Deisis (Novogorod)

We recommend searching initially by clicking on one of the logos/links below.

See the FAQs for questions you may have.

E-mail the Directory Webmaster with additions, corrections, critiques, information, or suggestions.
Note: Links to on-line parish directories of our Orthodox brethren can be seen here

Presently, the Directory is still in the process of being compiled; please be patient if your parish isn't yet listed.

The directory is compatible with IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari; it has not been tested with other browsers.


Eastern & Oriental Catholic parishes and missions, listed by Church sui iuris
Eastern & Oriental Catholic parishes and missions listed by locale
All the things you want to or just have to know about the directory and/or its content
The category into which a named entry falls, either by reason of its designation or the nature of the community it serves
Powered by Sigsiu.NET

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers

O Supreme Leaders of the heavenly armies, * we, who are unworthy, ever beseech you, *  that by your prayers you may protect us * with the shelter of the wings of your immaterial glory, * watching over us, who fervently fall down and cry out: * “Deliver us from perils, * for you are the commanders of the Powers on high!” (Troparion, Tone 4)

O Supreme Leaders of the armies of God, * and ministers of the divine glory, * princes of angels and guides of men * ask for what is expedient for us, and for great mercy, * for you are the the Supreme Leaders of the Bodiless hosts. (Kontakion, Tone 2)

November 8th

 

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

While the Bridegroom tarried, they slumbered and slept: Give ear, ye prudent, to our Lord's parable, for it is all light. All of them slept, both the foolish and the wise -- Which signifies that the good and the wicked die until the resurrection. The same sleep comes upon the ten of them, which is as much as to say, That death is the same for all creation without distinction. One was the sleep of the wise and of the foolish, For one is death, both of the righteous and of sinners. The good die, as the wise virgins slept; And the bad die, as the foolish also slept. Behold, all creation looketh for the coming of the Bridegroom, Christ, Who cometh at the end with His angels. But since He hath tarried, all generations slumber and sleep with the sleep of death, while looking for when He cometh.

A Homily on the Ten Virgins by Mar Jacob, Bishop of Serugh