English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas 

Vladivostok. (20070312 - www.orthodox.cn) On March 9th, Archbishop Sergiy (Chashin) of Usuriisk met with the clerics of the temple of the Holy Life-giving Trinity in Pyongyang (DPRK). Among them were priests Feyodor Kim, Ioann Ra and the choir director Nikolai Kim.

Orthodox North Korean priest have been in Vladivostok from the beginning of the Great Lent for liturgical practicum at St. Nicholas Cathedral. They were ordained in August 2006, during the consecration of the Orthodox temple in Pyongyang .

During the meeting they discussed organizing Paschal divine services and festivities in Pyongyang; plans exist to help the Korean clergy by sending a priest and a choir from the Vladivostok eparchy. At Bishop Sergiy's suggestion, it was decided to begin to prepare a choir from among the parishioners of the temple of the Life-giving Trinity.


Teachings of Christ

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33 ESV)


Blessed are You, O Christ our God, * Who has shown the fishermen to be all wise, * by sending down to them the Holy Spirit, * and through them You have caught the whole world in Your net. * O Lover of Mankind, glory to You. (Troparion - Tone 8)

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

When the Most High descended, confusing tongues, * He divided the nations; * but when He distributed the tongues of fire, * He called all to unity; * and, with one voice, * we glorify the Most Holy Spirit. (Kontakion - Tone 8)

Random Proverb

"Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you." (Proverbs 3:28 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Faith and love which are gifts of the Holy Spirit are such great and powerful means that a person who has them can easily, and with joy and consolation, go the way Jesus Christ went. Besides this, the Holy Spirit gives man the power to resist the delusions of the world so that although he makes use of earthly good, yet he uses them as a temporary visitor, without attaching his heart to them. But a man who has not got the Holy Spirit, despite all his learning and prudence, is always more or less a slave and worshipper of the world.

St. Innocent of Irkutsk, Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven.