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pemptousiaocn-5-1 Pemptousia is published by the ‘SAINT MAXIM THE GREEK’ Institute for the Research, Preservation, and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions. It appears online, in several languages. Pemptousia (www.pemptousia.com) and OCN have formed a strategic partnership, whereby content from each organization is shared online by both. We are delighted to bring you articles, videos, and other offerings from the Holy Mountain here at MyOCN.net.

Gluten-free Lenten Tapas

James W. Lillie   If you want to make a special ascetic effort for Lent, you could always eat what the Prodigal Son wanted to. When he was away being…

Mar 28, 2017

Only violence against our false self brings us freedom

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   All of this (see Coercion and violence are the basic characteristics of the patricidal…

Mar 27, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 2. Eve The Helper

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The word “helper” itself presupposes an action for which Adam needs help. The only work that the text refers to is…

Mar 26, 2017

The message of our salvation

Today is a bright and joyful day for the human race. The Archangel Gabriel brings the message of our salvation to the Virgin Mary. God comes to be born…

Mar 25, 2017

‘Hail, life-bearing Cross’

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   The Church boasts of the Precious Cross and experiences its message at every point of its worship. At every service, throughout…

Mar 24, 2017

‘To you victorious leader of triumphant hosts’, ancient melody, 4th plagial tone (former Protopsaltis Archon Leonidas Asteris)

The Akathistos Hymn occupies an important in the reverential period of Great Lent and is one of the most popular and well-known hymns, both in terms of…

Mar 24, 2017

Historic Moments at the Holy Sepulchre: repaired by Greek experts, the Holy Canopy has been returned to use

Pepi Ekonomaki   After many months of work by an inter-disciplinary team from the Metsovio National Technical University, under the leadership of…

Mar 23, 2017

The katavasies for ‘I will open my mouth’ – Iordanis Koutsimanis

As a living continuum of tradition, Byzantine music occupies an important position in the musical past of Veria. Today, gifted singers continue this musical…

Mar 22, 2017

Announcement by the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

Today’s verdict on the part of the Greek justice system has restored the honour of those who have been so unfairly treated for almost a decade. The Holy…

Mar 22, 2017

Abbot Ephraim: Lord’s Cross in our Life

Elder Ephraim, Abbot of Vatopedi Holy Monastery, Mt Athos. Greece, at a Sermon on Lent’s Third Sunday Vespers (2014). Source: pemptousia.com  …

Mar 22, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 1. The Story of Creation

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The story of creation presents the basic principles of human life and behavior. It is the main reference for the Christian…

Mar 21, 2017

Recipe for Prosforo (Church Bread)

Ingredients: 5 cups of strong (bread) flour 3 cups (roughly) of warm water 1 teaspoon of salt Fresh brewer’s yeast, about the size of an almond (or a…

Mar 20, 2017