Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders (Part 3)

Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders (Part 3)

Andreas Christoforou   I saw Saint Païsios on a good number of occasions between 1979 and 1994, when he departed this life. Except for one time, I never asked him a question, but he always spoke to me and taught me. In 1990, Yorgos and I arrived at the Panagouda...

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The end of the fast and the ‘air’ of asceticism

The end of the fast and the ‘air’ of asceticism

Having completed the forty days that bring profit to our soul, we beseech You, in Your love for us: May we behold the Holy Week of Your Passion that in it we may glorify Your majestic works and ineffable dispensation for us, singing with one mind, ‘Lord glory to You’....

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Worship, LIVE Services of Holy and Great Week

Worship, LIVE Services of Holy and Great Week

In collaboration with the website  www.agiazoni.gr, PEMPTOUSIA and OCN will provide live streaming on a daily basis of the Services of Holy and Great Week from the church of Ayia Zoni (the Holy Girdle of the Mother of God), Patisia, Athens, Greece. The “live” services of the Holy Week will...

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Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders (Part 2)

Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders (Part 2)

Andreas Christoforou   Then you can forgive others, as we said above. So you receive the remission of sins in prayer first and this is necessary so that you can go to your spiritual guide for confession and to receive forgiveness from the Church. Then you’ll also receive it from...

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The Theology of Gender – 5. Woman in the New Creation. The “submission”

The Theology of Gender – 5. Woman in the New Creation. The “submission”

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   St. Gregory of Nyssa, in an extensive homily on 1 Co 15:28, written to challenge the heresy of Eunomius, explains the various meanings of the word ὑποταγή (submission) in Scripture. He clarifies that the word is used in the case of war to indicate subjugation to the...

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Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders

Repentance, as I learned it from contemporary Saints and Elders

Andreas Christoforou   I was fortunate enough to know personally quite a few of the contemporary Saints and Elders at the time when I was exploring the way of the spiritual life. What, in practice, is the path to being cured of our sins and passions, so that we ask...

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The Theology of Gender – 4. Woman in the New Creation. The Early Church

The Theology of Gender – 4. Woman in the New Creation. The Early Church

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The destiny of humanity changed radically after Christ’s Incarnation, and a living model of human behavior was initiated by the second Adam, the perfect Man, who is Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, Christ’s teaching did not come as a secular revolution. This is what His contemporary Jews did not...

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Finding the Deep Heart during Great Lent

Finding the Deep Heart during Great Lent

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   The grace of God has gathered us together today at the heart of Great Lent in order to express to the Lord our longing for His salvation, for the acquisition of the spirit of wisdom and for understanding of His commandments. Holy Scripture, however, warns us:...

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Faith and humility are the ‘being’ of the Church

Faith and humility are the ‘being’ of the Church

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The same is true for the preeminent agents of heavenly paternity in the Church, that is the bishop, the priest and the spiritual father. God gave them and left in them in the world to be witnesses to His own eternal...

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Analogia, a new Academic Journal for Theological Studies

Analogia, a new Academic Journal for Theological Studies

Fr. Nikolaos Loudovikos, Professor at the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki and Senior Editor of “Analogia”, presents “Analogia” the new journal on Orthodox Theology in a discussion with Fr. Christopher Metropoulos, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and member of the Advisory Board of “Analogia”....

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The Theology of Gender – 3. The Fall

The Theology of Gender – 3. The Fall

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The story of the fall is clear. Eve was deceived by the serpent and first transgressed God’s commandment by eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. Then she went on and gave to the man who also ate. The punishment is an unavoidable consequence of the act...

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The Epistle Reading for the 4th Sunday in Lent

The Epistle Reading for the 4th Sunday in Lent

In today’s Epistle, Saint Paul calls hope ‘a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul’. A ship without an anchor runs the risk of being dashed against the rocks along a coast. When people without hope are faced with the adversities of life, they’ve got nothing to lean on. What...

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