Wealth and Poverty

Wealth and Poverty

Saint John Chrysostom   The rich are useless. Yes, useless, unless they’re generous and charitable. But, unfortunately, not many rich people are distinguishged for their love of others. Most of them wallow in self-love, in hard-heartedness and sin. So don’t envy them. Think, rather, about Peter and Paul about John...

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Can the rich be saved?

Can the rich be saved?

Christos Karadimos   Riches and the Teaching of Saint John Chrysostom According to Saint John Chrysostom, wealth is an ‘illusion’, a ‘fantasy’ and concern over it ‘will create tension and darkening’, leading to the delights which make us soft. Opulence is an ‘unfaithful’ and ‘ungrateful deserter’, since it often leaves...

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God and the Harlot

God and the Harlot

Saint John Chrysostom   (Excerpts from his Second Homily to Eutropios) Did God desire a harlot? Yes, He did: a harlot. I mean by that our own nature. Did God desire a harlot? If a man desires a harlot, he’s condemned, yet God desired one, in order to make her...

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Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   Punishment and reward. Both of these are in the hands of God. But just as life on earth is no more than a shadow of that in heaven, by the same token, punishment and reward are merely a shadow of the real punishment and reward of...

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The Theology of Gender – 8. St. John Chrysostom

The Theology of Gender – 8. St. John Chrysostom

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   Throughout the history of Christianity many voices from the Church rose to protest the established order of society. It is obvious in the patristic writings that the Fathers many times tried to defend the equality of man and woman, demonstrating that discrimination was a problem at all...

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Good News of the Gospel through the Life of the Church

Good News of the Gospel through the Life of the Church

Don’t miss Dr. Kyriaki Fitzgerald’s talk at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church at Peabody, MA. Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of St. Catherine’s Vision, theologian, educator and licensed psychologist and serves as Adjunct Professor in Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The author...

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Paschal Catechetical Homily of St. John Chrysostom

Paschal Catechetical Homily of St. John Chrysostom

Whosoever is a devout lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful bright Festival. And whosoever is a grateful servant, let him joyously enter into the joy of his Lord. And if any be weary with fasting, let him now receive his reward. If any has toiled from the first...

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Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Punishment and reward. Both of these are in the hands of God. But just as life on earth is no more than a shadow of that in heaven, by the same token, punishment and reward are merely a shadow of the real punishment and reward of eternity. The main persecutors...

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Fasting, The Orthodox Christian Way

Fasting, The Orthodox Christian Way

How are you fasting during Great Lent?  This year, the Orthodox Church began its forty-day fasting period (more than 40 this year!) on Monday, March 14th, in preparation for Great and Holy Easter (Pascha) on May 1st.  The date this year is especially far from Western Christian Easter, which will...

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A Christmas Message by St. John Chrysostom, Ομιλία του Αγ. Ιωάννου του Χρυσοστόμου για τα Χριστούγεννα

A Christmas Message by St. John Chrysostom, Ομιλία του Αγ. Ιωάννου του Χρυσοστόμου για τα Χριστούγεννα

  St John Chrysostom talks about Christmas, reflecting on our attitude towards the great mystery of love God has for us. Ομιλία του Αγ. Ιωάννου του Χρυσοστόμου για τα Χριστούγεννα Η εκπομπή παρουσιάζει μια ομιλία του αγίου Ι. Χρυσοστόμου για τα Χριστούγεννα. Οι σκέψεις του αγίου παραμένουν διαχρονικές και μας βάζουν...

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