Great Lent. Why is this service called this and what is so special about it? We invite you to read further to find out.
We are preparing to celebrate the memory of a saint who showed us beyond all doubt that sainthood is still a worthy goal to pursue, even in our hectic times. His name is Saint John of Shanghai and San-Francisco.
The unprecedented historic phenomenon of holiness became the main result of the bloody twentieth century in Russia. It is difficult to find anything comparable to the feat of these people in the whole history of the world.
Holy Righteous Sophia, Princess of Slutsk, came from an ancient family of Olelkovichs, who reigned in the city of Slutsk since 1395. During their reign, Slutsk was built and fortified.