Our Relationship with God: 6. The word of Christ

Our Relationship with God: 6. The word of Christ

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) Certainly, the Gospel of Christ was not received of man and is not after man. He Himself assures us that ‘without Him’ no good work is able to be completed. This is why He says imperatively to Nicodemus that he must be ‘born again’ from...

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The Patricidal Society

The Patricidal Society

The times in which we live are distinguished by a rebellion, unprecedented in history, against any kind of authority or ‘guardianship’. All authority, religious or moral, social or familial is being called into question and is being shaken by a profound crisis. This general crisis also involves education, its values...

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The Embrace and Confession of the Faith

The Embrace and Confession of the Faith

When the priest has laid the Precious Gifts on the altar, he, or the deacon, offers the Litany of Completion. The people reply ‘Grant this, Lord’, after each petition. He then says, in a low voice the Prayer of the Offertory, after which he goes out through the royal doors...

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Elder Joseph of Vatopedi on the life and personality of Abbess Taisia

Elder Joseph of Vatopedi on the life and personality of Abbess Taisia

Our Church, with its rich patristic tradition, is not devoid of examples and stories on spiritual matters in order to coach its people. Both our Fathers and the martyrs have left abundant material of remarkable splendor which refers to their life stories. Their sweet smelling words and their teachings have...

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The Adoption of Christmas in the Eastern Churches (Part II)

The Adoption of Christmas in the Eastern Churches (Part II)

Thomas Talley From the time of the restoration of orthodoxy with the accession of Theodosius, then, the observance of the nativity festival on De­cember 25 extended smoothly and swiftly from Constantinople, across Cappadocia to Antioch. The older festival of January 6 con­tinued to be observed with the theme of the...

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The Adoption of Christmas in the Eastern Churches (Part I)

The Adoption of Christmas in the Eastern Churches (Part I)

Thomas Talley As with most other questions surrounding the festivals of Christmas and Epiphany, the dissemination of the December festival in the East (and, as we shall see, the reverse process in the West) has been surrounded by controversy that will not soon, it seems, yield to perfect agreement. In...

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Our Relationship with God: 5. The Love of Christ

Our Relationship with God: 5. The Love of Christ

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) The Son glorifies the Father and the Father glorifies the Son and rightly ‘straightway,’ in a natural way. The Holy Spirit, similarly, proceeds from the Father, rests in the Son and glorifies Him, heralding the content of the life of the Son and guiding the...

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Analogia: A new proposal and invitation for theological dialogue from Pemptousia

Analogia: A new proposal and invitation for theological dialogue from Pemptousia

For years now, Pemptousia has operated as an electronic magazine, promoting and providing insight into the dialogue between religion, culture and the sciences. Our starting point, of course, has always been Orthodox Christian Tradition as this has been expressed over the centuries. The most sublime expression of our Tradition is...

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The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy

B. The Liturgy of the Faithful The second part of the Divine Liturgy is the Liturgy of the Faithful, in which only baptized Christians may take part. It consists of: a) The Great Entrance b) The embrace and confession of the faith c) The Holy Offertory d) Preparation for Holy...

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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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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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