Saint Priest-Martyr Monan of Isle of May & 6.600 Martyrs in Fife, Scotland (+874) – March 1

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Ruins of the Monastery of Saint Andrian on Isle of May, Scotland

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Saint Priest-Martyr Monan of Isle of May

& 6.600 Martyrs in Fife, Scotland (+874)

March 1

Saint Monan lived in the 9th century. He was a companion of Martyr Saint Adrian/Ethernan who was Abbot in the Monastery of Isle of May in Scotland.

After the Martyrdom of Saint Andrian of the Monastery of Isle of May by Vikings, Saint Monan went on to Inverey in Fife and set up a chapel.

He martyred with 6.600 Christians by Viginks in Fife, Scotland, on 874.

Saint Monan’s feast day is March 1.

Percy Show, Αγγλία, 1933: Η συνεισφορά μιας γάτας στην ασφαλή οδήγηση

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Percy Show, Αγγλία, 1933:

Η συνεισφορά μιας γάτας στην ασφαλή οδήγηση

Ἡ νυχτερινή ὁδήγησι ἦταν ἄκρως ἐπικίνδυνη μέχρι λίγο πρίν τόν Β´ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, ἀφοῦ οἱ προβολεῖς τῶν αὐτοκινήτων δέν ἦταν τόσο δυνατοί, ἐνῶ δέν ὑπῆρχαν σημάδια στό ὁδόστρωμα γιά νά προειδοποιοῦν γιά τυχόν στροφές. Οἱ περισσότεροι Βρεταννοί ὁδηγοί προσανατολίζονταν χάρι στίς ράγες τοῦ τράμ πού βρίσκονταν στούς δρόμους, ὅμως, στή δεκαετία τοῦ 1930 πολλές ἀπό αὐτές τίς ράγες εἶχαν μεταφερθῆ ἀλλοῦ. Τά μάτια, ὅμως, μίας γάτας θά ὑποκινοῦσαν κάποιον νά ἐπινοήση ἕνα μηχανισμό πού θά ἔκανε τήν ὁδήγησι πιό ἀσφαλή.

Τήν ἐποχή ἐκείνη, ἕνας ὑπάλληλος ὁδοποιΐας, ὁ Percy Show, ταξίδευε συχνά μέ τό αὐτοκίνητό του λόγῳ τῆς δουλειᾶς του καί εἶχε συνειδητοποιήσει πόσο δύσκολη καί ἐπικίνδυνη ἦταν ἡ νυχτερινή ὁδήγησι σέ δρόμους γεμάτους μέ στροφές. Μία νύκτα τοῦ 1933 γεμάτη μέ ὀμίχλη, ὁ Show ἐπέστρεφε στό σπίτι ὅταν πρόσεξε δύο μικρά πράσινα φῶτα, πολύ κοντά τό ἕνα στό ἄλλο. Ἀπό περιέργεια κατέβηκε καί πρόσεξε ὅτι τά δύο “φῶτα” πάνω στά ὁποῖα εἶχαν “πέσει” οἱ προβολεῖς τοῦ αὐτοκινήτου ἦταν τά μάτια μίας γάτας πού κάθονταν στό φράκτη. Τότε κατάλαβε ὅτι κατευθύνονταν κατευθείαν πάνω στό φράκτη καί ὅτι οὐσιαστικά ἡ γάτα τοῦ εἶχε σώσει τή ζωή.

Τή στιγμή ἐκείνη ἀναρωτήθηκε ἄν θά μποροῦσε νά φτιάξη ἕνα μικρό μηχανισμό πού θά τοποθετοῦνταν, σέ μικρή ἀπόστασι τό ἕνα ἀπ᾽ τό ἄλλο, πάνω στό ὁδόστρωμα καί τό ὁποῖο θά ἀντανακλοῦσε τά φῶτα τῶν διερχόμενων αὐτοκινήτων, προειδοποιώντας κατά κάποιο τρόπο τούς ὁδηγούς γιά τήν πορεία τοῦ δρόμου.

 

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Saint Bride Hermitage, ROCOR Scotland

Why Orthodoxy? – Ryan Hunter, USA & Scotland – From Roman Catholicism to Orthodoxy

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GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

USA OF MY HEART

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Ryan Hunter

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East Setauket, Long Island, NY, USA

Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery

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Why Orthodoxy?

by

Ryan Hunter

(Part 1-14)

Source:

http://journeytoorthodoxy.comHERE

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

After years of spiritual wandering and disillusionment, and studying all religions, I am entering the Eastern Orthodox Church: How I discovered new meaning in the word “catholic” and the true challenge of a Christian life

“In His unbounded love, God became what we are that He might make us what He is.” —St. Irenaeus (d. 202)

I am in love. The object of my affection, or rather, my devotion, is not a person per se, though it is very much alive. It has been alive for 2,000 years, persisting through seemingly insurmountable odds, and in that time it spread from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean north and east, ultimately to the shores of Alaska and the New World. Now it is very much established and thriving here in the US. What is this thing that has become such a defining part of my life?

I have fallen in love with the Orthodox Church.

It is difficult for me to render into words an account of the transformation that this awakening has wrought in all areas of my life. I feel myself to be at last truly satisfied, spiritually and emotionally. I feel enriched beyond description after years of an ever-present void. From the depths of my heart I sense that I am now a more fulfilled Christian, and above all I know that I am a more inspired human being. Sadly in this Continue reading “Why Orthodoxy? – Ryan Hunter, USA & Scotland – From Roman Catholicism to Orthodoxy”

Saint Nathalan (St Nachlan), Bishop of Tullich, Scotland (+678) – January 19

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The ancient Cowie Church of St Nathalan in Scotland

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Saint Nathalan / Nachlan

Bishop of Tullich, Scotland (+678)

January 19

Saint Nathalan or Nachlan (+678) is a saint who was active in the district now known as Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He is also known by the names Saint Nachlan and Saint Nauchlan.

Saint Nathalan was born in the village of Tullich, for which he was eventually appointed as bishop. The earliest church in Tullich was founded by Saint Nathalan in the 7th century. He also built churches at Bothelim and Colle. He was a nobleman who cultivated. He possessed a large estate, which he cultivated and distributed his harvest generously to the poor. He was one of the Apostles of that country.

Saint Nathalan is reputed to have built the first small chapel on the windswept clifftop at Cowie sometime during the 7th century.

One very rainy summer the great saint, in a moment’s weakness, cursed the rain which was hindering the harvest. In penitence for his great sin in cursing God’s creation, Saint Nathalan padlocked his right arm to his right leg, tossed the key into the River Dee and set off to walk to Rome to seek forgiveness. Upon reaching Rome he sat down to supper. However, when he cut open the fish laid before him he found the very key that he had thrown into the Dee many months previously. A pool in the river nearby is still known as “the key pool” for this reason.

Saint Nathalan died on 678.

Source: Wikipedia

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Link: Saint Bride Hermitage – An Orthodox Hermitage in Scotland

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Saint Bride Hermitage

An Orthodox Hermitage in Scotland

email : saintbridehermitage@gmail.com

telephone : + 44 (0) 7927 947280

We are a small monastic skete of the Russian Orthodox Church in the British Isles. We are especially blessed to celebrate the ancient British liturgy of Saint John the Divine as well as the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom.

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Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy in Isle of Iona

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Interior in a pre-schism chapel

At Bickleigh in Devon

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Εκπομπή 24: Συνάντηση με Ορθόδοξους Αγίους της Ιρλανδίας & της Μ Βρεταννίας – ORTHODOX HEART

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HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY

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Εκπομπή 24: Συνάντηση με Ορθόδοξους Αγίους της Ιρλανδίας & της Μ Βρεταννίας

ORTHODOX HEART

Ορθόδοξοι Ναοί στην Ιρλανδία & στη Μ. Βρεταννία – Πατριαρχείο Μόσχας – ROCOR

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IRELAND & BRITISH ISLES

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Ορθόδοξες Εκκλησίες στην Ιρλανδία & στη Μ. Βρεταννία

Πατριαρχείο Μόσχας – ROCOR

Link: Celtic Orthodoxy – Orthodox Christian Faith and Life – Orthodox City Hermit

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Celtic Orthodoxy

Orthodox Christian Faith and Life

Orthodox City Hermit

 

 

Ορθόδοξοι προσκυνητές στην Νήσο Iona της Σκωτίας το 2012

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SAINTS OF MY HEART

Άγιος Κολούμπα της Νήσου Iona της Σκωτίας (+597)

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“Στην Αϊόνα της καρδιάς μου,

στην Αϊόνα που αγαπώ,

αντί για τη φωνή των μοναχών,

θα ακούγεται το μούγκρισμα των κοπαδιών.

Μα πριν φθάσει το τέλος του κόσμου,

η Αϊόνα θα ξαναγίνει όπως ήταν”

Προφητεία Αγίου Κολούμπα της Νήσου Αϊόνα της Σκωτίας (+597)

Ορθόδοξοι προσκυνητές στην Νήσο Iona της Σκωτίας το 2012

Τόποι ιεροί, τόποι αγιασμένοι. Για τον Ορθόδοξο Χριστιανό τέτοιοι τόποι σηματοδοτούν στιγμές προσκυνήματος, λατρείας, πνευματικής ανάπαυσης και μυστικής αναζήτησης. Η ελληνική γη, ευλογημένη από κατάσπαρτα μαρτύρια, μοναστήρια, ασκηταριά και ξωκλήσια, καλεί διαρκώς τον Χριστιανό σ’ ένα αδιάλειπτο προσκύνημα. Κάθε ιερός τόπος γίνεται αφορμή συνάντησης γης και ουρανού. Μια μικρή έξοδος από τον κόσμο και πρόγευση της ουράνιας πατρίδας.

Πρώτοι προσκυνητές, εκείνοι οι άνδρες και οι γυναίκες, που, οδηγημένοι από το Πνεύμα, αναζήτησαν τόπους άσκησης, προσευχής, πάλης των παθών και θείας συνάντησης. Στα βήματα της δικής τους «εξορίας» ψάχνουμε και μείς, διψασμένες ψυχές, τη δική μας συνάντηση με τον Θεό, μακριά από τη φασαρία των καιρών.

Τη συνάντηση αυτή αναζήτησε μια ομάδα κάπου 40 προσκυνητών, που ταξίδεψαν απ’ όλα τα μήκη και πλάτη της γης για να βρεθούν σ’ έναν τέτοιο ιερό τόπο. Έναν τόπο αγιασμένο, που η πορεία της ιστορίας μέσα στους αιώνες, θέλησε να ξεχαστεί -μόνο πρόσκαιρα- στη συνείδηση της μαχόμενης Εκκλησίας. Για τους Ορθοδόξους αυτούς από την Αριζόνα και τη Σιβηρία, τη Νέα Ζηλανδία και την Ολλανδία, το Continue reading “Ορθόδοξοι προσκυνητές στην Νήσο Iona της Σκωτίας το 2012”

Orthodox Parishes in Great Britain & Ireland – Eastern Orthodox Church – ROCOR

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Orthodox Parishes in Great Britain & Ireland

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Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

ROCOR

A list of parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ireland & British Isles.

See also:

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and

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Link: The Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints – An Orthodox Presence in the Hebrides Islands, Scotland, UK

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An Orthodox Presence in the Hebrides Islands, Scotland, UK

Teach your children love – By Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland

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“Build Christian values in them, not Christian knowledge.

Work with their hearts, rather than their minds, because the theology of the heart cannot be erased”

(Fr. Seraphim, Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints)

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Teach your children love

by

Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints

in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland

What exactly is there to teach a child (or a teenager, for that matter)? In what ways is it beneficial for a child to sit down and learn about the Holy Trinity or Christ’s two natures? Is that where we should start? Are dogmas the central focus?

To me, church school is an interesting, but completely alien concept. The idea that I may go to church for anything else except worship feels strange. The notion that I can be taught about worship – by any other means except worship itself – is also strange. I instinctively dislike the thought that someone would try to ‘school’ me about God.

As a monastic, I haven’t had the experience of raising my own children. But I was a child once, and my memories of those years are all built around emotions, not knowledge: I remember playing, I remember my best friends, I remember some of the naughty jokes we played on the old people (that is, Continue reading “Teach your children love – By Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland”

Celtic Saints – Orthodox City Hermit

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Celtic Saints

Orthodox City Hermit

Video: Priestmonk Seraphim speaks on Monastics, Monasticism & the Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland

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HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY

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Priestmonk Seraphim speaks on Monastics, Monasticism & the Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints in Isle of Mull, Hebrides Islands, Scotland.