The Theology of Gender – 4. Woman in the New Creation. The Early Church

The Theology of Gender – 4. Woman in the New Creation. The Early Church

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The destiny of humanity changed radically after Christ’s Incarnation, and a living model of human behavior was initiated by the second Adam, the perfect Man, who is Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, Christ’s teaching did not come as a secular revolution. This is what His contemporary Jews did not...

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Faith and humility are the ‘being’ of the Church

Faith and humility are the ‘being’ of the Church

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The same is true for the preeminent agents of heavenly paternity in the Church, that is the bishop, the priest and the spiritual father. God gave them and left in them in the world to be witnesses to His own eternal...

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Orthodox News This Week:  Christians are the most persecuted, Church nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Daesh militants overtake church

Orthodox News This Week: Christians are the most persecuted, Church nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Daesh militants overtake church

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church.  I’m Emmy Louvaris.  These are some of the stories making headlines this week. New study finds Christians are the most persecuted group in the world Bulgarian Orthodox Church...

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Time and the Church – 2

Time and the Church – 2

Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor The eschatological nature of the Church is revealed especially in the sacrament of the Divine Liturgy. The celebration of this sacrament is the central and pre-eminently eschatological action of the Church. It is its Liturgy (= function). It constitutes the perfect community which overcomes the divisions...

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Time and the Church – 1

Time and the Church – 1

Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor Christ’s advent brought the kingdom of God into the world. And the realm where the kingdom of God is made manifest is the Church. This retains eternity within history and provides history with the perspective of eternity. The Church is the body of Christ, which transcends...

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Equality between women and men in the Church

Equality between women and men in the Church

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis Let’s examine how women have been treated in Orthodox theology. It’s well known that Saint Paul proclaimed: ‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus’ . In saying this,...

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Lest We Forget: Keeping Traditions

Lest We Forget: Keeping Traditions

To hear Mother Victoria of the St. Barbara’s Monastery tell it, growing up in the Ukranian Orthodox Church was a rich and memorable experience at special times of year. On Christmas Eve, for instance, she remembers looking for the first star in the sky, which would signal the start of...

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We Need the Church

We Need the Church

Be Transfigured – We Need the Church As human beings we sometimes feel paralyzed without help. We sometimes feel we can’t possibly reach Christ. At that moment it helps to always remember we have the Church to help us. Just as the paralytic whose friends lifted him over the wall...

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St. Nicholas Ground Zero: Out of the Ashes, A New Symbol of Faith

St. Nicholas Ground Zero: Out of the Ashes, A New Symbol of Faith

By Nicholas Gage Once firmly established in the United States, the major religious denominations in America took action to proclaim their presence by each building a great house of worship in a major thoroughfare in the country’s most significant urban center – New York City. The Episcopalians, the American version...

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Laying the foundation for the National Shrine!

Laying the foundation for the National Shrine!

Learn about St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, New York. Inspired by the project to rebuild St. Nicholas Shrine, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature stories and news related to its progress. On September 11, 2001, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was crushed under the...

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