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And he will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [1]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   1. In accordance with the faith of our Church, we teach you and tell you that Christ will appear to us twice, not only…

Mar 06, 2017

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   And today, the heretics are telling us precisely the same thing. They have the nerve to call our icons idols…

Mar 05, 2017

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   On the first Sunday of Great Lent, our Holy Church celebrates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the right belief,…

Mar 04, 2017

Division and Content of the 24 Verses of the Akathistos Hymn

Theodore Rokas   The Service of the Akathistos Hymn is sung at Mattins on the Saturday of the fifth week of Lent or in the evening of Friday of that…

Mar 03, 2017

St. John Cassian (February, 29): How Should We Pray

Feast of St. John Cassian the Roman is on February 29, and for non-leap years on February 28. St. Cassian (360-435) was a monk, known for his mystical…

Mar 02, 2017

The unity of the Father and the Son and the call to us to become one in the Holy Spirit

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   We have become accustomed to thinking about ourselves and our dignity in terms…

Mar 01, 2017

Some thoughts on Great Lent

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   It’s well known that, in this period, we have two fasts. There are seven weeks of…

Feb 28, 2017

The Foundation of Spiritual Life and Spiritual Fatherhood’s Mystery

Elder Elisaios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mt Athos, Greece, speaks on spiritual life’s content and the Mystery of spiritual…

Feb 27, 2017

Cheese Fare Sunday

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   Today, is Cheese-fare Sunday, which sees the closing of the period of Triodion. Tomorrow, with God’s blessing…

Feb 26, 2017

On Paradise

Saint John of Damascus   Now because God was about to fashion people from the visible and invisible creation in His own image and likeness to reign…

Feb 25, 2017

“Modern Science and the Orthodox Tradition. An uneasy relationship?” – Live stream

The First International Conference of SOW focuses on the nature of the relationship between modern Science and Orthodox Christianity with its centuries-old…

Feb 25, 2017

Thanksgiving and Dismissal

The last part of the Divine Liturgy consists of the thanksgiving for Holy Communion and the Dismissal. The priest takes the chalice and paten to the Preparation…

Feb 23, 2017