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Hello, and thank you for letting me share this information on your page. My name is Lenore Lamont Zissermann and I have written a memoir about the lives of my White Russian husband Dimitry ("Mitya") and his family while they lived in or near the city of Harbin, China, during the 1940s and 1950s. The book, published in English, is titled "Mitya's Harbin: Majesty and Menace" and it might be of interest to some of your followers with a China or a White Russian connection.

It was one of fifteen books chosen by the Independent Book Publishers Association for a Public Library Market E-Blast of July 13, 1917 and for a College Library Market E-Blast of October 26, 1917. As the headquarters of the originally-named Chinese Eastern Railway, the industrial city of Harbin was designed and built by Imperial Russia, with Chinese help. It initially had a substantial Russian Orthodox presence. In addition to the true story, the book includes a 47-page chronology of historical events relating to activities of the Chinese, the Japanese, the Russians, and others in rhe region; source information; a bibliography of 178 items; and an index. The book's website is www.mityasharbin.com and it is available on Amazon.com, on Amazon.co.uk, and on other sites. Please feel free to email me at [email protected] if you have any questions, and thanks again for letting me post this information here. Regards, Lenore Lamont Zissermann, MA, OTR/R (retired occupational therapist), author
Dear brothers and sisters: During this Lenten period, please join us in helping the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem – ROCOR, our 2021 annual philanthropic mission. Every monetary amount helps!1

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On this the Sunday of Orthodoxy, please consider giving to our 2021 annual philanthropic appeal for the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem - ROCOR. So far the Order has been able to raise $5,000.00 for them. We would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all who have so far donated to this cause. It is through your kind generosity that enables us to make a difference in the lives of those who we as an Order try to uplift!
To learn more about our annual philanthropic appeal, about the Order, or about becoming a member as a Officer, Knight, or Dame, please visit us at www.orderofsaintgeorge.org
Through the prayers of Saint George the Great Martyr may God bless and guide you all!
-Konstantine
Dear brothers and sisters: During this Lenten period, please join us in helping the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem – ROCOR, our 2021 annual philanthropic mission. Every monetary amount helps! Please share this video with your family and friends.
Thank you and God bless!
-Konstantine
Eastern Orthodox
Please pray for the Sinner(Me)? I'm Confused about this Devil World in which Somebody chase me without any reason because of I stood For Truth!!! Ohhh Where are you My Almighty God??????
Please pray for the Sinner(Me)? I'm Confused about this Devil World in which Somebody chase me without any reason because of I stood For Truth!!! Ohhh Where are you My Almighty God??????
Dear friends near and far,

Every year the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr dedicates itself to an annual philanthropic mission. This year’s charitable effort is dedicated to raising monetary support for the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem (ROCOR).

The Mission in Jerusalem oversees the Monastery of the Ascension of Our Lord on the Mount of Olives, the Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Skete of Saint Chariton as well as many other holy and sacred sites.

Currently, the Mission is trying to raise money to finish major repairs to the church in Gethsemane and the bell tower at the Mount of Olives as well as restoring the 4th century Skete of Saint Chariton. In addition, the Mission is attempting to restore the Archimandrite's House at the Mount of Olives, which has an ancient 5th century mosaic floor. Completion of this restoration will provide adequate space for both the offices of the Mission as well as a place to receive visitors and pilgrims.

This philanthropic endeavor of the Order is in keeping with its goals and objectives to organize, promote, aid and engage in charitable, humanitarian, educational, medical and chivalric activities, particularly by: aiding the poor, the sick, the needy, the aged, the infirm, the maimed, the mentally ill, the imprisoned and the socially disadvantaged; assisting in the maintenance of holy places including, but not limited to, buildings, monasteries, seminaries, shrines, churches and cathedrals of the Orthodox Faith; and establishing and promoting the works of hospitals, medical centers, orphanages, schools and other bona fide Orthodox institutions and/or organizations.

We cordially invite you to join us in helping in this worthy cause. We also invite you to become a member of the Order as a Knight or Dame or to donate to the Order to help us continue in our mission of advocacy.

For further information on the Order please visit our website

I congratulate you all on forgiveness Sunday. I`d like to present you russian spiritual song about love - the main essense of Great Lent and christian faith.

It is good, o kind people, to revere Him Who created heaven and earth, Who created ever more – the life in love. For this reason, let us, o brothers, strive to gain love, equal to everybody. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

The text in Italic is taken from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (NRSV), 1 Cor. 13:4-8

Russian Old Orthodox chant "It is truly meet to glorify Thee, O Holy Trinity" in church-slavonic with English subtitles. The tradition of such chanting developed in the 15th century.

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02/08/2021

Metropolitan Onuphry: People Get Strength for Life and Salvation in the Church

“In the Church, the Lord gives people everything they need for a prosperous earthly life and for salvation in Heaven. In the Church, a person is baptized, anointed, married, ordained into the priesthood, and participates in the Sacraments of Confession and Communion, and thus receives that God’s power that we need so that we can safely pass through earthly existence and achieve eternal salvation,” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.

The Primate of the UOC reminded those present that the Lord Himself created the Church. The Church embraces Heaven and Earth.

“The Heavenly Church consists of earthly saints and angels, and the earthly Church consists of us: those who believe in Christ crucified and risen here on earth. Regardless of what nationality, what color a person’s skin is, what social status one has, or where one lives, all believers in Christ crucified and risen are united in a large, strong family, which is called the Church of Christ, the Head of which is Christ Himself, ” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.

Continue reading: https://www.pravmir.com/metropolitan-onuphry-people-get-strength-for-life-and-salvation-in-the-church/

Metropolitan Onuphry: People Get Strength for Life and Salvation in the Church

“In the Church, the Lord gives people everything they need for a prosperous earthly life and for salvation in Heaven. In the Church, a person is baptized, anointed, married, ordained into the priesthood, and participates in the Sacraments of Confession and Communion, and thus receives that God’s power that we need so that we can safely pass through earthly existence and achieve eternal salvation,” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.

The Primate of the UOC reminded those present that the Lord Himself created the Church. The Church embraces Heaven and Earth.

“The Heavenly Church consists of earthly saints and angels, and the earthly Church consists of us: those who believe in Christ crucified and risen here on earth. Regardless of what nationality, what color a person’s skin is, what social status one has, or where one lives, all believers in Christ crucified and risen are united in a large, strong family, which is called the Church of Christ, the Head of which is Christ Himself, ” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.

Continue reading: https://www.pravmir.com/metropolitan-onuphry-people-get-strength-for-life-and-salvation-in-the-church/

02/08/2021

Last Man Standing

The Bible has in its pages only four evangelists. It has only five authors of the holy epistles.

Yet the Bible – in the Old Testament – has many, many more prophets, which God sends time and time again, over many centuries, to send the same message.

God sent His prophets again and again – many of them – for one simple reason: most people do not listen to their message, and the few that do need reminding.

Great among these prophets is the holy man Elijah, whom we remember today on August 2/ July 20.

At his prayer, God dried up the rains for three and a half years.

At his prayer, God sent down fire from heaven to burn up an animal sacrifice, plus the drenched wood and water around it.

At his prayer, God sustained the food supply of a widow, and then raised her dead son to life.

Then, at the end of his life, he was carried off in a fiery chariot: he didn’t ever die.

And yet, for all this – for all the power God manifested in him – every single other prophet of God at that time turned away to the worship of the pagan god Baal.

Imagine it: that’s like every Orthodox priest in this country denying Christ, after having seen scores of miracles!

That is a pitiful example of lukewarm faith!

But that is exactly the situation that existed at the time of the Prophet Elijah.

The Prophet Elijah was the only man left standing for the true God on Mount Carmel.

Four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal stood against him.

Let’s put that in context:

The worship of Baal practised the killing of newborn babies.

The worship of Baal practised public fertility rites – sexual acts in public.

The worship of Baal practised violence – in word and in deed – against those who worshipped the True God.

To be a righteous and holy man of prayer in such a situation is truly exceptional.

But it always is.

Continue reading: https://www.pravmir.com/last-man-standing/

Last Man Standing

The Bible has in its pages only four evangelists. It has only five authors of the holy epistles.

Yet the Bible – in the Old Testament – has many, many more prophets, which God sends time and time again, over many centuries, to send the same message.

God sent His prophets again and again – many of them – for one simple reason: most people do not listen to their message, and the few that do need reminding.

Great among these prophets is the holy man Elijah, whom we remember today on August 2/ July 20.

At his prayer, God dried up the rains for three and a half years.

At his prayer, God sent down fire from heaven to burn up an animal sacrifice, plus the drenched wood and water around it.

At his prayer, God sustained the food supply of a widow, and then raised her dead son to life.

Then, at the end of his life, he was carried off in a fiery chariot: he didn’t ever die.

And yet, for all this – for all the power God manifested in him – every single other prophet of God at that time turned away to the worship of the pagan god Baal.

Imagine it: that’s like every Orthodox priest in this country denying Christ, after having seen scores of miracles!

That is a pitiful example of lukewarm faith!

But that is exactly the situation that existed at the time of the Prophet Elijah.

The Prophet Elijah was the only man left standing for the true God on Mount Carmel.

Four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal stood against him.

Let’s put that in context:

The worship of Baal practised the killing of newborn babies.

The worship of Baal practised public fertility rites – sexual acts in public.

The worship of Baal practised violence – in word and in deed – against those who worshipped the True God.

To be a righteous and holy man of prayer in such a situation is truly exceptional.

But it always is.

Continue reading: https://www.pravmir.com/last-man-standing/

01/08/2021

Christ Forgives and Heals

Today’s Gospel reading from Matthew (9:1-8) recounts an event of forgiveness and healing by Jesus. This event is narrated by Mark in greater detail (Mark 2:1-12). Christ was at a home, teaching God’s word. The house was crowded and hardly anyone could enter. Four men appeared carrying a paralytic on a pallet. What could they do to bring the ailing man before Jesus? Somehow, they cleverly managed to make an opening in the straw roof. They raised up the pallet and let it down safely in front of Jesus. Everyone was startled and Jesus too was amazed. “Seeing their faith,” He said to the man, “take heart, my son, your sins are forgiven.”

“Seeing their faith.” Jesus marveled at the faith of those ordinary men. What faith? Theirs was not a highly intellectual or theological faith. It was a simple trust that their friend would be healed by Jesus, if they could only reach the Lord. It was the determination, the grit, and the resourcefulness to accomplish the good deed they had set out to do. Determined and resourceful, they did not give up when it appeared impossible to squeeze the pallet through the front door. They needed ladders to get up to the roof, or perhaps they climbed on it from the porch of an adjoining house. They needed ropes and found them. They deftly took apart the roof knowing that afterwards they would have to repair it or pay for the damage. They did everything they could to bring their friend to Christ, and He was amazed by their faith.

Christ wants us to be faithful, determined, resourceful, even shrewd, in seeking Him out and in doing His work. In the Parable of the Dishonest Steward Luke 16:1-8), Christ tells the story of the household manager who was about to be fired because of wastefulness. The steward, who now faced poverty, cooked up a clever plan. He summoned his master’s debtors, changed contracts and lowered their costs, in order to receive kickbacks later. Christ praised the steward not for his dishonesty but for his shrewdness in implementing his unethical goal. And indirectly Christ critiqued His own followers by saying that the sons of this world, the unbelievers, were often more shrewd in dealing with their own things than the son of light, the believers in dealing with their things (Luke 16:8). Christians are to engage the contest of life without lapsing into the deceits and intrigues of this world. Nevertheless, according to Christ, they ought to use the utmost sagacity and wisdom in achieving their aims and goals. Christ once said: “I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Mat 10:16).

What is this lesson? It is to be faithful, tenacious, resourceful, even shrewd in doing the most blessed work of the salvation of souls. There are neighbors and friends to be helped. There are former parishioners and relatives to be re-connected to the Church. The life of the parish has countless opportunities to do God’s work through worship, teaching, administration, caring, visiting and serving. And I know you do many of these things. We cannot sit back and wait; nor should we be easily put off by difficulties. We can take the initiative, be inventive and creative, both in small and big things. The horizon of Christian mission is wide open. Presently our nation is suffering from a resurgence of the epidemic because of the more contagious strand of the virus. Friends and family members are among the best persons to converse and convince each other about vaccination and appropriate mask wearing as the most effective and least dangerous options in the fight against the virus. Little things count. An encouraging word, a kindly gesture, a simple act of helpfulness can spark flashes of God’s kingdom in our midst here and now. Little acts of grace can generate feelings of compassion and solidarity among us where God’s love and grace may abound.

https://www.pravmir.com/christ-forgives-and-heals/

Christ Forgives and Heals

Today’s Gospel reading from Matthew (9:1-8) recounts an event of forgiveness and healing by Jesus. This event is narrated by Mark in greater detail (Mark 2:1-12). Christ was at a home, teaching God’s word. The house was crowded and hardly anyone could enter. Four men appeared carrying a paralytic on a pallet. What could they do to bring the ailing man before Jesus? Somehow, they cleverly managed to make an opening in the straw roof. They raised up the pallet and let it down safely in front of Jesus. Everyone was startled and Jesus too was amazed. “Seeing their faith,” He said to the man, “take heart, my son, your sins are forgiven.”

“Seeing their faith.” Jesus marveled at the faith of those ordinary men. What faith? Theirs was not a highly intellectual or theological faith. It was a simple trust that their friend would be healed by Jesus, if they could only reach the Lord. It was the determination, the grit, and the resourcefulness to accomplish the good deed they had set out to do. Determined and resourceful, they did not give up when it appeared impossible to squeeze the pallet through the front door. They needed ladders to get up to the roof, or perhaps they climbed on it from the porch of an adjoining house. They needed ropes and found them. They deftly took apart the roof knowing that afterwards they would have to repair it or pay for the damage. They did everything they could to bring their friend to Christ, and He was amazed by their faith.

Christ wants us to be faithful, determined, resourceful, even shrewd, in seeking Him out and in doing His work. In the Parable of the Dishonest Steward Luke 16:1-8), Christ tells the story of the household manager who was about to be fired because of wastefulness. The steward, who now faced poverty, cooked up a clever plan. He summoned his master’s debtors, changed contracts and lowered their costs, in order to receive kickbacks later. Christ praised the steward not for his dishonesty but for his shrewdness in implementing his unethical goal. And indirectly Christ critiqued His own followers by saying that the sons of this world, the unbelievers, were often more shrewd in dealing with their own things than the son of light, the believers in dealing with their things (Luke 16:8). Christians are to engage the contest of life without lapsing into the deceits and intrigues of this world. Nevertheless, according to Christ, they ought to use the utmost sagacity and wisdom in achieving their aims and goals. Christ once said: “I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Mat 10:16).

What is this lesson? It is to be faithful, tenacious, resourceful, even shrewd in doing the most blessed work of the salvation of souls. There are neighbors and friends to be helped. There are former parishioners and relatives to be re-connected to the Church. The life of the parish has countless opportunities to do God’s work through worship, teaching, administration, caring, visiting and serving. And I know you do many of these things. We cannot sit back and wait; nor should we be easily put off by difficulties. We can take the initiative, be inventive and creative, both in small and big things. The horizon of Christian mission is wide open. Presently our nation is suffering from a resurgence of the epidemic because of the more contagious strand of the virus. Friends and family members are among the best persons to converse and convince each other about vaccination and appropriate mask wearing as the most effective and least dangerous options in the fight against the virus. Little things count. An encouraging word, a kindly gesture, a simple act of helpfulness can spark flashes of God’s kingdom in our midst here and now. Little acts of grace can generate feelings of compassion and solidarity among us where God’s love and grace may abound.

https://www.pravmir.com/christ-forgives-and-heals/

01/08/2021

Saint Macrina the Younger as a Model for our Lives

The venerable Macrina lived in the fourth century and was the sister of Basil the Great and Saint Gregory of Nyssa. The latter wrote her life, which is worth studying by all, because there is much to benefit from it. She was the first in a series of ten children by her parents and was the model and support for her younger siblings. Her father betrothed her, but before the wedding her fiance suddenly departed from this earth. Then the Saint thought it right to devote herself to God, and “her decision was more firm than her age.”

Saint Gregory of Nyssa calls her “great,” not because she was older in age, but because she had great spiritual stature. She was truly great in all things—in humility, in love, in discernment, in prudence and in bravery. This is why she was shown to be a teacher and spiritual guide of her siblings, and even of her mother, Saint Emmelia, who at the end of her earthly life became a nun in the monastery where Saint Macrina was abbess.

The life and disposition of the Venerable One gives us the opportunity to highlight the following:

First, the way Saint Macrina faced her sickness, the last moments of her earthly life and her impending death, shows the great value of the Orthodox faith, which is a way of life. It is the way of the life of the saints, as well as all those who desire and strive to achieve their personal sanctification.

When a person is sick and near the end of their earthly life, then their inner world is revealed, and all the hidden and closed things are brought to the surface. And if they had inner purity and those hidden things were virtues, which were not seen due to their humility, then the last moments before their departure will be calm, peaceful and tranquil and they will depart praying. But if they pass their earthly life without repentance and dominated by their passions, then before their impending death they will be fearful, sad, disturbed, and instead of praying and preparing for the great journey, they will be occupied and speak of things that are related to this present “false” age, namely with their passions and sins, because “from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

The people of God abandon this life having prayed and prepared properly with Confession and Divine Communion and especially with the hope of eternal divine life. Saint Macrina was calm in the last moments of her earthly life, and she prayed while her face was so bright that it resembled that of an angel. “With a high mind she philosophized about those things that concern this life from the beginning to her last breath… and she said it must have been an angel who by economy took on a human form… and she made known to all her disposition and haste to go towards her desired One and to reach near Him quicker free from the shackles of the body… and having stopped speaking with us, she spoke prayerfully with God… Her prayer was such, that we do not doubt that she addressed God and He heard her” (St. Gregory of Nyssa).

https://www.pravmir.com/saint-macrina-the-younger-as-a-model-for-our-lives/

Saint Macrina the Younger as a Model for our Lives

The venerable Macrina lived in the fourth century and was the sister of Basil the Great and Saint Gregory of Nyssa. The latter wrote her life, which is worth studying by all, because there is much to benefit from it. She was the first in a series of ten children by her parents and was the model and support for her younger siblings. Her father betrothed her, but before the wedding her fiance suddenly departed from this earth. Then the Saint thought it right to devote herself to God, and “her decision was more firm than her age.”

Saint Gregory of Nyssa calls her “great,” not because she was older in age, but because she had great spiritual stature. She was truly great in all things—in humility, in love, in discernment, in prudence and in bravery. This is why she was shown to be a teacher and spiritual guide of her siblings, and even of her mother, Saint Emmelia, who at the end of her earthly life became a nun in the monastery where Saint Macrina was abbess.

The life and disposition of the Venerable One gives us the opportunity to highlight the following:

First, the way Saint Macrina faced her sickness, the last moments of her earthly life and her impending death, shows the great value of the Orthodox faith, which is a way of life. It is the way of the life of the saints, as well as all those who desire and strive to achieve their personal sanctification.

When a person is sick and near the end of their earthly life, then their inner world is revealed, and all the hidden and closed things are brought to the surface. And if they had inner purity and those hidden things were virtues, which were not seen due to their humility, then the last moments before their departure will be calm, peaceful and tranquil and they will depart praying. But if they pass their earthly life without repentance and dominated by their passions, then before their impending death they will be fearful, sad, disturbed, and instead of praying and preparing for the great journey, they will be occupied and speak of things that are related to this present “false” age, namely with their passions and sins, because “from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

The people of God abandon this life having prayed and prepared properly with Confession and Divine Communion and especially with the hope of eternal divine life. Saint Macrina was calm in the last moments of her earthly life, and she prayed while her face was so bright that it resembled that of an angel. “With a high mind she philosophized about those things that concern this life from the beginning to her last breath… and she said it must have been an angel who by economy took on a human form… and she made known to all her disposition and haste to go towards her desired One and to reach near Him quicker free from the shackles of the body… and having stopped speaking with us, she spoke prayerfully with God… Her prayer was such, that we do not doubt that she addressed God and He heard her” (St. Gregory of Nyssa).

https://www.pravmir.com/saint-macrina-the-younger-as-a-model-for-our-lives/

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