Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 2: 16-20)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 2: 16-20)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (verse 20) What we hear today in the Apostolic Reading, is an address by the Apostle Paul to the Galatian Christians. Galatia was a Province of the Roman Empire located in the center...

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Saint Peter the Apostle: A Great Personality – IΙ

Saint Peter the Apostle: A Great Personality – IΙ

Apostolos Glavinas, Professor   Information about the story of Peter after the Resurrection is scant and we have no real sketch of the course of his life and no fixed point to use for satisfactory dates. In the history of the Early Church, Peter again played a leading role in...

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Saint Peter the Apostle: A Great Personality – I

Saint Peter the Apostle: A Great Personality – I

Apostolos Glavinas, Professor   Peter was born in Bethsaida, close to Lake Gennesaret, where, along with his brother Andrew, who also became an Apostle, they plied the trade of fisherman, together with two other Apostles, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. In all the Gospel records he is first...

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Calling of the Apostles

Calling of the Apostles

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   It is essential for us to realise the link there is between Christ and the apostles. <…> If you read the Gospels you will see that the apostles and the Lord Jesus Christ were born and lived in the same area. Christ came to live...

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The Apostolic Example: Coming and Going, Gathering and Sending

The Apostolic Example: Coming and Going, Gathering and Sending

Words are wonderful. One June 29 we celebrated the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles. But what does that celebration mean? What is a Synaxis? Interestingly, synaxis is a Greek word directly related to synagogue, which both mean “gathering.  On June 28, we celebrate the memory of the Chief Apostles, Peter and Paul, martyred at Rome,...

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The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

Saint John Chrysostom It became clear through unlearned men that the cross was persuasive; in fact, it persuaded the whole world. Their discourse was not of unimportant matters but of God and true religion, of the Gospel way of life and future judgment, and yet it turned ordinary, uneducated men...

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The scene of the Apostles Peter and Paul embracing

The scene of the Apostles Peter and Paul embracing

There are in the Monastery three fragments of wall-paintings, whose origin is unknown. Two of these are from decoration of the Late Comnenan period, while the third belongs to decoration of the Early Palaeologan period. On the two earlier fragments, measuring 50 x 65 and 65 x 65 cm., the...

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PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode IV – The Definition of Faith

PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode IV – The Definition of Faith

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Please join us in...

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The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

It became clear through unlearned men that the cross was persuasive; in fact, it persuaded the whole world. Their discourse was not of unimportant matters but of God and true religion, of the Gospel way of life and future judgment, and yet it turned ordinary, uneducated men into philosophers. See...

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LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 27

LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 27

In this week’s session, we will discuss Acts 12.1-17, and Homily 26″On Acts” from St John Chrysostom. We will consider his teaching that “Struggle brings results.” Click here to download your free study guide. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and...

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