Documentary: St. Paisios (the Athonite) at St. Catherine Monastery, Sinai

lessons from a monastery

This is a beautiful documentary (in Russian with English subtitles) about the life of St. Paisios the Athonite and his years spent on Mount Sinai in Egypt.

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Icon of the Publican and the Pharisee

A Reader's Guide to Orthodox Icons

Icon of the Publican and the Pharisee

The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee is the first Sunday of a three-week period prior to the commencement of Great Lent. It marks the beginning of a time of preparation for the spiritual journey of Lent, a time for Christians to draw closer to God through worship, prayer, fasting, and acts of charity.

The day is named after one of Jesus’ Parables as told in the Gospel of Luke. The icon is a pictorial version of the parable, which is presented below:

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