The Son and Word of God, the Saviour of the Human Race

The Son and Word of God, the Saviour of the Human Race

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   Most of the miracles performed by Jesus were the result of a request by people who needed the miracle, and only occurred after He had previously examined their faith. There were, however, miracles which he Himself wished to perform. We heard of one such today....

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The Other, my Brother

The Other, my Brother

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   The way things are today, with economic matters dominant, as well as the various theories which stem from them, it’s clear that the value of the human person has been much reduced. We recognize it not only in the way people are treated as mere cogs...

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The Idolization of the Self

The Idolization of the Self

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   It’s an oft-repeated refrain that, over the last centuries, people have been seduced by philosophical theories, economic projects and social systems, have forgotten God and have claimed independence from Him. Beguiled by promises of earthly happiness and devoted to the pursuit of material goods, we have...

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Analysis of I Timothy, 9-15

Analysis of I Timothy, 9-15

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   The Epistle reading for the Sunday of Zacchaeus is taken from the first Epistle of Saint Paul to Timothy and contains advice from the Apostle to his disciple and collaborator Timothy, whom he left in charge...

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Form and Substance (Luke 13, 10-17)

Form and Substance (Luke 13, 10-17)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   Today’s Gospel reading is a clear and stark indictment of formalism in religion. Saint Luke tells us that Christ cured someone on the Sabbath and this was cause enough for Him to come into conflict with the Judaism of His time, which had transformed the commandments...

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14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness?

14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness?

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   14th Sunday of Saint Luke today, and we’ve now entered the month of Christmas. Jesus enters Jericho and comes across a suffering person whose affliction is blindness. It’s a terrible cross for him not to enjoy the first and greatest of God’s goods: perceptible light. Apart...

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9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The ninth Sunday of Saint Luke and the Gospel reading again revolves around the great temptation of the misuse of wealth. The parable of the foolish rich man is well-known and, at the same time, of enduring interest to everyone, not only to those who have...

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The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

Father Nikolaos Patsalos   Wealth or Spiritual Poverty? Today’s Gospel reading is very well known. It’s the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and the subject it deals with is wealth, both material and spiritual. The Gospel presents two people with entirely different lifestyles. One was rich, very much...

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Christ is late (Luke 8, 41-56)

Christ is late (Luke 8, 41-56)

Iraklis Filios   Today’s Gospel reading (Luke 8, 41-56) is truly wonderful. It has to do with the raising of Jairus’ daughter and the healing of the woman with an issue of blood. According to the text, an important figure in the synagogue, Jairus, approached Jesus and asked Him to...

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6th Sunday of Luke: ‘The Possessed Man as the Fragmentation of the Human Person’

6th Sunday of Luke: ‘The Possessed Man as the Fragmentation of the Human Person’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   On the 6th Sunday of Luke, the great Redeemer of the human race, while He was in the land of the Gadarenes, opposite Galilee, relieves, redeems and liberates a man from a terrible threat. The ‘sick’ servant in today’s Gospel is suffering from a spiritual illness....

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