Κατ’ εκόνα του Θεού

Κατ’ εκόνα του Θεού

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή μια ομιλία του Αγίου Λουκά Αρχιεπισκόπου της Κριμαίας σχετικά με την Κυριακή της Ορθοδοξίας, τονίζει την αναγκαιότητα του να μένουμε σταθεροί στην πίστη μας και να κωφεύουμε στις διαχρονικές αιρετικές δοξασίες που σκοπό έχουν να μας αποκόψουν απο το ζωοποιό σώμα του Χριστού, την Εκκλησία....

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Sunday of Orthodoxy: Message from the Assembly of Bishops

Sunday of Orthodoxy: Message from the Assembly of Bishops

The grace of truth has shone out; the things prefigured in shadows in times of old have now been openly fulfilled in words…in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in churches, and in icons. (From the Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy) To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and...

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A Daughter’s Tears and God the Father

A Daughter’s Tears and God the Father

Lucian Freud passed away in July 2011. A short time later, a 90-minute BBC documentary, “Lucian Freud: Painted Life,” was aired. In it, acquaintances had recollections about him. Knowing little of Lucian Freud before seeing this expose, I found myself captivated by this powerful, realist portrait of the artist’s work,...

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Celebrating Feasts and Miracles of the Virgin Mary with a Zymaropita, a Twist on Cornbread

Celebrating Feasts and Miracles of the Virgin Mary with a Zymaropita, a Twist on Cornbread

There are several ways we celebrate major feast days: there is usually a forefeast, the feast day itself, and an afterfeast or apodosis. With the feast of the Dormition, August 15, I know of two major celebrations of miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary which mark the feast and its...

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