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

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35 ESV)

Lamb and Redeemer

When You were baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (Troparion, Tone 1)

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

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge praise You in song: * "You have come, and You have appeared, O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Random Proverb

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you." (Proverbs 3:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The knowledge of the Cross is concealed in the sufferings of the Cross.

St. Isaac the Syrian