God will not abandon us go further down

God will not abandon us go further down

Anthimos Ananiadis, Actor   Watch Now  Anthimos Ananiadis is talking about his plans, about bringing his experience from the American movie factory in Greece and creating a new movie with spiritual characteristics about a Greek orthodox hero. In his job he is realising the presence of God who is not...

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The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Monk Agapios From the Kyriakodromion of Monk Agapios The Holy Fathers of the Church have commanded us to sing and read today about the case and parable of the Publican and the Pharisee, in order that we might prepare for the spiritual struggles and warfare of Holy Lent, which is approaching. This...

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A Journey with Sinners, Lunatics and Lovers..

A Journey with Sinners, Lunatics and Lovers..

Fr. Spyridon Skoutis   A lot of hesitations… Some people don’t want to go to confession, others are driven mad by being woken up early to go to church, the fast seems like a mountain, but dieting for the beach is a child’s game. You see a priest on the...

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The Need to Knead

The Need to Knead

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   ‘If you don’t want to knead, you’ll spend ten days sifting flour’, that is, finding excuses for your laziness. The folk saying’s got it right. And if that’s true for the genuinely tiring task of kneading bread, how much more so is it of the...

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Our ‘Good Image’

Our ‘Good Image’

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   It’s not unusual for people to be very concerned that others should have a good image of them. This demonstrates a lack of self-awareness, humility and seriousness. In the depths of their being, the dominant feeling is one of egotism, the basis for vanity. In other...

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Rely on the Grace

Rely on the Grace

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   If you allow the thought that you can rely on your own powers and proceed in that vein, then pride enters. You lose what you’ve gained and you need to start again from the beginning, to humble yourself,...

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That we should not despair, even though we sin often

That we should not despair, even though we sin often

Saint Peter the Damascan   Even if you are not what you should be, you still ought not to despair. It’s bad enough that you’ve sinned, without maligning God by regarding Him, in your ignorance, as powerless. He it is Who, for your sake created the great universe that you...

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The mystery of the divine ‘Being’ is the ineffable mystery of love

The mystery of the divine ‘Being’ is the ineffable mystery of love

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The truth is that the Son is the revelation of the Father and is testimony to the fact that, without a profound investigation of the mystery of sonship, it is impossible to delve into the sacred mystery of real paternity. Fatherhood...

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Holy Communion – 2

Holy Communion – 2

We don’t take Holy Communion just because we’re in church and something’s moved us to do so, or because others are, or because we’ve become used to doing so. We have to be prepared. First of all, we have to be aware what a special gift Holy Communion is for...

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Holy Communion

Holy Communion

At this point, the curtain of the Royal Doors is usually closed, and preparations are made for the Holy Communion of the priests and the faithful. While this is happening, the Communion Hymn is sung, which is often verses from certain psalms, but may also be other hymns or extracts...

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A scandal, many sins and a saint!

A scandal, many sins and a saint!

Ioannis Panayiotopoulos, Lecturer at the Theological School, Athens University   One of the most wonderful stories in the Lavsaïko describes...

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The Human Condition

The Human Condition

Saint Justin Popovich   We humans find ourselves on the road between paradise and hell, between God and the devil. All our thoughts and reflections, and every one of our feelings, bring the soul a little closer to paradise or hell. If a thought or reflection is rational (that is...

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