Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/ 60 Time, our best teacher, or... http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_151120_1.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:33:18 -0400 <p>Time, it&rsquo;s our best teacher, but sadly, it kills the student.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Don&rsquo;t be surprised, that&rsquo;s the essence of it. During our hardships and trials in life, we often hear words of advice from people close to us, or from the wiser portion of our friends and acquaintances. We probably hear comforting things like, &ldquo;relax, time heals all wounds, time is a wise and efficient healer,&rdquo; or &ldquo;time will put everything back in its place, time is fair,&rdquo; or &ldquo;only time can make you smarter, time is a thoughtful teacher.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> At first this seems right, but what if you look closer? Let&rsquo;s first consider the essence of time as a healer, does time really heal? No, it is only an intermediate in the hands of a true physician, our Lord, God. When a person turns to God in prayer, after some time God heals, but when people let things be, relying only on time itself, without turning to God, time simply drives the pain into the depths of subconsciousness. Like when a helpless doctor who can no longer save the patient sticks him with a dose of morphine, just so that the unfortunate patient will not suffer any more pain.<br /> <br /> Now, what if we look at time as a teacher? Let's consider this. Every teacher has their advantages and disadvantages, but there&rsquo;s something that all teachers have in common, and that is that all teachers have Honor students and losers. However, time as a teacher, only has Honor students, as it kills the losers. Yes, as an effective teacher, time presents impressive lessons, but if a person does not accept them and immediately correct his or her errors in repentance, instead leaving things as they are and relying on the time, the errors do not go into oblivion but slowly corrupt the person&rsquo;s life on earth preparing him for a terrible fate in the Hereafter.<br /> <br /> Thus time becomes a murderer, unless God in His mercy will wait for our repentance to the very end. But can we count on that without doing anything ourselves? No, we should, with the help of God, carefully learn the lessons that this effective teacher presents us with, or else the teacher will destroy us.</p> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_151120_1.html New Reader http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_171017_1.html Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://english.holyvirginprotection.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2017/Pokrov_lit/PL017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=150&final_w=100&percent=100"><p>On the patronal feast day of the cathedral, His Eminence Archbishop Peter tonsured Rostislav Gan to the rank of Reader.&nbsp; We congratulate Reader Rostislav and wish him God's help in his service to the church.&nbsp; Axios!</p></div> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_171017_1.html Concert http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_171110_1.html Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://english.holyvirginprotection.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/2017/-_0EN-page-0.jpg&archive=0&final_h=94&final_w=120&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In connection with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the cathedral will host a visuo-musical concert that will illustrate the sorrowful path of the last 100 years in Russia.&nbsp; Tickets for the concert are available at the candlestand for $15 which includes lunch.</p></div> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_171110_1.html 100 YEARS http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_171028_1.html Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://english.holyvirginprotection.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/2017/civil_war.png&archive=0&final_h=74&final_w=120&percent=100"><p>This month marks 100 years from the tragic events that followed the February and October revolutions of 1917 in Russia.&nbsp; The abdication of Czar was remembered in March.&nbsp; The upcoming centenary of sorrowful events will be marked by a series of undertakings at the cathedral...</p></div> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_171028_1.html Thanksgiving Services http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_161118_1.html Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="text-align: justify;">On Thanksgiving Day, November 24th at 9 AM there will be a hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the feast of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God. &nbsp;Following the Liturgy, there will be a traditional meal in the parish hall to which all are invited.</p> <div class="x_x_gmail_default">Please assist in preparation of our Thanksgiving Day luncheon!&nbsp;<span class="contextualExtensionHighlight ms-font-color-themePrimary ms-border-color-themePrimary ident_385_557" tabindex="0" role="button">Work is scheduled for&hellip;</span></div> <div class="x_x_gmail_default"><span class="contextualExtensionHighlight ms-font-color-themePrimary ms-border-color-themePrimary ident_385_557" tabindex="0" role="button">Wednesday, November 22nd, from 5 p.m. - hall set up, food preparation</span></div> <div class="x_x_gmail_default"><span class="contextualExtensionHighlight ms-font-color-themePrimary ms-border-color-themePrimary ident_385_557" tabindex="0" role="button">Thursday November 23rd, from 8 a.m. - food preparation, serving, and clean up</span></div> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_161118_1.html Week of 13-19 November http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_170313_1.html Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:17:26 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://english.holyvirginprotection.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/calendar-clip-art-100.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=87&percent=100"><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Monday</span> - <br />19.00 - 21.00&nbsp; LIUBAVA rehearsal</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Wednesday</span> -<br />18.00-19.30 Theatre group</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Thursday</span> -<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span>19.00 - 21.00 Rehearsal<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /><br />Saturday</span>&nbsp; -<br />First and second sessions of school<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Sunday</span> -&nbsp;<br />12.00 - 15.00 Lunch and concert program "The Space of Sadness"</p></div> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_170313_1.html