The highest form of song is prayer

The highest form of song is prayer

Pemptousia brings you excerpts from interviews with Jonathan Jackson, the Hollywood star actor and musician, on the occasion of the book presentation of “Το Μυστήριο της Τέχνης. Η γέννηση του Καλλιτέχνη κατ’ εικόνα Θεού”, the Greek translation of his book “The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of...

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Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady – 2

Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady – 2

Archbishop Theofylaktos of Ochrid This is today’s feast, the event we’re celebrating today, the escorting of the maiden to the Temple and her introduction into the Holy of Holies. What a strange event! What an astonishing thing it is that we hear! A little girl living in the fathomless and...

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Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady – 1

Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady – 1

Archbishop Theofylaktos of Ochrid Address on the Feast of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God, when she was taken by her Parents to the Temple All too often the “remembrance of the righteous which is accompanied by encomia” is an opportunity to censure the person praising if he...

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The Holy Martyr Petros, Bishop of Alexandria

The Holy Martyr Petros, Bishop of Alexandria

Yeoryios D. Papadimitropoulos The holy martyr Petros, Bishop of Alexandria at the time of the Emperor Maximian (286-305) was a teacher of the true faith and guide of the Christians in the Orthodox dogmas. During the persecution of Diocletian (303), soldiers were sent to Alexandria where they arrested him and...

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Jonathan Jackson: a Secret full of music

Jonathan Jackson: a Secret full of music

Pemptousia brings you excerpts from the presentation of the book “Το Μυστήριο της Τέχνης. Η γέννηση του Καλλιτέχνη κατ’ εικόνα Θεού” (Athens 20 November 2016), by the actor and musician Jonathan Jackson. In the excerpts,...

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The Elder of love, forgiveness and discernment

The Elder of love, forgiveness and discernment

Alexandros Christodoulou Elder Iakovos Tsalikis (5/11/1920-21/11/1991) Our age and today’s culture has, unfortunately moved away from the vision and pursuit of sanctity. The Orthodox faith is based on the presence of the saints. Without these, our Church is on the path towards secularization. Naturally, as we know from Scripture, God...

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The Presentation of the Mother of God

The Presentation of the Mother of God

Vladimir Lossky The typology of icon The Presentation or Entry (είσοδος) of the Mother of God in the Temple (November 21st) does not belong to the most ancient festivals of the Church. None the less, it must be earlier than the end of the VIIth century, since St. Andrew of...

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Presentation of the Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God (20/11/2016)

Presentation of the Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God (20/11/2016)

  On Sunday, 20 November, at 12:30, the EN PLȎ publishing house and the Internet magazine PEMPTOUSIA are presenting ΤΟ ΜΥΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ Η ΓΕΝΝΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΛΛΙΤΕΧΝΗ ΚΑΤ’ ΕΙΚΟΝΑ ΘΕΟΥ, The Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God. The event...

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Moses’ Life according to Philon the Alexandrian and Gregory of Nyssa

Moses’ Life according to Philon the Alexandrian and Gregory of Nyssa

Oἱ Βίοι. It is the conviction that most of the times it is useful to know the way of acting of some important men that has led to the writing of biographies. Biographies concern the comparative examination of two persons, like Βίοι Παράλληλοι of Plutarch, or only one person, for...

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The readings in liturgy

The readings in liturgy

After the Thrice-Holy Hymn, we have the Readings: the Epistle, that is a portion of some Apostolic text (from the Acts of the Apostles or an Epistle by an Apostle) and the Gospel, that is an extract from one of the four Gospels. We stand while the Gospel is being...

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Saint Gregory Palamas

Saint Gregory Palamas

Georgios Martzelos St Gregory Palamas was one of the greatest patristic figures of the Church. In his teaching on the divination of man and his real participation in the uncreated energies of God, he expressed the essence of Orthodox spirituality, in contrast with the secularised theology of his age (14th...

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The Angel Of The Lord – 3

The Angel Of The Lord – 3

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou Yet in Exodus 23:20-23, God tells the people of Israel that He is sending His angel ahead of them to guide and protect them, and says that His Name is in Him: “Behold, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way...

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