An open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO

An open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO

Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo, was abducted, together with the Syro-Jacobite Metropolitan of Aleppo, John Ibrahim, some three years ago, while they were returning to Aleppo from Turkey. Since then no-one knows what has become of them. Below is an open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO addressed to all the...

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Τα μηνύματα της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου προς το σύγχρονο κόσμο

Τα μηνύματα της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου προς το σύγχρονο κόσμο

Ο Μακαριώτατος Πάπας και Πατριάρχης Αλεξανδρείας και πάσης Αφρικής κ.κ. Θεόδωρος, σε αποκλειστική συνέντευξη στην Πεμπτουσία και το OCN, μιλάει για τα μηνύματα της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου στην ιεραποστολική Εκκλησία της Αφρικής και στο σύγχρονο κόσμο. Click here to watch now at Pemptousia.     About Pemptousia: Contemporary post-modern...

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We Need to Start the Conciliar Process from Somewhere

We Need to Start the Conciliar Process from Somewhere

In this short video, watch as Peter Petkoff, Managing Director of “Law and Religion” Journal, Oxford University, speaks exclusively to Pemptousia and OCN regarding the challenges of the Holy and Great Council and its historical importance.   He brings up question such as, “What does it mean to be Church?”...

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The Holy and Great Council as a Celebration for Orthodoxy

The Holy and Great Council as a Celebration for Orthodoxy

Watch this short video as Nikos Magghioros, Assistant Professor of Canon Law at the Theology School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, speaks exclusively with Pemptousia and OCN.  He testifies to the joy present at the in Holy and Great Council.   More information on the Holy and Great Council Coverage of the...

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The Significance of the Holy and Great Council, Tης σπουδαιότητος της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου

The Significance of the Holy and Great Council, Tης σπουδαιότητος της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου

Ο Γέρων Αμερικής Δημήτριος ομιλεί περί της σπουδαιότητος της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου και της σημασίας της για την Εκκλησία. His Eminence Elder Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America speaks on the significance of the Holy and Great Council and its importance for the Church. This video is...

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Feeling the Holy Spirit’s presence in the Holy and Great Council

Feeling the Holy Spirit’s presence in the Holy and Great Council

Watch this insightful interview with His Eminence Metropolitan ALEXIOS of Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta as he shares his thoughts and experience as a participant in the Holy and Great Council. The video is available in ENGLISH and GREEK.   More information on the Holy and Great Council Coverage of the Holy and...

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The Role of Social Networks in the Christian Life

The Role of Social Networks in the Christian Life

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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Watch an Interview on The significance of the Council on The Feast of Pentecost

Watch an Interview on The significance of the Council on The Feast of Pentecost

Rev. Dr Fr John Chryssavgis, Director of Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Press Office for the Holy and Great Council, is speaking exclusively to Pemptousia and OCN for the significance of the Council on the great feast of Pentecost.  Watch the Interview. MORE INFORMATION ON THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL Coverage of the...

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Secularism: the greatest temptation of the Church

Secularism: the greatest temptation of the Church

Today we’re facing another form of Iconoclasm: the pressure being exerted on the Church by a secularized society to adapt to its measures and ideals, so that the Church, too, will be secularized. Secularization presents a very great danger to the Church. Instead of the Church helping the world to...

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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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