Le Seigneur distribue Sa grâce à ceux qui s’imposent les fatigues d’un pèlerinage – Saint Jean Maximovitch (+1966) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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FRANCE OF MY HEART

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Saint Jean Maximovitch (+1966)

“Dans Sa bonté, le Seigneur distribue Sa grâce à ceux qui s’imposent les fatigues d’un pèlerinage: le pèlerinage ne rapproche pas Celui Qui est partout, mais les efforts des pèlerins rendent ceux-ci dignes de Sa manifestation, non par eux-mêmes mais parce qu’Il les accepte dans Sa miséricorde.”

Saint Jean (Maximovitch), Archevêque de Shangaï, Bruxelles et San Francisco.

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Sara Hillis, Canada: My journey from witchcraft to Orthodoxy

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CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY

My Journey From Witchcraft To Orthodoxy

Sara Hillis, Canada

“The Illumined Heart” podcasts from Ancient Faith Radio with host Kevin Allen, featuring Sara Hillis, a musician and English literature scholar who became a witch priestess before encountering Christ and finding the Orthodox Church! Sara is now a parishioner of All Saints of North America Orthodox Church in Hamilton, Ontario.

Part 1 (May 30, 2008) | Part 2 (June 6, 2008)

Source:

http://www.orthodoxtoronto.ca/journey

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ORTHODOX TORONTO

Ο Άγιος Ιάκωβος Τσαλίκης της Εύβοιας (+1991), ο Άγιος Δαυΐδ της Εύβοιας (+1589) και η άθεη κοπέλλα από τον Καναδά

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FAITHBOOK – ORTHODOXY

Ο Άγιος Ιάκωβος Τσαλίκης της Εύβοιας (+1991),

ο Άγιος Δαυΐδ της Εύβοιας (+1589) και

η άθεη κοπέλλα από τον Καναδά

«Ἡ κοπέλλα ἀπ᾽ τόν Καναδᾶ, φυσικός μάλιστα, δέν ἦταν πιστή κοπέλλα, ἦταν μᾶλλον ἄθεη. Πῆγαν νά τόν δοῦν καί τούς λέει ὁ π. Ἰάκωβος Τσαλίκης (+1991):

“Τώρα φεύγω, πάω στό χωριό, δέν ξέρω ἄν θά γυρίσω γρήγορα. Εὔχομαι, ὅμως, ὁ Ἅγιος Δαυΐδ τῆς Εὔβοιας (+1589), πού εἶναι ἐδῶ στό μοναστήρι μας νά σᾶς πληροφορήση ὅτι ὄντως ὑπάρχουν ἅγιοι, ἡ χάρις τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος. Ὑπάρχει ὁ Θεός, ὁ ὁποῖος νικᾶ τῆς φύσεως τούς νόμους”.

Πῆγε, λοιπόν, ὁ π. Ἰάκωβος στό ντουλάπι, ἐκεῖ πού φυλᾶνε τά λείψανα τοῦ Ἁγίου Δαυΐδ τῆς Εὔβοιας πῆρε ἕνα κομμάτι ἀπ᾽ τά λείψανα, ἀπ᾽ τή λειψανοθήκη, ἔκλεισε τό ντουλάπι κι ἔφυγε. Ὅταν ξεκίνησε νά φύγη, τότε, τό θυμιατό πού ἦταν μέσα στό ντουλάπι κλειστό μέ γυαλιά γύρω-γύρω ἄρχισε νά κινεῖται μόνο του καί νά θυμιάζη μπροστά στά μάτια τῆς μοναχῆς, τῆς κοπέλλας ἀπ᾽ τόν Καναδᾶ καί τοῦ π. Ἰακώβου. Αὐτό ἐξακολούθησε περίπου μισή ὥρα. Τότε ὁ π. Ἰάκωβος, μέ πολλή φυσικότητα, εἶπε:

“Κοίταξε, Μαρία, αὐτό τό θυμίασμα γιά σένα εἶναι. Γιά νά πιστέψης ὅτι ὁ Ἅγιος Δαυΐδ μπορεῖ νά ἐνεργῆ καί ὑπεράνω τῶν νόμων τῆς φύσεως”».

Orthodox Christianity: Canada

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Orthodox Christianity: Canada

The Vikings in Newfoundland: Canada’s first Orthodox parish? – Fr. Geoffrey Korz

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AMERICA OF MY HEART

CANADA OF MY HEART

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The Vikings in Newfoundland: Canada’s first Orthodox parish?

by Fr. Geoffrey Korz

“Where two or three are gathered together in My name,

I am there in the midst of them” – Matthew 18:20

Source:

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2015/09/the-vikings-in-newfoundland-canadas-first-orthodox-parish/

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

The tiny community of L’Anse aux Meadows at the far northern tip of Newfoundland is distinguished among Canadian heritage sites as the oldest European settlement in Canada. Scarcely a dozen buildings remain of this Viking settlement, constructed over one thousand years ago by a group of Scandinavian settlers who appeared ready to make a new home in the frigid northlands of what would later become Canada.

It is almost certain that the tiny group was led by a Viking named Karlsefni, an associate of Leif Erikson (called Leif the Lucky, for his many extraordinary successes), one of the first Norsemen to accept baptism within a largely pagan culture. By the time these settlers arrived in Canada, Christianity and paganism were living side by side in northern Europe, and had not yet had the opportunity to discover the differences which would inevitably lead to conflict. The Norse were a pragmatic lot, whose religious zeal was usually focused on doing whatever it took to survive and to win. And the Christian God was the ultimate Victor.

A delightful story is told of the curious Viking habit of seeking repeat baptisms; it seems the Norsemen were drawn to baptism, every year, at the hands of Saint Ansgar and others, enjoying the fresh white shirt and ten silver talents they customarily received at the hands of the priest, if only they would allow themselves to be submerged beneath the sacred waters (Joseph Lynch, Christianizing Kinship, p. 73). For the average pragmatic Viking, multiple baptisms simply made sense: it conferred spiritual as well as material benefits desperately needed in a seagoing culture, where life was hard, brutish, and Continue reading “The Vikings in Newfoundland: Canada’s first Orthodox parish? – Fr. Geoffrey Korz”

Ο Καναδός Charles Taylor Καθηγητής του Πανεπιστημίου McGill του Montreal περί της Ορθόδοξης Θείας Λειτουργίας

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ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

O Καναδός Charles Taylor, Καθηγητής Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Φιλοσοφίας στό Πανεπιστήμιο McGill του Montral του Καναδά μας αναφέρει:

«Ένας φίλος με έπεισε να παρακολουθήσω τη Θεία Λειτουργία του Πάσχα, στον Καθεδρικό Ναό της Ρωσικής Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας των Αγίων Πέτρου και Παύλου, στο Montreal. Αυτή η διαφορετική εκδοχή του Χριστιανισμού, σε σχέση με το γνώριμό μου Καθολικισμό, με συγκίνησε βαθειά».

Πηγή:

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TRUTH TARGET – ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΑΠΟΛΟΓΗΤΙΚΗ

 

Canada: The passing of the Native American Mohawk’s Chief Frank Natawe (1927-2000)

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NATIVE AMERICANS MET ORTHODOXY

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CANADA: THE PASSING OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN MOHAWK’S CHIEF FRANK NATAWE (1927-2000)

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The path of the Native American Mohawk’s Chief Frank Natawe

led him to the bosom of Orthodoxy

by

Dr. John (Yanni) Hadjinikolaou

Rate Professor of  McGill University in Montreal, Canada

in the magazine Synaxis

“The passing of a Mohawk Native American”

Here is the story of Frank Natawe an American Native Mohawk’s Chief (1927-2000) who lived and died as an Orthodox Christian (Eastern Orthodox Church), at the same time defending his tribe’s tradition. He even began translating the words of the most holy ceremony of Orthodoxy into his own people’s language.

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AMERICA OF MY HEART

Saturday night. Very few lights were on.  In the Russian Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Vespers have just started. The shadowy silhouettes of the few faithful who were attending the service became more defined, as the candles were lit, one by one, in the candle stand. The iconostasis of the altar was very imposing; it was something that was carved by experienced craftsmen at the beginning of the century…….

It was my second time at Vespers, years ago… The words of the prayer “mirthful light” in Slavonic gave one a sense of inner peace and relaxation.  Everything seemed to be in prayer at that moment; for the day that passed and the day that was to come. After the madness of the day, this refuge of thankfulness actually calmed the wild beasts of the mind….

In the dim, half-light I could discern a few of the profiles there: an old Russian lady with her grandchild, a tall, skinny, middle-aged man, a young girl around fifteen, a young family with their two children… and suddenly, my attention was caught by a figure near the large window.  Directly below it, I made out a silhouette that was completely different to all the others.  It was a fifty-year old Native American with vivid, characteristic features, and his long hair tied back in a ponytail that reached his waist. My gaze stopped upon him… What a strange figure in here…  I imagined he was just a visitor.

At the end of the service, I couldn’t fight the urge.  I approached him, eager to meet him.

Yannis, I said to him in English. Welcome..

– Vladimir, he replied.

– I’m Greek. And you? I asked him.

– So am I, he replied.

I was stunned…. That was the last thing I expected to hear!

– Do you speak Greek? I asked.

He paused to think for a moment, then quoted in Greek:

– «In the beginning was the Logos and the Logos was with God, and God was the Logos».

Just as he finished saying this phrase, he burst into laughter. I was lost for words…

– I am Mohawk Native American, he said sharply. But somehow, I also feel Russian and Greek and Serbian and Romanian, because…. I’m Orthodox…..

A glimmer appeared in his eye, as it did in my heart…

This was how Vladimir and I met. His real name was Frank Natawe, before Continue reading “Canada: The passing of the Native American Mohawk’s Chief Frank Natawe (1927-2000)”