Церковные ВѢХИ

Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus. Outside the Church there is no salvation, because salvation is the Church. For salvation is the revelation of the way for everyone who believes in Christ's name. This revelation is to be found only in the Church. In the Church, as in the Body of Christ, in its theanthropic organism, the mystery of incarnation, the mystery of the "two natures," indissolubly united, is continually accomplished. -Fr. Georges Florovsky


§ 20. For our faith, brethren, is not of men nor by man, but by revelation of Jesus Christ, which the divine Apostles preached, the holy Ecumenical Councils confirmed, the greatest and wisest teachers of the world handed down in succession, and the shed blood of the holy martyrs ratified. Let us hold fast to the confession which we have received unadulterated from such men, turning away from every novelty as a suggestion of the devil. He that accepts a novelty reproaches with deficiency the preached Orthodox Faith. But that Faith has long ago been sealed in completeness, not to admit of diminution or increase, or any change whatever; and he who dares to do, or advise, or think of such a thing has already denied the faith of Christ, has already of his own accord been struck with an eternal anathema, for blaspheming the Holy Ghost as not having spoken fully in the Scriptures and through the Ecumenical Councils. This fearful anathema, brethren and sons beloved in Christ, we do not pronounce today, but our Savior first pronounced it (Matt. xii. 32): Whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. St. Paul pronounced the same anathema (Gal. i. 6): I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another Gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you, than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. This same anathema the Seven Ecumenical Councils and the whole choir of God-serving fathers pronounced. All, therefore, innovating, either by heresy or schism, have voluntarily clothed themselves, according to the Psalm (cix. 18), ("with a curse as with a garment,") whether they be Popes, or Patriarchs, or Clergy, or Laity; nay, if any one, though an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Thus our wise fathers, obedient to the soul-saving words of St. Paul, were established firm and steadfast in the faith handed down unbrokenly to them, and preserved it unchanged and uncontaminate in the midst of so many heresies, and have delivered it to us pure and undefiled, as it came pure from the mouth of the first servants of the Word. Let us, too, thus wise, transmit it, pure as we have received it, to coming generations, altering nothing, that they may be, as we are, full of confidence, and with nothing to be ashamed of when speaking of the faith of their forefathers. - Encyclical of the Holy Eastern Patriarchs of 1848

За ВѢру Царя И Отечество

За ВѢру Царя И Отечество
«Кто еси мимо грядый о нас невѣдущиiй, Елицы здѣ естесмо положены сущи, Понеже нам страсть и смерть повѣлѣ молчати, Сей камень возопiетъ о насъ ти вѣщати, И за правду и вѣрность къ Монарсѣ нашу Страданiя и смерти испiймо чашу, Злуданьем Мазепы, всевѣчно правы, Посѣченны зоставше топоромъ во главы; Почиваемъ въ семъ мѣстѣ Матери Владычнѣ, Подающiя всѣмъ своимъ рабомъ животь вѣчный. Року 1708, мѣсяца iюля 15 дня, посѣчены средь Обозу войсковаго, за Бѣлою Церковiю на Борщаговцѣ и Ковшевомъ, благородный Василiй Кочубей, судiя генеральный; Iоаннъ Искра, полковникъ полтавскiй. Привезены же тѣла ихъ iюля 17 въ Кiевъ и того жъ дня въ обители святой Печерской на семъ мѣстѣ погребены».

Monday, August 2, 2010

AUSSIE CARROTS, Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes, Stir-fried Spinach

Aussie Carrots

1 pkg. carrots
1 Tsp. curry
2 Tsp. water
1 1/2 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. chili powder (Hot)
2 Tsp. minced Garlic
2 finely minced serano peppers

Peel and slice carrots into quarters, 3 inches long.
Place in tin foil with all ingredients.
Wrap tightly and put on grill.
Let cook for 20 minutes.


Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes

Vegetarian Recipe

5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 beefsteak tomatoes
4 ounces orzo
8 black olives, stoned and finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
2 ounces freshly chopped garlic
Salt and black pepper
Fresh basil sprigs to garnish

Brush a baking sheet with olive oil.
Slice the tops off the tomatoes and reserve.
If the tomatoes will not stand cut a thin slice off the bottom. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the tomato pulp into a strainer, but do not pierce the tomato shells. Invert the tomato shells onto kitchen paper, pat dry and then set aside to drain.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.
Add the orzo and 1 tablespoon of the remaining olive oil and cook until tender, but still firm to the bite.
Drain the pasta thoroughly and set aside.

Put the olives, chopped basil, parsley and garlic into a large mixing bowl and stir in the drained tomato pulp.
Add the pasta to the bowl.
Stir in the remaining olive oil, mix together well, season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spoon the pasta mixture into the tomato shells and replace the lids.
Arrange the tomatoes on the baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 22 minutes.
Remove the tomatoes from the oven and allow to cool until warm.
Arrange on a serving dish and serve with the fresh basil sprigs.

Recipe makes eight servings Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes.


Stir-fried Spinach

2 lb. spinach
2 t. salt
1-1/2 t. sugar
5 T. vegetable oil

Trim and wash the spinach.
Heat oil, put spinach in and stir-fry for 1 minute with high heat.
Add salt and sugar.
Mix well and serve.


Plate, serve, enjoy.

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