Child Versus Gorilla – Living Together with the Animal Kingdom

Child Versus Gorilla – Living Together with the Animal Kingdom

The recent child versus gorilla controversy has brought up an older moral question about the status of human life versus animal life. When one is faced with the decision of saving a human life endangered by an animal life, what should one do? In our story the zookeeper clearly stated...

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Holy and Great Council Will Take Place as Scheduled

Holy and Great Council Will Take Place as Scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE ON THE HOLY AND GREAT SYNOD NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has received today the text of an important announcement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate about the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church, which is presented below: ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Communiqué...

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Live Commentary from Holy and Great Council

Live Commentary from Holy and Great Council

Brookline, MA – Hellenic College Holy Cross President, Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, has been chosen to join a team of professionals who will offer live commentary on the Divine Liturgies to be celebrated at the beginning and the close of the long-anticipated Holy and Great Council of the Holy Orthodox Christian Church –...

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An attempt at a niptic/philokalic approach to the Internet

An attempt at a niptic/philokalic approach to the Internet

This video was presented at the 1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (DMOPC15) in Athens on May 7-9, 2015, under His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew.  Click here to see more videos from DMOPC15 on YouTube.  The ‘Saint Maximos the Greek’ Institute for the Investigation, Preservation...

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Receiving Holy Communion in Non-Orthodox Churches and Blessing others

Receiving Holy Communion in Non-Orthodox Churches and Blessing others

Be Transfigured – Receiving Holy Communion in Non-Orthodox Churches and Blessing others This is the first of our “Ask Father” sermons for Summer 2016. This week’s questions both deal with relationships with others, inside and outside the Church. Can I receive Holy Communion in a non-Orthodox Church? What is the proper way...

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We Are All Called to Be Disciples and Apostles

We Are All Called to Be Disciples and Apostles

And Jesus said to the Disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will...

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