In the years of dark and gloom, She came into the world to open a new chapter in human history. And She was asked to overstep the limits of human possibilities, the laws of nature and the flesh for the sake of humanity.
Today, we celebrate the memory of the right-believing saints Peter and Fevronia. They plead for God's mercy for those who bear the burdens of their spouse all their lives, in keeping with the teaching of our Lord. (Galatians 6: 2).
At some point, we will become weak, only to find out that we had neglected our spirits and not prepared them for the life to come. Therefore, as we call for God's help, we should not ask him to turn around the circumstances of our lives.
Saints like Elisabeth Romanov and Nun Barbara keep our spirits alive in the most trying times. They rise like stars on the celestial horizon to warm with their love all who are weary and burden. They bring wisdom and consolation to people who…
The people who do not know God will live different lives, which may even be quite exciting and filled with all sorts of pleasures. Their life journeys, however, will have the same endpoint – being buried in a grave and falling into oblivion.
The Feast of the Ascension is past us, and the day the Holy Trinity is fast approaching. With the Lord, we have the plenitude of life, wherever we find ourselves - in a hospital ward, in a prison jail or in any other inhospitable location.
The world is jealous. One finds God and begins to hold little value in its treasures – money, wealth, power, pride and much else. But the world will go to any length to keep us from abandoning its treasures for the love of God.