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Le périple de la prière

Le navigateur, tant qu’il navigue, a les yeux aux étoiles, il règle sur elles la marche de son bateau et attend qu’elles lui montrent le chemin vers le port. Le moine a les yeux à la prière : elle dirige sa marche vers le port imposé à sa course. Le moine ne cesse de diriger ses regards sur la prière pour qu’elle lui montre l’île où jeter l’ancre sans risques pour embarquer des provisions avant de mettre le cap sur [...]

For the love of our Christ

Let us believe in the power of our Jesus, and the tempter will surrender his weapons and there will be a great calm. For whose love do you bear afflictions? For whose sake did you jeopardize your very lives for the sisters? Out of love, whose command are you carrying out? You will answer: For the love of our Christ, in Whom we hope that all things, through His power, will have a good ending. Good, very good-for He is [...]

From the Service at St Paraskevi

Matins and Divine Liturgy were celebrated at the chapel of St Paraskevi, in Huntingdon Qc. Fr. Nicolas Papageorgiou, the sisters of the Monastery and pilgrims from the city of Montreal and surroundings attended the service. The next service will be celebrated at the chapel on Saturday, June 18th 2016.

The Lord’s descent into the underworld

Something strange is happening- - there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear. He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep. Greatly desiring to [...]

XΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! CHRIST IS RISEN!

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! ΑΛΗΘΩΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! LE CHRIST EST RESSUSCITÉ! IL EST VRAIMENT RESSUSCITÉ! AL-MASIH KAM! HAKANKAM! HRISTOS A INVIAT! ADEVARAT A INVIAT! CHRISTOS VOSKRESE! VOISTINU VOSKRESE! ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! ΑΛΗΘΩΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! «Ὤ θείας! ὤ φίλης! ὤ γλυκυτάτης σου φωνῆς· μεθ’ ἡμῶν ἀψευδῶς γάρ ἐπηγγείλω ἔσεσθαι, μέχρι τερμάτων αἰῶνος Χριστέ· ἥν οἱ πιστοί, ἄγκυραν ἐλπίδος, κατέχοντες ἀγαλλόμεθα.» Ὤ θείας! ὤ ἀγαπητῆς! ὤ γλυκυτάτης σου φωνῆς, με τήν ὀποία ἀψευδῶς μᾶς ἀνήγγειλες Χριστέ ὅτι θά εἶσαι μαζί μας μέχρι τερμάτων αἰῶνος· κρατώντας τήν ὑπόσχεσή [...]

Holy Week… The journey to Pascha

Great Lent and Holy Week are two separate fasts, and two separate celebrations.  Great Lent ends on Friday of the fifth week (the day before Lazarus Saturday).  Holy Week begins immediately thereafter. Let's explore the meaning of each of the solemn days of Passion Week. Lazarus Saturday:  Lazarus Saturday is the day which begins Holy Week.  It commemorates the raising of our Lord's friend Lazarus, who had been in the tomb four days.  This act confirmed the universal resurrection from [...]