Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   What should be admired first from what the Evangelist Luke told us today? The people of Galilee, who thirsted to hear the words of Jesus? They filled the shore of Lake Gennesaret as soon as they learned that Jesus was there, and they longed to...

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Conversations with Father Zacharias – Envy

Conversations with Father Zacharias – Envy

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: Is pride the cause of jealousy? Archim. Zacharias: There may be many causes, but above all it is lack of trust in God Who gives all things to all men. In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the Father says to his elder son: ‘Why...

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Conversations with Father Zacharias – Charismatic Theocracy

Conversations with Father Zacharias – Charismatic Theocracy

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Saint Silouan says that he never found an Elder that reached the measure of his father, who was so kind-hearted. He desired a meek Elder, not a fearful one with a mighty hand. Before he met Saint Silouan, Father Sophrony had cried burning tears asking for...

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Homily on the Holy Great Martyr and equal to the Apostles Thekla

Homily on the Holy Great Martyr and equal to the Apostles Thekla

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Our Church commemorates on the 24th of September a prominent saint, one of the great women of the Apostolic age, St. Thekla, the great Champion of the Faith.   She was born in Iconium (today’s Konya) around the year 28 AD, to a pagan family.   The Saint...

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Conversations with Father Zacharias – More on love

Conversations with Father Zacharias – More on love

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: Sometimes it is difficult to accept that our God of love can pronounce such words as ‘outer darkness’ (Matt. 8:12) or ‘the worm that dies not’ (Mark 9:44). Archim. Zacharias: On the one hand He says, ‘Him that cometh to Me I will in no...

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On Love (2)

On Love (2)

Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis   There’s love in a Godly manner, but there’s also love in a devilish manner. There’s Godly hatred and also devilish hatred. Godly love is that which springs from the observance of His commandments. Devilish love is demonic, hedonistic, malevolent, such as, for example that which a...

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Sunday after the Exaltation: Being and Having

Sunday after the Exaltation: Being and Having

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Hermeneutics, A. U. Th.   The real scourge of humankind, particularly nowadays, is the feeling of insecurity and uncertainty which is the concomitant of sin, of our effort to revolt, that is, our desire to become ‘the masters of our fate’ and thereby...

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On Love

On Love

Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis   Those who strive to achieve perfect love, both for God and for their neighbor, can also confess our Lord Jesus Christ ‘in the Holy Spirit’ (see 1 Cor. 12, 3). You have to believe that God loves you even if everybody else turns away from you...

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Conversations with Father Zacharias – The Crucified eros

Conversations with Father Zacharias – The Crucified eros

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: If earthly life without the love of Christ is deprived of all good, how much more is this true in the other world? Living without this love will be ‘the gnashing of teeth’ (Matt. 8:12), ‘the worm that dies not’ (Mark 9:44). Archim. Zacharias: One...

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They need a shock

They need a shock

Abbess Christonymfi, Monastery of Our Lady the Queen of All, Keratea   People today don’t understand, don’t repent, won’t come to their senses. The devil needs to butt them with his horns. Source: pemptousia.com

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Legitimate Exercise

Legitimate Exercise

Elder Iosif  Vatopaidinos   Whatever movement you make, starting with its conception and following through to the implementation, you have to examine all the time what God will take from it. Because that’s all that’ll remain; all the rest will be done away with. This is why we’re always telling...

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In a strange manner

In a strange manner

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   Abbas Pimen had a wonderful saying: ‘Bind yourself to a man who fears God and you will have fear of God’. Who is it who really fears God? People who are without passions, are virtuous, sanctified, and constantly repenting. And how beneficial it is for us...

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