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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Stylianos of Paphlagonia

Stylianos of Paphlagonia(app. 400AD-500 AD) or Stylianos the Hermit is an unusual Saint highly venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church. On one hand, he is an example of a pious asceticism, on the other he is a healer & children’s … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VIII

Esteemed Readers, great news! We have passed the no-windy area, so we are sailing rather swift now. There are plenty of sea-food & fished around. Just take a fishing rod & catch. Enjoy these pretty days on our 17th century … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Simeon of Verkhoturye

Simeon of Verkhot’urye or Simeon of Merk’ushino (1607-1642) is a venerated Russian Saint who began a tradition of simple hermit living & who is also believed to be the guardian of the Ural & the Siberian lands. There is little … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saints Cosmas & Damian

  Unlike the Western Christian tradition, the Russian Orthodox Church as well as the Eastern Orthodox Church in general venerate three different brothers Cosmas & Damian belonging to different places. They have different feast days, but are united with one … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco

John of Shanghai & San Francisco (1896-1966) is a very unusual Russian Orthodox Saint of our times.  He was a pastor, a spiritual father, a healer & even possessed a gift of foreseeing. He belongs to the family of the … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint George

Saint George or Saint George the Winner as we often name him (died 23 April 303) is one of the most respectful Russian Saints, the patron of Moscow & Russia since the time of Prince Yuri Dolgor’ukij (the Long-Armed) (1099-1157). … Continue reading

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Saints of The Russian Orthodox Church: Matrona Nikonova

Mother Matrona, Matrona of Moscow (as we call her), Matrona la Cieca or Matrona Nikonova (1881/1885-1952) is one of most praised Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church who was blessed with the gifts of prophecy, spiritual vision & healing since … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Domine Salvum Fac Regem

Esteemed Readers, I present you another splendid spiritual composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is called “Domine, Salvum Fac Regem”. The first text was written in Italian in 1658 & translated in French. This motet served as the official hymn in … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Te Deum Laudamus

Esteemed Readers, Happy Easter! May it be indeed the time of your personal resurrection, of raise to a new spiritual level so necessary to fight the Evil oppressing us & to return the Light back! May Jean-Baptiste’s Lully composition “Te … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Omnes gentes (1685)

Esteemed Readers, here is another little piece of the Sacral music by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It belongs to the same set of “Les Petits Motets” & is called Omnes gentes. They are based on Psalms/Salmi 46-47 expressed in accordance with Lully’s … Continue reading

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