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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The Angel Of The Lord – 2

The Angel Of The Lord – 2

Manoah at first believed that the Angel of the Lord was just a man, perhaps an angel or a prophet of God, but after the Angel ascends into the flame, he and his wife fall to the ground in fear and awe, and Manoah exclaims, “We have seen God!”, and...

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The Angel Of The Lord – 1

The Angel Of The Lord – 1

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou   The God Of The New Testament In The Old Testament “As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground. When the angel of...

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Miracle on Hope Street

Miracle on Hope Street

Written by Kristin (Xrisanthi) Giannas. The floors have just been shined, and the little white church dedicated to Archangel Michael in Tarpon Springs is about to get a new front door. As preparations are being made for hundreds of visitors, Stavroula Pololos of Montreal is sitting in one of the...

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Saint Ioannis Vatatzis, a compassionate and far-sighted emperor

Saint Ioannis Vatatzis, a compassionate and far-sighted emperor

On 4 November, our Church honours the memory of an outstanding personality of the Middle Ages in Greece, the emperor Ioannis Vatatzis. Ioannis came from a well-known Byzantine family which had given many exceptional members to the political and military life of the Empire. He himself was born in Adrianoupolis....

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Mothering From the Womb: Embracing Early Mothering

Mothering From the Womb: Embracing Early Mothering

Presbytera Kelley Lawrence Share the love, joy, pain, healing, and whatever else it may bring It was a colorful, sunny, fall morning at the resort in Florida. The night before, I had enjoyed a dinner and reception for the conference I was in town to attend. It had been an...

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