Resurrection and Agape Vespers in Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos

Resurrection and Agape Vespers in Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos

Watch Agape Vespers, as well as Elder Ephraim speaking to the guests on the Holy Mountain about the Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning.  On the Holy Mountain, Agape Vespers takes place in the morning hours of Easter Sunday and is celebrated in a festal manner. The most important feature is...

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Jonathan Jackson + Enation Hit the Road for Summer Tour

Jonathan Jackson + Enation Hit the Road for Summer Tour

Following the release of their new EP Blame-shifter, Jonathan Jackson + Enation will be hitting the road this summer; tour dates are listed below.  Jackson, a five-time Daytime EMMY® Award-winning actor for his role in General Hospital, is also an Orthodox Christian.  In an interview with Pemptousia in April of...

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Christ is the Resurrection and Eternal Life

Christ is the Resurrection and Eternal Life

The author continues his thoughts on the Resurrection and notes that the Resurrection is of great significance for humankind as it is a command to to follow Christ’s path, copying his works, following His commandments, and loving our fellow man.       (Continued from The Resurrection of Christ is...

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The Resurrection of Christ is the Quintessence of the Divine Revelation

The Resurrection of Christ is the Quintessence of the Divine Revelation

The author offers thoughts on the Resurrection with a look at current and ancient views on faith, death, and belief in immortality.  The Resurrection is forgotten in this day and age. Even the immortality of the soul is ignored. It’s typical that scientists who concern themselves with the human soul...

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Holy Memorial Service in a Nazi Concentration Camp

Holy Memorial Service in a Nazi Concentration Camp

On April 23, 2016, the Holy Metropolis of Germany held an official memorial church service in honor of all the Orthodox victims of the Nazi Concentration Camp in Hersbruck, Germany. In his address, Protopresbyter Apostolos Malamousis emphasized the symbolic importance of the joint participation of Bavarian students and those of the Greek...

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Mother’s Day and the Church

Mother’s Day and the Church

As we celebrate and honor our mothers on Mother’s Day, we are reminded that in the Church, the Mother of God is the most outstanding of mothers, and Church itself is regarded as the mother who gives birth to us and gives us rebirth in Christ, also bringing us to salvation....

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‘No forgetting’: A Pemptousia Event for the abducted Metropolitan of Aleppo

‘No forgetting’: A Pemptousia Event for the abducted Metropolitan of Aleppo

PRESS RELEASE Athens, Τuesday, 10 May 2016 On Wednesday, 18 May 2016, at 18:00, at the Military Museum in Athens, the web magazine Pemptousia and the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Our Lady, in Balamand (Lebanon) are organizing an event on the subject ‘No forgetting. 3 years since the...

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Marriage or Monasticism?

Marriage or Monasticism?

Based on the teaching of the Eastern Church Founders, Bishop of Nafpaktos, Hierotheos shares thoughts on marriage and monastic life.  Love is the ultimate goal of both, “both are compared to and directed to God’s love.”    Most young people don’t know how to discover their calling in the life. Whether to...

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The Kollyvades Movement and its Significance

The Kollyvades Movement and its Significance

Nicknamed Kollyvades, by their opponents, these great teachers of the Greek nation had a significant impact on Orthodox faith and life.  Both the Holy Mountain, which bred them, and St Gregory Palamas can be proud of these great teachers of Orthodoxy and the Nation.   From 10 November 2011 The...

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What Great Thursday tells us

What Great Thursday tells us

On our journey to Pascha, we are reminded of the Lord’s desire for unity of his flock, that he wishes us to be as one.  The importance of this wish is reflected in the Divine Eucharist because to be in communion with God, we must first be in communion with...

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Saint John Chrysostom preaches to us on the refugee crisis

Saint John Chrysostom preaches to us on the refugee crisis

In the wake of the current refugee crisis, Saint John Chrysotom urges us to become loving and gentle towards other people, forgive those who err and show mercy, if we wish to be judged favorably ourselves. They say that these are fugitives, foreigners and wretches. That they’ve left their homelands...

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The power of prayer and fasting (Mk. 9, 17-31)

The power of prayer and fasting (Mk. 9, 17-31)

As Christians, thoughtfully done prayers and fasts can help us realize our impact on the salvation of the world; Jesus has made it clear that believers can achieve anything they want.  In these times when the certainties and great world theories have all failed, it just may be time to...

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