Christ is Risen

Christ is Risen!

from the sermon, “Christ is Risen!” by Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow, originally published in “Select Sermons by the Late Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow” London, J Masters, 1873

Is it right to convert into an amusement and pastime that joy which was won for us through sacrifice and suffering? “Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore, ” concludeth the Apostle, “let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkeness, not in chambering and wantones, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.” He hath sufficient light and incorruptible joy, for all and each, so that none need pass by Him in search of illusive splendour, nor need an immortal soul seek its food in corruption. Seek ye then your joy ever in its true source. “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice.” Amen.

The Scripture references for the above, in order, are: I Corinthians 5:7,8; Romans 13:13,14; Philippians 4:4

New Store Website:

Christ is Risen.

We experienced some problems with the monastery’s store website and it was shut down for more than a week. This was an unexpected event, and it was decided an updated store site was needed. The store is now ready to accept orders. With God’s help and your patience, we will continue to improve it as best we can. The address for the new store is easy to remember: