Resurrection and Agape Vespers in Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos

Resurrection and Agape Vespers in Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos

Watch Agape Vespers, as well as Elder Ephraim speaking to the guests on the Holy Mountain about the Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning.  On the Holy Mountain, Agape Vespers takes place in the morning hours of Easter Sunday and is celebrated in a festal manner. The most important feature is...

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Don’t talk to strangers?

Don’t talk to strangers?

Have your parents ever told you not to talk to strangers? Well, your parentswant to make sure you are safe. Sometimes strangers might not always be so safe. But in today’s Gospel reading, we hear about how our Lord Jesus Christ did just that…He talked to a stranger! In the...

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Orthodox College and Seminary Celebrates 74th Commencement

Orthodox College and Seminary Celebrates 74th Commencement

BROOKLINE, Mass. –Fifty-five students received degrees on Saturday from Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Twenty students received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Hellenic College and 30 received a Master in Theological Studies or a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Five...

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We Are Fools for Christ’s Sake

We Are Fools for Christ’s Sake

  Listen to the Daily Reading for May 26, 2016. St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16 BRETHREN, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools...

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Let God Arise, and the Story of a Dear Friend Named Eva

Let God Arise, and the Story of a Dear Friend Named Eva

Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee before Him! As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before fire, let the wicked perish before God! But let the righteous be joyful! (Psalm 68:1-3) This is the day which the...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert: Things That Don’t Matter Anymore Episode 1:  Biblical Textual Criticism

Musings from a Grateful Convert: Things That Don’t Matter Anymore Episode 1: Biblical Textual Criticism

In kind of an apophatic fit, and instead of ranting about hot-button concerns and other issues that are easy to emphasize as being “important” and even “Urgently of Greatest Importance”, I thought I’d mention a few things that in the past were important, but since I’ve become an Orthodox Christian,...

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