Δευτέρα 21 Νοεμβρίου 2022

Παγκόσμια ημέρα για τα Δικαιώματα του Παιδιού

Eudokia Tampaki 

Παγκόσμια ημέρα για τα Δικαιώματα του Παιδιού !!!
Όλα τα παιδιά της γης πρέπει να έχουν ίσα δικαιώματα. Δικαίωμα στην ιατρική περίθαλψη και φροντίδα, δικαίωμα στην εκπαίδευση, στην ασφάλεια, στο νερό, στη στέγη, στην τροφή, στο χαμόγελο....
Υποστηρίζουμε, προωθούμε τα δικαιώματα των παιδιών για τη δημιουργία ενός καλύτερου κόσμου για τα παιδιά !!

Δευτέρα 7 Νοεμβρίου 2022

Bishop Themi inspires students and staff at St George College, SA

 Neoskosmos.com

Bishop Themi addressing the audience at St George College. Photo: Supplied

Bishop Themistocles of Nikopolis (also known as Fr Themi) has been conducting visits around Australia to share his experiences and learnings from his missionary work in Sierra Leone.

While in South Australia, the bishop visited St George College, the state’s first Greek Orthodox School, to share some valuable insights with teachers and students as a guest and key speaker.

After the morning assembly prayers, the bishop went on to explain how he has been helping people in Africa since 2008 with fundraisers and volunteer work. He also explained that aside from the bigger projects he also involves himself everyday with “hands-on” duties including providing education to young and old, preparing meals, supplying those in need with clothing and helping in the building of homes for those who are homeless.

Bishop Themi then asked the students how many pairs of shoes they owned, receiving responses ranging from two to many.

Bishop Themi talking to the students at St George College. Photo: Supplied

“You don’t know how lucky you are here in Australia to have not just one pair of shoes, let alone multiple pairs of shoes,” he said, highlighting the privilege of Australian students to attend everyday schooling and have access to food.

“In Africa, if the parents and the children don’t go to the streets and work as beggars, they won’t have any money to buy themselves food for that day,” Bishop Themi added, explaining how much it means to have just one dollar a day in Africa.

The bishop then shared a video of the mission showing himself with other volunteers working alongside local people to ensure the community is provided with day-to-day necessities, health, education and support.

Touched by the speech and video, one of the younger students of the College, asked: “How can we help these families by sending shoes from Australia to Africa?,” a question that moved not only Bishop Themi but everyone in the audience.

In the Orthodox Vineyard of Africa

You can see also

Sierra Leone - Poverty, diamonds, war & the Orthodox Church
Fr. Themi: The Atheist Rocker Who Became an Orthodox Priest and Missionary In Africa
Interview With Father Themi Adamopoulo on Orthodox Missionary Work in Africa Videos from Sierra Leone – There the Orthodox Christians fighting for a better world...
Fr Themi Adamopoulo, talk al little about his trip from Atheist to Christianity...
Orthodox Sierra Leone

Η εφιαλτική πραγματικότητα του Κρού Μπέι και το νέο σχολείο της Ιεραποστολής (Σιέρρα Λεόνε)
π. Θεμιστοκλής Αδαμόπουλος από Σιέρρα Λεόνε, ομιλία στην Αθήνα (βίντεο)
Από άθεος ροκάς - > ιεραπόστολος με μεγάλο κοινωνικό έργο (αναλυτικά η ιστορία του π. Θεμιστοκλή)
Επίσκεψη στη Μητρόπολη των ηρώων (Σιέρρα Λεόνε)
Άρθρα για την ιεραποστολή στη Σιέρρα Λεόνε
2020 - Documentary on the Orthodox Church & Fr Themi in Sierra Leone

About the Orthodox Nuns in Saint Catherine's Convent in Kiyindi, Uganda


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By the Grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, yesterday evening Metropolitan Jeronymos yet again presided over the Holy Mystery of Tonsuring Two Nuns.

Tayisia and Georgiana at Saint Catherine Nun’s Monastery in Kiyindi – Buyikwe District bringing now to a total of 9 Nuns attached to this Holy Monastery .

The Metropolitan was accompanied by the Bishop of Gulu, Nectarios Kabuye.

Glory be the name of our Lord and let keep our monastics in prayers always.


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7 νέες μοναχές στην Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία της Ουγκάντας. Seven novices were clothed in the primary degree of monasticism at St Catherine Convent – Kiyindi, Uganda

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Orthodox Monasticism
LIVE, BEYOND THE LIMITS!
The holy anarchists... in the Egyptian Desert
Hymn to the African Saints  
 

The Orthodox Church in Uganda, an outgrowth of indigenous self discovery

Pioneers of the Orthodox Church in Uganda! 

Ουγκάντα – Κένυα: Η συμβολή της Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας στον αγώνα για την ανεξαρτησία της Αφρικής

News from the Orthodox Church in Uganda here & here.
Natives Africans bishops in the Orthodox Church

Orthodox Mission in Tropical Africa (& the Decolonization of Africa)  
African Initiated Churches in Search of Orthodoxy...
How “White” is the Orthodox Church?
Ancient Christian faith (Orthodox Church) in Africa
 
 

KUTAFUTA IMANI LAKUNYOLOKA – AMA KI ORTHODOKSI

Παρασκευή 21 Οκτωβρίου 2022

Help save Amal from death by stoning (Sudan)

 

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This is the cruel fate that Amal is facing in Sudan. She’s only 20 years old, and a judge decided she deserved to be tortured to death for adultery in the first stoning sentence in a decade.

But there is still hope: Amal has appealed the verdict, and the court could overturn the sentence and save her life.

There’s no time to waste: Amal is stuck in jail until the court decides her fate -- so let’s shine a bright spotlight on her case with a global show of solidarity and outrage. Add your name now and when it’s massive, we’ll take our call directly to key governments Sudan is trying to court, so they demand Amal's release. Sign now and share with everyone. 

To the authorities of Sudan:

As citizens from around the world, we urgently call on you to overturn Amal’s cruel stoning death sentence, and to release her immediately in light of the deep irregularities in her trial. Sudan must ensure its criminal justice abides by international law, including the Convention against Torture.

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Παρασκευή 14 Οκτωβρίου 2022

Ταπεινώθηκα όταν έγινα μητροπολίτης | Μητροπολίτης Χαρίτων, Κανάγκα Κονγκό | Σοφία Χατζή


 

Archevêque de Kananga et tout Kasaï - Chariton Musungayi

Άπαντα Ορθοδοξίας

Έγινα μητροπολίτης και ταπεινώθηκα. Είδα τον μητροπολίτη Ιγνάτιο να κλαίει και θαύμασα πως ένας άνθρωπος της εξουσίας πονάει έτσι.

Με τον Μητροπολίτη Κανάνγκας Χαρίτωνα

Το μεγαλύτερο δώρο όταν επισκέπτεται τις πάνω από 200 ενορίες στις αχανείς εκτάσεις του Κονγκό είναι να τρώει μαζί του, να δέχεται οτιδήποτε του προσφέρουν, το βρώμικο νερό, μέχρι και να φάει φίδια.
Ακούστε τη διήγηση για τη συνάντησή του με τον μουσουλμάνο ιμάμη, αρχιερέα που ζήτησε να γίνει ορθόδοξος ναός στο χωριό του και να βαπτιστούν όλοι οι συγχωριανοί του.

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Στον Ορθόδοξο Αμπελώνα της Αφρικής

 

Τετάρτη 12 Οκτωβρίου 2022

La fête de Tous les Saints africains a été célébrée pour la premiere fois au Village de Bena Mande, Kongo // Η εορτή ΠΑΝΤΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΦΡΙΚΑΝΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ στο Κονγκό (9 Οκτωβρίου)


Archevêque de Kananga et tout Kasaï - Chariton Musungayi

Avec la bénédiction de son Éminence notre Archevêque et Père CHARITON, la fête de Tous les Saints africains a été célébrée pour la premiere fois au Village de Bena Mande, au Temple dédié aux Saints. Le Samedi 8/10 sous des menaces de pluie les vêpres ont eu lieu et le Dimanche 9/10 la Messe Solennelle accompagnée de la cérémonie de bénédiction des pains comme cela est de coutume. 

Nous implorons le Grand Dieu pour que les bienfaiteurs se présentent avec l'aide pour la construction de ce temple afin de permettre aux fidèles de glorifier de façon digne son Grand Nom.

Bonne fête et Bon début de semaine.
 
 

Με την ευλογία του Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτου και Πατρός ημών ΧΑΡΙΤΩΝΟΣ εορτάστηκε η εορτή ΠΑΝΤΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΦΡΙΚΑΝΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ στο χωριό ΜΠΕΝΑ ΜΑΝΤΕ όπου είναι να γίνει ανέγερση του Ιερού Ναού προς τιμήν τους. Μέγας εσπερινός το Σάββατο 8/10 με τη βροχή να απειλήσει και θεία λειτουργία τη Κυριακή 9/10 μετ' αρτοκλασίας.
Παρακαλούμε το Παντοδύναμο Θεό διά των πρεσβειών Πάντων των Αφρικανών Αγίων να βρεθούν ευεργέτες και βοήθεια για να κτιστεί ο ιερός Ναός ώστε να δοξάζει έντιμα και αξιοπρεπώς ο Λαός το Όνομά του.
Χρόνια πολλά σε όλους και καλή εβδομάδα.


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Κυριακή 9 Οκτωβρίου 2022

St. Paisios brings comfort to war-torn Congolese city

Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 28, 2021


Orthodox Christianity

St. Paisios of Mt. Athos, “the saint of love, sacrifice and spiritual instruction, as the whole Orthodox world now knows him, is a spiritual beacon and guide for the faithful throughout the universe.”

Love and veneration of the great saint extends far beyond his Greek homeland, including to the Congo, where the Orthodox faithful of the war-torn Gazi area are greatly comforted by the presence of the saint in two churches built in his honor in the city of Kananga, reports Romfea.

“During the civil war, the area of Gazi was an area watered with the blood of thousands of its executed inhabitants and so now the presence of St. Paisios comes to comfort the aching souls of the Congolese brothers, to enlighten them and lead them to the truth of our holy Orthodox Church,” reads the report.

The first chapel of the Monastery of the Entrance of the Theotokos Into the Temple, currently under construction, is dedicated to the great 20th-century Athonite saint. His presence is clearly felt in the monastery, and his life serves as an example for the youth of the Metropolis of Kananga who feel a call to the monastic life.

In addition to the monastery chapel, a new parish Church of St. Paisios was also recently consecrated and opened in Kananga, the capital of the Kasai-Central Province.

The construction of the church building has been completed. The painting of the church will soon begin, and the community expects to soon receive icons for the walls and iconostasis.

See also


Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (1924-1994), Feast day: July 12  
Saint Paisios of Athos in the Youth Culture of Greece

Three contemporary Orthodox Saints & the African peoples (following photo)

SAINT PAISIOS ORTHODOX CHURCH, NANDI - ELDORET DIOCESE, KENYA 

SAINT PAISIOS ORTHODOX CHURCH, NANDI - ELDORET DIOCESE, KENYA

IT’S DONE! SAINT PAISIOS ORTHODOX CHURCH, NANDI - ELDORET DIOCESE.

What starts well ends up well. We thank God for the donors toward the construction of this beautiful church. May St. Paisios bless all of you wherever you are. Many thanks to Fr. Leontios the director of constructions. This church is done because he worked tirelessly to make sure its not a disappointment. Indeed he has delivered.

Thanks to the parish priest Fr. Sergius and the faithful for their effort in providing some materials needed, and cooperation at work place. You prayed, the lord answered. God bless you all.

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Orthodox Mission

Eldoret is a principal town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and serves as the capital of Uasin Gishu County. The town is colloquially known as 'Sisibo'. As per the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Eldoret is the fifth most populated urban area in the country after Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Ruiru. Lying south of the Cherangani Hills, the local elevation varies from about 2100 meters at the airport to more than 2700 meters in nearby areas (7000–9000 feet). The population was 289,380 in the 2009 Census, and it is currently the fastest growing town in Kenya with 475,716 people according to 2019 National Census. Eldoret was on course to be named Kenya's fourth city, but was edged out by Nakuru in 2021.

More here

About the Orthodox Church in Kenya 

About Nandi tribe

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (1924-1994), Feast day: July 12  
Saint Paisios of Athos in the Youth Culture of Greece

St. Paisios brings comfort to war-torn Congolese city

Three contemporary Orthodox Saints & the African peoples 

Πέμπτη 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2022

Holy Virgin Martyr Irais (Rhais) of Alexandria (September 23)

Orthodox Church in America

The Holy Martyr Iraida lived at Alexandria. Once, she went to a well to draw water and saw a ship at the shore. On board were a large number of men, women, clergy and monks, all fettered in chains for their confession of the Christian Faith.

Casting aside her water pitcher, the saint voluntarily joined the prisoners for Christ, and fetters were placed on her, too. When the ship arrived in the Egyptian city of Antipolis, Saint Iraida was the first to undergo fierce torments and was beheaded with the sword. After her, the other martyrs sealed their confession of faith in Christ with their blood. 

 Commemorated on September 23

Troparion — Tone 4

Your lamb Irais, / calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, / and in seeking You, I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Τετάρτη 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2022

Χειροτονία του πρώτου Ιερέα από την φυλή των Πογκόρο στην Τανζανία

 

Με εκκλησιαστική μεγαλοπρέπεια αλλά και απλότητα, όπως συνηθίζεται στην Αφρική και με τις ευχές και ευλογίες της Α.Θ.Μ. του Πάπα και Πατριάρχου Αλεξανδρείας και πάσης Αφρικής κ.κ. Θεόδωρου Β’, ο έως της σήμερον Διάκονος της Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Ειρηνουπόλεως π. Δημήτριος Κashaigili χειροτονήθηκε Πρεσβύτερος από τον Σεβ. Μητροπολίτη Ειρηνουπόλεως κ. Δημήτριο.
Το συγκινητικό μυστήριο της χειροτονίας του π. Δημητρίου, που αξίζει να τονίσουμε ότι είναι ο πρώτος Ορθόδοξος Ιερέας στην Τανζανία από την φυλή των Pogoro, τελέσθηκε στον Ιερό Μητροπολιτικό Ναό της Αγίας Παρασκευής στην πρωτεύουσα της Τανζανίας το Νταρ Ες Σαλαάμ, ο οποίος κτίσθηκε από τους Έλληνες το 1952.
Την Κυριακάτικη Θεία Λειτουργία παρακολούθησαν με υποδειγματική τάξη πολλά μέλη της Ελληνικής Κοινότητος, πάρα πολλοί ιθαγενείς από διάφορες φυλές της Τανζανίας, αλλά στην πλειοψηφία τους από την φυλή των Πογκόρο, οι οποίοι στο τέλος της Θείας Λειτουργίας, αφού πρώτα χειροθετήθηκαν 6 νέοι αναγνώστες, ανάμεσά τους και ο πρωτότοκος υιός του Πρωτοπρ. Κλεόπα Bachuba, ο Αντώνιος, και μετά την πανηγυρική «Τράπεζα Αγάπης» πανηγύρισαν και συνεχάρησαν με το δικό τους πρωτόγονο αφρικανικό τρόπο τον πρώτο Ιερέα στην Τανζανία από την φυλή τους.
Ο π. Δημήτριος θα είναι υπεύθυνος της Ιεραποστολής για την φυλή των Πογκόρο, στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της πόλεως MOROGORO, στην Ανατολική Τανζανία, όπου ήδη έχουμε ιδρύσει 6 νέες ενορίες και έχουμε κτίσει τα τελευταία τέσσερα έτη 3 νέους Ιερούς Ναούς.

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Τετάρτη 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2022

The Tree Heals the Tree

 

Readers of the New Testament are familiar with St. Paul’s description of Christ as the “Second Adam.” It is an example of the frequent Apostolic use of an allegoric reading of the Old Testament (I am using “allegory” in its broadest sense – including typology and other forms). Christ Himself had stated that He was the meaning of the Old Testament (John 5:39). Within the Gospels Christ identifies His own death and resurrection with the Prophet Jonah’s journey in the belly of the fish. He likens His crucifixion to the serpent raised on a staff by which Moses healed the people of Israel. Without the allegorical use of the Old Testament – much of the material in the gospels and the rest of the New Testament would be unintelligible.

Orthodox Christians are very accustomed to this manner of handling Scripture – the hymnography (largely written during the Patristic period) of the Church’s liturgical life is utterly permeated by such a use of allegory. The connections between New Testament and Old – between dogma and the allegory of Scriptural imagery is found in almost every verse offered within a service. Those who are not familiar with the Eastern liturgical life are unaware of this rich Christian heritage and of its deep doctrinal piety and significance.

In the Feast of the Holy Cross, the hymnography at one point makes the statement, “The Tree heals the Tree.” It is one of the marvelous commentaries on the life of grace and its relationship to the human predicament. It refers to the relationship between the Cross of Christ and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The latter was the source of the fruit that Adam and Eve consumed that was the source of their fall from grace. The “Tree that heals” is none other than the Cross of Christ.

I am struck particularly by this treatment of Biblical imagery. The meditation does not say that the Cross destroys the tree whose fruit, along with our disobedience, brought the human tragedy. The Tree heals the Tree. In the same manner, the Kingdom of God does not destroy creation – it makes it whole.

There is a tendency within our lives to view failure and disasters (whether self-inflicted or otherwise) as deep tragedies that derail our lives and the world around us. Our heart becomes confused when the thought of “if only” takes up residence. But the Tree heals the Tree. In God, nothing is wasted.

It is the spiritual habit of the Church’s liturgical life to see the story of Christ in everything. Every story involving wood or a tree seems to find its way into the hymnography of the Cross. The same is true for many other images. I believe this way of reading Scripture is also a key to the Christian life. Our hearts are such that they generally do not see the Kingdom of God – we see only the tree and our disobedience. But Christ Himself became sin that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21). He took our life upon Himself that He might bestow His own life upon us. Thus Christ has entered all things that He might make all things new. Nothing is wasted. 

September 14, The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

 

Κυριακή 14 Αυγούστου 2022

On the Mother of God

Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia

“The Most Holy Mother of God prays for us ceaselessly. She is always visiting us. Whenever we turn to her in our heart, she is there. After the Lord, she is the greatest protection for mankind. How many churches there are in the world that are dedicated to the Most Holy Mother of God! How many healing springs where people are cured of their ailments have sprung up in places where the Most Holy Theotokos appeared and blessed those springs to heal both the sick and the healthy! She is constantly, by our side, and all too often we forget her.” ~ Elder Thaddeus
 

As we prepare our hearts for and then commemorate the Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, let us take some time to think about Mary, the Theotokos. What can we learn from her love for God and her submission to His will? How did her choices and the way that she lived her earthly life affect ours? How does she continue to impact the world since her Dormition?
The All-Holy is conceived, as an offspring of prayer, from the Holy Joachim and Anna, her parents, surpassing the laws of nature (because her mother was barren and old, when she conceived). The Conception of the All-Holy in the womb of Saint Anna is celebrated on December 9th.

At the age of three, her parents offer her to God, and give her into the hands of prophet Zacharia, the high-priest, at that time at the temple of Solomon, and later to be the father of the Honored Forerunner, who takes her in the Holy of Holies of the Temple of Solomon, by God’s command. The Entrance of the All-Holy into the Holy of Holies is celebrated on November 21st.

The All-Holy, remained there enclosed for twelve years, until she became 15 years old. At all this time, she was nurtured, daily with the heavenly bread, by the hands of Archangel Gabriel. She lived surpassing the laws of nature, and she was devoted to ceaseless prayer.

At the age of 15, prophet Zacharias by God’s command, takes her out, and betroths her, delivering her, for protection, with the righteous Joseph, of whom the rightful wife had been diseased, and where he had have with her sons and daughters. Joseph, takes in the All-Holy and places her in his home in Nazareth.

After four months of her arrival there, and 6 months from the Conception of the Honored Forerunner in the old womb of Elizabeth, the Annunciation takes place, by Archangel Gabriel (Luke 1:26-27). The Annunciation of the All-Holy is celebrated on March 25th.

Simultaneously, after her consent to the message of the Archangel, the seedless and inconceivable conception of our Lord Jesus Christ takes place, by the Holy Spirit, in the womb of the All-Holy (Luke 1:38).

There, in Bethlehem, the All-Holy gives birth to Christ, in a manger, ….above the laws of nature (Luke 2:7). The Nativity of Christ is celebrated on December 25th. There the shepherds of the sheep came to venerate Christ (Luke 2:16).

Far away not, in Persia, as soon as Christ was born, a strange star appeared in the sky. The Magi, looking at it carefully, they began following it until Judea of Jerusalem (Mt. 2: 1-2). This voyage lasted about two years.

In the mean time, after Christ’s birth, the All-Holy with Christ and Joseph remained in Bethlehem until the time came for the purification according to the law of Moses (Lk. 2: 22). The presentation of the Christ into the Temple is celebrated on February 22.

After the Presentation, Joseph takes the All-Holy and Christ into His house in Nazareth.

At the passing of two years, as it was Joseph’s custom, they went up to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover (Lk. 2:41). Before or after the feast of the Passover, they go to Bethlehem for a few days to stay in a nearby in.

When the Magi arrived in Jerusalem, they asked where Christ was (Mt. 2:1). Herod is sending them to Bethlehem (Mt. 2:8-9). There, in Bethlehem, the star leads them over the place where the All-Holy and Christ were staying, and where the Magi worshiped Him, as God and King, in that house (Mt. 2: 9-11).

When the Magi departed, Joseph and the All-Holy with Christ, depart to Egypt during the night of the same day (Mt. 2:14). After few days, Herod sends his soldiers to Bethlehem and the surrounding region and slaughter the babes (Mt. 2:16).

Joseph with the All-Holy and Christ remain in Egypt until the time of Herod’s death (Mt. 2:19). There they remained for three years at the Helioupolis of Memphidus.
Later, they returned to Nazareth permanently, until the time when Christ became thirty years old (Mt. 2:23; Mk. 1:9; Lk. 2:51 and 3:23).

During this time, every year they were coming in Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover (Lk. 2:41).

After the Baptism of Christ by the Forerunner and Baptist John, the All-Holy follows Christ along with the Apostles and the Myrrhbearers, and she would serve Him until the time of the Crucifixion and His Burial (Mt. 27:55-56; Mk. 15:40-41; Lk. 23:49 and Jn. 2:12, 19:25-26).

After the Crucifixion of Christ, Apostle John, the Theologian and Evangelist, takes the All-Holy to his house, in Jerusalem (Jn. 19:27), after taking the responsibility of her protection, given to him by Christ (Jn. 20:27). This house was her permanent abode until the time of her blessed falling asleep.

After the Resurrection of Christ, the All-Holy first, along with Mary Magdalene, saw the risen Christ (Mt. 28:1; Mk. 26:1; Lk. 24:10), and she kissed His feet.
At the Ascension of Christ, the All-Holy was together with the Apostles, at the Mount of Olives.

During Pentecost again, the All-Holy is with the Apostles, the twelve and the seventy.
The tradition of the Church states, that the All-Holy went to Cyprus and as far as to Mt. Athos, during her earthly life.

The All-Holy fall asleep at the age of 59. She was buried in the garden of Gethsemane, in Jerusalem, from where she was resurrected in three days, and immediately she was translated into the heavens with her body, in the same manner like Christ.

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Mary: The Blessing of All Generations

The Vindication of the Mother of God

The Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 1 - 15), a celebration of the life and victory over death!

Every Generation!

August: the holy month of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church !