Father Gavriil Tsafos (1944-2018), the Elder of Joy

Father Gavriil Tsafos (1944-2018), the Elder of Joy

On Wednesday, 1 August, at the beginning of the fast for Our Most Holy Lady, whom he loved so much, Archimandrite Gavriil Tsafos, the parish priest of the pilgrimage church of Saint Andreas, in Leukosias Street in the Archdiocese of Athens, fell asleep in the Lord. Father Gavriil (baptized Yeoryios)...

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Sin and Sickness: An Orthodox View

Sin and Sickness: An Orthodox View

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   In one of the most beautiful modern examples of our ecclesiastical education, Sister Magdalen of the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist at, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, says that we can’t speak drily about this sensitive subject, and not feel involved. And...

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How can Digital Media help Orthodox Pastoral Care?

How can Digital Media help Orthodox Pastoral Care?

Watch now  Hank Hanegraaff at the last part of his interview at Pemptousia shares his experience on digital media and his view on how they can be used on Orthodox Pastoral Care. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official...

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There’s no end

There’s no end

Elder Iosif the Hesychast   It’s not the case that God’s been described and that’s it, or that His attributes are able to be so described. When, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, we enter into the bosom of Glorification, we’re aware of all these endless, intangible, undiscernible, boundless...

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Temptations in our Life

Temptations in our Life

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   Christ performed many miracles. He performed miracles on people, such as when He cured the paralytic at Capernaum, the ten lepers, the son of the widow of Nain and so on. He also performed miracles which showed us facets of His...

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Encyclical on Bearing an Icon of the Holy Trinity in a Procession

Encyclical on Bearing an Icon of the Holy Trinity in a Procession

Since a question was asked at our office concerning the propriety of bearing an icon of the Holy Trinity in a procession, the theological advisor to the Holy Metropolis of Mani, Georgios Filias, Professor of Liturgics at the University of Athens, was asked to respond and he did so in...

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MUSLIM: Is the world’s fastest growing religion a threat?

MUSLIM: Is the world’s fastest growing religion a threat?

Watch now  Hank Hanegraaf talks about his newest book “MUSLIM: What do you need to know about the world’s fastest growing religion”. He presents the difference between Muslim and Islam and refers to the dangers of the fast growing of Islam. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK...

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The Holy New Martyr Christodoulos from Kassandra – 27 July

The Holy New Martyr Christodoulos from Kassandra – 27 July

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   The new martyr and servant of Christ Christodoulos was from Kassandra, the first leg of Halkidiki, from a village called Valta. When he was still young, he left his home and went to Thessaloniki and, when he’d learned how to make thick woollen cloth and...

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The Holy and Blessed Martyr Paraskevi (26 July)

The Holy and Blessed Martyr Paraskevi (26 July)

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   A Saint who passed through fire and iron* This saint lived at the time of Emperor Antoninus, about the year 140. She came from a village near Old Rome and was the daughter of Christian parents, called Agathon...

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Wanted: Elijah

Wanted: Elijah

Georgios Ant. Galitis, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School, University of Athens   Elijah the Zealot. ‘The angel incarnate and rampart of the prophets’. There’s not a location in Greece that doesn’t have a church, or at least a chapel, a shrine, in his honour. He’s also similarly honoured in...

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The Personality of Saint Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles

The Personality of Saint Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles

Georgios Zaravelas, Theologian   Saint Mary Magdalene is the most outstanding person in the circle of Christ’s women disciples, and, indeed, the most significant female figure in the Christian Church, after the Mother of God. Her importance for the Church is expressed in the lengthy references to her in the...

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What do we Need to know about Afterlife?

What do we Need to know about Afterlife?

An Exclusive Interview with Hank Hanegraaff, at the third part of his exclusive interview at Pemptousia. Hank Hanegraaff in his interview to Pemptousia presents the content of his book about afterlife. The book focuses to the relationship between God, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Man in the concept life...

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