3. canonizedandotherwise:

    We preach Christ Crucified…

    (Source: fraterniteorthodoxedenime.blogspot.com, via orthopraxis)



  5. thepinoybyzantinecatholic:

    Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

    (The Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council are commemorated on May 29 and also on the seventh Sunday after Pascha. They are also commemorated on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Councils.)

    Troparion — Tone 8

    You are most glorious, O Christ our God! / You have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth! / Through them you have guided us to the true faith! / O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You!

    Kontakion — Tone 8

    The Apostles’ preaching and the Fathers’ doctrines have established one faith for the Church. / Adorned with the robe of truth, woven from heavenly theology, / It defines and glorifies the great mystery of Orthodoxy!

    (via thetalkingsaint)


  6. krystofvincit:


    August 28th of the 
    Byzantine Calendar

    The Year of Our Lord 2014

    Commemoration of Saint Moses the Black

    St Moses the Ethiopian was a former gang leader, murderer, and thief in ancient Africa. However, he became a model of transformation. His is one of the most inspiring stories among the African saints.
    Moses, an escaped slave, was the leader of a group of 75 robbers. He was a large and powerful man, who with his gang terrorized the entire region. Moses was transformed after he and his group attacked a monastery, intending to rob it. He was met by the abbot, whose peaceful and warm manner overwhelmed him. He immediately felt remorse for all his past sins, sincerely repented, and begged to remain at the monastery.
    Moses was tortured by his past and for years was tempted to return to his old ways. One day, as he was confessing his sins to St. Macarius, an angel appeared with a tablet full of his sins. As he confessed, the angel began wiping the tablet clean. The more he confessed, the more the angel wiped, until by the end it was completely clean. After meeting St. Macarius and St. Isidore, he completely left his old ways behind him and became a monk.
    Later, St. Moses was ordained to the priesthood — a rare honor among the Desert Fathers — and founded a monastery of 75 monks, the same number as his former group of thieves. He was known for his wisdom, humility, love, and non-judgment of others. Once a brother had been caught in a particular sin, and the abbot asked St. Moses to come to the church and render judgment. He came reluctantly, carrying on his back a leaking bag of sand. When he arrived, the brothers asked him why he was carrying such a thing. He simply said, “This sand is my sins which are trailing out behind me, while I go to judge the sins of another.” At that reply, the brothers forgave the offender and returned to focusing on their own salvation rather than the sins of their brother.
    In 405 A.D., at age 75, St. Moses suffered a martyr’s death, when his monastery was attacked by a group of barbarians. He is remembered on the 28th of August. He is the patron saint of our brotherhood.

    Pray for us!

    (via thetalkingsaint)


  7. Is your understanding of Catholics based on real research or TV watching?


  8. yuri-rimsky:

    Icons of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos

    (via greluc)


  9. goandannouce:


    (from Catholicmeme)




  11. mediumaevum:

    The Lorsch Gospels is an illuminated Gospel Book written between 778 and 820, roughly coinciding with the period of Charlemagne's rule over the Frankish Empire. Both the manuscript and the carved ivory panels from the cover are rare and important survivals from the art of this period.

    (Source: Wikipedia, via acheiropoietos)


  12. St Seraphim of Sarov

    (Source: yuri-rimsky, via christianwritings)


  13. Cathedral of St. Isaac, St. Petersburg, Russia

    (Source: dramoor)



  15. signorcasaubon:

    The Hand of God, a fresco from the ceiling of Sant Climent de Taull, Barcelona; on display at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.

    (via acheiropoietos)