Deicide is the equivalent of Patricide

Deicide is the equivalent of Patricide

1. According to the Biblical concept, ‘patricide’ is essentially the same as the sin of Adam and Eve. Their effort to become gods through the forbidden fruit and not through the alignment of their will and their actions to the commandment and will of God is the first attempt to...

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The Bridge of Diamond

The Bridge of Diamond

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia ‘Thou hast brought us into being out of nothing’ (The Liturgy of St John Chrysostom). How are we to understand God’s relation to the world he has created? What is meant by this phrase ‘out of nothing’, ex nihilo? Why, indeed did God create at...

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The Word became Flesh: the inexpressible mystery of salvation

The Word became Flesh: the inexpressible mystery of salvation

When God, the Son of God, entered the womb of All-Holy Virgin and took flesh from her, He was born a perfect person and perfect God, without confusion. When has anything more important ever happened for us? We all believe in this Son of God and Son of the ever-virgin...

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The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

Ilias Voulgarakis       An undignified Trinity Once upon all the time, there’s God. And from some time there’s human beings. But the reports coming from Earth about the state of humankind are increasingly distressing. The human race is going from bad to worse, despite all God’s efforts, through...

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On Worship where it is Due

On Worship where it is Due

James W. Lillie In the text by Saint Nil Sorskij which we published recently on the passions of avarice, anger, sorrow and sloth, we read: “In order to defeat the spirit of ingratitude and blasphemy we say: ‘Get behind me, Satan. I worship my Lord and God and I serve...

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Our Relationship with God: 6. The word of Christ

Our Relationship with God: 6. The word of Christ

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) Certainly, the Gospel of Christ was not received of man and is not after man. He Himself assures us that ‘without Him’ no good work is able to be completed. This is why He says imperatively to Nicodemus that he must be ‘born again’ from...

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The Patricidal Society

The Patricidal Society

The times in which we live are distinguished by a rebellion, unprecedented in history, against any kind of authority or ‘guardianship’. All authority, religious or moral, social or familial is being called into question and is being shaken by a profound crisis. This general crisis also involves education, its values...

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Our Relationship with God: 2. The Patriarch Jacob

Our Relationship with God: 2. The Patriarch Jacob

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) Previous post here In the continuation of this sacred history, we see that the relationships of men become increasingly more tragic. For example, the son of Adam, Cain, offered an abominable sacrifice to God which was rejected. Full of envy and fratricidal hatred, he murdered...

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Daily Devotion, January 29: A Challenge is Coming Next Week: Do You Fit God around Your Life, or Your Life Around God?

Daily Devotion, January 29: A Challenge is Coming Next Week: Do You Fit God around Your Life, or Your Life Around God?

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:1-2   Good morning Prayer Team! For those who have been reading my...

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The Children’s Word: Praying some more

The Children’s Word: Praying some more

Praying some more Have you ever asked your parents for something…and then asked them again and again until they finally gave it to you? Sometimes they might give in, only after you’ve asked them more than once. In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about a blind man who wanted to...

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