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Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Has Departed This Life (part 2)

Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Has Departed This Life (part 2)

On the morning of 9 May 2019, Archimandrite Elder Aimilianos, former Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras on the Holy Mountain fell asleep in the Lord at the Holy Convent of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, Ormylia, Halkidiki. Biographical details by Hieromonk Serapion Simonopetritis (†2019). You...
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Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Has Departed This Life

Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Has Departed This Life

This morning, 9 May 2019, Archimandrite Elder Aimilianos, former Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras on the Holy Mountain fell asleep in the Lord at the Holy Convent of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, Ormylia, Halkidiki. Biographical details by Hieromonk Serapion Simonopetritis (†2019). You have made...
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Christianity is Radical

Christianity is Radical

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Christianity is radical. Where it isn’t radical, it isn’t authentic. The radicalism of Christianity affects everything that links it to the world. This is due to the fact that the roots of Christianity don’t come...
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9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The ninth Sunday of Saint Luke and the Gospel reading again revolves around the great temptation of the misuse of wealth. The parable of the foolish rich man is well-known and, at the same time, of enduring interest to everyone, not only to those who have...
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The Outwardly Pious

The Outwardly Pious

Kostas E. Tsiropoulos   Religion is a response to a deep longing of ours: the yearning for immortality. It’s a raft which supports us in our fear, enables us to pass through the dread rapids of chaos and to reach the harbour of faith and hope. It redeems us from...
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The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 2)

The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 2)

Sergey Horujy, Academician   2. Hesychasm in the prism of anthropological reflection Synergic anthropology starts with the complete reconstruction of hesychast anthropology[3]. Let us point out its principal elements and stages. Hesychasm is ascetical and mystical practice of Eastern-Christian (Orthodox) Christianity which begins to form itself up together with the...
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The person of the Mother of God in the Life of the Church

The person of the Mother of God in the Life of the Church

Watch now  Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, at the second part of his interview to Pemptousia, talks about the person of the Theotokos, the Mother of God, in the life of the Church. Source: pemptousia.com Watch the first part of the interview: The benefit of the Monasticism to the Church and to...
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Canonization of Elder Amfilohios Makris by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Canonization of Elder Amfilohios Makris by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate met at Fanari on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 under the chairmanship of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and, on the recommendation of the Canonical Committee, decided to include the late Archimandrite Elder Amfilohios Makris in the list of saints of the Orthodox Church....
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Saint Athanasios the Athonite

Saint Athanasios the Athonite

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   According to his biography, St Athanasios hailed from the east, from Trapezounta. After concluding his education- as a teacher of literature- while still very young he was touched by the Divine Grace. He forsaken the world and espoused monasticism under the guidance of his uncle...
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On Forgiveness and School Shooters

On Forgiveness and School Shooters

“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.” (Matthew 2:18 quoting the Prophet Jeremiah) The anger and tears are real. The one word on the lips of so many is “Why?” Greek Orthodox...
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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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I Condemn Hypocrisy

I Condemn Hypocrisy

Sermon preached by Elder Meliton (Hatzi), Metropolitan of Chalcedon (1913-1989) in the Cathedral Church of Athens Cheese-fare Sunday, 8 March, 1970   My friends, There was nothing the Lord castigated so much as hypocrisy. And rightly so, since He saw in it the greatest deceptive danger, which is the satanic...
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