Church seasons · Saints

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

"Day and night She spent her time in prayer. The Most Holy Theotokos went often to the Holy Sepulchre of the Lord, and here She offered up fevent prayer. More than once, enemies of the Savior sought to hinder Her from visiting her holy place, and they asked the High Priest for a guard to watch over the Grave of the Lord. The Holy Virgin continued to pray right in front of them, yet "unseen by anyone.

Church seasons · Saints

The birth of Christ isn’t all too joyous

Modern day Coptic heroes As there was great joy in the manger with the three shepherds, the wise men and the choir of angels, there was also something else ... What happened soon after Christ's birth?  Which category of society did not only not rejoice for Christ's birth, but was actually punished awfully for it? A… Continue reading The birth of Christ isn’t all too joyous

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12 lessons from Russia’s top 20th century surgeon

Who is the surgeon? St Luke the doctor was an incredible man to say the least. He was simultaneously a righteous bishop and active surgeon during the time of 20th century soviet-dominated Russia. It is said that today in Russia he is considered the top surgeon of the 20th century and he was deeply loved by his… Continue reading 12 lessons from Russia’s top 20th century surgeon

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The nuts and bolts of reading the lives of the saints

I read in a secular article one time that people who are hard-working, beginner-stage entrepreneurs are obsessed with reading the biographies of famous successful people. Why is that? Because they obtain an excessive amount of inspiration and education from these people who have made unbelievable amounts of effort to progress in their careers.