Let us find room for the new-born Christ

Let us find room for the new-born Christ

Theoni Marinou-Boura, Theologian   Thoughts on the Events of the Nativity • Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to be counted in a census and were unable to find an inn in which to stay. Really, who has time and space for God today? How necessary is God for us...

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On the Nativity of Our Saviour Jesus Christ

On the Nativity of Our Saviour Jesus Christ

Saint John Chrysostom   I see a strange and wondrous mystery. Shepherds’ music reaches my ears: not the piping of a plaintive melody, but the singing of a heavenly hymn. The angels are singing. The archangels join in. The cherubim hymn, the seraphim glorify. They all rejoice at the sight...

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The Third Birth of Christ (Part II)

The Third Birth of Christ (Part II)

Stergios Sakkos   Our first encounter with Him is through faith. Faith opens the door of the soul, so that Christ can enter. Faith receives Him, subjects our hearts to Him and engenders within us a fervent interest and powerful desire to approach Him. This is the initial requirement for...

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The Third Birth of Christ (Part I)

The Third Birth of Christ (Part I)

Stergios Sakkos   1. Rebirth The third birth of Christ is in the life of people who believe in Him and accept Him as their own, personal God. Because even though Christ became incarnate in order to save everyone, not everyone will be saved. Of course, the Lord “wants all...

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True Fasting Means Loosing the Bonds of Injustice

True Fasting Means Loosing the Bonds of Injustice

It is a great blessing to be provided ecclesiastical occasions in which we can delve deeper into our Orthodoxy Christian spirituality.  This time of the year we experience the Nativity Fast, and not only the fast but the pure starting ground it provides us for spiritual work.  “Fasting isn’t an...

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