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Valaam singing, biblical plot, books and films

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Valaam singing, biblical plot, books and films Balaam Anna Ershova visited St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Singing Festival and spoke about him: “It seems that at this liturgy, when the brotherly choir of the monastery sings under the direction of Hieromonk David (Legeida), I could stand twice as long. That infrequent case


Seek the pleasures necessary

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Seek the pleasures necessary How do you feel about pleasures? And to the pleasures? How much do you allow them to yourself? I see in your serious look that they are not for you – they say that it is unsafe for the soul. But in vain. You are created


How to believe in God when you do not want to

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How to believe in God when you do not want to “The disappointment in faith and the desire to leave the Church and not return again is, in general, logical,” Vladimir Berkhin believes. What to do about it and whether it is necessary – the president of the Tradition Foundation


Fasting for “neglected” Christians

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Fasting for “neglected” Christians We all know a lot about fasting in theory. We know, for example, that fasting is not a diet. Nobody argues. But what should you do if, for example, a doctor prescribed a diet for health reasons, and you can’t force yourself to sit on it?


If I don’t pray, I’m not going to make excuses to anyone

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If I don’t pray, I’m not going to make excuses to anyone Why do the right parents of children go off the bat and why look for the meaning of faith when there is no faith itself. When I listened to Vladimir Berkhin during the lecture “On Disappointment in Faith


About forced baptism of a child

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About forced baptism of a child I’ll say as a former catechist and missionary. I am sorry that the people, and even more so the church authorities, perceive the history of violent and even traumatic baptism of a child as a kind of violence in itself. Like, some villain almost


"Chimes" in the Cathedral: on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Valery Gavrilin

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"Chimes" in the Cathedral: on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Valery Gavrilin A wonderful Petersburg composer, a native of Vologda, Valery Aleksandrovich Gavrilin left us more than 20 years ago, but his music sounds more often every year and wins the hearts of more and more listeners. Valery


Why youth has become irreligious

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Why youth has become irreligious Surprise polls flashed through the news feed. According to VTsIOM, youth has become completely irreligious. “In the group of respondents aged 25 to 34 years, the proportion of supporters of Orthodoxy is three times higher (62%) than among young people from 18 to 24 years


The only contemplative

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The only contemplative Transfiguration Fresco, Serbia John, Peter, and James on Mount Tabor looked at another Man. And it was this contemplation, the contemplation of a particular Jesus, born in such and such a year in such and such a city, in such and such a family, that gave them


Top 10 for 10 years: audio books

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Top 10 for 10 years: audio books Friends, we continue to make materials for the decade of our portal. We are not only a charitable foundation and not just a huge media library: we also produce articles, lectures and audio books ourselves. For the jubilee, we decided to introduce you