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Synaxis of the Honourable Forerunner

Archimandrite Ananias Koustenis   On 7 January, the Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Honourable Forerunner and Baptist, John. It is the oldest…

Jan 07, 2018

The Service of the Great Hours on the Eve of Theophany

Georgios Zaravelas   In completing the Twelve Days of Christmas, that is the festal cycle of the Epiphany of the Incarnate Son and Word of God, Jesus…

Jan 06, 2018

The Period Between Birth and Death

Metropolitan of Toronto Sotirios   NEW YEAR’S ENCYCLICAL We were born and we will one day pass on from this life. This is certain. On this earth,…

Jan 05, 2018

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…

Jan 04, 2018

Distilling One’s Cave

Metropolitan of Toronto Sotirios   Two thousand and seventeen years ago, our Lord chose to renew his covenant with the world and to penetrate deep…

Jan 03, 2018

The Incarnation in the Trenches

Christmas 1914. The trenches. A different kind of cease-fire Today we call it the First World War. Then they called it the Great War. Many European countries…

Jan 02, 2018

The Mystery of Time (Mark 1, 1-8)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   ‘The beginning of the Gospel of Christ’… The word ‘beginning’ in today’s Gospel reading is enough in…

Jan 01, 2018

New year’s message from Metropolitan Ambrosios of Korea

My beloved, We now enter another New Year, which is a precious gift from God to the world, and we wish and hope it will be a peaceful one. In particular,…

Dec 31, 2017

Christmas in a Post-Christian Era

Hieromonk Eleftherios Balakos   And while the messiahs are multiplying in this day and age, in the guise of persons, ideologies, policies or religions*,…

Dec 30, 2017

Let us find room for the new-born Christ

Theoni Marinou-Boura, Theologian   Thoughts on the Events of the Nativity • Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to be counted in a census and were…

Dec 29, 2017

On the Nativity of Our Saviour Jesus Christ

Saint John Chrysostom   I see a strange and wondrous mystery. Shepherds’ music reaches my ears: not the piping of a plaintive melody, but the singing…

Dec 28, 2017

The Third Birth of Christ (Part II)

Stergios Sakkos   Our first encounter with Him is through faith. Faith opens the door of the soul, so that Christ can enter. Faith receives Him, subjects…

Dec 27, 2017