Cultural Tradition and Continuous Renewal

Cultural Tradition and Continuous Renewal

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana   Although he was an innovator , the attitude of the Apostle of the Gentiles towards the achievements...

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Sunday of the Last Judgement

Sunday of the Last Judgement

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   13th February 1972 In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Today, on our preparation journey towards Lent, we have come to an ultimate stage: we are confronted with judgement. If we pay attention to it, next week our spiritual destiny...

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Saint Païsios Gave him a Knife to Take Revenge With!

Saint Païsios Gave him a Knife to Take Revenge With!

There was a man from Halkidiki whose son was killed on an air training mission. The co-pilot survived. The father was inconsolable and, in his pain, decided that the co-pilot was responsible. He planned revenge. He learned the man’s address, his movements and made plans to kill him. Some acquaintances...

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Last Judgement (Mat. 25, 31- 46)

Last Judgement (Mat. 25, 31- 46)

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Today’s parable is so familiar to us that we may well not even notice its message. And it speaks to us of two things. It reminds us of the fact that...

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Reflections on the future of Orthodox Theology after Crete, on the publication of the book ‘The Patristic Witness pf Georges Florovsky Essential Theological Writings’

Reflections on the future of Orthodox Theology after Crete, on the publication of the book ‘The Patristic Witness pf Georges Florovsky Essential Theological Writings’

Watch Rev. Dn. Dr. Anastasios Brandon Gallaher’s speech at the International Conference “The Theological Legacy of Archpriest Georges Florovsky”. The conference was organised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3...

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‘From synthesis to Symphony: The Legacy of Fr. Georges Florovsky and the Future of Theology’

‘From synthesis to Symphony: The Legacy of Fr. Georges Florovsky and the Future of Theology’

Watch Very Rev. Dr. John Behr’s speech at the International Conference “The Theological Legacy of Archpriest Georges Florovsky”. The conference was organised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an...

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Dimitirios Magouris: ‘Open to me the gates of repentance’

Dimitirios Magouris: ‘Open to me the gates of repentance’

Listen now      The pre-cleansing period of the Triodio will bring us to the gates of Great Lent. It’s a period of intense liturgical activity and spiritual watchfulness, as demonstrated by the poetic discourse of these days. The hymns which follow the reading of Psalm 50 have a special...

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St. Philothei of Athens 1522-1589

St. Philothei of Athens 1522-1589

St. Philothei lived in the Turkish-occupied, sixteenth-century Athens. Her spiritual and social work was groundbreaking, especially for a woman of that era. It was accomplished within the Church and dedicated to the service of the Greek people as a continuation and consequence of Orthodoxy and Romanity. On 19 February 1589,...

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Open Call for Posters – 3rd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC20

Open Call for Posters – 3rd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC20

OPEN CALL FOR POSTERS 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL MEDIA AND ORTHODOX PASTORAL CARE ‘DMOPC20’ 7-9 MAY 2020, ORTHODOX ACADEMY OF CRETE, KOLYMBARI The third international ‘Living Water’ conference on Orthodox Pastoral Care and the Digital Media which will take place in May 2020 at Kolymbari, Crete, will focus on...

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God’s Great Love for Us

God’s Great Love for Us

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘But he became angry and did not wish to enter’. The parable of the Prodigal Son, which is read today in church, has been called a pearl among the parables, and the Gospel within the Gospel. Some commentators have called it...

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Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   19 February 1984 In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Time and again I have occasion to preach on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, on the story of the Publican and the Pharisee, and every time I notice how...

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The Unique Value of Every Life

The Unique Value of Every Life

Archimandrite Iakovos Kanakis   There are some things that require no explanations, no analyses and no arguments; the truth is so blindingly obvious that only expediency and guilty feelings would be reasons for seeing them otherwise. What is under discussion here is the deliberate termination of pregnancy, and it really...

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