"Жури да победиш, јер је дан изласка твога из твог света близу. Жури да победиш све струје смрти у теби и око тебе. Сазреваш као шљива. Здраву шљиву прихватиће домаћин у руку, а кварну пустиће да падне свињама. Победа значи здравље. Који побиједи, даћу му да сједи самном на пријестолу мојему, обећа Истинити, Свемогући." свети Николај српски

09.05.2017.

Prayers Before Sleep


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
0 Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all
things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all
impurity, and save our souls, 0 Good One.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice, each with the sign of the
cross and a bow.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the
ages of ages. Amen.
0 Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. 0 Lord, blot out our sins. 0 Master, pardon our
iniquities. 0 Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for thy name's sake.
Lord have mercy. Thrice.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the
ages of ages. Amen.
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be
done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as
we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
And the celebrant says the exclamation. If there is no priest a layman sayeth:
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and save us,
amen.

Prayers After Holy Communion

Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee, O God.

Prayer of Thanksgiving, 1

I thank Thee, O Lord my God, that Thou hast not rejected me, a sinner, but hast vouchsafed me to be a communicant of Thy Holy Things. I thank Thee that Thou hast vouchsafed me, the unworthy, to partake of Thy most pure and heavenly Gifts. But, O Master, Lover of mankind, Who for our sake didst die and didst rise again, and didst bestow upon us these dread and life-giving Mysteries for the well-being and sanctification of our souls and bodies, grant that these may be even unto me for the healing of both soul and body, for the averting of everything hostile, for the enlightenment of the eyes of my heart, for the peace of the powers of my soul, for faith unashamed, for love unfeigned, for the fullness of wisdom, for the keeping of Thy commandments, for an increase of Thy divine grace, and for the attainment of Thy kingdom; that being preserved by them in Thy holiness, I may remember Thy grace always, and no longer live for myself, but for Thee, our Master and Benefactor; and thus when I shall have departed this life in hope of life eternal, I may attain unto everlasting rest, where the sound of them that keep festival is unceasing, and the delight is endless of them that behold the ineffable beauty of Thy countenance. For Thou art the true desire and the unutterable gladness of them that love Thee, O Christ our God, and all creation doth hymn Thee unto the ages. Amen.

Prayer 2, of Basil the Great

O Master Christ God, King of the ages and Creator of all things, I thank Thee for all the good things which Thou hast bestowed upon me, and for the communion of Thy most pure and life creating Mysteries. I pray Thee, therefore, O Good One and Lover of mankind: Keep me under Thy protection and in the shadow of Thy wings; and grant me, even until my last breath, to partake worthily, with a pure conscience, of Thy Holy Things, unto the remission of sins and life eternal. For Thou art the Bread of life, the Source of holiness, the Giver of good things; and unto Thee do we send up glory, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer 3, Verses of Metaphrastes

O Thou Who givest me willingly Thy Flesh as food, Thou Who art fire that doth consume the unworthy, let me not be scorched, O my Creator. But rather, enter Thou into my members, into all my joints, my reins, my heart. Burn up the thorns of all my sins. Purify my soul, sanctify my thoughts. Strengthen my substance together with my bones. Enlighten my simple five senses. Nail down the whole of me with the fear of Thee. Ever protect, preserve, and keep me from every soul-corrupting deed and word. Purify, cleanse, and adorn me; make me comely, give me understanding, and enlighten me. Show me to be the dwelling-place of Thy Spirit alone, and no longer the habitation of sin; that from me as Thine abode through the entry of Communion, every evildoer, every passion may flee as from fire. As intercessors I offer unto Thee all the saints, the commanders of the bodiless hosts, Thy Forerunner, the wise Apostles, and further, Thine undefiled, pure Mother, whose entreaties do Thou accept, O my compassionate Christ, and make Thy servant a child of light. For Thou alone art our sanctification, O Good One, and the radiance of our souls, and unto Thee as God and Master, we all send up glory, as is meet, every day.

Prayer 4

O Lord Jesus Christ our God, may Thy holy Body be unto me for life eternal, and Thy precious Blood for the remission of sins; and may this Eucharist be unto me for joy, health, and gladness. And at Thy dread Second Coming vouchsafe me, a sinner, to stand at the right hand of Thy glory, through the intercessions of Thy most pure Mother and of all the saints.

Prayer 5, to the Most Holy Theotokos

O most holy Lady Theotokos, light of my darkened soul, my hope, protection, refuge, consolation, my joy: I thank thee that thou hast vouchsafed me, who am unworthy, to be a partaker of the most pure Body and precious Blood of thy Son. O thou who gavest birth to the True Light, do thou enlighten the spiritual eyes of my heart; thou who gavest birth to the Source of immortality, revive me who am dead in sin; thou who art the lovingly-compassionate Mother of the merciful God, have mercy on me, and grant me compunction and contrition in my heart, and humility in my thoughts, and the recall of my thoughts from captivity. And vouchsafe me, until my last breath, to receive without condemnation the sanctification of the most pure Mysteries, for the healing of both soul and body; and grant me tears of repentance and confession, that I may hymn and glorify thee all the days of my life, for blessed and most glorious art thou unto the ages. Amen.

Prayer of St. Symeon

Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, O Master, according to Thy word; for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples, a light of revelation for the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.

Trisagion

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (Thrice)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name’s sake.

Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Troparion, Tone 8

Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon hath illumined the universe, and disclosed to the world treasures of uncovetousness, and shown us the heights of humility; but while instructing by thy words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.

Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Kontakion, Tone 6

From the heavens hast thou received divine grace and by thy lips thou dost teach all to worship the One God in Trinity, O John Chrysostom, all-blessed righteous one. Rightly do we acclaim thee, for thou art a teacher revealing things divine.

Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: Troparion, Tone 1

Thy fame hath gone forth into all the earth, which hath received thy word. Thereby thou hast divinely taught the Faith; thou hast made manifest the nature of created things; thou hast made the moral life of men a royal priesthood. O Basil, our righteous father, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Kontakion, Tone 4

Thou didst prove to be an unshakable foundation of the Church, giving to all mortals an inviolate lordship, and sealing it with thy doctrines, O righteous Basil, revealer of heavenly things.

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners; but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.

Lord, have mercy. (Twelve times)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

More honourable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Ponašanje u pravoslavnom hramu (latinica)

Kao što kiša uzrokuje da seme raste, tako crkvena bogosluženja jačaju dušu za činjenje dobrih dela.
(Sv. Jefrem Sirin)

PREDGOVOR
Živeći u vremenu poremećenih vrednosti, sve češće se susrećemo sa jednim apsolutnim neznanjem određenog (nemalog) broja vernika prilikom posete svetim bogosluženjima. Danas, kada se polako vraća svojoj crkvi, primećeno je da ne zna kako se treba u pojedinim situacijama, na verskim činodejstvima i bogosluženjima ponašati.
Imajući u vidu nadahnute reči svetog apostola Pavla: “Kako će poverovati u Onoga za koga i ne čuše? A kako će čuti bez propovednika?” Pravoslavna Narodna Hrišćanska Zajednica izdaje ovu knjižicu, sa ciljem da ona uđe u svaki pravoslavni dom i da bude putokaz onima “koji Boga traže” i dolaze u hram.
“Postoje ljudi koji grade crkve a ne obraćaju pažnju na svoje duše.
Kad uđeš na vrata Božje crkve, ostavi iza sebe sve što je svetsko i zemaljsko.”
(Sveti Filaret Moskovski)

UVOD
Na samome početku, da bismo što lakše shvatili i usvojili naše ponašanje i dužnosti, koje od nas zahteva hram i sveto bogosluženje, potrebno je istaći šta je hram, a šta sveto bogosluženje.
Za razliku od Crkve, koja je duhovna zajednica ljudi sa Bogom, povezanih i sjedinjenih istom verom, istim svetim tajnama, istim bogosluženjem i istom jerarhijom, koja je živi duhovni organizam ili telo čija je glava Gospod Isus Hristos, duša i krvotok Duh Sveti, a organi i ćelije tela hrišćani- hram, ili dom Božji je najsvetije mesto na zemlji u kome se okupljaju vernici, članovi Hristove Crkve, na zajedničku molitvu, duhovno se čiste i leče. On je obitavalište slave Božije i vojske nebeske, mesto gde se veliča i slavi ime Božije, vrši najsvetija žrtva Hristova- sveta tajna Evharistije (Liturgija) i gde vernici bivaju učesnici spasonosnih darova koje im u ime Gospoda Isusa Hrista daju za to posvećena sveštena lica.
Sveto bogosluženje je, po rečima svetog Jovana Kronštatskog, “uzajamno služenje Boga ljuudima i ljudi Bogu…slatki razgovor čoveka sa Bogom, slavljenje Boga i molba za svoje potrebe…”
 Hram i bogosluženje su neiscrpno vrelo blagodati Božije. Vrelo iz koga se naše duše hrane, poje, čiste i snaže, isceljuju, osvećuju i sa tvorcem sjedinjuju, zato i zahtevaju od nas specifično ponašanje.



KAKO TREBA DA SE PONAŠAMO U SVETOM HRAMU I NA SVETOM BOGOSLUŽENJU?

31.03.2017.

Беседе православних свештеника - беседе током Великог Поста

17. март 2017: четвртак пете недеље Велико Поста; Свети Алексије, Човек Божји

 
Прво читање на вечерњој из Постанка 18:20-33

Аврам моли Бога да не уништи Содом ако само десет праведника нађе у њему. Два анђела послата од Бога, неће наћи десет, већ само једног, праведног Лота, и само он и његове ћерке ће преживети.
Живећи, као ми сада, у средишту Содома, морамо потпуно бити одлучни не само да останемо морални, већ и да говоримо и деламо против лажи Содома са апсолутном и доследном јасноћом и одлучношћу, да не одступимо ни милиметар. Лажи Содома су да је црно бело, да је зло добро, да је