The Orthodox Community of Sts Peter and Paul in Pasay City, Philippines, celebrated in a solemn way the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
Excerpt from a Seventh Century Sermon by Saint Sophronius of Jerusalem on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Our lighted candles are a sign of the divine splendor of the one who comes to expel the dark shadows of evil and to make the whole universe radiant with the brilliance of his eternal light. Our candles also show how bright our souls should be when we go to meet Christ. The Mother of […]
“Yea, a sword shall pierce through thine own soul also” (Luke 2:35). Who on this earth could even closely compare with the Lord in patient endurance of suffering except His Most-holy Mother? The elder Symeon, adorned with snowy hair like a white swan, prophetically foresaw her future sufferings and likened those sufferings to a sword […]
According to the Law of Moses (Lev. 12:2-8), a woman who gave birth to a male child was forbidden to enter the Temple of God for forty days.
Past the understanding of all the angels, mortals, too, Virgin Mother, Lady pure, is that which occurred in you.
Verse: Virgin Mother, Lady pure, what do you bring to the Nave? “I now offer my new babe to the arms of Symeon” O Believers, come let us perceive a type in the law, and the shadow and the letter. Every male that opens the womb shall be holy to God. So the unoriginal Father’s […]