The Icon of the Nativity of Christ

In this video, Stephan from the Patristix YouTube channel makes a detailed commentary on the Icon of the Nativity of Christ, which can be found in every Christian Orthodox Church all through the year, not just at Christmas time. The Eastern-Orthodox Church is full of icons. Many of these images go back centuries and the • Read More »


Blessed Pascha (Orthodox Easter), 2022!

The Orthodox Churches that follow the Julian calendar (the Orthodox churches of Constantinople, Albania, Alexandria, Antioch, Bulgaria, Japan, Cyprus, Greece, America, and Romania) celebrate Easter (Pascha) today, on April 24th, 2022. If you are interested in finding out more about the holiday, here are some articles from the previous years: 2019, 2020 and 2021. Easter • Read More »


7 lessons for pure prayer from Saint Silouan the Athonite

Silouan the Athonite (Russian: Силуан Афонский) also sometimes referred to as Silouan of Athos, Saint Silvanus the Athonite or Staretz Silouan (January 17, 1866 – September 24, 1938) was an Eastern Orthodox monk of Russian origin, born Simeon Ivanovich Antonov who was a poet and monk of the St. Panteleimon Monastery. Wikipedia


Christ is risen, 2020!

Orthodox Easter in 2020 is on Sunday, April 19. In Orthodoxy, this day is called Pascha. While Pascha and the western Easter are both calculated using the same formula, the end dates often differ because they have different starting points. Orthodox Churches still use the Julian calendar as the starting point for the Pascha calculation. While the • Read More »