Word of Consolation for the Pandemic

Word of Consolation for the Pandemic

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Many people are in confusion and others panic because of the threat of the Coronavirus epidemic that spread in the whole world. I think, however, that this should not happen, for whatever God does with us, He does it out of love. The God of Christians...

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Hypocrisy: the Outer Shell of Death

Hypocrisy: the Outer Shell of Death

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   How beautifully our peoples in the Balkans decorate eggs. As beautiful as possible, so as to decorate Easter, to increase the joy of Easter. To make visitors happier. Sometimes these painted eggs really are works of art. But if these eggs are kept too long, at...

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Fasting: Same Rules for Everyone (Desert and Big City)

Fasting: Same Rules for Everyone (Desert and Big City)

One of the more curious features of living in Greece is that, if you go to a football match on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, one of the messages relayed to the crowd at half-time is always: “The Triodion is open! Bring your family and friends to...

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Corona, Virus of the Hard Heart

Corona, Virus of the Hard Heart

Dr. Haralambis Bousias   Cold is good for viral infections. With heat, they disappear. Cold preserves foodstuffs, but freezes human activities. Cold deadens nature which awaits the life-giving rays of the sun for its revival. The cold puts people who work outside, farmers and such, into hibernation, in the expectation...

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Postponement of the 3rd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, DMOPC20

Postponement of the 3rd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, DMOPC20

We would like to inform you that, given the rapidly increasing concerns over the world-wide spread of the sickness caused by the corona virus, the 3rd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, DMOPC20, which was to have been held in Crete at the beginning of May, has...

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Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki

Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The progression from the first Sunday in Lent, which is dedicated to Orthodoxy, to the second Sunday, which is dedicated to Saint Gregory Palamas is of double significance: on the one hand it extends the...

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The Outstanding Traditional Theologian of Orthodoxy: Saint Gregory Palamas

The Outstanding Traditional Theologian of Orthodoxy: Saint Gregory Palamas

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   Saint Gregory Palamas occupies a very prominent position in the Church, which is why he’s honoured on the Second Sunday in Lent, immediately after the Sunday of Orthodoxy. In his person we recognize the outstanding teacher of the hesychast life in Christ, a man who continued...

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On these Difficult Times

On these Difficult Times

Priest of the Greek Orthodox Church   Whatever has to do with the spiritual life, whatever we experience within the Church, can be dealt with in two ways: one is not to engage your heart with any of it at all. Everything is formal, theoretical and logical. The heart’s never...

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Three New Saints in the Orthodox Church

Three New Saints in the Orthodox Church

Official Communique from the First Day of the Proceedings of the Holy and Sacred Synod (9 March 2020) On Monday, 9 March 2020, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened under the chairmanship of His All-Holiness to carry out the tasks of its three-day sitting. After the reading of the minutes...

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An Orthodox English Saint

An Orthodox English Saint

W. J. Lillie   Pall Mall Gazette. 24 July 1885. p. 6. Great interest has, it is said, been caused at Folkestone and the neighborhood by the discovery in the parish church of what are believed to be the remains of St. Eanswith, patron saint of the church and the...

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The Doxastiko at Lauds on the 1st Sunday in Lent

The Doxastiko at Lauds on the 1st Sunday in Lent

Theodore Rokas   When we commemorate the saints for the first Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy (when we read the Synaxari), we see: on that day, the first Sunday of the Fast, we commemorate the memory of the restoration of the holy and venerable icons, effected by the...

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Saints Cosmas and Damian

Saints Cosmas and Damian

In times of great fear, need and uncertainty throughout history we have found ourselves going to visit our priests and doctors. It makes sense to look at the history of the church to learn about how people dealt with these issues and those who stood out as paragons of virtue. ...

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