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He won’t abandon you

Elder Iakovos Tsalikis   Be very patient and don’t worry, because you’re a sensitive person, which is why you have health problems. Make your…

Nov 22, 2017

Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Saint Neofytos the Recluse   A brief discourse on the child of God Mary, when she was dedicated to God at the age of three years old, in the Holy…

Nov 22, 2017

It doesn’t fall back

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   When people begin to observe the commandments properly, their mind opens and they understand how God has a plan for each…

Nov 21, 2017

Who is free?

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The great news which Christianity tells the world every day is that things are judged, as regards their true worth,…

Nov 20, 2017

The Fear of God is Reverence for and Love of Him

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The Church is not opposed to the human body. This is why the Fathers were so careful not to damage their body…

Nov 20, 2017

9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The ninth Sunday of Saint Luke and the Gospel reading again revolves around the great temptation of the misuse…

Nov 19, 2017

The Sanctification of the Human Body

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The human person is the temple of the living God. This is an Apostolic teaching of our Church, which means that,…

Nov 18, 2017

Why we should not judge our neighbour

Sunday’s Gospel of the Good Samaritan has as its core message ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself’. But the story is a reply to a specific…

Nov 17, 2017

Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the UNFCCC COP-23 Session

Bonn, Germany, November 6-17, 2017 The 23rd session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change provides occasion to recall with…

Nov 16, 2017

‘Where the Shade of your Grace Falls, Archangel’ (choir of fathers from Vatopaidi)

The monastic life has been called the angelic state, as being the pre-eminent way of imitating and following the life of the angels. Monastics are always…

Nov 15, 2017

Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   Punishment and reward. Both of these are in the hands of God. But just as life on earth is no more than a shadow of…

Nov 15, 2017

The life of Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian – 2

Saint Paisios the Athonite   While he was always charitable towards others, Father Arsenios was very hard on himself, and, out of his great love,…

Nov 14, 2017