St. Christina - July 24 Your lamb Christina, O Jesus, Calls out to You in a loud voice: I love You, O my bridegroom, And in seeking You, I endure suffering. In Baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, And died so that I might live with You. Accept me as a pure sacrifice, For I have offered myself in love. By her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.
In the mountains of northern Ethiopia, Lalibela is one of the most important pilgrimage places of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Lalibela is famed for its 11 Medieval churches, all hewn into the rock, been built during the 25 yearz of King Lalibela.
"For the sun we see rises each day for us at His command but it will never reign neither will its splendour last but all who worship it will come wretchedly to punishment. We on the other hand shall not die who believe in and worship the true sun Christ who will never die no more shall he die who has done Christ's will but will abide for ever just as Christ abides for ever who reigns with God the Father Almighty and with the Holy Spirit before the beginning of time and now and for ever and…
Sumela is 1600 year old ancient Orthodox monastery located at a 1200 meters height on the steep cliff at Macka region of Trabzon city in Turkey. Pontian Greek monastery, built by the Pontic Greeks who lived there from 700 B.