Πέμπτη 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

Starets Silouane un moine du Mont-Athos : D'après la biographie du Père Sophrony (French) Album // The Life of st Silouan the Athonite in comic book


J'ai trouvé ce livre par hasard parce que le prénom de ma petite fille peut -être souhaité le jour de la Saint Silouane le 24 septembre
Ce starets Silouane né en en 1866 et décédé en 1938 a été canonisé en 1987 par l'église orthodoxe russe, simple moine, merveilleux moine "rempli de douceur" écrira Nicolas Vélimirolitch.. Les illustrations de Gaëtan Evrad faites à partir de documents de monastères sont magnifiques, très douces dans leurs coloris et formes;
C'est son histoire racontée en BD Il vit dans une famille pauvre paysanne mais croyante. Il a 4 frères et 2 sœurs et à l'âge de 4 ans lors de la visite d'un marchand il dit" quand je serai grand, j'irai chercher Dieu par toute la terre". Le temps passe il oublie cette parole. Il vit comme beaucoup, il est fort, un jour où il a un peu trop bu il se bat violemment. Un jour il fit un étrange rêve, il a entendu la voix de Marie.
Il changea de vie, il appris que Dieu pouvait pardonné même à un meurtrier ( il venait d'en rencontré un qui avait été pardonné par Dieu de son crime). Devenir moine lui revint en force. Il fit six années de service militaire . Il fut très estimé pendant son service militaire...je vous laisse découvrir la suite... IL a été canonisé en 1987 et présenté comme docteur apostolitique et prophétique de l'eglise et du peuple chrétien. 

In England

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Σάββατο 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

Περιοδικό "Εξωτερική Ιεραποστολη", τεύχος 250, παρηγοριά & αγωνία από τον Ευαγγελισμό της Οικουμένης! // The new summer issue of the Orthodox Mission magazine


Αδελφότητα Ορθοδόξου Εξωτερικής Ιεραποστολής

Με τη χάρη του Θεού, το τριμηνιαίο περιοδικό μας “Εξωτερική Ιεραποστολή” συμπληρώνει 250 τεύχη απρόσκοπτης και συνεχούς κυκλοφορίας.

Στο νέο τεύχος Σεπτεμβρίου μπορείτε να διαβάσετε νέα και ανταποκρίσεις από 12 ιεραποστολικά κλιμάκια.

  • Πώς ξεκίνησε η Ιεραποστολή μεταξύ των Μαορί της Νέας Ζηλανδίας;
  • Τι έκανε η Ιεραποστολή μας στο Ναϊρόμπι για να βοηθήσει τον κόσμο κατά τη διάρκεια του lockdown λόγω της πανδημίας;
  • Ποιες είναι οι προοπτικές ανάπτυξης της Ορθόδοξης Ιεραποστολής στην Μπουρκίνα Φάσο;
  • Ποιος είναι ο νέος επίσκοπος Κισούμου, επί κεφαλής της Ιεραποστολής μας στα ανατολικά της λίμνης Βικτωρίας;
  • Ποιος ο νέος ιεραποστολικός αγρός του Ερμόλαου Ιατρού στην Τανζανία;

Αυτά και άλλα πολλά στο τεύχος που έχετε στις οθόνες σας. Ξεφυλλίστε το, διαβάστε το, διαδώστε το.

Σας προσκαλούμε να το διαβάσετε δωρεάν εδώ

The new summer issue of the Orthodox Mission magazine is out with news and reports from 14 missionary regions in Africa, Asia and the Pacific (in English).


  • Why is the Tongan Orthodox mission looking for a priest?
  • How do our missions in Africa and Indonesia experience the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How did the Ugandan Orthodox church celebrate its centennial?
  • What finally happened to the sick boy who was hospitalized in Toliara?
  • New Orthodox Parish in Burkina Faso.

These and many more in the issue at hand. Read it online. Share it with your friends.

You can read it free here:



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Τρίτη 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

The Nativity of Theotokos (September 8), a day of universal joy

Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia and Malawi
The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary: The Most Holy Virgin Mary was born at a time when people had reached such a degree of moral decay that it seemed altogether impossible to restore them. People often said that God must come into the world to restore faith and not permit the ruin of mankind.
The Son of God chose to take on human nature for the salvation of mankind, and chose as His Mother the All-Pure Virgin Mary, who alone was worthy to give birth to the Source of purity and holiness.
The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary is celebrated by the Church as a day of universal joy. Within the context of the Old and the New Testaments, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary was born on this radiant day, having been chosen before the ages by Divine Providence to bring about the Mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God. She is revealed as the Mother of the Savior of the World, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Most Holy Virgin Mary was born in the small city of Galilee, Nazareth. Her parents were Righteous Joachim of the tribe of the Prophet-King David, and Anna from the tribe of the First Priest Aaron. The couple was without child, since Saint Anna was barren.
Having reached old age, Joachim and Anna did not lose hope in God’s mercy. They had strong faith that for God everything is possible, and that He would be able to overcome the barrenness of Anna even in her old age, as He had once overcame the barrenness of Sarah, spouse of the Patriarch Abraham. Saints Joachim and Anna vowed to dedicate the child which the Lord might give them, to the service of God in the Temple.
Childlessness was considered among the Hebrew nation as a Divine punishment for sin, and therefore the righteous Saints Joachim and Anna had to endure abuse from their own countrymen. On one of the feastdays at the Temple in Jerusalem the elderly Joachim brought his sacrifice to offer to God, but the High Priest would not accept it, considering him to be unworthy since he was childless.

Saint Joachim in deep grief went into the wilderness, and there he prayed with tears to the Lord for a child. Saint Anna wept bitterly when she learned what had happened at the Jerusalem Temple. Never once did she complain against the Lord, but rather she prayed to ask God’s mercy on her family.
The Lord fulfilled her petitions when the pious couple had attained to extreme old age and prepared themselves by virtuous life for a sublime calling: to be the parents of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, the future Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Archangel Gabriel brought Joachim and Anna the joyous message that their prayers were heard by God, and of them would be born a most blessed daughter Mary, through Whom would come the Salvation of all the World.
The Most Holy Virgin Mary surpassed in purity and virtue not only all mankind, but also the angels. She was manifest as the living Temple of God, so the Church sings in its festal hymns: “the East Gate... bringing Christ into the world for the salvation of our souls” (2nd Stikhera on “Lord, I Have Cried”, Tone 6).
The Nativity of the Theotokos marks the change of the times when the great and comforting promises of God for the salvation of the human race from slavery to the devil are about to be fulfilled. This event has brought to earth the grace of the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom of Truth, piety, virtue and everlasting life. The Theotokos is revealed to all of us by grace as a merciful Intercessor and Mother, to Whom we have recourse with filial devotion.

Hymns (from here)

Troparion — Tone 4 Your Nativity, O Virgin, / Has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! / The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / Has shone from You, O Theotokos! / By annulling the curse, / He bestowed a blessing. / By destroying death, He has granted us eternal Life.
Kontakion — Tone 4 By Your Nativity, O Most Pure Virgin, / Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness; / Adam and Eve, from the corruption of death. / And we, your people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and sing to you: / The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our life!