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Blessed Irene οf Chryssovalantou Monastery – 28 July

Blessed Irene was born in Cappadocia, into the bosom of a rich and noble family, after the death of the iconoclast emperor Theofilos (842). When Theodora…

Aug 05, 2017

Abbot Damascene: Social media and spiritual life

Watch Now. Abbot Damascene, in this part of his interview to Pemptousia, talks about the worth of social media to the lives of modern Christian, highlighting…

Aug 04, 2017

Monk Nektarios Prodromitis (1808-1903)

Elder Moses the Athonite   He was born in the town of Husi in Romania in 1808, of God-fearing parents. Even as a child he was a wonderful chanter,…

Aug 03, 2017

The Spirit of Lust

Saint Cassian the Roman   The second struggle we have to engage in is against the spirit of lust and bodily desire, which begins to bother people…

Aug 02, 2017

In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [7]

Moving on now to more theological issues, one day I asked the Elder whether God Himself really had to be crucified in order for us to be saved. Wasn’t…

Aug 02, 2017

For a piece of bread (8th Sunday of Matthew)

Metropolitan Meletios of Nikopolis   We hear in today’s Gospel narrative that Christ was in an out-of-the-way place where thousands of people had…

Aug 01, 2017

Are Ideals Dangerous?

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   The occasion for the composition of this text was the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople….

Jul 31, 2017

Jonathan Jackson: The Outreach of the Church to People Today

In this part of his interview in Pemptousia, Jonathan Jackson sheds light on inner life of Orthodox Christians. He said that Orthodoxy is neither rejection…

Jul 31, 2017

Economic Crisis – The Role of the Church

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana   Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania addressed the Central Committee of the World Council of…

Jul 30, 2017

The Holy Martyr Silouan of the Lavra of Saint Sergius

The Holy Martyr Silouan, the disciple and biographer of Saint Maximos the Confessor, known as ‘the Greek’, of the Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, was…

Jul 29, 2017

In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [6]

Let me now mention some other teachings and advice the Elder gave. Regarding the so-called ‘enlightened’ laywomen who supposedly see revealing visions,…

Jul 28, 2017

Saint Panteleimon, the Great Martyr

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes St. Panteleimon, the Great Doctor and Martyr, was born at the end of the 3rd century AD. His father, Eustrogios, was…

Jul 27, 2017