The Brain – Nous and Prayer

The Brain – Nous and Prayer

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru explains the difference between the brain and the mind, the spiritual determination of the mind and its affect to the prayer. 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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The meaning of pain in our life

The meaning of pain in our life

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   Apart from the suffering that it causes, physical, mental or spiritual pain– which entered man’s life by divine sufferance – also has positive effects for man’s earthly life and development. It is easy to philosophise or theologise about...

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‘Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt’

‘Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt’

Metropolitan Nikolaos (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki   It was February, 1988. Quite cold in Karyes . It’s at quite a high elevation and it’s damp which makes things more difficult. But the weather was dry that day. There was a bit of a breeze...

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Jesus Christ The Universal Person

Jesus Christ The Universal Person

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Christ, as the true and universal man, is the measure of all things for all people. He is the ultimate measure, universal and timeless, for the whole world. He is the true measure by which we can define or...

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About Insomnia

About Insomnia

Watch now  Watch Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru, talking about insomnia, at his exclusive interview to Pemptousia. 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 States of America . It is a recognized leader in the...

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‘At your deathless Dormition’, plagial tone two (Choir of Vatopaidi)

‘At your deathless Dormition’, plagial tone two (Choir of Vatopaidi)

Listen now  The Choir of the Fathers of Vatopaidi sing the Doxastiko at Lauds for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, in plagial tone two. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly...

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Samuel the Judge and Prophet (+ Αugust 20)

Samuel the Judge and Prophet (+ Αugust 20)

Theodore Rokas   The Prophet Samuel, the last Judge of Israel, appeared on the stage of Biblical history towards the end of the period of the Judges, which, because of the lack of a king (“there was no King in Israel”, Judges 21, 25) was a chaotic period of intense...

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”He was nourished by prayer and did not feel the pangs of hunger”: New Martyr Theocharis from Neapolis, Asia Minor

”He was nourished by prayer and did not feel the pangs of hunger”: New Martyr Theocharis from Neapolis, Asia Minor

In 1740, the Ottoman Empire was at war and Sultan Ahmet ordered that all the male children of Christians be taken off to army camps. Theocharis, who was an orphan, was picked up with other children and begged the Lord day and night prevent him from being tortured. One day,...

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Psychological Behavior – Spiritual Life and a Life in Christ

Psychological Behavior – Spiritual Life and a Life in Christ

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru at the third part of his interview to Pemptousia, speaks on the effect of our psychological behavior in our spiritual life. 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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The Holy Monastery of Iviron is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin

The Holy Monastery of Iviron is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin

Monk Chariton of Karoulia   The monastery was founded in 980 by the Iberian noble and distinguished general John Thornic, who essentially enlarged and renamed the old monastery of Clementos granted to him by the emperor Basil II. Of this earlier monastery’s only part of the katholikon seems to have...

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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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