Find an Orthodox Christian Counselor Near You

Find an Orthodox Christian Counselor Near You

Did you know that there are individual licensed Orthodox Christian Counselors throughout the United States?  Reach out to one in your area.  Orthodox Christian Network partnered up to share The Orthodox Mental Health Professional Directory. It began thanks to a group of licensed mental health professionals, who are also priests...

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Again, on sorrows and patience

Again, on sorrows and patience

Saint Dimitri of Rostov   Patience in trials is a sure way of uniting ourselves to God. Complaining separates us from God, so patience forges our union with Him. So if you suffer all your trials with patience and gratitude, for His sake, He will reward you with eternal bliss....

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Are There Wonder-Working Icons?

Are There Wonder-Working Icons?

Elder Epifanios Theodoropoulos †   We Orthodox don’t worship icons, or the saints, the angels or even Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God. We worship only God in the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We honour and glorify the saints, the angels and, even more the...

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The Gift of Far-sight and Other Miraculous Events

The Gift of Far-sight and Other Miraculous Events

Manolis Karakostas   Another phenomenon which many who visit monastics have observed is the gift of far-sight which some of these people have. Often the Elders know names and situations regarding their visitors without the latter having mentioned the issue they’ve come to raise. Many such instances have been recorded,...

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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 October 1589,...

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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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