The Mission of the Church within Contemporary Society

The Mission of the Church within Contemporary Society

Watch Now  Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta at the third part of his interview to Pemptousia talks about the mission of the Church within contemporary society. 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...

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What is the memory of death and what does it mean?

What is the memory of death and what does it mean?

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   The memory of death (memento mori) helps us to overcome the old person because it brings humility to our soul. When we forget death, we have the illusion that we’re never going to die and this increases our...

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The Elevation of the Precious Cross

The Elevation of the Precious Cross

Georgios N. Manolis, Theologian   The Lord’s Precious Cross is the supreme symbol of sacrifice and sanctification for the Church of Christ, Who was crucified and then rose, because the Cross, together with the Resurrection, are the two pillars which support the life for the Church and its members. The...

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They’re inactive

They’re inactive

Saint Saint Seraphim of Sarov   If you want to be saved, your heart has to be in a state of repentance and remorse. When we make an effort to have a humble heart and peaceful thoughts, then all the machinations of the enemy are deactivated. Because God finds rest...

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On the spiritual struggle

On the spiritual struggle

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   How can a faithful person be delivered from the old fallen person? We all feel that we carry the traces of the old person. Its main characteristic is love of self, that is the sick, egocentric ‘love’ of...

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The Exaltation of the Precious Cross

The Exaltation of the Precious Cross

Saint John Maximovich   Before the time of Christ, the cross was an instrument of punishment; it evoked fear and aversion. But after Christ’s death on the Cross it became the instrument of our salvation. Through the Cross, Christ destroyed the devil; from the Cross He descended into hades and,...

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For our good

For our good

Saint Amfilokhios Makris   The saints were always concerned with the next life. Remembrance of death is a gift. God protects us from temptation. He doesn’t allow us to be tempted beyond our powers. Everything He permits is for our good. Trust in the Lord in all things and He...

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Spreadind the Gospel Message through contemporary digital media

Spreadind the Gospel Message through contemporary digital media

Watch now  Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, at this part of his interview to Pemptousia, speaks of the importance of using digital media to spread the message of Gospel. 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...

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The healing role of pain

The healing role of pain

Watch now  Dr. Georges Farah, at the second part of his interview to Pemptousia, speaks on the healing role of pain. 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...

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The person of the Mother of God in the Life of the Church

The person of the Mother of God in the Life of the Church

Watch now  Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, at the second part of his interview to Pemptousia, talks about the person of the Theotokos, the Mother of God, in the life of the Church. Source: pemptousia.com Watch the first part of the interview: The benefit of the Monasticism to the Church and to...

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Sermon on the Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross (John 3: 13-17)

Sermon on the Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross (John 3: 13-17)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today, on this Sunday before the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Lord presents the central theme of the Gospel in a few words: God saves the world from the devil and sin driven by endless love alone! To help in understanding,...

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“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

A homily of the abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, in the refectory of the monastery at the Feast of the Mother of God on September 8th. *** The Panagia has a central place in divine worship. Feasts of the Mother of God frame the...

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