Imagining the Holy

Imagining the Holy

I grew up in a Lutheran Church in Wisconsin, hearing the stories of the Bible every Sunday just as I still do now as an Orthodox Christian. And my imagination filled in the details of the tales proclaimed from that pulpit. As I heard about Jesus and the places he...

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Saving an Ancient Cave Monastery in Georgia

Saving an Ancient Cave Monastery in Georgia

Vardzia, July 10, 2014:  Vardzia is the cave monastery complex of the 12th-13th centuries in the valley of the Kura river, situated about 70 kilometers south of the town of Borjomi. This is an outstanding monument of medieval Georgian architecture. The three-day international seminar, dedicated to the development of plans...

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The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

We saw previously that the Creed confesses the Church as an object of faith to show how, despite all its historical liturgical diversity (especially in the pre-Nicene period), the true Church was one, and the salvation one experienced there was not affected by where one lived. We look now at the...

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120,000 People Visit Grave of Elder Paisios

120,000 People Visit Grave of Elder Paisios

Source: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/72262.htm 20 years ago (on July 12, 1994) the Athonite elder Paisios (Eznipidis) reposed. On July 12-13, 2014, a very large number of people came to commemorate the great ascetic of our times and to pray at his grave, reports AgionOros.ru. Thousands of pilgrims queued for hours in huge...

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