The Foolish Rich Man

The Foolish Rich Man

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   1. I mentioned to you on another occasion, my Christian friends, that our Church, like the caring mother it is, uses this period of winter- when living conditions have always been difficult- to present us with Sunday Gospel readings that sharpen our awareness...

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The Truth of the Faith as a Struggle for Life

The Truth of the Faith as a Struggle for Life

Metropolitan Ieronymos of Larisa and Tyrnavos   People today, who are indifferent towards so many things, are also indifferent to matters of the faith. Naturally, some sociologists and anthropologists are not slow to interpret this phenomenon as ‘the end of faith’. And there are historians who analyze it as ‘a...

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Spreadind the Gospel Message through contemporary digital media

Spreadind the Gospel Message through contemporary digital media

Watch now  Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, at this part of his interview to Pemptousia, speaks of the importance of using digital media to spread the message of Gospel. 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...

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Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (6)

Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (6)

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   In its efforts to restrict the practice of self-mutilation, the Church adopted strict canons. According to the Apostolic Canons, a eunuch who had performed self-mutilation would be debarred from holy orders; for he is a self-murderer and an enemy of God’s creation (Canon 22)....

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Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (5)

Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (5)

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   The above prohibitions should not be confused with instances where certain saintly women disguised themselves in order to enter men’s monasteries. What distinguishes these women from the followers of Efstathios is the reason behind their actions. Their motive was not to denigrate their sex...

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Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (4)

Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (4)

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   The distinction between the sexes isn’t the inspiration of a wicked God Who created the material body which the supporters of gender Theory are called upon to set to rights. For Orthodox theology, the distinction between the sexes isn’t the result of the fall...

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Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (3)

Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (3)

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   Whereas gender theories claim that the problem lies in the human body and its sex, which may need to be corrected, Patristic theology insists that God did not make any mistake and that evil lies in our own actions. What is bad is not...

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Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (2)

Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (2)

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   The Fathers of our Church, such as Saint Epifanios of Cyprus, Saint Irenaeus of Lyon, Saint Hippolytus of Rome, Clement the Alexandrian et al., refused to accept the above anthropological and soteriological model, as projected by the Gnostics, because it was diametrically opposed to...

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Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels

Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   The state of one-genderism is described in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, where, in answer to a question from His disciples regarding the way to enter the Kingdom of God and our salvation, Jesus answers: ‘When you make the two one, the inside like...

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Evangelist Billy Graham has Passed Away

Evangelist Billy Graham has Passed Away

Famed, longtime Evangelical Pastor Billy Graham has passed away.  The 99 year old was surrounded by his family when he died in Montreat, NC.  News of his passing has sparked much coverage, and as author Terry Mattingly writes, “diplomats, scholars and journalists will struggle to describe Graham’s impact via preaching,...

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