The Saints Stand By Us

The Saints Stand By Us

Dr. Petros Panayiotopoulos   When we refer to the life of a saint, we tend to extol their actions and promote them mostly on the basis of the wonderful things they performed. From very ancient times, it was thought that this elevation and emphasis, sometimes even exaggeration, in the narrative...

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Psenica: A Serbian Christmas Custom

Psenica: A Serbian Christmas Custom

On the feastday of St Nicholas, which occurs on December 19th in the Old Calendar, wheat grains (žito) are planted in a small bowl or plate for this Serbian Christmas custom. After the Lord’s Prayer is recited, the seeds are watered and left to grow for the remainder of Advent....

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I Will Trust—Joseph

I Will Trust—Joseph

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved...

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