‘The usage of electronic digital communication tools, widely known as ‘digital media’ – an evaluation from the perspective of the Orthodox Theological Ethics’

‘The usage of electronic digital communication tools, widely known as ‘digital media’ – an evaluation from the perspective of the Orthodox Theological Ethics’

Watch Fr Ionel Ungureanu’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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The Cook in Paradise

The Cook in Paradise

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   The lack of simplicity, sincerity and authenticity in relations between people leads to social hypocrisy, meretricious morality and formality and, at the same time, provokes adverse reactions among younger people. The problem is worse when there’s no simplicity even among so-called spiritual people. “When spiritual people...

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Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross (John 3:13-17)

Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross (John 3:13-17)

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   A week before the feast day of the Universal Elevation of the Holy Cross, the Orthodox Church prepares the faithful through Scriptural readings, prayer and acts of good deeds to celebrate the event of the finding of the precious and life-giving Cross of our Lord...

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‘Hate speech and Orthodox Church in Ukraine’

‘Hate speech and Orthodox Church in Ukraine’

Watch now  Andriy Us’ speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

A homily of the abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, in the refectory of the monastery at the Feast of the Mother of God on September 8th. *** The Panagia has a central place in divine worship. Feasts of the Mother of God frame the...

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Just smoke

Just smoke

Saint John of the Ladder   Never judge anybody, even if you see them sinning at the hour of their death. Because God’s judgement is beyond our ken. Some people have clearly committed grave sins, but have also done far greater good in secret. So those who gloat are deceived,...

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The Soprano and the Miracle of the Holy Belt

The Soprano and the Miracle of the Holy Belt

Gina Poulou, who is a soprano with the Greek National Opera, has had the most astonishing experience. When the Holy Belt, the relic of the Mother of God, was in Nea Ionia, Athens, in 2017, she reverenced it. A few days before, a small tumor had appeared on her neck...

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It changes people

It changes people

Saint John Chrysostom   Asceticism which is undertaken in accordance with the Law makes people understanding, sensible, modest, able to restrain their anger, to rein in their desires, to perform acts of charity, to be kind to others and to practice all the virtues. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE...

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Saint Hermione, the daughter of Saint Philip the Deacon

Saint Hermione, the daughter of Saint Philip the Deacon

Saint Hermione, one of the four daughters of the Deacon Philip, who, according to the evidence in Acts (21, 8-9) were virgins and prophetesses, Hermioneand Eftyhis went to Ephesus to meet Saint John the Theologian. But because the beloved apostle had already been taken up into the heavens, they followed...

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The Grandeur of the Mother of God [3]

The Grandeur of the Mother of God [3]

Monk Arsenios of the Skete of Koutloumousiou, the Holy Mountain   If we see that some saints enjoy greater glory than others, this is due to the fact they have even a little bit more of Christ’s humility within them, nothing else. There are saints who have astonishing ascetic achievements...

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The Responsibility of Love – 11th Sunday of Matthew

The Responsibility of Love – 11th Sunday of Matthew

Metropolitan Ieronymos of Larisa and Tyrnavos   One of the features of our society is a sense of lawlessness. It’s a belief common to all that certain people get treated in a preferential way, that, while laws exists, they aren’t applied- or at least not equally- to everybody. At the...

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The Grandeur of the Mother of God [2]

The Grandeur of the Mother of God [2]

Monk Arsenios of the Skete of Koutloumousiou, the Holy Mountain   So humility which comes as a natural result after we sin, especially when these are mortal sins, is one thing, and the humility of Christ is another. For sinful people, humility’s absolutely necessary for them to stay alive, so...

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