Orthodox Theology and the Judgment of History (3)

Orthodox Theology and the Judgment of History (3)

Georgios P. Pavlos, Professor of Physics and Philosophy, DUTH   For head of the Orthodox Church is neither a man, nor an angel, not even any other creature of God, but the very God-Man, the historical Christ, the Son of the Virgin, Perfect God and perfect Man, Son of God...

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Orthodox Theology and the Judgment of History (2)

Orthodox Theology and the Judgment of History (2)

Georgios P. Pavlos, Professor of Physics and Philosophy, DUTH   The initial gift of deification, offered by the Living God to His cosmos and His beings, is so powerful that, at the end, created cosmos gave birth to Panaghia, the Mother of God, through Whom the Living, Uncreated Hypostatic God...

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Orthodox Theology and the Judgment of History (1)

Orthodox Theology and the Judgment of History (1)

Georgios P. Pavlos, Professor of Physics and Philosophy, DUTH   The following text which will be published in three parts, is Georgios P. Pavlos’s talk at the 8th International Conference of Orthodox Theology, Under the Auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate “The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church: Orthodox...

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Our Participation in the Mystery of the Kingdom of God

Our Participation in the Mystery of the Kingdom of God

Bishop Agathangelos of Fanari   ‘For many are called, but few are chosen’ The Gospel parable for the 14th Sunday of Matthew presents the mystery of the Kingdom of God and our attitude towards the saving challenge of the love of God. A king invited friends and acquaintances to a...

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Jesus Christ The Universal Person

Jesus Christ The Universal Person

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Christ, as the true and universal man, is the measure of all things for all people. He is the ultimate measure, universal and timeless, for the whole world. He is the true measure by which we can define or...

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Wanted: Elijah

Wanted: Elijah

Georgios Ant. Galitis, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School, University of Athens   Elijah the Zealot. ‘The angel incarnate and rampart of the prophets’. There’s not a location in Greece that doesn’t have a church, or at least a chapel, a shrine, in his honour. He’s also similarly honoured in...

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The Most Holy Spirit

The Most Holy Spirit

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘And He said this about the Spirit’ On the last day of the Feast of the Tabernacles, Christ revealed that He Himself is the source of life. Because people were about to leave to go back home, Christ’s words were ‘provisions’...

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Encomium on All Saints – Part II

Encomium on All Saints – Part II

Saint John Chrysostom   But let’s not merely listen to what’s been said, that is that there were hot coals below the wounded bodies, but let’s think how we feel when we suddenly come down with a fever. We think that life’s unbearable, we’re upset, we fret, we gripe like...

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Encomium on All Saints – Part I

Encomium on All Saints – Part I

Saint John Chrysostom   Not seven days have passed since we celebrated the holy feast of Pentecost and again we’re overtaken by a chorus of martyrs, or better, serried ranks of martyrs, which are in no way lesser than the ranks of the angels seen by the Patriarch Jacob but...

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God is Accessible Via our Neighbour

God is Accessible Via our Neighbour

Dimitris Ioannou   The whole of the thought of the Athonite Elder (Aimilianos Simonopetritis) can be summed up in the teaching that ‘we reach God via our neighbour’. This is the central theme of his work. But what is it that gives our communication with other people authenticity and validity?...

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