‘Growth hacking the orthodox web – Modern methodology for an ancient approach’

‘Growth hacking the orthodox web – Modern methodology for an ancient approach’

Watch Fr Jivko Panev’s and Nemanja Puhalo’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com    ...

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10, 25-37)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10, 25-37)

Metropolitan Dionysios of Servia and Kozani †   ‘Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus’. This ‘lawyer’ approached Jesus Christ, supposedly to ask what he should do to inherit eternal life, but...

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By itself it doesn’t save

By itself it doesn’t save

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   You can prepare for being charitable by fasting, but you’re really charitable only when you forgive offences against you. Fasting precedes forgiveness, but forgiveness by itself isn’t enough to save you. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a...

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The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel

The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all the Heavenly Powers The love of Almighty God is a quality which is externalized through the creation, from non-being, of both the invisible world, or that of the angels, and the creation of the material...

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‘Words without substances the challenges of modern communication. The issue of ‘Virtual Theology’

‘Words without substances the challenges of modern communication. The issue of ‘Virtual Theology’

Watch Fr. Václav Ježek’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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‘The practical results of using digital media as a means to communicate the life-giving message of Orthodox faith’

‘The practical results of using digital media as a means to communicate the life-giving message of Orthodox faith’

Watch Fr Barnabas Powel’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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A Departed Monk Appeared at a Monastery Feast and Discussed Church Singing

A Departed Monk Appeared at a Monastery Feast and Discussed Church Singing

Saint Païsios writes that the famous psaltis Diako-Yannis once went to the feast as the Holy Monastery of Grigoriou in order to sing. He sang at Great Vespers and, when that had finished and the Lity was about to start, he felt the need to go to...

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Saint Tabitha: the Charitable Daughter of the Early Church

Saint Tabitha: the Charitable Daughter of the Early Church

Lambros Skontzos, Theologian   Love and charity are synonymous with Christianity. The basis of the Christian message is love towards all other people, regardless of who they are. Nothing should be an impediment to the exercise of Christian love: not sex, race or socio-economic status. Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself...

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The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

Father Nikolaos Patsalos   Wealth or Spiritual Poverty? Today’s Gospel reading is very well known. It’s the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and the subject it deals with is wealth, both material and spiritual. The Gospel presents two people with entirely different lifestyles. One was rich, very much...

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Sermon on the feast day of the holy martyrs Demetrios and Nestor (26&27 October)

Sermon on the feast day of the holy martyrs Demetrios and Nestor (26&27 October)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   October 27th is the day the Church honors the Martyr St. Nestor, whose life and martyrdom are directly linked to the glorious Martyr St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki. It is for this reason that the lives and testimony of these famous saints be studied together. In...

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The Holy New Martyr Iakovos, 1 November 1519 (500 years since his martyrdom)

The Holy New Martyr Iakovos, 1 November 1519 (500 years since his martyrdom)

The blessed martyr Iakovos (James) was born in the village of Voevonades, which is not far from Kastoria and was baptized Ioannis. His parents, Martinos and Paraskevi, were poor but devout. Apart from Ioannis, they had another son and the parents divided what they had between them. Ioannis became involved...

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Apostles Stachys, Amplias, Urbanus, Apelles, Narcissus and Aristobulus

Apostles Stachys, Amplias, Urbanus, Apelles, Narcissus and Aristobulus

George Poulos   In recent years there has been a rash of new religions erupt­ing on the community skin, a kind of social disease to which the seasoned Christian is immune, but which afflicts the well-intentioned but more impressionable young. The merchants of these new reli­gions, which can be better...

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