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 Presentation of the Mother of God

The Presentation of the Mother of God

Vladimir Lossky The typology of icon The Presentation or Entry (είσοδος) of the Mother of God in the Temple (November 21st) does not belong to the most ancient festivals of the Church. None the less, it must be earlier than the end of the VIIth century, since St. Andrew of...

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An Icon of Human Freedom (part 2)

An Icon of Human Freedom (part 2)

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia Sharing, Silence, Suffering If the Mother of God at the moment of the Annunciation is a true icon of human freedom, of authentic liberty and liberation, then her actions and reactions in the events that follow shortly afterwards in St. Luke’s Gospel illustrate three basic...

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An Icon of Human Freedom (part 1)

An Icon of Human Freedom (part 1)

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia Am I not free? (1 Corinthians 9:1) God persuades, He does not compel; for violence is foreign to Him. (Epistle to Diognetus VII, 4) What Shall We Offer?  In an Orthodox hymn used at Vespers on Christmas Eve, the Virgin Mary is seen as the...

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Celebrating the Love of the Theotokos

Celebrating the Love of the Theotokos

As a sinful follower of Jesus Christ, my ultimate goal is to see God and His kingdom. When I first became Orthodox, the one I’ve turned to for guidance is the Theotokos. She is the most pure, totally devoted to serving and worshipping God. Because of her, and through her,...

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Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be.

Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be.

This week on CRTL, we cover two important topics: the Church’s understanding of manhood and the veneration of the Theotokos, the Virgin Mary and Mother of God. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Michelle Moujeas, the Exec. Dir. of FAITHTREE, concerning their ministry and the powerful role men carry in the...

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August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church and therefore one of the most celebrated feast days across the Orthodox World.  It is remembered on August 15 and preceded by a fourteen day fast.  Most people simply refer...

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ICON: Theotokos, Joy of All Who Sorrow

ICON: Theotokos, Joy of All Who Sorrow

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures.  Please join us in raising awareness...

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ICON: Theotokos, Multiplier of Wheat

ICON: Theotokos, Multiplier of Wheat

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures.  Please join us in raising awareness...

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ICON: Theotokos of the Three Hands

ICON: Theotokos of the Three Hands

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures.  Please join us in raising awareness...

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