Disbelief and God’s Tolerance of it

Disbelief and God’s Tolerance of it

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) God’s tolerance, as a consequence of the mystery of divine self-emptying, is not limited to the Cross and burial. It continues after the Resurrection. The risen Lord had no wish to impose the glad tidings of the Resurrection on anyone, nor did He oblige people...

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The Doubt of St. Thomas

The Doubt of St. Thomas

John 20:24-25 But Thomas, (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in...

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Pascha and Doubt

Pascha and Doubt

Holy Week and Pascha present a real temptation to live one’s faith in a way that seeks to be externally perfect rather than beautiful for Christ. Orthodox Christians see this when we boast about the length of our services and the strictness of our fasting. How much pressure do we...

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Divine Liturgy Broadcast (Sunday of Thomas)

Divine Liturgy Broadcast (Sunday of Thomas)

Thomas examined Your life-giving side with his probing right hand, O Christ our God. As You entered, though the doors were closed, he cried out to You, with the other Apostles “You are my Lord and my God.” Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone SUNDAY OF THOMAS Though...

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