The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

Saint John Chrysostom It became clear through unlearned men that the cross was persuasive; in fact, it persuaded the whole world. Their discourse was not of unimportant matters but of God and true religion, of the Gospel way of life and future judgment, and yet it turned ordinary, uneducated men...

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Types of Liturgy

Types of Liturgy

From the first days after Christ’s Ascension, the Apostles celebrated the Sacrament of the Divine Eucharist, because they wanted very much to remember Him and to feel that He was close to them. Every day they had an assembly where they sang hymns, recalled events of His life, the miracles,...

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Saint John Chrysostom preaches to us on the refugee crisis

Saint John Chrysostom preaches to us on the refugee crisis

In the wake of the current refugee crisis, Saint John Chrysotom urges us to become loving and gentle towards other people, forgive those who err and show mercy, if we wish to be judged favorably ourselves. They say that these are fugitives, foreigners and wretches. That they’ve left their homelands...

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Why We Celebrate Three Hierarchs

Why We Celebrate Three Hierarchs

St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom – the three Holy Hierarchs. We celebrate their feast day today, the 30th of January, but why? Each of them has their own day, when we celebrate their lives and contributions to our Orthodox faith. But what did...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for January 27, 2016

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 27, 2016

EPISTLE READING St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 7:26-28; 8:1-2 Prokeimenon. Mode 1. Psalm 48.3,1 My mouth shall speak wisdom and the meditation of my heart shall bring forth understanding. Verse: Hear this all you nations. Brethren, it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless,...

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