Sermon for the Apostolic reading on the 3rd Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 11:31-12:9)

Sermon for the Apostolic reading on the 3rd Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 11:31-12:9)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In today’s passage, from the Apostle Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians, a very unique experience is revealed. This was something that had never happened to anyone before! What was this experience? It was this: The Apostle Paul ascended to the third heaven, over all...

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For Great Profits (II Cor. 9, 6-11)

For Great Profits (II Cor. 9, 6-11)

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   One of the worst of the notions prevalent in the secular outlook is the tactic of least effort. Those who espouse it- and unfortunately they’re in the majority- seek, with the least effort, or none if at all possible, to gain as much as they can,...

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Saint Paul’s Chains

Saint Paul’s Chains

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   What is the greatest glory of Saint Paul the Apostle? What was the greatest of God’s gifts to him? Why should we call him blessed and envy him? Saint John Chrysostom answers: ‘I call Paul blessed not so much because he was caught up into Paradise...

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Saint Paul on Raising Funds

Saint Paul on Raising Funds

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   Writing in his second epistle to the Corinthians, Saint Paul urges them- among other things- to contribute towards a fund-raising collection for the Christians of Jerusalem. This was the first time in the history of Christianity that this method of providing assistance to other Christians in...

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Analysis of 2 Cor. 9, 6-11

Analysis of 2 Cor. 9, 6-11

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   ‘The point is this: those who sow sparingly will also reap sparingly, and those who sow bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or...

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75th Anniversary of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Minnesota

75th Anniversary of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Minnesota

On October 25, 2015, the St. George Greek Orthodox community in St. Paul, Minnesota, celebrated their 75th Anniversary. We congratulate and wish them many more years as stewards of the Orthodox Faith! See and hear the short video documentary about St. George’s history: (starts at 15 seconds) St. George Video...

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The Children’s Word: Preaching in Prison

The Children’s Word: Preaching in Prison

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Presvytera Alexandra asks you to think about how you’d feel if someone put you in jail for talking about Jesus. How would that make you feel? What would...

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Dealing with Immorality in the Church at Corinth

Dealing with Immorality in the Church at Corinth

Following our Theme of “Let’s Talk About Sex,” we sometimes assume that attention to this topic is only something modern. But the Early Church also grappled with how to balance an appropriate esteem for marriage with speaking out against abuses of our God-given sexual faculties. On Special Moments in Orthodoxy,...

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