Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of the Crimea (1877-1961) – Part II

Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of the Crimea (1877-1961) – Part II

Continuing a look at the life of Archbishop Luke…There is not a single Orthodox Church that has not experienced its own martyrdom, nor is there a saint that has not passed through his or her furnace of sorrows, temptations or martyrdom.  In the 20th century, the Russian Church underwent its...

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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961) – Part I

Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961) – Part I

There is not a single Orthodox Church that has not experienced its own martyrdom, nor is there a saint that has not passed through his or her furnace of sorrows, temptations or martyrdom.  In the 20th century, the Russian Church underwent its own harsh martyrdom. For seven decades an untold...

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China’s New Martyrs

China’s New Martyrs

11 June 1900: a day of Diocletian-like persecution against the numerous Christians of the vast land of China. A day of anger and fire and upheaval. The Boxer rebels vented their fury in particular against the Orthodox, who all together numbered no more than seven hundred, and struck at Christ’s “little...

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Meeting with the Samaritan Woman – Part 1

Meeting with the Samaritan Woman – Part 1

Any encounter with Christ astonishes people. If you’re not astonished, you should ask yourself whether you actually encountered Christ, if you really felt His presence. This astonishment isn’t inexplicable, nor absurd, but rather it’s understandable and rational. It’s something that occurs when the natural meets the supernatural, the relative meets...

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The Importance of Wine, as recorded in the Holy Scriptures

The Importance of Wine, as recorded in the Holy Scriptures

Christ, referring to His Father as the vine-grower, says: ‘He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful’ (Jn. 15, 2), this is just one of the selected Scripture passages considering the important...

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Requirements for the Divine Eucharist

Requirements for the Divine Eucharist

In this video the Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Ierotheos looks in to the deep meaning of Divine Eucharist and analyzes the requirements for the participation to this mystery, which is the сenter of the christian life. Watch Now.    Click here to see more at Pemptousia.     About Pemptousia: Contemporary...

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An attempt at a niptic/philokalic approach to the Internet

An attempt at a niptic/philokalic approach to the Internet

This video was presented at the 1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (DMOPC15) in Athens on May 7-9, 2015, under His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew.  Click here to see more videos from DMOPC15 on YouTube.  The ‘Saint Maximos the Greek’ Institute for the Investigation, Preservation...

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Hesychasm and Theology: A Contribution to the Dialogue concerning the Great and Holy Synod

Hesychasm and Theology: A Contribution to the Dialogue concerning the Great and Holy Synod

On the occasion of the convocation of the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church, we are publishing a text by George Mantzaridis, Emeritus Professor of Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which deals with the manner in which Orthodox Theology is produced. This text is a contribution...

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Decoding the signs of our times

Decoding the signs of our times

This video was presented at the 1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (DMOPC15) in Athens on May 7-9, 2015, under His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew.  Click here to see more videos from DMOPC15 on YouTube.  Learn more about the 1st International Conference on Digital Medial...

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My acquaintance with Elder Josef of Vatopedi

My acquaintance with Elder Josef of Vatopedi

Archimandrite Chrysostomos Papadakis speaks about his acquaintanceship with Elder Iosif Vatopaidinos and the benefit he was able to feel from his spiritual state and teaching. Watch Now.   About Pemptousia: Contemporary post-modern man does understand what man is. Through its presence in the internet world, Pemptousia, with its spirit of respect for...

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Watch the presentations of the 1st International Conference of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (DMOPC15)

Watch the presentations of the 1st International Conference of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (DMOPC15)

27 May 2016- Between 7 and 9 May 2015, the 1st International Conference of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care (DMOPC15 – Living Water) was organized in Athens by Pemptousia, in collaboration with the Orthodox Internet portals ‘Orthodox Christian Network’ (www.myocn.net, Organ of the Synod of Canonical Bishops of the United...

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Resolution Sent in Protest of Silence Concerning Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

Resolution Sent in Protest of Silence Concerning Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

PETITION ON THE ABDUCTION OF THE TWO HIERARCHS OF ALEPPO SYRIA CALL TO ACTION:  Sign the Petition Today, Wednesday 18 May 2016, we have gathered here in Athens, from all over Greece, Syria, Lebanon, the rest of Europe and the Middle East, on the occasion of the third anniversary of...

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