One Cannot Be Anything More Than a Christian: A Conversation with Fr. Gabriel Bunge

What does it mean to be a Christian? What is a real monk? Can monasticism be reformed? For whom were the works of the Holy Fathers written? Schema-Archimandrite Gabriel (Bunge), renowned patristic scholar and hermitic monk, replies to these and other questions. (This interview originally appeared at Pravmir.ru) Fr. Gabriel Bunge was born in 1940 … Read more

Divine Liturgy in Monastery of Most Holy Theotokos Eleusa, Macedonia (Video)

Some absolutely beautiful and peaceful chanting here.  The video shows portions of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom interspered with some vignettes of monastery life.  The monastery and church seem to have, at some point, fallen into disuse, and are currently undergoing renewal and rebuilding. Glory to God for such transcendent beauty in worship, even … Read more

Repetition of Divine Liturgy is Not Boring!

The Repetition of the Divine Liturgy Is Not Boring by Hieromonk Tikhon, Abbot of Stavronikita Monastery (Mount Athos) All that happens within the Divine Liturgy are not ideas, but they are a reality, an experience. Once we offer everything to God, He, humbly and philanthropically, sends us the Grace of His All-Holy Spirit and transforms … Read more