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Blessed Sampson the Hospitaller (+ 27 June)

Our blessed father Sampson came from a family from the high society of Roman aristocracy, apparently linked to the kin of Constantine the Great. He studied…

Jun 27, 2017

Fr. Sergei Bulgakov (1871-1944) – Seventy three years since his death

The present article constitutes a brief reference to the life and work of Sergei Bulgakov, on attaining seventy three years since his death. Sergei Bulgakov…

Jun 26, 2017

Dismissal Hymn for the Athonite Fathers (Deacon Dionysios Firifiris)

The memory of All the Saints who shone on the Holy Mountain is celebrated on the second Sunday of Matthew. The establishment of the common feast began…

Jun 26, 2017

The Creation of the World: The Crossroads between Theology and Science [4]

Dr Petros Panayiotopoulos Moreover, the truth is that the idea of creation from nothing had begun to gain ground in the mind of the scientific community,…

Jun 25, 2017

CERN, a community of peace

Dr. Sergio Bertolucci, Director for Research and Computing, CERN, is speaking exclusively to Pemptousia, about the work and life in CERN ( European Organization…

Jun 24, 2017

Our Blessed and God-bearing Fathers of the Holy Mountain

Metropolitan Nikolaos (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki Honoring the saints is a fundamental element of Orthodox tradition and life. Through the…

Jun 23, 2017

On the need to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes used to them

Abba Dorotheos Set your minds, brethren, to the examination of your affairs and don’t neglect yourselves, because even a little neglect can lead us into…

Jun 22, 2017

“Thank God for everything that happens”

Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Above all pray without ceasing and thank God for everything that happens to you (Rule of Anthony the Great) Anthony the…

Jun 21, 2017

The Spiritual Heart

Fr Zacharias from Holy Monastery of John the Forerunner, Essex, England, speaks on the nature of what Church Fathers call as Spiritual Heart. Source:…

Jun 21, 2017

The Creation of the World: The Crossroads between Theology and Science [3]

Dr Petros Panayiotopoulos Beyond the checking of prevailing theories, which is inherent in the research process, and the required investigation of all…

Jun 20, 2017

What Saints have to tell us today

Prof. Fr Vassilios Kalliakmanis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, speaks at a Conference about the Ss. Cosmas the Aetolian and Porphyrios from Kafsokalyvia….

Jun 19, 2017

Illustrated manuscripts of Holy Land – Proskynetaria

Soterios Cadas Proskynetaria is the name given to manuscripts containing descriptions of the monuments of Palestine, especially the Christian ones. They…

Jun 19, 2017