As We Begin the Great and Holy Lent

As We Begin the Great and Holy Lent

Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5: 31-32 Today, on the Orthodox calendar, is called “Clean Monday,” or “Kathara Deftera” in Greek.  Why a Monday? ...

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Just How Old is the Orthodox Christian Church?

Just How Old is the Orthodox Christian Church?

Ever wonder How old is the Orthodox Church? LISTEN NOW.  If you are a Roman Catholic, your Church shared the same rich apostolic and doctrinal heritage as the Orthodox Church for the first thousand years of its history; since during the first millennium they were one in the same Church. ...

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Some thoughts on Great Lent

Some thoughts on Great Lent

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   It’s well known that, in this period, we have two fasts. There are seven weeks of strict fasting, preceded by Cheese-fare week, making eight weeks in all. For many, this is a pleasant and desirable time, for others it’s difficult and...

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