Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Saint Neofytos the Recluse   A brief discourse on the child of God Mary, when she was dedicated to God at the age of three years old, in the Holy of Holies, by her parents. When it was time for God’s mystery for our salvation to be accomplished, it was...

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Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady – 2

Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady – 2

Archbishop Theofylaktos of Ochrid This is today’s feast, the event we’re celebrating today, the escorting of the maiden to the Temple and her introduction into the Holy of Holies. What a strange event! What an astonishing thing it is that we hear! A little girl living in the fathomless and...

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Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady – 1

Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady – 1

Archbishop Theofylaktos of Ochrid Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God, when she was taken by her Parents to the Temple All too often the “remembrance of the righteous which is accompanied by encomia” is an opportunity to censure the person praising if he...

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The Children’s Word: See Who Jesus Is!

The Children’s Word: See Who Jesus Is!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about somebody? Maybe you heard about a famous basketball player, and you watched lots of his games just to see more. Or maybe you wanted to know more about an astronomer or some hero in history. Did you check out books from the...

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The Children’s Word: Keeping Ourselves Clean

The Children’s Word: Keeping Ourselves Clean

Do you like cleaning your room? Probably not so much. But after you’ve put everything back in its place, after you’ve made your bed and emptied the trash, doesn’t it seem like a more special place? You have to admit it is nicer to be there. Today, the Epistle reading...

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You Were Presented in the Temple

You Were Presented in the Temple

On February 2, our Orthodox Church celebrates a beautiful moment in the life of Christ – The Presentation of Christ at the Temple. According to the Jewish practice at that time, the first-born son of a family was to be brought forty days after his birth to the Temple in...

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