What is the Church?

What is the Church?

Panteleïmon Tomazos   What is the Church? How do we define it? The Church and life are hard to define, because what’s defined is confined. The Church can be described only through the language of images, such as a vine, the body of Christ or the flock of rational sheep....

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The Mission of the Church within Contemporary Society

The Mission of the Church within Contemporary Society

Watch Now  Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta at the third part of his interview to Pemptousia talks about the mission of the Church within contemporary society. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of...

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The benefit of the Monasticism to the Church and to the Society

The benefit of the Monasticism to the Church and to the Society

    Watch Now. Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, at his exclusive interview to Pemptousia, speaks on the benefit of the monasticism to the Church and to the society. Watch the second part of the interview: The person of the Mother of God in the Life of the Church Source: pemptousia.com ABOUT THE...

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The Mystery of the Church and the Phenomenon of Heresies

The Mystery of the Church and the Phenomenon of Heresies

Protopresbyter Vasileios Georgopoulos   The phenomenon of heresies has been present from the first steps of the Church towards preaching the Gospel to the world. It’s a phenomenon which, from as early as the Apostolic Age, has been considered an expression of the mystery of lawlessness (II Thess. 2, 7)....

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Spiritual Insolence and Zealotry: the Extremes that Afflict the Church

Spiritual Insolence and Zealotry: the Extremes that Afflict the Church

Dealing with Church matters ‘Elder, how should we handle difficult Church matters when they arise?’ ‘Avoid extremes. Issues aren’t resolved through extremes. In the old days, you’d see a grocer adding things gradually to the scales with a scoop, so that he’d get it just right and balance them. In...

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Compulsion and the Church (Luke 14, 16-24)

Compulsion and the Church (Luke 14, 16-24)

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   Although these days it’s claimed that rights and the opportunities for choice are being consolidated, in fact we’re being subjected to harsh coercion and manipulation. Despite the best efforts of many people, the vision of freedom really hasn’t succeeded, and the prevailing reality is one of...

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Environmental Poverty and Personal Responsibility. Science meets the Discourse of the Saints

Environmental Poverty and Personal Responsibility. Science meets the Discourse of the Saints

Petros Panayiotopoulos   The degradation of the quality of the environment in which we live is an incontrovertible fact. For decades now, many people have recognized the importance of this, though, unfortunately fewer have been moved to take practical steps and undertake action, even though we all suffer the consequences...

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The Importance of the Right Faith in the Life of the Church

The Importance of the Right Faith in the Life of the Church

The dogmatic boundaries of the Church The significance of the right faith for the existence of the Church God’s love knows no bounds, it’s without limits. As Saint Gregory of Nyssa puts it in his Dialogue on the soul and resurrection, the divine life is activated through love and God’s...

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Church and Time

Church and Time

Today (1st September) is New Year’s Day for the Church (1st day of Indictos), so we publish an article of Emeritus Prof. G. Mantzarides on the role of time on christian spirituality. CHURCH AND TIME The coming of Christ brought the kingdom of God into the world, and the place...

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Jonathan Jackson: Cooperation between Church and State

Jonathan Jackson: Cooperation between Church and State

Watch Now  Orthodox history is a blessing and opportunity for Greece. The state should work with the church, because the church speaks in a way that government cannot. Jonathan Jackson gives a very interesting and important view about the relationship between Church and the State in Greece nowadays. This is...

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