St. John Chrysostom – Homily on Pentecost (2)

St. John Chrysostom – Homily on Pentecost (2)

Saint John Chrysostom   This is the same Holy Spirit Who preached by the prophets, Who gave understanding to the Apostles, Who spoke to people. He was given to them by the Lord, and all their adversaries were unable to gainsay or resist Him. As the Lord said: ‘It is...

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St. John Chrysostom – Homily on Pentecost (1)

St. John Chrysostom – Homily on Pentecost (1)

Saint John Chrysostom   Let us extol the grace of the Holy Spirit in spiritual hymns, since grace has, on this day, manifested itself to us from heaven. Even though our words are inadequate to express the magnitude of this grace, we shall praise its power and activity insofar as...

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The Incarnation of God as the Opposite to Today’s Sinfulness

The Incarnation of God as the Opposite to Today’s Sinfulness

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   Beloved Fathers and brothers, today we celebrate the greatest event of all time and all ages: the birth of Christ, the ‘capital of all feasts’, according Saint John Chrysostom. God enters our life, in time, in history as ‘Jesus Christ the man’...

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“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

A homily of the abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, in the refectory of the monastery at the Feast of the Mother of God on September 8th. *** The Panagia has a central place in divine worship. Feasts of the Mother of God frame the...

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Metropolitan of Lemesos, Athanasios: “Signs of the Times”

Metropolitan of Lemesos, Athanasios: “Signs of the Times”

Athanasios, Metropolitan of Lemesos (Limassol), Cyprus, speaks on the Signs of the Times. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective...

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Excerpt from Homily 41, On Pentecost

Excerpt from Homily 41, On Pentecost

Saint Gregory the Theologian And He was promised by the mouth of Joel first, who said, ‘And it shall be in the last days that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh (that is, upon all that believe), and upon your sons and...

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Migrants, Refugees and Jesus Christ

Migrants, Refugees and Jesus Christ

MIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND JESUS CHRIST Fr. Luke A. Veronis How many of us saw the picture of the little Syrian boy washed up on the shore in his attempt to flee into Greece? How about other images of migrants desperately trying to leave places of hopelessness for a better future...

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The Cure

The Cure

When we are sick, we follow the advice of our doctor if we desire to be healed from whatever sickness or disease we have. We do this, because we believe the doctor knows the best cure. We trust him to have our best interest at hand. We put our belief...

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Stewards of God’s Creation

Stewards of God’s Creation

Stewards of God’s Creation Day of Prayer for the Protection of the Earth – September 1, 2015 Fr. Luke A. Veronis How many of us have enjoyed nature this summer? Where have you gone and how have you enjoyed nature? At the beginning of the summer​,​ our family went up to...

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Sharing Fruit

Sharing Fruit

There are many examples in the Gospels where Jesus warns about not bearing fruit, but in the Parable of the Vineyard in Matthew 21.33-42, He teaches about not sharing fruit and what happens to the wicked and greedy stewards when the King returns. The Church is the Vineyard of Christ,...

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