The Service of Resurrection at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong. Christ is Risen!
Archive for July 19th, 2012
1. Monastery of Prophet Elias, Jerusalem
A 12th C Greek-Orthodox monastery, on the side of the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Built over the ruins of a Byzantine church, it serviced the pilgrimage route to Bethlehem.
The monastery is named after prophet Elijah (St. Elias), who according to tradition stopped [...]
What shall we say of the widow in the Old Testament in the time of the prophet Elias? For the risk she ran was not of poverty, but even of death and extinction, and not her own only, but her children’s too. For neither had she any [...]
Saint Macrina, the elder sister of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa, was sought after by many as a bride because of her beauty, wisdom, and illustrious birth, and in tender youth was espoused by her parents to a bridegroom of fitting nobility. When her [...]