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Excerpt from Homily 41, On Pentecost

Saint Gregory the Theologian And He was promised by the mouth of Joel first, who said, ‘And it shall be in the last days that I will pour out My Spirit…

Jun 06, 2017

Discourse on the Holy Spirit, that is, on Pentecost

Saint Gregory of Nyssa David always gives the most joyful meaning to feasts, tuning his dulcet harp to the requirements of the festival. So let this same…

Jun 05, 2017

‘Your good Spirit’, tone 1

A choir of chanters under the direction of the Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ, Panayiotis Neohoritis, interprets the Communion Hymn…

Jun 05, 2017

Sunday of Pentecost

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes After fifty days from our Lord’s glorious Resurrection our Holy Orthodox Church celebrates Pentecost. This feast…

Jun 04, 2017

Τhe Pentecost’s Saturday for Souls

Petros Panayiotopoulos Our holy Church offers us another opportunity to remember and honor our dead people, our beloved persons who passed away, and all…

Jun 03, 2017

“Let us celebrate the feast of Pentecost” – Elder Stefanos of the Daniïleï Brotherhood

The late Elder Stefanos of the Daniïleï Brotherhood (Katounakia, the Holy Mountain) sings the wonderful hymn from Vespers on the Eve of Pentecost. This…

Jun 02, 2017

When People Don’t Forgive

Abbot Tryphon There are people who insist on holding on to resentment, often inventing situations in their minds that never happened, justifying their…

Jun 01, 2017

Experiencing the Joy of the Resurrection on the Holy Mountain

K. Leontiev   The site near the sea where the Russian monastery lies isn’t among the most beautiful locations on the Holy Mountain. The areas surrounding…

May 31, 2017

Eldress Theosemni: a Quiet and Hidden Ascetic

“The life of the beloved Eldress Theosemni is a Synaxarion account of perfection in self-emptying and martyric asceticism in silence and humility….

May 31, 2017

Stability of Place

Abbot Tryphon   An Elder said: Just as a tree cannot bear fruit if it is often transplanted, so neither can a monk bear fruit if he frequently changes…

May 30, 2017

Klaus Kenneth talks about Holy Mountain and Elder Sophrony

Klaus Kenneth, author and musician, in his interview in Pemptousia talks about his acquaintance with the Holy Mountain and Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896-1993)….

May 29, 2017

The Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Nicaea

Fr. Lev Gillet   The Sunday which follows the Ascension, the sixth Sunday after Easter, is called the Sunday of the Holy Fathers. We commemorate then…

May 29, 2017