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The Seven Times Christ Spoke on the Cross

You want to know the meaning of those seven phrases uttered by Christ on the cross. Aren’t they clear? The first one: ‘Father, forgive them. They don’t…

Oct 15, 2017
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Spouse and companion

Saint John Chrysostom   Love is the spouse of the angels, the companion of the fathers, table companion of the prophets, and fellow athlete of the…

Oct 13, 2017
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On the Peculiar Way Christ Saved the World

Amir Azarvan, Georgia Gwinnett College   If you were God and chose to be incarnate for the purpose of redeeming fallen humanity, what method of redemption…

Aug 22, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 18. Canons alone cannot save

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara The return to the original state of humanity, as it was created from the beginning, is accomplished through the process of catharsis….

Jul 02, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 16. The Applicability of Canonical Principles Related to Women

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara The first commandment which was given to Adam and Eve is the original indication of the role of divine law in human life. “God…

Jun 12, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 15. The social dimension of matrimony in Byzantium

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara Although Christian marriage places spirituality at its center, the social dimension of matrimony was kept in the Byzantine era…

Jun 07, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 14. Canon Law & Civil Law

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   One should not approach the canons of the Church in the same way as the civil laws since neither are the canons mere legal…

May 28, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 7. The Place of Women in Byzantine Society

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   Byzantine society was a dynamic union of different cultural elements based on Greek civilization and the Christian faith….

Apr 26, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 6. The New Eve

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The honor and respect of Christianity to women is demonstrated especially in the person of the Theotokos. She is the human…

Apr 21, 2017
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Time and the Church – 2

Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor The eschatological nature of the Church is revealed especially in the sacrament of the Divine Liturgy. The celebration…

Jan 09, 2017