Visiting Mount Athos – Living the Miracle

Visiting Mount Athos – Living the Miracle

An Exclusive Interview with Hank Hanegraaff, at the second part of his exclusive interview at Pemptousia. Watch Now “I have experienced my miracle” mentions Hank Hanegraaff, at the second part of his interview at Pemptousia. He shares his personal experience about God’s intervention in his life and from his visit...

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Elder Elpidios of the New Skete, Holy Mount Athos

Elder Elpidios of the New Skete, Holy Mount Athos

The ever memorable Elder Elpidios was the twin brother of the Holy Martyr Philoumenos, who was recently slaughtered in Palestine by Jews. His holy remains are conserved imperishable in Jerusalem, exhibiting obvious signs of piety: a supernatural fragrance and the performance of miracles. The blessed divine passion was blazing in...

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Byzantine Iconography οn Mt Athos

Byzantine Iconography οn Mt Athos

Dr. Constantine Cavarnos The Protaton, the Monastery of Vatopedi and the Cretan School The Holy Mountain has been the great centre of Orthodox art since the fall of Constantinople. But art flourished on Mount Athos much earlier than that, as is shown by some icons and miniatures that have survived...

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The Holy Monastery of Chilandari (or Chelandari)

The Holy Monastery of Chilandari (or Chelandari)

Monk Chariton of Karoulia   The monastery was founded at the end of the 10th century. In 1198 an imperial edict of Alexios III granted it to the Serbian prince Stephan Nemanja and his son, who had both taken the habit at Vatopaedi as Simeon and Savvas. Since then it...

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Announcement by the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

Announcement by the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

Today’s verdict on the part of the Greek justice system has restored the honour of those who have been so unfairly treated for almost a decade. The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaid glorifies God for permitting those people to be vindicated. It can now continue its spiritual and charitable...

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Sunday of Orthodoxy at Vatopaidi

Sunday of Orthodoxy at Vatopaidi

Highlights of the Divine Liturgy and Procession with the Holy Icons on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2017, at the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. 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 Canonical Bishops of...

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Abbot Elisaios: “Mt Athos, Yesterday and Today”

Abbot Elisaios: “Mt Athos, Yesterday and Today”

Elder Elisaios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mt Athos, Greece, speaks on the tradition and the present of Holy Mountain. 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...

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Archons, Mount Athos, the UN and Great Lent

Archons, Mount Athos, the UN and Great Lent

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”,  the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines this week of March 18th, 2016. 50th Anniversary of Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle Holy Community...

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St. Mary Magdalene, the Hand that Brings Us Closer to God

St. Mary Magdalene, the Hand that Brings Us Closer to God

  We arrived at the Holy Monastery of Simonopetra on Mt. Athos in Greece, and it was freezing out. It was the first day of Great Lent.  The monks always fast strictly, and especially so during these first three days.  Of course their prayer life gives them the strength to...

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Remembering Harry Radliffe

Remembering Harry Radliffe

The beautiful news is that in the Orthodox Christian Faith, we have come to know some of the most sacred places on earth.  The sad news is we lost an incredible reporter last week. Harry Radliffe of CBS News, died on December 1, 2015 at the age of 66.  Harry...

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