9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The ninth Sunday of Saint Luke and the Gospel reading again revolves around the great temptation of the misuse of wealth. The parable of the foolish rich man is well-known and, at the same time, of enduring interest to everyone, not only to those who have...

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The Possessed Young Man

The Possessed Young Man

Archimandrite Ioïl Yiannakopoulos   In the Gospel , concerning the young man who was possessed, we’re given the opportunity to examine the shortcomings in the way we bring up our children. Bringing children up outside Christianity If we’re to see the shortcomings in the way...

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Temptations in our Life

Temptations in our Life

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   Christ performed many miracles. He performed miracles on people, such as when He cured the paralytic at Capernaum, the ten lepers, the son of the widow of Nain and so on. He also performed miracles which showed us facets of His...

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The Son and Word of God, the Saviour of the Human Race

The Son and Word of God, the Saviour of the Human Race

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   Most of the miracles performed by Jesus were the result of a request by people who needed the miracle, and only occurred after He had previously examined their faith. There were, however, miracles which he Himself wished to perform. We heard of one such today....

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Sunday before Pentecost

Sunday before Pentecost

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost We have heard in the Acts of the Apostles how, as the Feast of Pentecost was approaching, Paul the Apostle had started on his journey to Jerusalem to be there together with all...

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The Other, my Brother

The Other, my Brother

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   The way things are today, with economic matters dominant, as well as the various theories which stem from them, it’s clear that the value of the human person has been much reduced. We recognize it not only in the way people are treated as mere cogs...

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The Idolization of the Self

The Idolization of the Self

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   It’s an oft-repeated refrain that, over the last centuries, people have been seduced by philosophical theories, economic projects and social systems, have forgotten God and have claimed independence from Him. Beguiled by promises of earthly happiness and devoted to the pursuit of material goods, we have...

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The Danger of Idolatry Today

The Danger of Idolatry Today

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   A fundamental demand of Christianity is personal renewal, not as a static event which is accomplished automatically, once and for all, but as a continuous, dynamic progression, with mistakes and corrections. The Christian Gospel wasn’t presented...

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14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness?

14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness?

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   14th Sunday of Saint Luke today, and we’ve now entered the month of Christmas. Jesus enters Jericho and comes across a suffering person whose affliction is blindness. It’s a terrible cross for him not to enjoy the first and greatest of God’s goods: perceptible light. Apart...

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The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

Father Nikolaos Patsalos   Wealth or Spiritual Poverty? Today’s Gospel reading is very well known. It’s the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and the subject it deals with is wealth, both material and spiritual. The Gospel presents two people with entirely different lifestyles. One was rich, very much...

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