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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The Third Sunday of Luke (Luke 7, 11-16)

The Third Sunday of Luke (Luke 7, 11-16)

Father Nikolaos Patsalos   Anyone reading or hearing today’s Gospel (the raising of the son of the widow in Nain) can form their own thoughts and conclusions. One thing which people might think of and wonder about is why God doesn’t show the same compassion in all cases of the...

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Second Sunday of Luke

Second Sunday of Luke

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   It’s a great thing for there to be concord and love in life. Then again, it’s a bad thing to have discord and enmity. Through harmony and love we build our life; with discord and hatred we ruin it. Because our life’s...

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Close to Christ and Far from Him

Close to Christ and Far from Him

Archimandrite Ioïl Yiannakopoulos   A. Far from Christ. From today’s Gospel reading : ‘We’ve worked all night long and haven’t caught anything’, says Peter to Christ when the latter tells him to let the nets out again*. So, away from Christ, it was ‘night’ for them. They worked...

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The good and bad tenant farmers (13th Sunday of Matthew)

The good and bad tenant farmers (13th Sunday of Matthew)

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   Today’s Gospel reading tells us, in parable form, about a vineyard planted by a householder, which he entrusted to tenants who were supposed to give him the fruits from it. When harvest time came, the owner sent servants to the tenants in order...

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People Are People: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

People Are People: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

In her book entitled Ancient Christian Martyrdom:  Diverse Practices, Theologies and Traditions.  Candida Moss, an English academic who is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity on the theology faculty of the University of Notre Dame talks about martyrdom and how ordinary people can be called to extraordinary things. We...

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Ninth Century Bible, Codex 1424, Returns to Greek Monastery

Ninth Century Bible, Codex 1424, Returns to Greek Monastery

CHICAGO, IL: His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, with the blessings of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, received during a special ceremony in Chicago, Illinois, a rare 9th century Greek manuscript (Codex 1424) of the complete New Testament which is being returned by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago...

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Lutheran Seminary Returns 9th Century Bible to Orthodox Church

Lutheran Seminary Returns 9th Century Bible to Orthodox Church

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago was contacted by the Orthodox Church in hopes of collecting ancient manuscripts which were stolen from Kosintza Monastery near Drama, Greece almost a century before. The small seminary had acquired the 9th century New Testament also known as codex 1424, decades before.  It was gifted...

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Christianity before the Bible

Christianity before the Bible

“The Church came from Jesus, the Canon came from the Church.” In his new book, The Making of the New Testament: Church, Gospel, and Canon, Rev. Theodore G. Stylianopoulos ​recounts the struggles and even conflicts that were addressed in the early church, through the eyes of an Orthodox Christian theologian....

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