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The Good of Our Soul

Saint Isaac the Syrian   It takes a great struggle, because the passions are very powerful. But by God’s grace those who are courageous and fight…

Nov 25, 2017

Celibacy and Monasticism

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Apart from marriage, which is the natural way of…

Nov 24, 2017

On Not Despairing

Saint Amfilokhios Bishop of Iconium Saint Amfilokhios’ feast day is the 23rd November There was another brother who, after sinning, repented and then…

Nov 23, 2017

He won’t abandon you

Elder Iakovos Tsalikis   Be very patient and don’t worry, because you’re a sensitive person, which is why you have health problems. Make your…

Nov 22, 2017

Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Saint Neofytos the Recluse   A brief discourse on the child of God Mary, when she was dedicated to God at the age of three years old, in the Holy…

Nov 22, 2017

It doesn’t fall back

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   When people begin to observe the commandments properly, their mind opens and they understand how God has a plan for each…

Nov 21, 2017

Who is free?

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The great news which Christianity tells the world every day is that things are judged, as regards their true worth,…

Nov 20, 2017

The Fear of God is Reverence for and Love of Him

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The Church is not opposed to the human body. This is why the Fathers were so careful not to damage their body…

Nov 20, 2017

9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The ninth Sunday of Saint Luke and the Gospel reading again revolves around the great temptation of the misuse…

Nov 19, 2017

The Sanctification of the Human Body

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The human person is the temple of the living God. This is an Apostolic teaching of our Church, which means that,…

Nov 18, 2017

Why we should not judge our neighbour

Sunday’s Gospel of the Good Samaritan has as its core message ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself’. But the story is a reply to a specific…

Nov 17, 2017

Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the UNFCCC COP-23 Session

Bonn, Germany, November 6-17, 2017 The 23rd session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change provides occasion to recall with…

Nov 16, 2017