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“The First Time He Came to Save the World; the Second He will Come to Judge it.” (Meat-Fare Sunday) – 2

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   He Himself said: “The Father gave all judgement to the Son”. The same Son Who came to save…

Feb 20, 2017

“The First Time He Came to Save the World; the Second He will Come to Judge it.” (Meat-Fare Sunday) – 1

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Nothing else in life is so certain as that we shall die. The fact that we were born and are in…

Feb 19, 2017

Those who honour the Son honour the Father Who sent Him

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   Through sin, we did not only set aside God’s commandment but also engendered…

Feb 18, 2017

Hymns after Psalm 50 in the Triodio, by Dimosthenis Païkopoulos (Open to me the gates of repentance – The multitude of my past iniquities)

The period of the Triodio and Great Lent is very important for the spiritual life of the Church. This is because it prepares us properly for our participation…

Feb 17, 2017

Holy Communion – 2

We don’t take Holy Communion just because we’re in church and something’s moved us to do so, or because others are, or because we’ve become used…

Feb 16, 2017

Metropolitan Athanasios: “Contemporary Charismatic Elders”

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemesos, Cyprus, speaks on our era’s charismatic elders. Source: pemptousia.com ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK …

Feb 15, 2017

Who is the newly-proclaimed Saint Meletios?

Evagoras Makhaira   On 27 November, 2013, the Ecumenical Patriarchate entered two new names into the Calendar of Saints of the Church: Porfyrios Kavsokalyvitis…

Feb 14, 2017

The Prodigal Son: Like a dead man even before he died in the body

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The Prodigal Son lived aimlessly and wasted all the wealth his father gave him. When he’d spent it all, a famine struck…

Feb 13, 2017

Holy Communion

At this point, the curtain of the Royal Doors is usually closed, and preparations are made for the Holy Communion of the priests and the faithful. While…

Feb 12, 2017

Archimandrite Zacharias: “My Acquintance with Elder Sophrony”

Archimandrite Zacharias, from Holy Monastery of Honourable Forerunner, Essex, England, speaks about his spiritual father Elder Sophrony. Source: pemptousia.com…

Feb 11, 2017

How we should deal with difficult children

Saint Paisios the Athonite   (A letter written by Elder Païsios to a family of firm believers who were socially and spiritually aware and in despair…

Feb 10, 2017

Who’s responsible for a really Christian marriage?

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   The newly-weds are our spiritual children, members of our parishes. It’s the duty of clergy to celebrate…

Feb 09, 2017