Crkvena Slava- September 12

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Vaskrs-2021

SLAVA CRKVE-09-13-20

 BADNJE VECE        2019

SLAVA KSS-2018

    BADNJAK-2018

 

 

 

 

 

LAZAREVA SUBOTA-2019

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 SVETI SAVA-2019

 


SLAVA CRKVE-              2018

 

 SVETI SAVA-2018

 

Успење Пресвете Богородице - Велика Госпојина

Пресвета Дјева Марија, Богородица, посредница нашег спасења, поживела је још доста дуго после Вазнесења Сина свог. Док је умирао на крсту, Син њен, Исус Христос на чување ју је предао светом Јовану Богослову. У његовом дому, на Сиону, живела је она у непрестаној молитви ишчекујући дан када ће отићи Сину свом. Често је походила сва она места, која су подсећала на велике догађаје и велика дела Сина њеног. Својим молитвама, саветима, кротошћу и трпељивошћу помагала је она светим апостолима у ширењу Божје речи. Најдуже времена у молитви проводила је на Јелеонској Гори, молећи Бога да је што пре узме себи.

Пренос и спаљивање моштију Светог Саве

 

Године 1237. мошти Светог Саве су пренете из Трнова у манастир Милешеву. Oвога дана установљено је у нашој светој Српској Православној Цркви да се празнује пренос моштију светог и богоносног оца нашег Саве, равноапостолног просветитеља и учитеља Српског. Пренос моштију Светитеља Саве I би за време благочестивог краља српског Владислава 1237. године, и то из Трнова у манастир Милешево. А то би овако:

Текст и тумачење великопосне молитве Светог Јефрема Сирина

Од свих предивних химни и молитава за вријеме Свете четрдеснице,Часног и великог поста, најбогатијег периода црквеног богослужења у току године,  једна кратка молитва може да се означи као Молитва поста. Ријеч је о молитви Светог Јефрема Сирина, великог и дивног Светог оца Цркве Божје: Господе и Владару живота мога, дух лењости, мрзовоље, властољубља и празнословља не дај ми. Дух цјеломудрености, смиреноумља, трпљења и љубави, даруј мени, слуги Твоме. О, Господе Царе, даруј ми да сагледам своје гриjехове, и да не осуђујем брата свога, јер си благословен у вjекове вjекова. Амин.

Holy, Glorious Dēmḗtrios the Myrrh-gusher of Thessaloniki

The Great Martyr Dēmḗtrios the Myrrh-gusher of Thessaloniki was the son of a Roman proconsul in Thessaloniki. Three centuries had elapsed and Roman paganism, spiritually shattered and defeated by the multitude of martyrs and confessors of the Savior, intensified its persecutions. The parents of Saint Dēmḗtrios were secret Christians, and he was baptized and raised in the Christian Faith in a secret church in his father’s home.

Vidovdan Address of Saint Nikolaj Velimirovic, 1916

Vidovdan Address of Saint Nikolaj Velimirovic, 1916

 

Gentlemen and friends,

I am coming from Serbia, from European “midnight”. There is no ray of light, not a single trace. All the light went from the ground to the sky and the sky is the only place where the light is coming from. Nevertheless, we that are weak in everything are strong in faith and hope that dawn will soon arrive. I am grateful to Lord Archbishop, Randall Cantuar, that allowed me, on this holy day, Vidovdan, year of Our Lord 1916, in this beautiful church of Saint Paul, to address his majesty, King George V and the most prominent Englishmen.

Ово је време за веру, молитву и љубав

 

Изгледа да нам никад као сада није био потребан један додатни уплив вере, наде и, самим тим, охрабрења, у овим данима када су многи међу нама, и уопште широм света, збуњени, сметени, уплашени, многи чак захваћени и паником и, наравно, обузети питањем: шта ће бити, како ће се све ово завршити, а шта ће тек онда да наступи?

SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

May 17. 2020

SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

In today's Gospel, we see clearly how Our Lord combines within His Person two natures, the human and the divine.

On the one hand, we see that as a human-being, like all of us, He is wearied, thirsty and hungry. The Gospel tells us, for example, that when midday, the sixth hour, had come, His disciples left him to obtain food in the city and that Christ, thirsty, asked the Samaritan Woman for drink.

On the other hand, we see that He is also divine. Living as God in eternity, He knows the present, past and future of all. Thus as God He knows that the Samaritan Woman has already been married five times and that at present she is living in sin with yet another man. Also He tells her that He can give her 'living water' from an Eternal Well, and He tells the disciples that His 'food is to do the will of Him that sent Me'.

Беседа у Недељу жена мироносица

Беседа у Недељу жена мироносица                    

 

 

 

Данашњи недељни дан Света Христова Црква је одредила за поштовање сећања на свете жене-мироносице. Ко су биле жене-мироносице? Сви јеванђелисти пре свега наводе Марију, рођену у галилејском граду Магдала, управо ону из које је Исус истерао седам демона. За такво доброчинство Марија Магдалина је Господу узвратила ватреном љубављу. Друга мироносица -Марија Јосијина, мајка Јакова и Јосије, следила је за Спаситељем до самог гроба. Син ове Марије, Јаков Алфејев, био је један од 12 апостола.

U IME OCA I SINA

 

Hristos vaskrese! Vaistinu vaskrese!

 

Svi ljudi vole zivot, vole radost, zele besmrtnost, ceznu za srecom. Medjutim, kad im Bog sve to otkriva i nudi, neki se ustezu i - sumnjaju. Sumnjaju stanovnici ove nase placevne doline da ima neko carstvo zivota bolje od ovoga! Sumnjaju robovi smrti da moze biti neka drzava Bozja bez smrti! Sumnjaju drugovi crva i gusenica da ih Bog moze obratiti u besmrtne careve, u drugove svetih angela. Zasto?

ВАСКРШЊА ПОСЛАНИЦА СРПСКЕ ПРАВОСЛАВНЕ ЦРКВЕ

 

Српска Православна Црква својој духовној деци о Васкрсу 2020. године

ИРИНЕЈ

по милости Божјој

православни Архиепископ пећки, Митрополит београдско-карловачки и Патријарх српски, са свим архијерејима Српске Православне Цркве – свештенству, монаштву и свим синовима и кћерима наше свете Цркве: благодат, милост и мир од Бога Оца, и Господа нашега Исуса Христа, и Духа Светога, уз радосни васкршњи поздрав:

Христос васкрсе!

The 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

The 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

The 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

In today’s Gospel our Lord pinpoints certain essential requirements for true discipleship. Our Lord invites all men to become His disciples, but He wants their love to be freely giνen. The Holy Trinity, when they made man, made him according to Their “image and likeness”. In the element of “image” is included man’s freewill. Man is free to do whateνer he wishes. Before him he sees good and eνil and between them he must make a choice. He chooses and acts accordingly. Nobody compels him, he decides for himself.
In Paradise man decided of his own freewill to disobey the Commandment of God and the result was the fall. Moreoνer, far from recognising his own respolisibility in the matter, he blamed God for the catastrophe. Our ancestors, Adam and Eνe, had the opportunity to return to God through repentance, but chose rather to liνe far away from Him. While still in Paradise, God gaνe man three opportunities to repent, but on all three occasions man chose freely to ignore these opportunities (see Gen. 3: l0-l4).

Sunday Of Orthodoxy

Rejoicing today in the triumph of Orthodoxy on this first Sunday of Lent, we joyfully commemorate three events: one event belonging to the past; one event to the present; and one event which still belongs to the future.

Sunday of Orthodoxy

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Rejoicing today in the triumph of Orthodoxy on this first Sunday of Lent, we joyfully commemorate three events: one event belonging to the past; one event to the present; and one event which still belongs to the future.

Whenever we have any feast or joy in the Church, we Orthodox first of all look back — for in our present life we depend on what happened in the past. We depend first of all, of course, on the first and the ultimate triumph—that of Christ Himself. Our faith is rooted in that strange defeat which became the most glorious victory — the defeat of a man nailed to the cross, who rose again from the dead, who is the Lord and the Master of the world. This is the first triumph of Orthodoxy. This is the content of all our commemorations and of all our joy. This man selected and chose twelve men, gave them power to preach about that defeat and that victory, and sent them to the whole world saying preach and baptize, build up the Church, announce the Kingdom of God. And you know, my brothers and sisters, how those twelve men — very simple men indeed, simple fishermen — went out and preached. The world hated them, the Roman Empire persecuted them, and they were covered with blood. But that blood was another victory. The Church grew, the Church covered the universe with the true faith. After 300 years of the most unequal conflict between the powerful Roman Empire and the powerless Christian Church, the Roman Empire accepted Christ as Lord and Master. That was the second triumph of Orthodoxy. The Roman Empire recognized the one whom it crucified and those whom it persecuted as the bearers of truth, and their teaching as the teaching of life eternal. The Church triumphed. But then the second period of troubles began.

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

 August 28

Concerning the Dormition of the Theotokos, this is what the Church has received from ancient times from the tradition of the Fathers. When the time drew nigh that our Savior was well-pleased to take His Mother to Himself, He declared unto her through an Angel that three days hence, He would translate her from this temporal life to eternity and bliss.

Clergy Etiquette

The following is a guide for properly addressing Orthodox clergy. Most of the titles do not exactly correspond to the terms used in Greek, Russian, or the other native languages of the national Orthodox Churches, but they have been widely accepted as standard English usages.

CHEESEFARE SUNDAY

Cheesefare Sunday

February 18. 2017

Today is called "Forgiveness Sunday." It received this name from the pious Orthodox Christian custom at Vespers of asking each other's forgiveness for discourtesy and disrespect. We do so, since in the forthcoming fast we will approach the sacrament of Penance and ask the Lord to forgive our sins, which forgiveness will be granted us only if we ourselves forgive each other. "If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."(Matt. 6. 14, 15)

Christ Nativity – Christmas

When Adam and Eve, persuaded by the devil disguised as a snake, sinned against God’s command and tasted the fruit (apple) of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, God rightfully punished them by expelling them from Paradise, where they had lived until then without a care. The original ancestors were left to care for themselves, recognizing stress, fear, illness, sorrow and even death.

Dormition of the Theotokos

 

dormition

 

The feast of the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Theotokos is celebrated on the fifteenth of August, preceded by a two-week fast. This feast, which is also sometimes called the Assumption, commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother.

Easter Sunday: The Holy Pascha

Easter Sunday: The Holy Pascha

A little before midnight on the Blessed Sabbath the Nocturne service is chanted. The celebrant goes to the tomb and removes the winding-sheet. He carries it through the royal doors and places it on the altar table where it remains for forty days until the day of Ascension.

At midnight the Easter procession begins. The people leave the church building singing:

Holy Saturday

The first service belonging to Holy Saturday—called in the Church the Blessed Sabbath—is the Vespers of Good Friday. It is usually celebrated in the mid-afternoon to commemorate the burial of Jesus.


Before the service begins, a “tomb” is erected in the middle of the church building and is decorated with flowers. Also a special icon which is painted on cloth (in Greek, epitaphios; in Slavonic, plaschanitsa) depicting the dead Saviour is placed on the altar table. In English this icon is often called the winding-sheet.

Vespers begins as usual with hymns about the suffering and death of Christ. After the entrance with the Gospel Book and the singing of Gladsome Light, selections from Exodus, Job, and Isaiah 52 are read.

Holy Friday

Matins of Holy Friday are generally celebrated on Thursday night. The main feature of this service is the reading of twelve selections from the Gospels, all of which are accounts of the passion of Christ. The first of these twelve readings is Jn 13.31–18.1. It is Christ’s long discourse with his apostles that ends with the so-called high priestly prayer. The final gospel tells of the sealing of the tomb and the setting of the watch (Mt 27.62–66).

Holy Thursday

The vigil on the eve of Holy Thursday is dedicated exclusively to the Passover Supper which Christ celebrated with his twelve apostles. The main theme of the day is the meal itself at which Christ commanded that the Passover of the New Covenant be eaten in remembrance of Himself, of His body broken and His blood shed for the remission of sins. In addition, Judas’ betrayal and Christ’s washing of His disciples feet is also central to the liturgical commemoration of the day.

Peace of God - Christ is Born!

Peace of God - Christ is Born !


Dear brothers and sisters, Spiritual Children of our Mother, the Serbian Church.

Two millennia have passed since that night in Bethlehem when the Mother of God gave birth to the King of kings, to the pre-eternal God and our Savior Jesus Christ. In that cold night there was no warm place to be found in any of the inns of Bethlehem, but a cave offered hospitality. The only place the Theotokos could place her Child was in a manger filled with straw. Humbly, quietly, completely unnoticed, God entered in among us, became one of us.

Sermon on the feast of the Nativity of St. John, the Forerunner and Baptist of Christ

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today we commemorate and celebrate the Birth of St. John the Forerunner and Baptist of our Lord. His birth, like his life was quite miraculous, and was foretold centuries beforehand by the Prophet Isaiah: “Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight…” Then, before his conception, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to his father, the high priest Zacharias, proclaiming that his wife Elizabeth, already advanced in years, would conceive and bear a son, whose name would be John.

KAKO SE PONASAMO U CRKVI

Kao što kiša uzrokuje da seme raste, tako crkvena bogosluženja jačaju dušu za činjenje dobrih dela.

(Sv. Jefrem Sirin)

PREDGOVOR

Živeći u vremenu poremećenih vrednosti, sve češće se susrećemo sa jednim apsolutnim neznanjem određenog (nemalog) broja vernika prilikom posete svetim bogosluženjima. Danas, kada se polako vraća svojoj crkvi, primećeno je da ne zna kako se treba u pojedinim situacijama, na verskim činodejstvima i bogosluženjima ponašati.

“Postoje ljudi koji grade crkve a ne obraćaju pažnju na svoje duše.

Kad uđeš na vrata Božje crkve, ostavi iza sebe sve što je svetsko i zemaljsko.”

The First Sunday of Lent: The Sunday of Orthodoxy

introduction

The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent. The dominant theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons. In that year the iconoclastic controversy, which had raged on and off since 726, was finally laid to rest, and icons and their veneration were restored on the first Sunday in Lent. Ever since, this Sunday has been commemorated as the "Triumph of Orthodoxy."

The Seventh Ecumenical Council dealt predominantly with the controversy regarding icons and their place in Orthodox worship. It was convened in Nicaea in 787 by Empress Irene at the request of Tarasios, Patriarch of Constantinople. The Council was attended by 367 bishops.

sunday of orthodoxyAlmost a century before this, the iconoclastic controversy had once more shaken the foundations of both Church and State in the Byzantine empire. Excessive religious respect and the ascribed

THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

The eighth day following His birth, the Divine Child was presented in the Temple and circumcised according to the Law existing in Israel since the time of Abraham. On this occasion, He was given the name Jesus, which the Archangel Gabriel announced to the All-Holy Virgin Mary. The Old Testament circumcision was the proto-type of the New Testament baptism. The circumcision of our Lord shows that He received upon Himself the true body of man and not just seemingly, as was later taught of Him by heretics. Our Lord was also circumcised because He wanted to fulfill the entire Law which He Himself gave through the prophets and forefathers. In fulfilling the written Law, He replaced it with Baptism in His Holy Church as was proclaimed by the Apostle Paul: "For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision, but only a new creation" (Galatians 6:15). (In the cycle of the liturgical calendar of the Church, this Feast of the Lord's Circumcision has neither a Forefeast nor an Antefeast).

ORTHODOXY

Orthodoxy in the World ConstantinopleThe Patriarchate of Constantinople again, at least nominally, became independent after World War I and the rise of modern, secular Turkey, although greatly reduced in size. At present the Patriarch's jurisdiction includes Turkey, the island of Crete and other islands in the Aegean, the Greeks and certain other national groups in the Dispersion (the Diaspora) in Europe, America, Australia, etc. as well as the monastic republic of Mt. Athos and the autonomous Church of Finland. The present position of the Patriarchate in Turkey is precarious, persecution still exists there, and only a few thousand Greek Orthodox still remain in Turkey. (a) Mt. AthosLocated on a small peninsula jutting out into the Aegean Sea from the Greek mainland near Thessalonica, Mt. Athos is a monastic republic consisting of twenty ruling monasteries, the oldest (Great Lavra) dating to the beginning of the 11th Century, as well as numerous other settlements sketes, kellia, hermitages, etc. Of the twenty ruling monasteries, seventeen are Greek, one Russian, one Serbian, and one Bulgarian. (One, Iveron, was originally founded as a Georgian monastery, but now is Greek.) Perhaps 1,500 Monks are presently on the Mountain, a dramatic decline from the turn of the Century when, in 1903, for example, there were over 7,000 Monks there. This is due, in great part, to the halt of vocations from the Communist countries, as well as to a general decline in monastic vocations worldwide. However, there appears to be a revival of monastic life there, particularly at the monasteries of Simonopetra, Dionysiou, Grigoriou, Stavronikita, and Philotheou, and two Monks have shone as spiritual lights there in this Century - the Elder Silouan ( 1938) of St. Panteleimon's Russian Monastery and the Elder Joseph ( 1959) of the New Skete. (b) Finland The Orthodox Church of Finland, an autonomous Church (self-governing, except that the primate is confirmed by the Patriarch of the Mother Church, in this case Constantinople) was originally the fruit of the Monks of Valaam Monastery on Lake Ladoga, who spread Orthodoxy among the Finnish Karelian tribes in the 14th Century. Until 1917, the Finnish Church was part of the Russian Orthodox Church, but with the independence of Finland in 1917 and the unsettled situation in Russia after the Revolution, since 1923 it has been under the spiritual care of Constantinople. There are, today, approximately 66,000 Orthodox faithful in the Finnish Orthodox Church. Alexandria

ORGANIZATION

The Serbian Orthodox Church is an autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, member of the Orthodox communion, located primarily in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Since many Serbs have emigrated to foreign countries, now there are now many Serbian Orthodox communities on all continents.Soon after their arrrival to Balkans the Serbian tribes were successively baptised by Christian missionaries and became Orthodox Christians. The consecration of St. Sava as autocephalous Archbishop of Serbia in 1219, even more strengthened various Serbian principalities in their ecclesia- stical allegiance to Constantinople and Christian East.

TRAGANJE ZA DUHOVNIM VIDOM

Radmila Misev;

Pordični praznici: Detinci, Materice, Oci

Od bake sam saznala da postoje porodični praznici i posebni običaji za njih vezani, a to su: dečji dan - Detinci, dan majki - Materice i dan očeva - Oci ili Očevi.

Detinci se slave tri nedelje pred Božic. Toga dana, rano ujutro, odrasli vežu svoju ili tudju decu nekim koncicem ili mašnom za stolicu, a jedan kraj se veže za sto. Ovako se vezuju i majke na Materice i očevi na Oce. To vezivanje ima simbolično i višestruko značenje.

Čvrst temelj našeg života i spasenja

Lorem ipsum   

Post duhovno uzdiže, isceljujući nas od samoživog, lakomog i halapljivog odnosa prema svetu i drugim ljudima oko sebe i zato pravoslavni hrišćani ne smeju ugrađivati sebe u Hristovu crkvu bez posta

28. novembra 2012 počinje Božićni post koji prethodi najradosnijem hrišćanskom prazniku - Rođenju Gospoda Isusa Hrista - Božiću.

LIFESTYLE SUGGESTIONS FOR AN ORTHODOX SERB

Love God and honor Him! When you pray, do not worry about words or what to say, let your prayer come from a pure heart.

Keep the Holy Spirit of God in your home. The family that prays together before the icon and vigil lamp stays together forever.

Keep the periods of fasting. It is good for the body and gives life to the soul.

THE MEANING OF FASTING IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

Fasting is old as the human race. Fasting was practiced by pagan religions, Judaism and Christianity, and it was generally considered an important element of religious life, although with different practices and understanding. In the ancient religions of the East fasting meant a complete abstention from good for a certain period of time — one day or more. The origin of fasting as a moral discipline, especially among the old pagan religions is very obscure, just as their understanding of God was inadequate and vague.

Ponašanje u hramu Božijem

Hram je sveto mesto, i kada covek ulazi u njega mora ulaziti tiho, lagano i sa dubokim strahopostovanjem. Kad se dodje do crkvenih vrata, malo se zastane, prekrsti se i lagano pokloni prema hramu. Ako je guzva, strpljivo se ceka da se kupe svece. Kad se svece kupe, odlazi se mestu gde se pale svece vodeci racuna da se ledja ne okrecu oltaru ili svesteniku u toku kadenja. Prekrsti se, celiva se sveca i nameni se za sta se pali (na primer: "Ovu svecu za zdravlje mome bratu Jovanu, neka ga Gospod pomiluje i spase" ili "Ovu svecu za pokoj duse moga dede Nikole, Bog da mu dusi prosti") Kada se svece zapale, onda se tiho, kao senka, odlazi i celivaju se celivajuca ikone. Na sluzbu se dolazi pre pocetka Bogosluzenja, jer se kasnijim hodanjem kroz hram ometa Bogosluzenje i paznja vernika.

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