The Attitude of the Saints towards the Maladies of their Era

The Attitude of the Saints towards the Maladies of their Era

Elder Christodoulos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi   We feel sad, worried, exposed and afraid not only because of external events, but also because we ourselves have lost the centre of our lives. We’ve become subject to the temptations which Christ rejected in the desert: gluttony, vainglory and...

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Thoughts on the crisis of our times

Thoughts on the crisis of our times

Elder Christodoulos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi   The saints are our friends and the friends of God, the people to whom we can always turn. On the one hand, to receive comfort and strength. On the other to receive models tried and tested by God for our...

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How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-2

How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-2

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   Therefore, the prophets were advocating repentance and a return to the Lord’s path. When all is said and done, everything is futile; both our well being and our wealth, even the accomplishment of our country’s liberation (translator’s note: from Turkish occupation) is a secular event....

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How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-1

How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-1

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   Indeed we are presently facing some tough times which affect everyone. It seems that we are all aboard a ship- the ship is our small country- sailing in rough seas without knowing where we are or where we are heading to. Whenever certain hardships afflict...

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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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The Economic Crisis and Globalization

The Economic Crisis and Globalization

Revd. Fr. Jonathan Hemmings talks about The Economic Crisis and Globalization. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is a recognized leader in the Orthodox Media field and...

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Wealth, Greed, and the American Gospel

Wealth, Greed, and the American Gospel

When Martin Shkreli, American Entrepreneur and Pharmaceutical Executive, recently acquired the rights to a drug used to fight AIDS and increased its price from $13.50 to $750 per pill, there were incredible cries of outrage.  In recent weeks, at least according to photos chosen by media outlets, that outrage increased,...

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Interview With Metropolitan Nikolaos on The Global Financial Crisis

Interview With Metropolitan Nikolaos on The Global Financial Crisis

The global financial crisis has come to affect everyone around the globe in one way or another.  The following article addresses some thoughts from Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogea and Lavreotiki.  The information comes from an interview Metropolitan Nikolaos did with Pemptousia about the economic crisis and how it relates to the...

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