Excerpt from Homily 41, On Pentecost

Excerpt from Homily 41, On Pentecost

Saint Gregory the Theologian And He was promised by the mouth of Joel first, who said, ‘And it shall be in the last days that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh (that is, upon all that believe), and upon your sons and...

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Discourse on the Holy Spirit, that is, on Pentecost

Discourse on the Holy Spirit, that is, on Pentecost

Saint Gregory of Nyssa David always gives the most joyful meaning to feasts, tuning his dulcet harp to the requirements of the festival. So let this same prophet delight us on the great feast of Pentecost, too, picking out the melody of wisdom on the strings, through the power of...

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The Best Music at Your Finger Tips: Hymns of the Holy Spirit

The Best Music at Your Finger Tips: Hymns of the Holy Spirit

Watch and Listen to Orthodox hymns of the Holy Spirit, the Doxastikon of Pentecost,  “Heavenly King” by Presvytera Katerina Sitaras Makiej About Presvytera Katerina Sitaras Makiej Presvytera Katerina received her Bachelor’s Degree in Voice and Music Education from The Boston Conservatory and her Master’s in Theological Studies from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology....

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Sunday of Pentecost

Sunday of Pentecost

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes After fifty days from our Lord’s glorious Resurrection our Holy Orthodox Church celebrates Pentecost. This feast day is very important for all mankind and Christians, because it is the birthday of our Church. It is the day on which the Church, the Body of Christ, begins...

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Our Very Own Feast of Pentecost

Our Very Own Feast of Pentecost

We begin with a conversation about Pentecost between Fr. Chris and Fr. Barnabas Powell. What does Pentecost mean to you and me personally? Fr. Barnabas reveals how we can be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Our feature conversation is with Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos concerning the persecution of Christian around the world,...

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Τhe Pentecost’s Saturday for Souls

Τhe Pentecost’s Saturday for Souls

Petros Panayiotopoulos Our holy Church offers us another opportunity to remember and honor our dead people, our beloved persons who passed away, and all her members by whom we are in communion through God’ s love and the grace from the sacraments, beyond this sense of time. To say it...

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“Let us celebrate the feast of Pentecost” – Elder Stefanos of the Daniïleï Brotherhood

“Let us celebrate the feast of Pentecost” – Elder Stefanos of the Daniïleï Brotherhood

The late Elder Stefanos of the Daniïleï Brotherhood (Katounakia, the Holy Mountain) sings the wonderful hymn from Vespers on the Eve of Pentecost. This hymn encapsulates the ‘majestic and great mystery’, the advent of the Holy Spirit into the world. Tone 1 “Let us celebrate the feast of Pentecost and...

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Christian Unity and Individualism in the Modern Society

Christian Unity and Individualism in the Modern Society

We went from being a communal society to becoming an individualistic society. The art of listening and the art of conversation are soon becoming obsolete with the invention of newer technologies which divide rather than unite. Gradually we are becoming isolated from one another. Who are we, what have become,...

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Do What Pleases God 

Do What Pleases God 

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.  Acts 2: 46-47 ...

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“Common” is the Root of “Community”

“Common” is the Root of “Community”

And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.  And all who believed were together and had all things in common; and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need.  Acts 2:43-45  Friday after Pentecost-Feast of...

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