The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Saint Gregory Palamas   If ‘the death of the saints is precious and the memory of the righteous is blessed’, with how much greater praise should we keep the memory of the ‘saint of the saints’ through whom the whole of sanctity came to them, that is the memory of...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life [2]

The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life [2]

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   After the Lord’s Resurrection, it was Our Most Holy Lady who was the support of the Apostles and the newly-founded Church of Christ. It was she who taught the new Christians, guided them and comforted...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life

The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   Every time we celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God it’s as though we have Easter again. The summer Easter. Our Lady the Mother of God prepares Easter for us. A glorious crossing ‘from...

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The Elevation of the Bread in Honour of the Most Holy Mother of God

The Elevation of the Bread in Honour of the Most Holy Mother of God

Saint Maximos the Greek   The Only-Begotten Son and Word of God, who became a human person for us (though He was sinless), voluntarily underwent the crucifixion, death and burial so that our human nature, which the father of evil had caused to be cast out of paradise in olden...

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What are the Illnesses and Functions of the Brain?

What are the Illnesses and Functions of the Brain?

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru, Senior Neurologist, at this part of his interview to Pemptousia explains us what are the illnesses and functions of the brain. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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They’re not worth crying over

They’re not worth crying over

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   When we speak to people today, about mourning, it seems strange to them, because they think it shameful to cry. Of course, when we’re dealing with passing, vain matters, it is indeed not worth crying. But that mourning’s just on the level of social convention....

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The Relationship Between Science and Religion

The Relationship Between Science and Religion

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru, at the first part of his exclusive interview to Pemptousia, speaks on the relationship between science and religion. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United...

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Sin and Sickness: An Orthodox View (3)

Sin and Sickness: An Orthodox View (3)

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   Of course, all of this doesn’t mean that sickness is removed with the coming of Christ into the world, despite the fact that, when announcing the cure of the sick, Christ also indicates the presence of God in His own Person. Apart...

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The Possessed Young Man

The Possessed Young Man

Archimandrite Ioïl Yiannakopoulos   In the Gospel , concerning the young man who was possessed, we’re given the opportunity to examine the shortcomings in the way we bring up our children. Bringing children up outside Christianity If we’re to see the shortcomings in the way...

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Christ’s Transfiguration and our Own

Christ’s Transfiguration and our Own

Archimandrite Iakovos Kanakis   Yesterday and today we have a great feast of the Lord, the Transfiguration of Christ the Saviour. We shall say a few words about the feast, based on what the Gospel tells us. Not long before His crucifixion, Christ took three of His disciples, Peter, James...

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Lord in the Light… (set to music by Ioannis Koukouzelis. Tone plagal three)

Lord in the Light… (set to music by Ioannis Koukouzelis. Tone plagal three)

Listen now  On the occasion of the feast of the Transfiguration, the Greek Byzantine Choir, under the direction of the late Lykourgos Angelopoulos, Archon Protopsaltis of the Most Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople, sings, in plagal tone three, the verse from the Psalms ‘Lord they will walk in the light of...

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Transfiguration

Transfiguration

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. There are blessed or tragic moments when we can see a person revealed to us in a light with a depth, with an awesome beauty which we have never suspected before. It happens when...

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