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Saint Isaak the Syrian and the Wisdom of his Ascetical Homilies

Feast day: 28 September Not much can be stated with certainty about the life of Saint Isaak. He is believed to have been born in Beth Qatrye (‘region…

Sep 30, 2017

Saint Kyriakos the Anachorite

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Today the Church honours and celebrates the sacred memory of Blessed Kyriakos the Anchorite, who…

Sep 29, 2017

An unknown modern hero -1

Petros Panayiotopoulos   Mr. Dobri Dobrev is a 98 year old man who lost his hearing in the second world war. He walks 10 kilometers from his village…

Sep 28, 2017

The meeting point

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Observation of the commandments and patience in trials are typical of the meaning of the Cross and blessed are they who…

Sep 27, 2017

Saint Silouan and the Quest for God

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) The boundless love of the Triune Trinity for the whole of humankind is always revealed, even if it’s…

Sep 27, 2017

Our Relationship with God: 9. Spiritual progress

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)   As Christ descended first to the nethermost parts of the earth and then ascended above the heavens,…

Sep 26, 2017

Our Relationship with God: 8. Pride and despair

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)   We also said that those who are born of the spirit have a heart in which dwells Christ ‘through faith’….

Sep 25, 2017

Close to Christ and Far from Him

Archimandrite Ioïl Yiannakopoulos   A. Far from Christ. From today’s Gospel reading : ‘We’ve worked all night long and haven’t caught anything’,…

Sep 25, 2017

Metropolitan Pavlos: “Orthodox Christianity in Aleppo”

Watch Now  Still missing Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo speaks on Orthodox Christianity in his City. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX…

Sep 24, 2017

It’s the refuge

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   Our treasure, our hope, what is it? The Church, which isn’t there just to give us material things, though it does that…

Sep 23, 2017

Archbishop Basil of Brussels and Belgium (1900-22 September 1985)

Vsevolod Krivoshein, as he was in the world, was born in Saint Petersburg 1900. His father served as a minister and vice-president of the Russian government….

Sep 22, 2017

In the Prison of Târgu-Ocna

Fr. Constantin Voicescu   ‘No matter how bad pain is, it has no meaning other than the cleansing of the soul which longs for salvation’ (Valeriu…

Sep 21, 2017