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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.

Saint Minas, a Brave Martyr and Confessor

Saint Minas lived at the time of the Emperor Maximian and was born in Egypt of pagan parents. According to Coptic sources, Minas was born in Egypt in 285…

Nov 11, 2017

Saint Paisios the Athonite, Patron Saint of Signalmen

Nikolaos G. Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   Following a request by the Office of Military Chaplains, part of the General Staff of the Greek Armed…

Nov 10, 2017

Down to the details

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   When people are trying, they see for themselves just how much God looks after them personally and how greatly He’s concerned…

Nov 09, 2017

Do you Possess the Signs of Christ’s Beatitudes? (part 1)

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Our Christ and God calls to us every day through his Gospel: “blessed are the poor in spirit, because theirs is…

Nov 08, 2017

Monk Hariton, the New Martyr of Kosovo

Hieromonk Stefan of Dečani   The Lord’s words, Fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul (Matt. 10:28) have inspired…

Nov 08, 2017

The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

Father Nikolaos Patsalos   Wealth or Spiritual Poverty? Today’s Gospel reading is very well known. It’s the parable of the rich man and Lazarus…

Nov 07, 2017

On Light

W. J. Lillie   In his 56th Discourse (On faith and those who say it is not possible to live in the world and achieve the perfection of the virtues),…

Nov 06, 2017

Saint Porphyrios the Mimic

George Poulos   Christianity is the world’s greatest source of joy, but it is no laughing matter. No one would think a clown could make his way…

Nov 06, 2017

Environmental Poverty and Personal Responsibility. Science meets the Discourse of the Saints

Petros Panayiotopoulos   The degradation of the quality of the environment in which we live is an incontrovertible fact. For decades now, many people…

Nov 05, 2017

Saint George the Elder, a contemporary Saint

The blessed Elder George came from the Black Sea and was orphaned and left on his own very early in life. After being persecuted and imprisoned by the…

Nov 04, 2017

New Hieromartyr George of Neapolis (Asia Minor, +1797)

Saint George, the new martyr of Christ, lived in the city of Neapolis of Cappadocia (now Nev-Shekir in Turkey) in the eighteenth century. He was a priest…

Nov 03, 2017

Elder Elpidios of the New Skete, Holy Mount Athos

The ever memorable Elder Elpidios was the twin brother of the Holy Martyr Philoumenos, who was recently slaughtered in Palestine by Jews. His holy remains…

Nov 02, 2017