A sailor distinguished for his purity: The Holy New Martyr Triandafyllos

A sailor distinguished for his purity: The Holy New Martyr Triandafyllos

Martyred in Constantinople on 8 August, 1680. The saint came from Zagora in Magnisia. He worked as a sailor on ships and was distinguished for the purity of his life and the modesty of his morals. He also kept the flame of his love for Christ burning in his heart....

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Stoned by Julian the Apostate: The Holy Martyr Dometios the Persian and his two disciples

Stoned by Julian the Apostate: The Holy Martyr Dometios the Persian and his two disciples

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   He was born in the time of Constantine the Great and came from Persia. After being instructed in the faith by a Christian called Avaros, he abandoned the religion of his fathers and everything to do with his relatives. He went to the town of...

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The Participation of Nature in Worship: the Blessing of the Fruits of the Vine

The Participation of Nature in Worship: the Blessing of the Fruits of the Vine

Georgios N. Manolis, Theologian   According to Saint Basil the Great, nothing exists without due cause, nothing’s fortuitous, everything has some secret and unexpressed wisdom. Thus, regarding plants and their fruits, apart from their ecological importance as producers of eco-systems they’re also schools for rational souls and colleges of the...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 7th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 15: 1-7)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 7th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 15: 1-7)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   One of the most serious issues affecting society on all levels is the complete breakdown of relationships between people. This can be seen even within the same family, where spouses are estranged because of disagreements, and there is alienation between children and parents. What is...

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No pressure, no conscription

No pressure, no conscription

Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis   The moral law is a law of moral freedom. It has nothing to do with violence and coercion. Moral freedom wants voluntary adherents. It doesn’t pressurize anybody or press-gang them into anything. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)...

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‘Sharing the Orthodox Faith in This Digital Generation’

‘Sharing the Orthodox Faith in This Digital Generation’

Watch Correna Panagiotou’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 CHRISTIAN...

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BYZANFEST 2019 – Nominations

BYZANFEST 2019 – Nominations

THE THRONE OF ST SAVA (Serbia) In an era of great unrest, St Sava focused on finding a way to bring peace to the people through the Church. Nominated for BEST FILM Watch now:     CHRISTMAS ANTI-FABLE (Greece) Set in an alternative retro-future, the world’s worm species is dying leading to...

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‘The parish priest between the open heavens of the Holy Liturgy and the sea of digital life’

‘The parish priest between the open heavens of the Holy Liturgy and the sea of digital life’

Watch Fr. Nicolae Dascalu’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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Prepare your lamp

Prepare your lamp

Saint Dimitri of Rostov   Prepare yourself, my brother, prepare yourself to welcome the heavenly Bridegroom, the most glorious Lord Jesus Christ. Behold, ‘He is coming in the middle of the night and blessed is the servant whom He will find watchful. And unworthy the one He finds heedless’ Wake...

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‘Disembodied Existence and the Abstracted Other: Communion and Relationship in the Age of Social Media’

‘Disembodied Existence and the Abstracted Other: Communion and Relationship in the Age of Social Media’

Watch Fr. Demetrios Harper’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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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 12: 6-14)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 12: 6-14)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The words that come to us from St. Paul, in today’s reading from the Letter to the Romans, serve as a guide for our daily lives. He encourages us to make good use of the gifts that God has given us, and shows us how...

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Seemingly small

Seemingly small

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The heart’s an apparently small organ, but there’s room for God to dwell inside. And if God does reside there, then the heart’s filled to overflowing and there’s room for nothing else. Even if the whole world were to be installed there, the heart would be...

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