Full Schedule for Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph

Full Schedule for Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America will be officially enthroned over the weekend of December 5-7. His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch is traveling to America for the occasion, which will take place at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. Preparations are...

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The Feast of the Entrance and the Protoevangelium of James

The Feast of the Entrance and the Protoevangelium of James

Much of the hymnography adorning our Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple causes the raising of eyebrows—talk about Mary being escorted into the Holy of Holies by Zechariah the high-priest and remaining there, being miraculously fed by an angel.  How is it that any female was...

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Saint Porfyrios Kavsokalyvitis: a modern-day Patro-Kosmas Aitolos

Saint Porfyrios Kavsokalyvitis: a modern-day Patro-Kosmas Aitolos

Professor Fr. Vasilios Kalliakmanis of the Theological School of the University of Thessaloniki answers the question ‘Are there any people like Patro-Kosmas today? The talk was given at a conference to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Saint Kosmas Aitolos in 1714. “I think lots of things are...

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Paper Plates

Paper Plates

For years, my mother pleaded with me to use paper plates during stressful times in my life. “Annie, why are you staying up to wash dishes after you get the baby to bed?! The Earth will be fine if you use paper plates at dinner. Recycle them if you feel...

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