Saint Mary Magdalene: The Revision of the Role of a Prominent Apostle

Saint Mary Magdalene: The Revision of the Role of a Prominent Apostle

The years between 1976-1985 were declared by the United Nations to be the “Decade of the Rights of Women”. Within the framework of the related activities which were undertaken at the time, it was claimed, among other things, that religions bore the responsibility for the suppression of women’s rights. In...

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Experiences from a Conference: the Internet at the Pastoral Service of the Church

Experiences from a Conference: the Internet at the Pastoral Service of the Church

Hieromonk Alexios Yiannios   By God’s Grace, a fortnight has passed since the end of the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, which was held at the congenial conference centre of the Orthodox Academy of Crete, at Kolymbari, Hania, with the blessing of His All-Holiness the...

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Prophet Elijah: Alone against all!

Prophet Elijah: Alone against all!

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   In the ranks of the Old Testament prophets, a special position is occupied by the Prophet Elijah, whose sacred memory the Church honours and celebrates today. In the New Testament, the name of the Prophet Elijah is frequently mentioned by Christ Himself....

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Visiting Mount Athos – Living the Miracle

Visiting Mount Athos – Living the Miracle

An Exclusive Interview with Hank Hanegraaff, at the second part of his exclusive interview at Pemptousia. Watch Now “I have experienced my miracle” mentions Hank Hanegraaff, at the second part of his interview at Pemptousia. He shares his personal experience about God’s intervention in his life and from his visit...

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Saint Paul’s Chains

Saint Paul’s Chains

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   What is the greatest glory of Saint Paul the Apostle? What was the greatest of God’s gifts to him? Why should we call him blessed and envy him? Saint John Chrysostom answers: ‘I call Paul blessed not so much because he was caught up into Paradise...

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The Holy Victorious Martyr Marina – 17 July

The Holy Victorious Martyr Marina – 17 July

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   Saint Marina was from a village in Pisidia, the daughter and only child of a certain Aidesios, a pagan priest, and lived in the reign of Emperor Claudius II. When she was twelve, her mother died and she was given into the charge of another...

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The Fourth Ecumenical Synod

The Fourth Ecumenical Synod

Metropolitan Ierotheos of Nafpaktos and Ayios Vlasios   The 3rd Ecumenical Synod dealt with the heresy of Nestorios, the Patriarch of Constantinople. It condemned him and defined the faith as regards the theanthropic Christ and Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God. This was after an agreement, known as...

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Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (6)

Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (6)

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   In its efforts to restrict the practice of self-mutilation, the Church adopted strict canons. According to the Apostolic Canons, a eunuch who had performed self-mutilation would be debarred from holy orders; for he is a self-murderer and an enemy of God’s creation (Canon 22)....

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Saint Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Saint Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Georgios Martzelos Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite was one of the greatest figures on Mount Athos in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was born on Naxos in 1749, and his baptismal name was Nikolaos. He received his elementary education on his native island, going on to the Evangelical...

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Saint Olga: from Βarbarism to Ηoliness – 11th of July

Saint Olga: from Βarbarism to Ηoliness – 11th of July

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   Many saints, before the final decision to embrace the Christian faith, had shown toughness, misanthropy and sin. So find application the Biblical words: “where sin increased, grace increased all the more” (Rom. 5,20). Where the size of sin seemed scary, the grace of God appeared much...

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The globalized and the universal person: on the sacred memory of Saint Païsios

The globalized and the universal person: on the sacred memory of Saint Païsios

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   July 12, the Feast of Saint Païsios People weren’t made to stay where they are. They were made to become what they aren’t. Our majesty isn’t to be found in the present or the past,...

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The New Blessed Martyr Nektarios (Skete of Saint Ann) from Vryoulla in Asia Minor

The New Blessed Martyr Nektarios (Skete of Saint Ann) from Vryoulla in Asia Minor

He was born in Vryoulla or Vourla in Asia Minor. As a seventeen-year-old, he and six other Christians were deceived and converted to Islam. When he appeared before his mother in Turkish clothing, she threw him out, saying: “I gave birth to a Christian, not a Turk”. He left, greatly...

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