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The art of revealed secrets. Annunciation in painting

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Today: 178 The art of revealed secrets. Annunciation in painting Domenico Veneziano "The Annunciation" The Annunciation in the liturgical calendar is celebrated on March 25 / April 7, exactly nine months before the birth of Christ. Historically, it arises as one of the very first holidays directly related to Easter.


Annunciation or a stub for God?

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Today: 408 Annunciation or a stub for God? After the Holy Church celebrates the middle of Great Lent and remembers the holy cross, the symbol of God's love for us, as a reminder that the Lord descends into the hell of the souls of each of us in order to


New books by Konanos and Nikolai Serbsky, lectures on lean food

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Today: 101 New books by Konanos and Nikolai Serbsky, lectures on lean food Great Lent Meet the news of our Lenten projects: – New videos by Hegumen Siluan (Tumanov): “Annunciation or a stub for God?”: “If we, coming from the temple, listening to the Gospel, sniffing the beautiful incense, filled


From the “liberal” parish to the “conservative” and vice versa

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Today: 606 From the “liberal” parish to the “conservative” and vice versa The impasse in relations with God and the Church is felt more strongly and painfully than other crises: it encroaches on what is most dear to us. When I came to the temple, I ended up on Wednesday,


Bathhouse for the Pharisees, or “bald spirituality”

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Today: 1,023 Bathhouse for the Pharisees, or “bald spirituality” Is the established practice of the spiritual life of the Church contrary to its historical purpose? People who regularly confess and naively believe that they live a “spiritual life” like this are deceiving themselves. In the history of the Church there


Was Mary of Egypt?

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Today: 967 Was Mary of Egypt? The main miracle of Mary of Egypt is sincere repentance at one moment. And it seems to me that historians cannot believe in him in the first place. “Do you know that this was not your Mary of Egypt?” – N. even told me


Closed clerics vs open laymen

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Today: 731 Closed clerics vs open laymen Travel notes of a missionary psychologist. I had a sudden and full of contrasts trip to the Belarusian lands, a marathon: five days, three cities, seven public appearances. This is almost twenty astronomical hours of voice, emotional, brain and not only work. Apart


Spiritual depression

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Today: 369 Spiritual depression “For us, people living in the world, it will be important to pay attention to depression. Now depression is becoming more common, and according to doctors' forecasts, it will soon come out on top among diseases. ” Today we will talk about discouragement. Anyone can understand


Peace Man

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Today: 78 Peace Man On the Day of Remembrance of Bishop Methodius (Kulman) For the first time I met the name of Bishop Methodius (Kulman), collecting material about the charity work of pastors of the Russian diaspora. Then it turned out that as early as 20 years ago I came


In the name of empty triumphalism

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Today: 342 In the name of empty triumphalism Great Lent is coming to an end. Now is the day of remembrance of Mary of Egypt. As we noted last time, these are purely monastic memories. And they should give inspiration to the deeds of monks. But people living in the