The Monastery of Levin New Zealand

Our revered Metropolitan of New Zealand Amphilochios from the beginning of his presence in this beautiful country was searching for a suitable location for establishing a male Monastery. Upon investigation and in a wonderful way, the required was found in an idyllic setting on the North Island of New Zealand outside the town of Levin: […]

Monastery in Union Bridge is a Sanctuary for Young and Old Alike

by Lindsay Powers The Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina, Abbess Aemiliane said, is set up in a way that allows the sisters to be at the ready to serve others — a lifestyle that mirrors the ways of angels. “Angels look at God and are happy and they chant praises. But if they have a […]

Vatican Ex-Advisor Converts to Orthodoxy and Becomes a Monk in Moscow Monastery

Former Jesuit professor and Vatican advisor converts to Orthodoxy. Rector of the High Monastery of St. Peter in Moscow Hegumen Peter (Yeremeyev) headed the ceremony of taking monastic vows of priest Constantine Simon. He adopted Orthodoxy in 2014, after 34 years of priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. With Patriarch Kirill’s blessing Father Constantine […]

From the Goddess of Death to the Emperor of Life: Part 3

By Danion Vasile Not long before that, I had listened to Swami Shivamurti, an initiated Indian master, Swami Satyananda’s disciple. In the late 1970’s she had been sent to Kalamata to impart yoga teachings to the Greeks. In 1984 she had set up ”the ashram”, a yoga monastery at Paiania, close to Athens. I met […]

Orthodox Monastery Consecrated In Thailand

On February 9, 2012, Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, director of the Moscow Patriarchate’s office for institutions abroad, who is on a visit to Thailand, consecrated the church dedicated to the Dormition of the Mother of God at the Monastery of the Dormition in Ratchaburi. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and […]

Russian Orthodox Church to Build New Monastery in Germany

This story is not new, but it was new to me. Thank you to our German readers for bringing it to my attention. The Russian Orthodox Church has described as an historic event the construction of Orthodox St. George Monastery at the distance of 80 kilometers from Berlin on the territory of former East Germany. […]

They Must Learn, For They Do Not Know

The conversion of George Lesier With this title we publish the letter of Mrs. Catherine Lesier, by which she expresses her thanks for the contribution of our Holy Monastery for the conversion of her reposed husband to the One, Catholic and Apostolic Church, our Orthodox Church. We used the above title, because it consists of […]

Cannon Street’s Spiritual Heaven

Monasteries are in short supply these days, but three out-of-country monks have now found peace, quiet and prayer nine times a day at a new haven on Cannon Street East. These monks don’t mind if you stop by. Somebody did visit on behalf of an online review site called Mystery Worshippers. The guest complains about […]

An Interview with Troy Polamalu

The Mane Man By Gina Mazza Pittsburgh Magazine, August 2009 Football is a given: How was this year’s Super Bowl experience versus XL? Tomlin versus Cowher? Goals for the coming season? Fatherhood is new in Polamalu’s life since the birth of his son, Paisios, named after a beloved contemporary Greek Orthodox monastic, Elder Paisios, on […]

Orthodoxy Has A Great Future In Guatemala

Conversation with Abbess Ines, head of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Guatemala Abbess Ines (Ayau Garcia) – Abbess Ines is the head of the only Orthodox parish in Guatemala – the Monastery of the Holy and Life-Giving Trinity, the “Lavra of Mambre”, under the Patriarchate of Antioch. She comes from an influential and well known […]