Divine Liturgy on the 10th Sunday of Saint Matthew

Divine Liturgy on the 10th Sunday of Saint Matthew

In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our souls from death by your intercessions. Apolytikion in the First Tone ————————————— Feast Day-August 23 Apodosis of the Dormition of our...

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Meaningful Prayers

Meaningful Prayers

If we live in the world – we most likely are struggling with our prayer life. How can we transform our prayers so that they are more meaningful? How can we focus our mind in our hearts so that we can commune more deeply with our Creator in internal prayer?...

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Music and Mediation in St Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary ‘On the Inscriptions of the Psalms’

Music and Mediation in St Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary ‘On the Inscriptions of the Psalms’

In his On the Making of Man, St Gregory of Nyssa likened the human body to a kind of musical instrument, played upon by the mind of man. In the same work, he dismissed as pagan the idea of man as microcosm. Yet later, in his dialogue On the Soul...

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Η τραγική εικόνα του ανθρώπου

Η τραγική εικόνα του ανθρώπου

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παίρνοντας αφορμή από την θεραπεία του δαιμονισμένου νεαρού της ευαγγελικής περικοπής της Κυριακής, περιγράφει τον σημερινό άνθρωπο που υποφέρει απο τα ίδια συμπτώματα. Η τραγικές ομοιότητες είναι συγλονιστικές. Νηστεία, προσευχή και ταπείνωση είναι τα συστατικά που χρειάζονται για να μας οδηγήσουν στον Κύριο ώστε να πραγματοποιηθεί και...

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