St Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople was an outspoken defender of the Holy Icons and left behind three prominent works against the heresy of iconoclasm. For his opposition to iconoclasm, Emperor Leo the Armenian exiled him to a monastery on a remote island, where he died in 828.
On 26 March, the Russian Orthodox Church remembers the translation of his relics. In 846 his holy remains were opened and found flagrant and incorrupt. They were returned to Constantinople and laid to rest at the Church of the Holy Apostles. His hands were taken to Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos. His main commemoration is on 15 June.
The example of the martyr saints shows how the grace of the holy spirit can empower us to reach untold levels of bravery and spiritual strength, despite our physical weakness.
September 22nd marks the birthday of our beloved Elder, Sophrony (Sakharov). The impact of his personality was profound, touching the hearts of countless individuals, even among those who had the privilege of meeting him rarely.
Archpriest Roman Medved was a devoted spiritual child of the Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt. In Moscow, Father Roman established a brotherhood of Orthodox devotees, guiding countless souls on the path to the Church.
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…
The spiritual message of the icon revealed itself with time. It promises eventual forgiveness to the Russian people and the return of the supreme power from the Holy Theotokos after a long period of suffering and repentance.
Martyr Peter the Aleut († 1815) was a young Aleut who was born and raised on one of the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. In 1815, as a young man, together with thirteen fellow Aleuts, fishermen and hunters, he sailed to the shores of California…
He sought to reach every heart and mind with the word of God. A paradoxical situation existed in the Russian society of the time.