The christian celebration of Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebaste was superimposed over the traditional start of the agricultural year and generated a Romanian traditional celebration, martyrs or “măcinicii”. On this day, proceed to clean household garbage collected posing fire with fire brought from home only to bring the heat in the house and outside. In …

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Saint John Cassian the Roman was born around 360, probably in Lesser Scythia (in Dacia Pontica). His pious Christian parents gave him an excellent classical education, and also instructed him in the Holy Scriptures and in the spiritual life. St John entered a monastery in the diocese of Tomis, where his friend and relative St …

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On February 20 marks 160 years since the abolition of slavery in the Romanian principalities time. After five centuries of the Middle Ages difficult in 1856, Roma were free men, without a master. „Musă ce lui Omir odinioară/ Cântaşi Vatrahomiomahia,/ Cântă şi mie, fii bunişoară,/ Toate câte făcu ţigănia,/ Când Vlad Vodă îi dede slobozie,/ …

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The Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Recruit (Tyro) was a soldier in the city of Alasium of the Pontine district (northeast province of Asia Minor, stretching along the coast of the Euxine, i.e. the Black Sea), under the command of a certain Brincus. They commanded him to offer sacrifice to idols. St Theodore firmly confessed …

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“Πόλις αρχαιοτάτη και τωνγε εν τη εώα πασών αρίστη” Ioánnis Evghenikós Trebizond is the end of the most difficult and less hospitable sea routes on the southern shore of Pontus: a line laced beginning of the exit of the Bosphorus – the most beautiful piece of land in the world – and goes to Colchis, …

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Saint Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople, “the Church’s far-gleaming beacon,” lived during the ninth century, and came from a family of zealous Christians. His father Sergius died as a martyr in defense of holy icons. St Photius received an excellent education and, since his family was related to the imperial house, he occupied the position of …

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The purpose of the Assembly is to determine by vote the composition of the new Parish Council and to hear the administrative and financial reports. It will be to our members to analyze the situation of the church and to discuss current and future projects. There will also be presented activity reports by the church …

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On January 30 the Orthodox Church commemorates the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian (Nazianzus) and John Chrysostom, who shepherded the fourth century, considered “the golden age” of Christian theology. Beyond their memory individual (January 1, January 25, respectively on November 13), these saints have received a day of celebration shared after some …

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