Η Παναγία δακρύζει πριν το Μαρτύριο της Αγίας Νεομάρτυρος Ντανιέλας (Δανιηλίας) της Ρουμανίας το 1998

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ROMANIA OF MY HEART

Η Αγία Νεομάρτυς Ντανιέλα (Δανιηλία) Μοναχή

από το Βουκουρέστι της Ρουμανίας,

το Μαρτυρικό Λουλούδι του Πάσχα

6 Απριλίου

+ Μεγάλη Τρίτη, 2004

Αυτό το εκλεκτό λουλούδι άνθισε στη Ρουμανική γη το 1967. Από μικρή ήταν πολύ κοντά στο Θεό. Οταν έβγαινε από το σχολείο περνούσε πάντοτε από την εκκλησία. Γι’αυτό ο πατέρας της την μάλωνε πολύ σκληρά. “Που ήσουν; Ολη μέρα στην εκκλησία πας με τους παπάδες σου; Τι σου προσφερε ο Θεός;”. Ενω αυτή δεν έλεγε τίποτα, μόνο δάκρυα έτρεχαν από τα μάτια της.

Ηταν εύλαβης και προσευχόνταν πολλές ώρες. Στο σχολικό χορό, όταν τελείωσε το λύκειο δεν ήθελε να πάει. Η καθηγήτριά της την παρακαλούσε να πάει κι αυτή μαζί τους, ενώ εκείνη έλεγε “Δε μπορώ. Ξέρετε ότι σας αγαπώ όλους πολύ, αλλά συγχωρήστε με δε μπορώ να έρθω στο τραπέζι”. Ειχε χαρακτήρα πράο και ήταν καλή με όλους. Βοηθουσε τους συμμαθητές της στα μαθήματα και καθόνταν τη νύχτα και έγραφε γι’αυτούς. Ήταν πολύ καλή μαθήτρια τοσο στο σχολείο όσο και Continue reading “Η Παναγία δακρύζει πριν το Μαρτύριο της Αγίας Νεομάρτυρος Ντανιέλας (Δανιηλίας) της Ρουμανίας το 1998”

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Have recourse to Mary in all you necessities – Saint Basil the Great (+379)

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SAINT BASIL THE GREAT

Have recourse to Mary in all you necessities

Saint Basil the Great (+379)

The human being is an animal who has received the vocation to become God. O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.

Protection of the Mother of God

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Protection of the Mother of God

The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved feast days on the Orthodox calendar among the Slavic peoples, commemorated on October 1. The feast is celebrated additionally on October 28 in the Greek tradition. It is also known as the feast of the Virgin Mary’s Cerement.

In most Slavic languages the word “cerement” has a dual meaning of “veil” and “protection.” The Russian word Pokrov (Покров), like the Greek Skepi (Σκέπη), has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession. For this reason, the name of the feast is variously translated as the Veil of Our Lady, the Protecting Veil of the Theotokos, the Protection of the Theotokos, or the Intercession of the Theotokos.

The feast

The feast day celebrates the appearance of the Mother of God at Blachernae (Vlaherna) in the tenth century. At the end of St. Andrei (Andrew of Constantinople) Yurodivyi’s life, he, with his disciple St. Epiphanius, and a group of people, saw the Mother of God, St. John the Baptist, and several other saints and angels during a vigil in the Church of Blachernae, nearby the city gates. The Blachernae Palace church was where several of Continue reading “Protection of the Mother of God”

The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos & Ever-Virgin Mary – March 25

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The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady,

the Theotokos & Ever-Virgin Mary

March 25

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The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the earliest Christian feasts, and was already being celebrated in the fourth century. There is a painting of the Annunciation in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome dating from the second century. The Council of Toledo in 656 mentions the Feast, and the Council in Trullo in 692 says that the Annunciation was celebrated during Great Lent.

The Greek and Slavonic names for the Feast may be translated as “good tidings.” This, of course, refers to the Incarnation of the Son of God and the salvation He brings. The background of the Annunciation is found in the Continue reading “The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos & Ever-Virgin Mary – March 25”