“People who criticize the Church….”

The article below appeared on the Serbian patriarchate website this morning which I instantly felt compelled to translate. *In the meantime the patriarchate has published my translation here. A group of priests from Cacak, in their disagreement with the regulations of the Church and the spiritual authority of the leadership in the Church, have formedContinue reading ““People who criticize the Church….””

The Royal Hours at Christmas

H/T: Orthodox Church in America (here) All Divine Liturgies in the Orthodox Church are preceded by the chanting of the Hours services, consisting of psalms, hymns and prayers. But in the great cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, the Byzantine Emperor was present each year at the service beginning the celebration of the Nativity ofContinue reading “The Royal Hours at Christmas”