Recently three devastating earthquakes rocked Mexico, killing over 400 people, and devastating the lives of thousands more... There is one person who gives those suffering in Mexico that which they cannot find elsewhere: love and practical assistance. This man is my personal hero - Schema-Archimandrite Nektariy of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City. Although a small quiet man in his mid 50s, he is a giant of Christian love and faith. This man chose the narrow path and doesn’t look back, even through much suffering. More Info >
For many years the Fund for Assistanceto ROCOR has been putting together and sending out thousands of liturgical calendars to its supporters. The calendar - printed in English and Russian - offers as much liturgical insight into the practical life of the Church as possible to put into one sheet: lenten and meat days, popular saints' commemoration days, feasts and fasts... There is a reason the calendar is popular in 17 countries. Find out why - in this interview with Peter Fekula, the director of the Synodal Choir in New York City, and specialist in Orthodox Rubrics, and get your own calendar here. All proceeds go to the support of the Church. More Info >
God has again preserved Abbot Fr Nektairy and the brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City in yesterday's 7.1 earthquake. But the monastery buildings suffered considerable damage. Much is "lost forever" - as Fr Nektariy wrote in a quick text message late last night. They are now enduring the terror of aftershocks, collapsing buildings, and the screams of their neighbors trapped in the debris... More than 200 people have died. More Info >
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