And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [4]

And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [4]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   24. ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him’ (Matth. 25, 31), the Gospel says. Look and see before what a multitude we’ll be judged. The whole of humanity will be there. Just think how numerous the race...

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The Economic Crisis and Globalization

The Economic Crisis and Globalization

Revd. Fr. Jonathan Hemmings talks about The Economic Crisis and Globalization. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is a recognized leader in the Orthodox Media field and...

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And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [3]

And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [3]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   22. But what will be the sign of this second coming? Let no opposing force dare to imitate it. Matthew (24, 30) tells us that then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. And the real, distinctive sign of Christ...

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Fatherhood in the Church is fatherhood of ineffable humility

Fatherhood in the Church is fatherhood of ineffable humility

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   How does the Church present this fatherhood to people and how does it teach them about it in such a way that it once again projects the sanctity of a life which has not been destroyed by egotism, and also so...

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And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [2]

And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [2]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   5. Beware lest anyone should lead you astray. ‘For many will come in my name, saying, “I am Christ” and they will lead many astray (Matth. 24, 5). In part, this has already happened. Simon the Magician and Menander already said something of the sort,...

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‘My conversion to Orthodoxy’

‘My conversion to Orthodoxy’

Revd. Fr. Jonathan Hemmings talks about his conversion to Orthodoxy and his last book. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to create...

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And he will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [1]

And he will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [1]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   1. In accordance with the faith of our Church, we teach you and tell you that Christ will appear to us twice, not only once, and that His second coming will be incomparably more brilliant and glorious than the first. Because in the first, Christ’s...

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Division and Content of the 24 Verses of the Akathistos Hymn

Division and Content of the 24 Verses of the Akathistos Hymn

Theodore Rokas   The Service of the Akathistos Hymn is sung at Mattins on the Saturday of the fifth week of Lent or in the evening of Friday of that week, attached to the service of Small Compline. It is sung in full on these days, but in parts on...

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St. John Cassian (February, 29): How Should We Pray

St. John Cassian (February, 29): How Should We Pray

Feast of St. John Cassian the Roman is on February 29, and for non-leap years on February 28. St. Cassian (360-435) was a monk, known for his mystical writings. He visited many Fathers in desert and wrote about their life and teachings. Because of his disagreement with St. Augustine’s teachings...

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The unity of the Father and the Son and the call to us to become one in the Holy Spirit

The unity of the Father and the Son and the call to us to become one in the Holy Spirit

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   We have become accustomed to thinking about ourselves and our dignity in terms of people after the fall, basing this on separation, self-alienation, individualization, self-reliance, fragmentation and narcissism. But the divine love revealed in the Only-Begotten Son and in His wholeness,...

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The Foundation of Spiritual Life and Spiritual Fatherhood’s Mystery

The Foundation of Spiritual Life and Spiritual Fatherhood’s Mystery

Elder Elisaios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mt Athos, Greece, speaks on spiritual life’s content and the Mystery of spiritual Fatherhood. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the...

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“Modern Science and the Orthodox Tradition. An uneasy relationship?” – Live stream

“Modern Science and the Orthodox Tradition. An uneasy relationship?” – Live stream

The First International Conference of SOW focuses on the nature of the relationship between modern Science and Orthodox Christianity with its centuries-old tradition. Orthodoxy today shares a variety of —sometimes ambiguous—attitudes towards modern Science shaped by the texts of the Church Fathers, medieval and modern theologians and scholars, as well...

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