Tag: Mary

Entering the Temple with the Mother of God
Liturgical Life, Theology

Entering the Temple with the Mother of God

“Today Anna bequeaths joy to all instead of sorrow by bringing forth her fruit.Today with joy she brings to the Temple of the LordThe true Temple and pure Mother of God the Word.” (Troparion in Tone 4) As faithful Orthodox navigating a tumultuous world, what does the upcoming Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos…

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Woman of Peace, Temple of War
Culture and Arts, Religion and Politics

Woman of Peace, Temple of War

The Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces was sprinkled with holy water by Patriarch Kirill in 2020, but that does not mean it is holy. It has forsaken the elegant curves of a traditional Russian dome to deliberately resemble nuclear missiles (which Russian priests have cheerily blessed). The classic two-dimensional apse mosaic of Christ…

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