The Christmas Fast

The Christmas Fast

Georgios Arabatzoglou   Another blessed period of fasting begins, a time of spiritual struggle and an effort to turn our mind to God, each of us with the strength and spiritual ‘nobility’ at our disposal, and, as always, in conjunction with the advice of our spiritual guide. This fast begins...

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Sermon on the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Sermon on the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   On the 21st of November, the Church celebrates a special Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her going to the Temple of Jerusalem. As we know from Holy Tradition, her parents Sts. Joachim and Anna were elderly and beyond child bearing years. After many prayers,...

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A Theological Approach to and Interpretation of the Icon of the Entry of the Mother of God

A Theological Approach to and Interpretation of the Icon of the Entry of the Mother of God

Hierodeacon Filaretos, Monastery of the Holy Lavra, Kalavryta   When we look at the icon of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple, we’re conscious of the silence of the Holy Scriptures and listen instead to the augmentation of the Gospels by the sacred Tradition of the...

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The Great Return – The renewal of Orthodoxy in Britain

The Great Return – The renewal of Orthodoxy in Britain

This inaugural video of The Academy of St Juliana focuses on the history of Orthodoxy in the British Isles and the role of the liturgical arts in the renewal of the spiritual and cultural life of the community and the nation. This video features interviews with: Archimandrite Philip of the...

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They ’ll live with the angels

They ’ll live with the angels

Saint Ephraim the Syrian   Blessed are those who have acquired love, because they depart to God with this in their possession and He will therefore recognize them as His own and welcome them into His bosom. In other words, those who have labored in love will live with the...

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Set your Thoughts on Fire

Set your Thoughts on Fire

Saint Ignatius Brianchaninoff   I’m pouring out the words of my heart, which is leaping with unalloyed and inexpressible joy. Brethren, if you enter my words with pure thoughts, you’ll rejoice as if you were at a spiritual banquet. Faith in Christ is life. Those who are already nourished with...

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Wounded World – Prophet Healer

Wounded World – Prophet Healer

Archimandrite Iakovos Kanakis   In the Bible- in the Old Testament, in fact- we see a decline in the society at the time the texts refer to or were being written. This time is almost exactly the same as the one we’re living in today. Concerning the state of human...

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Simplicity and Innocence

Simplicity and Innocence

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia   Whatever our good self does, let it not be known to the bad self. ‘Do not let your left hand know what your right is doing’. The left is our opposite self which, if it gets wind of what’s happening, will ruin everything. The opposite...

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‘Preserve them O Lord: The media’s attempt to deconstruct marriage’

‘Preserve them O Lord: The media’s attempt to deconstruct marriage’

Watch Fr Bassam Nassif’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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Love for your Neighbor

Love for your Neighbor

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia   Love for your neighbor encourages love for God There’s one thing that’s required in this life, love and worship for Christ and love of our fellow human beings. We should all be one, with Christ as the head. This is the only way to acquire...

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Spiritual Advice on Courage and Prayer

Spiritual Advice on Courage and Prayer

Saint Theophan the Recluse   You’re still worried. Tell me, where might these concerns be coming from? Externally, all’s going well. Internally, you’ve examined everything and put it in order. You’ve taken your decision. So, where’s the worry coming from? It’s all from the enemy, everything. Nowhere else. What else...

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‘Growth hacking the orthodox web – Modern methodology for an ancient approach’

‘Growth hacking the orthodox web – Modern methodology for an ancient approach’

Watch Fr Jivko Panev’s and Nemanja Puhalo’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com    ...

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