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‘I am He Who is speaking to you’ – Part 2

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   In a homily on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the shepherd of Thessaloniki, Saint Gregory Palamas, mentions that, from…

May 16, 2017

The Struggle for Holiness

Fr. Tryphon, Abbot of All-Merciful Savior Monastery   We are powerless to change those bad habits that dominate our lives without help from God. However…

May 15, 2017

‘I am He Who is speaking to you’

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   Christ has risen! The fifth Sunday after Easter and the Church presents us with the dialogue between the Lord and a Samaritan…

May 15, 2017

Mother’s Day and the Church

Dr. Petros Panayiotopoulos   Mother’s Day today and children all over the world take the opportunity to remember and honour their mother. There…

May 14, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 11. St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage seem at first sight to treat man and woman differently, making…

May 13, 2017

Absence Of Heavenly Fatherhood Makes Us Equivalent to Death

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   Because without the eternal Father, people’s love and, indeed, they themselves…

May 12, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 10. St Basil’s contribution to the canonical tradition

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   In order to evaluate Saint Basil’s contribution to the canonical tradition and spiritual conscience of the Orthodox Church,…

May 11, 2017

Encomium to the Holy Martyr Pelagia – 3

Saint John Chrysostom   If we’re to feel pride in the magnitude of our love, let us leave here to go home in the same good order as befits those…

May 10, 2017

For the Child: The House Blessing

Jane G. Meyer   It’s early February. The nights are long, but daylight is beginning to lengthen—slowly, steadily. During this part of the year,…

May 10, 2017

Encomium to the Holy Martyr Pelagia – 2

Saint John Chrysostom   Just think what a great thing it would have been for the judge to be sitting on his bench, the executioners at the ready,…

May 09, 2017

Encomium to the Holy Martyr Pelagia – 1

Saint John Chrysostom   Blessed be our God: because women, too, now mock death, and maidens laugh at it, as do virgins, and, indeed, very young girls…

May 08, 2017

Saint John The Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   John was a son of Zebedee, a fisherman, and Salome, the daughter of Joseph, the Betrothed of Our Most Holy Lady, the…

May 08, 2017