Pemptousia and OCN have entered a strategic partnership to bring Orthodoxy Worldwide. Greek philosophers from Ionia considered held that there were four elements or essences (ousies) in nature: earth, water, fire and air. Aristotle added ether to this foursome, which would make it the fifth (pempto) essence, pemptousia, or quintessence. The incarnation of God the Word found fertile ground in man’s proclivity to beauty, to goodness, to truth and to the eternal. Orthodoxy has not functioned as some religion or sect. It was not the movement of the human spirit towards God but the revelation of the true God, Jesus Christ, to man. A basic precept of Orthodoxy is that of the person – the personhood of God and of man. Orthodoxy is not a religious philosophy or way of thinking but revelation and life standing on the foundations of divine experience; it is the transcendence of the created and the intimacy of the Uncreated. Orthodox theology is drawn to genuine beauty; it is the theology of the One “fairer than the sons of men”. So in "Pemptousia", we just want to declare this "fifth essence", the divine beaut in our life. Please note, not all Pemptousia articles have bylines. If the author is known, he or she is listed in the article above.
The Association is founded on the initiative of the Non-Profit Civil Company ‘Saint Maxim the Greek Institute for the Research, Preservation and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions’ (www.stmaximthegreek.org), following the two International Conferences on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care which were held in Athens in May 2015 (www.dmopc15.com) and in Kolymbari, Hania, in June 2018 (www.dmopc18.com). Both conferences where organised under the High Auspicies of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
We are expanding our DMOPC community to now accept new Regular , Associate or Student Members from around the world. Become a new member in the International Association of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC.
What We Do:
Link publishers who are active world-wide in the production of Christian Orthodox content on the Internet (active web pages, tablet or smartphone apps, video documentaries, films etc) as owners or administrators. Link specialist scientists, academics and everyday laborers of the divine word in a distinctive presence in the digital realm.
How We Help:
Coordinating the efforts of Orthodox digital media towards a more effective articulation of the Gospel word for the glory of God among users of this media, as well as making a common, coordinated effort to spread the values of the Orthodox Christian tradition towards all people of good will.
Initial Regular and Associate Members accordingly are defined as those speakers at the 1st (www.dmopc15.com) 2nd (www.dmopc18.com) and 3rd International Conference of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (www.dmopc20.com -soon to be online) .
As you will notice, in the membership form we have included an option to join a Special Interest Group (SIG). The SIGs will be the real “nucleus” of our Association. We invite you to join us and become an “ambassador” of our Association in your own community, promote and share the spirit of our efforts in order to expand our DMOPC members.