Benefits to Society from Cross-bearing Christians

Benefits to Society from Cross-bearing Christians

Dr. Haralambis Bousias   The faithful who cheerfully shoulder their Cross are the basis of a well-regulated state, one which builds its progress on Christian morality, selfless love, active hope, harmony and mutual understanding. Cross-bearing Christians are the bulwark against the moral and economic crisis in our society. The moral...

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Creating a Christian Environment in the Home

Creating a Christian Environment in the Home

Abbot Tryphon   Creating a Christian home begins with the icon corner. The bright corner becomes the center for every domestic church, where the family devotions take place. This is also the family’s way of declaring to visitors that this is a Christian home, where Christ is head. Because the...

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Who’s responsible for a really Christian marriage?

Who’s responsible for a really Christian marriage?

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   The newly-weds are our spiritual children, members of our parishes. It’s the duty of clergy to celebrate the ‘feast’ of the couple in a splendid manner, with formality, seriousness and dignity, while at the same time preserving the corresponding religious and liturgical ethos. It’s a help...

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Presentation of the Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God (20/11/2016)

Presentation of the Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God (20/11/2016)

  On Sunday, 20 November, at 12:30, the EN PLȎ publishing house and the Internet magazine PEMPTOUSIA are presenting ΤΟ ΜΥΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ Η ΓΕΝΝΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΛΛΙΤΕΧΝΗ ΚΑΤ’ ΕΙΚΟΝΑ ΘΕΟΥ, The Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God. The event...

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Prayer Corners Around the World

Prayer Corners Around the World

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Please join us in...

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Pluck Out the Thorns from Your Heart

Pluck Out the Thorns from Your Heart

Using the Parable of the Sower (Luke 8.5-15), Jesus taught that there are four conditions of the heart. Either the heart is hardened and the Word of God cannot penetrate, or the heart is shallow and the roots cannot grow deep, or the heart is filled with thorns which chock...

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St. Feofil

St. Feofil

“Feofil breaks the rule and order. . . . No one knows where he might read his prayers. . .. He barely participates in the . . . liturgy . . . .. He stands before the altar-table as if dumbfounded and requires constant direction . . ..he bends down...

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St. Juvenaly of Alaska

St. Juvenaly of Alaska

For over a century, it was not known what happened to the monk, Juvenaly. It was one of the mysteries of the Arctic, and the conflicting accounts that emerged over the years did nothing to clarify the actual events or his fate, and in some cases, completely misled those looking...

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An Orthodox Family Reunion

An Orthodox Family Reunion

I have heard some converts refer to their journey to the Orthodox Church as “coming home,” but that was never my experience, probably because a problematic childhood has meant for me that “home” doesn’t always have pleasant connotations.  My own experience in encountering the Church was more like “Where have...

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