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Saint Kyriakos the Anachorite

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Today the Church honours and celebrates the sacred memory of Blessed Kyriakos the Anchorite, who was born in Corinth in 408. His father was called Ioannis and was a priest, while his mother was Evdoxia. The then bishop of Corinth, Petros, who

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Orthodoxy Now Quarterly Magazine. Fall 2023

Contents  Sign up to receive Orthodoxy Now Magazine Updates. Armed with Faith: Don’t Miss the Boat! Fr. Gary Kyriacou offers his reflections on how to keep our youth—and ourselves—grounded in the faith of Christ and the Orthodox Church. Creamed Spinach & Feta Dip Chef Sophia Manatakis’s creamy dip serves as

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The Difficulties of Life

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   Often when we go to sad events, we all say, with the best will in the world- and we’re partially right- that it’s God’s will. And, of course, if we can understand properly, those are, indeed, words of comfort, words that give us strength. Since

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Crown of thorns on an open Bible, casting a shadow in the shape of a heart

When You Are Feeling Down

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18   Most of us are familiar with the story “Footprints in the Sand:”   One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my

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Priesthood in the Old and New Testaments

Grigoris Sahinoglou   The concept of priesthood exists in the Old Testament, though it has a significance and character  that is different from that which it assumes in the New. In the Old Testament, before the time of Moses, every head of a family could offer sacrifices to God and

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