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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Witness of faith in modern society

Witness of faith in modern society

Georgios Kounnousis   The rapid changes in modern culture, for the most part the result of the global economic crisis, have influenced the thinking of many social and political analysts . Already, the age in which we live is being called ‘liquid modernity’ (as opposed to ‘late modernity’ which...

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The mystery of the divine ‘Being’ is the ineffable mystery of love

The mystery of the divine ‘Being’ is the ineffable mystery of love

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The truth is that the Son is the revelation of the Father and is testimony to the fact that, without a profound investigation of the mystery of sonship, it is impossible to delve into the sacred mystery of real paternity. Fatherhood...

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Those who honour the Son honour the Father Who sent Him

Those who honour the Son honour the Father Who sent Him

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   Through sin, we did not only set aside God’s commandment but also engendered within ourselves a false idea and notion about God. In reality, the false idea and notion about God are actually the very essence of satanic deceit. This is...

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Deicide is the equivalent of Patricide

Deicide is the equivalent of Patricide

1. According to the Biblical concept, ‘patricide’ is essentially the same as the sin of Adam and Eve. Their effort to become gods through the forbidden fruit and not through the alignment of their will and their actions to the commandment and will of God is the first attempt to...

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The Patricidal Society

The Patricidal Society

The times in which we live are distinguished by a rebellion, unprecedented in history, against any kind of authority or ‘guardianship’. All authority, religious or moral, social or familial is being called into question and is being shaken by a profound crisis. This general crisis also involves education, its values...

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The City of Cain and the City of Jesus

The City of Cain and the City of Jesus

This is one of the last sermons Fr. Matthew Baker wrote. He intended to deliver it this evening.  Two loves formed two cities: the love of self, reaching even to contempt of God, an earthly city; and the love of God, reaching to contempt of self, a heavenly one. – St....

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Archbishop Job: Facing Secularism, Orthodox Christians Must Say “No!”

Archbishop Job: Facing Secularism, Orthodox Christians Must Say “No!”

A friend sent me this reflection, which I’d like to share with you. His Eminence Archbishop Job (Osaky) reposed in the Lord five years ago today (18 December, 2009). He was the OCA’s Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest since 1993, previous to which he served as the OCA’s Bishop...

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Fifty Shades of Normal?

Fifty Shades of Normal?

Predicting future trends is a risky business for anyone who doesn’t possess a good crystal ball.  Nonetheless, on the basis of past experience and history, we may confidently declare that trends and changes which one generation grudgingly allow the next will enthusiastically embrace, especially if these changes involve a downward moral...

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