‘Developing and communicating the contemporary patristic message to the digital generations. A practical Pan-Orthodox case study: otelders.org

‘Developing and communicating the contemporary patristic message to the digital generations. A practical Pan-Orthodox case study: otelders.org

Watch Emil Marginean’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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Feast of Great Martyr Demetrios, The Myrrh-Streamer

Feast of Great Martyr Demetrios, The Myrrh-Streamer

Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of...

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Don’t interfere

Don’t interfere

Elder Cleopa Ilie   In all things, we have to watch what we say and how we say it. We should always concentrate on how to please God and never want anything more than we want Him. We shouldn’t be hasty in judging the words and deeds of others and...

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The Divine Liturgy of Saint James the Brother of Our Lord, the Day After

The Divine Liturgy of Saint James the Brother of Our Lord, the Day After

Hieromonk Eleftherios Balakos   Yesterday was the feast-day of Saint James, the Brother of Our Lord. On that day, some bishops and priests make a point of celebrating the Divine Liturgy that bears his name. I shan’t get involved with the question of how authentic or pseudonymous it is, to...

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Saint Sophrony of Essex: the Theologian of the Hypostatic Principle is now in the Choir of Saints of the Church

Saint Sophrony of Essex: the Theologian of the Hypostatic Principle is now in the Choir of Saints of the Church

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew left to the end his final surprise, bringing the joy of the resurrection: the announcement  of a fifth new saint which the Mother Church of Constantinople has elevated to the ranks of God’s chosen. This is Elder, now Saint Sophrony (Sacharov), founder and builder of the Holy...

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The Church Celebrates, the Holy Mountain Rejoices and the Orthodox Commonwealth Glorifies

The Church Celebrates, the Holy Mountain Rejoices and the Orthodox Commonwealth Glorifies

Stelios Koukos   Four Athonite Elders are inscribed in the rolls of the saints. The Church celebrates, the Holy Mountain rejoices and the Orthodox commonwealth glorifies. Today hesychasts, cave-dwellers, those living in kellia and sketes are permeated with the brightness of sanctity. The coenobitic monasteries on Athos now have their...

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Proof that God is One, not Many

Proof that God is One, not Many

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   Saint John goes on to prove that He is One, not many. This is clear to those who are convinced by the Holy Scriptures. The Lord says as much at the beginning of...

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The Healing, near Gadara, of the Man Possessed

The Healing, near Gadara, of the Man Possessed

Saint Gregory Palamas   Today’s Gospel tells us that, when Jesus reached land, He met a man from the city who had long had demons within him. The man had no clothes on and didn’t live in a house, but among the tombs. It says that ‘He reached the land’...

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Blessed Gerasimos the Younger, from Kefallonia

Blessed Gerasimos the Younger, from Kefallonia

Our blessed father Yerasimos was born in 1509, in the village of Trikala, near Corinth in the Peloponnese. His God-fearing parents, Dimitrios and Kali came from the prominent Notaras family and, from a young age, he was taught his letters, at which he excelled. While still a young man, he...

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What is ‘Byzanfest’ and what’s the purpose of this festival?

What is ‘Byzanfest’ and what’s the purpose of this festival?

Watch now  Chris Vlahonasios, founder of the ‘Byzanfest’, at his interview to Pemptousia talks about the festival and its purpose. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It...

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Sermon on the feast day of St Luke the Evangelist

Sermon on the feast day of St Luke the Evangelist

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   On October 18th, our Church honors the distinguished figure of St. Luke the Evangelist. He was a Greek from the Great city of Antioch in Syria (today’s Antakya). It was here that he studied medicine, in a city that was renowned for the development of...

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‘Photography as a tool in Orthodox ministry based on www.orthphoto.net experience’

‘Photography as a tool in Orthodox ministry based on www.orthphoto.net experience’

Watch Aleksander Wasyluk’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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