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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How are we to be understood and recognized as the ‘Image of God’?

How are we to be understood and recognized as the ‘Image of God’?

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Any donation of body tissue or an organ is a kind of self-sacrifice. Despite this, it would be untheological to consider such an action to be in imitation of the sacrifice of Christ. Christ offers...

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The Concept of Death for the Church and for Science

The Concept of Death for the Church and for Science

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki The definition of death in the Church and in science The definition of death is at its most crucial in heart transplants. The Church sees our death as a mystery of separation, or of the exit...

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Reservations regarding Transplants

Reservations regarding Transplants

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The negative arguments against transplants The negative arguments against transplants mainly invoke the sanctity of the human body and the spiritual dimension that these basic organs have in Old Testament anthropology, which is retained in...

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The Church pays medical science the honor due to it

The Church pays medical science the honor due to it

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Despite this, we can’t ignore the value of medical science, which comes as a gift from God to comfort us in the sickness of our spiritual and bodily condition. Christ Himself came into the world as...

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Mother’s Day and the Church

Mother’s Day and the Church

Dr. Petros Panayiotopoulos   Mother’s Day today and children all over the world take the opportunity to remember and honour their mother. There are also a good number of cynics who view the adoption of the ‘feast’ as a phenomenon of naked commercialization, while there are others who consider the...

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Growing the Body of Christ

Growing the Body of Christ

Today’s show is a full one with three wonderful interviews. Listen Now.  Our first interview is with author, designer and photographer Panos Fiorentinos. Listen in as Father Chris and Panos discuss his book, Ecclesia in which he visited 6 states and 59 parishes. They discuss what he learned not only...

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The Theology of Gender – 5. Woman in the New Creation. The “submission”

The Theology of Gender – 5. Woman in the New Creation. The “submission”

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   St. Gregory of Nyssa, in an extensive homily on 1 Co 15:28, written to challenge the heresy of Eunomius, explains the various meanings of the word ὑποταγή (submission) in Scripture. He clarifies that the word is used in the case of war to indicate subjugation to the...

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