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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LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 18

LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 18

In this week’s session, we will discuss Acts 7.35-50, and Homily 17 “On Acts” from St John Chrysostom. Click here to download your free copy of the study guide. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2.42 Come...

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LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 15

LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 15

Welcome to our online Bible study!  The title for this session is “The Church of the Holy Apostles: A Bible Study on the Book of Acts.” Our class will air each Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Eastern time, and you will be able to watch the live stream here on...

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