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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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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