Unction, or the rite of Anointing of the Sick, is one of the seven sacraments of the Orthodox Church. The purpose of Anointing of the Sick is to invoke God's healing grace on a person suffering from bodily and spiritual illnesses.
The non-Orthodox Christians often hear the Orthodox talk about their Name Day which they celebrate each year just like they do their birthday. Is Name Day just another word for birthday or is it something else?
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January 14 will mark eight days since Christmas for us. According to Saint Luke’s Gospel, January 14 is the day when Jesus Christ was circumcised, following the law of Moses. What is the meaning of this feast?
On the feast at the beginning of the Nativity Fast, we look forward to the Incarnation of Christ, celebrated by the Feast of the Nativity, and reflect on our relationship with the Lord and the meaning of our lives as Christians.
From the apostolic times monastic women have played an important role in the spread of Christian faith. Today, despite being the smallest known social group, they continue their mission.
Aspects of the religious icon restoration and conservation: stages of icon restoration, types of deterioration: internal and external causes. Differences between religious icon restoration and conservation.