Ο Χριστός, το “μάννα της ερήμου”

Ο Χριστός, το “μάννα της ερήμου”

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης σχολιάζοντας το θαύμα του χορτασμού των 5000 ανθρώπων απο τον Κύριο επισημαίνει οτι και στις μέρες μας, ζώντας στην ερημιά των πόλεων, έχουμε την ανάγκη του χορτασμού απο το σώμα της Εκκλησίας, απο την συμμετοχή μας στο μυστήριο της Θείας Ευχαριστίας, ώστε να μην χαθούμε στην έρημο,...

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The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

The third main section of the present Creed concerns the Holy Spirit and His work in the holy Church. We note that the Holy Spirit and the Church are paired together in the Creed, for the Church is the handiwork and home of the Holy Spirit, and one cannot think...

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The Church as Object of Faith

The Church as Object of Faith

As mentioned before, the third main section of the present Creed concerns the Holy Spirit and His work in the holy Church, and we note that the Holy Spirit and the Church are paired together. Here we examine the creedal description of the Church. The mention of the Church in...

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The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

We saw previously that the Creed confesses the Church as an object of faith to show how, despite all its historical liturgical diversity (especially in the pre-Nicene period), the true Church was one, and the salvation one experienced there was not affected by where one lived. We look now at the...

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Chiseled from Living Rock: The Lalibela Churches of Ethiopia

Chiseled from Living Rock: The Lalibela Churches of Ethiopia

Last week, we featured a story from CNN, “Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia.” We received many comments in response, asking for more information about this remarkable place, built during the Middle Ages. Among the messages on Facebook was a note alerting us to the documentary embedded above....

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CNN: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia

CNN: Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia

Have you heard of the rock churches of Lalibela? Instead of rising up above the ground, as most buildings do, they are reached by climbing long stairways down into the earth. Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia From Errol Barnett, CNN Lalibela, Ethiopia (CNN) — It’s 4 o’clock...

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The Ten Most Popular Orthodox Christian Photos

The Ten Most Popular Orthodox Christian Photos

In today’s world of “crowdsourcing,” one hears a lot about the wisdom of crowds. With over 210,000 fans on Facebook, the Orthodox Christian Network’s social media following represents a crowd of unusual size and wisdom. In the last month or so, we’ve shared a number of beautiful photographs of Orthodox...

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Yes, you only live once, but…

Yes, you only live once, but…

“Well, those who are now young, will go to Church when they get old, but now, most likely, they want to use and exploit the youth they have, as a song says, ‘Take everything out of life, today you are a flower, tomorrow a dying rose”. Only, they forget that...

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Interfax: Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll

Interfax: Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll

Many consider Russia to be the largest concentration of Orthodox Christians in the world, and with good reason. But a recent poll shows the situation may be more complex than that. Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll Moscow, July 4,...

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One of the world’s most northern Orthodox churches built in Yakutia

One of the world’s most northern Orthodox churches built in Yakutia

Veliky Novgorod, June 30, Interfax – Novgorod residents founded an Orthodox Church of the Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign not far from the mouth of Indigirka River in Yakutia, an official of the Novgorod Region government told Interfax. The church is located at the 71st degree...

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