Publican and Pharisee

23 February 1986

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. The Lord said once or perhaps was it one of His apostles, “if you judge yourself you would not be judged”. If we passed an honest judgement about what we are, turned to God in repentance and began to lead a life worthy…

Towards Christmas

Sunday, December 10, 1995

We are now moving towards the Feast of the Incarnation of the Son of God. What does it say to us? I begin to speak of it now because we must reflect deeply about what the coming of the Lord in human form signifies in our own life. In the days when the Church was…

On Fasting

25 November 1990

In the Name of the Father,  the Son and the Holy Ghost.   In today’s Gospel we hear the Lord saying to each of us that our neighbour is not the one whom we like, not even the one whom we love; it is the one who needs us, whether he likes us or not,…

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! (Russian version)

В № 2 ‘Приходского вестника’ Лондонского прихода  за 1953 год  был напечатан текст настоятеля, иеромонаха Антония, будущего Митрополита Сурожского, его впечатления от Коронации  взошедшей на Британский Престол молодой Елизаветы II. Коронация состоялась 2 июня 1953 г. Вот этот текст:  «На многая, многая лета!»  Как это знают все те, которым дано часто бывать в церкви, наш…


Impressions of the Coronation from. Fr. Antony Bloom, Priest of the Russian Church in London THOSE who take an active part in the life of our Parish know that, long before the Coronation, it had begun to prepare itself for the great event for which we were all waiting. Two lectures had been given in…


28 August 1986

In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.  The Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God which combines together two events: Her death and Her resurrection is the body on the third day has been for centuries, indeed — from the very beginning of the existence and…


By Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

from a talk given in Fribourg in 1970

…From the beginning the Orthodox Church has insisted on the fact that it is not the laying on of hands, but the gift of the Spirit which brings about an ordination. At the ordination of a deacon words are used which I think ought to bring sobriety to many of those who perform ordinations. When…

Sermon for the 1st Sunday after Easter

28 April 1968

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We are still illumined by the joyful light of Easter and yet the fear is already creeping into our hearts that this light will soon fade, that we shall find ourselves in the position of the people at the marriage at Cana of…


Newsletter № 327, 1999 February

13 February 1972

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  Today, on our preparation journey towards Lent, we have come to an ultimate stage: we are confronted with judgement. If we pay attention to it, next week our spiritual destiny will be in our own hands, because next week is the day of…

Radio in London

January 5, 1968

The word “Epiphany” means manifestation. . . . . At the festival of the Epiphany 4 events were commemorated — the Nativity of Christ, the adoration of the Wise Men, Epiphany, i.e., the Baptism of Christ, and the marriage in Cana of Galilee. In early times these four feasts were not appointed to special dates….