The Life of the Holy New Hieromartyr Pavel of the Russian Far East

“I clearly see that the people’s task is not to remake the state system, but to work on the human person, and to be better yourself, and even to suffer for the truth.” Holy New-Hieromartyr Pavel. 1886 saw a terrible cholera epidemic in the city of Kolyvan, Siberia when young Pavel (Paul) Lasareff was 6 …

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Courage in the Face of Deceitful Compromise

“Be of good courage and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God; for the Lord will do what is good in His sight” (2 Kingdom/Samuel 10:12). The Lord calls His people to be strong and courageous in Him. St. Paul commands, “Keep on watching, standing fast in the …

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The Unbreakable Divine Liturgy

I'm pleased to present more of the sermons of St. Seraphim (Zvezdinski) on the Divine Liturgy, which I have been working to translate from Russian. They speak for themselves, I pray your zeal for the worship of God in the Divine Liturgy will increase through the words of this beautiful New Martyr. 3rd Sermon Today, …

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The Temple of the Living God

My dear readers, below you will find a translation of a sermon by the New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Zvezdinski). It is the first of twenty two sermons specifically on the subject of the Divine Liturgy. It is, as far as I know, the first time it appears in English. As with all the holy newmartyrs of …

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How to be Saved from Disease

Below is a translation from Russian of portions of a sermon given by the New Hieromartyr Peter (Zverev) during the time of a severe cholera epidemic in Russia during the year of 1910. It is extremely relevant to our times and circumstances. Such examples are of the utmost value for us at current. They reflect …

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A Courageous Example in Troubled Times

In this post I am sharing with you, the reader, two important examples from the life of the New Hiero-martyr Vladimir of Kiev. The accounts are take from his recorded life in “Holy New-Martyrs of Southern Russian” by Vladimir Moss. The first is an account of how the Saint conducted himself during the time of …

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The Holy Patriarch & the Masonic Patriarch

Below is a translation of a message from Met. Luke of Zaporozhye. In it, briefly, two very important topics are touched upon, the first is the courageous voice of St. Tikhon rebuking godless government authorities. His words could be addressed to any number of current world governments and leaders. In our times a very false …

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Frozen Martyrs of the North, an Account from the Life of Elder Nikolai Guryanov

In this post I'm blessed to share with you, the reader, a brief account from the life of Elder Nikolai Guryanov, of blessed memory, which I translated from Russian. If you are unfamiliar with the life of this God-bearing elder, you may do further reading here and here. I believe the following story sheds more …

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