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While wearing a physical mask now may be necessary to protect us from contagion, what other ‘masks’ might we be ‘wearing’ that are NOT good for us? How can we strip these away and be authentic to God, ourselves and others? Watch the video Wearing Masks »

May 29th, 2020    Posted in SSCORRE!

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification TOPIC OF THE WEEK: While wearing a physical mask now may be necessary to protect us from contagion, what other ‘masks’ might we be ‘wearing’ that are NOT good for us? How can we strip these away and be authentic to God, ourselves and others? Watch the video Wearing Masks Spiritual Resources for the Pandemic Coping with COVID-19 for Orthodox Christians  […]

How did the Fall of Constantinople Change the Renaissance in Italy? »

May 29th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

The Byzantine Empire, also known as New Rome, was very influential on the history and culture of Europe during the Middle Ages. By the 15th century, the Empire was in terminal decline and had been for several centuries. At this time the various Italian city-states were experiencing a cultural flowering that is known by historians as the Renaissance. In 1453 the capital of Byzantium fell to the Ottoman Turkish army […]

SAINT SOPHIA COMMUNITY FORM »

May 28th, 2020    Posted in In the News

SAINT SOPHIA COMMUNITY FORM We hope this finds you and your family well as we make our way together through this COVID-19 pandemic. The imperative, while separated, is to stay connected! In our ongoing effort to serve our Saint Sophia Community more effectively, we are sending this Saint Sophia Community Form to learn more about you, our parishioner, your family, your interests and how Saint Sophia Cathedral can better serve […]

Holy Ascension »

May 28th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

The Lord Jesus passed forty days on earth after His Resurrection from the dead, appearing continually in various places to His disciples, with whom He also spoke, ate, and drank, thereby further demonstrating His Resurrection. On this Thursday, the fortieth day after Pascha, He appeared again in Jerusalem. After He had first spoken to the disciples about many things, He gave them His last commandment, that is, that they go […]

The Spiritual Fruit of Pascha: On the Apodosis of Pascha »

May 27th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

Source: ROCOR And so for us, too, the eternal bliss with Christ in His Kingdom has not yet commenced—this is merely our hope—but not because the Kingdom of Heaven is not yet ready, but because we are incapable of eternal bliss: we need another podvig under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. ARCHBISHOP SIMON (VINOGRADOV, +1933) OF PEKING AND CHINA: | 28 MAY 2014 Today is the Apodosis of Pascha, that is, […]