The Great Gain

The Great Gain

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   Forgiveness is the effort and exercise of a love that is, in the end, transformed into joy and leads to salvation, as Saint Païsios the Athonite notes: ‘There’s no greater joy than that which you feel when you’re hard done by. I wish everybody...

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‘Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’ (Luke 23, 24)

‘Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’ (Luke 23, 24)

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   Jesus again sets the Law of the Old Testament in its true interpretational framework and at the same time urges us to emerge from the shadow of the Law into the Light of the Grace of God, which is love. By transcending the law...

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The temptation of rough justice and the law of forgiveness

The temptation of rough justice and the law of forgiveness

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   Once people distanced themselves from God, inebriated by the mortal pleasure of Luciferian self-deification, and after Cain, motivated by envy and jealousy, murdered his brother Abel, down this day and age and until the end of the age ‘wickedness has accompanied human nature as...

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Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.  October 4, 2015

Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.  October 4, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the Golden Rule, “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Fr. Constantine points out that the Golden Rule is the very antithesis of Vengeance. Blind Justice is an image that expresses that the...

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The Orthodox Value of Justice

The Orthodox Value of Justice

We are born into an imperfect world, and being such, we become plagued with all that comes with it. As Baltimore and Missouri erupted in riots, as ISIS continues to terrorize the Levant region, as Boko Haram continues its kidnappings; we find ourselves seeking answers, hope, and resolution.  As Orthodox...

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What’s with Russia?

What’s with Russia?

Of late Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin have been in the news.  Putin recently signed into a law a new decree banning “homosexual propaganda”, effectively outlawing Gay Pride parades and other forms of public endorsement of homosexual lifestyle.  Also banned is the adoption of children by gay parents.  Homosexuality...

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