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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Jonathan Jackson: The Outreach of the Church to People Today

Jonathan Jackson: The Outreach of the Church to People Today

In this part of his interview in Pemptousia, Jonathan Jackson sheds light on inner life of Orthodox Christians. He said that Orthodoxy is neither rejection of the world nor darkness. Under the apparent strictness of the orthodox asceticism and liturgy is hidden the real joy. Among the monastics there is...

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Economic Crisis – The Role of the Church

Economic Crisis – The Role of the Church

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana   Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania addressed the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches which met in September 2012 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Hania, Crete. As always, he spoke with a clear message, on this occasion undertaking a...

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How the Orthodox Church Approaches Transplants

How the Orthodox Church Approaches Transplants

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The Orthodox Approach It is natural that the theological approach to contemporary problems should be measured against perfection, which is the measure of Christ. But this measure, which Christians should always have before them, should...

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