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Those who truly love God

Saint Symeon the New Theologian       Who are those who truly love God, where does their love for Him come from and how is it shown? What…

Jan 16, 2017

What is the Kingdom of God?

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom     I should like to begin with a short reading from the book of Revelation, chapters 21 and 22: I heard a great voice…

Jan 15, 2017

Deicide is the equivalent of Patricide

1. According to the Biblical concept, ‘patricide’ is essentially the same as the sin of Adam and Eve. Their effort to become gods through the forbidden…

Jan 14, 2017

Holy Theophany: beyond the symbols

The celebration of Holy Theophany certainly has a most important place in the life of the Orthodox Church. This is because the order of service for the…

Jan 13, 2017

Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them

Abbas Dorotheos: That we should take care to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes accustomed to them. Dorothei Gaza, frescă Dionysiou,…

Jan 12, 2017

Christ’s Person as the Foundation of Church Life

Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid speaks for the significance of Christ’s Person for Church life. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX…

Jan 11, 2017

Guide and Redeemer

‘Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world (Jn. 1, 29) Yesterday, my beloved friends, the Twelve Days of Christmas came to an end….

Jan 10, 2017

Time and the Church – 2

Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor The eschatological nature of the Church is revealed especially in the sacrament of the Divine Liturgy. The celebration…

Jan 09, 2017

Time and the Church – 1

Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor Christ’s advent brought the kingdom of God into the world. And the realm where the kingdom of God is made manifest…

Jan 08, 2017

New Year’s Message for 2017 from His Eminence Metropolitan Amvrosios of Korea

Metropolitan Ambrosios of Korea Crisis! Crisis of many natures—political, social, family, youth, environmental, economic! Crisis of institutions and…

Jan 07, 2017

Theophany or Epiphany – 2

Saint John Chrysostom Which baptism was performed, in His case? Not that of the Jews, nor ours, nor John’s. Why? You yourselves, from your own view of…

Jan 06, 2017

Theophany or Epiphany – 1

Saint John Chrysostom We shall now say something about the present feast. Many people celebrate feast days and know what they’re called, but don’t…

Jan 05, 2017