Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that “Man of God”, the highly anticipated award-winning film based on the life of Saint Nektarios of Aegina starring Aris Servetalis, Alexander Petrov, and Mickey Rourke, will have its Northeastern U.S. premiere at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival on Saturday August 7th at 11am am EST at the Aurora Theatre located at 673 Main St. East Aurora, New York.

Get your tickets!

(pre-sale) Saint George Orthodox Church

c/o Fr. Raphael and Kelleylynn Barberg, 1073 Saunders Settlement  Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14305 / Telephone (716) 983-1145 / Fr’s (716) 277-8805

(at the door) Aurora Theater, 673 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052

(online) via FilmFreeway:

The film is written and directed by Yelena Popovic, and produced by Simeon Entertainment and View Master Films in association with the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi Holy Mount Athos, St. Maxim the Greek Institute and Eurogroup Ltd, and is supported by the Holy Metropolis of Mesogaea and Lavriotiki, Deep Dream, Ingenuity-FO and EKOME (The National Center of Audiovisual Media and Communication).


Pemptousia Partnership

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.


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