Prophet Elijah, the gift of God

Prophet Elijah, the gift of God

Savva Alexandrou   Saint Gregory Palamas, speaking in general about the prophets, as also the Fathers of the Church, notes: “God raised up the Prophets and the Fathers unto our guidance and He showed signs and wonders to us through them, so that He could correctly lead us up to...

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God’s Mercy

God’s Mercy

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me’. In the parables used by the Lord, He repeats the phrase ‘the kingdom of heaven is like… (Matth. 22,2) that is, He compares...

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The Case of ‘Fools for Christ’

The Case of ‘Fools for Christ’

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   Among the many saints- that is, the people who loved Christ, ‘with all their heart’ and expressed their love through self-denial and shouldering their cross- there are those we know as ‘fools for Christ’. Usually monastics, they present themselves to the world as mad, opposed to...

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God will not abandon us go further down

God will not abandon us go further down

Anthimos Ananiadis, Actor   Watch Now  Anthimos Ananiadis is talking about his plans, about bringing his experience from the American movie factory in Greece and creating a new movie with spiritual characteristics about a Greek orthodox hero. In his job he is realising the presence of God who is not...

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The mystery of the divine ‘Being’ is the ineffable mystery of love

The mystery of the divine ‘Being’ is the ineffable mystery of love

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The truth is that the Son is the revelation of the Father and is testimony to the fact that, without a profound investigation of the mystery of sonship, it is impossible to delve into the sacred mystery of real paternity. Fatherhood...

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True Knowledge of God and of the Self

True Knowledge of God and of the Self

Saint Justin Popovich   An excerpt from Put Bogopoznanja (The Path to Knowledge of God) Only the nous that has been cleansed of the passions and the darkness of sin and has been sanctified by the Grace of the Holy Spirit is in a position to sense and conceive of...

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Knowledge of God is Achieved through Love for Him

Knowledge of God is Achieved through Love for Him

Christoforos Papadopoulos, Theologian   It’s been said that good is to be identified with God, and that therefore knowledge of it is tantamount to knowledge of God. And because God’s a person, not an idea, knowledge of Him is realized through personal communication with Him. The more we love God...

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Do you want to see God?

Do you want to see God?

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   Abba Olympios recounts: ‘One time, a pagan priest came down to Skete and slept in my cell. When he saw the way the monks lived he asked me: “The way you live, do you never see anything of your God?” “No”, I answered. He went on....

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Open window

Open window

Elder Moses the Athonite   We’ve said before that God is not wrathful, bent on punishment and revenge. If He were, He would be bad. But there’s no trace of badness in the divinity. Every trial is an education from God and is a form of the spiritual struggle we...

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Those who truly love God

Those who truly love God

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Who are those who truly love God, where does their love for Him come from and how is it shown? What are the works of our love for God as regards our neighbours? And that love is the culmination of the old and the...

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