3 Director’s Letter

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5 The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer

Saint Demetrius was a Thessalonian, a most pious son of pious and noble parents, and a teacher of the Faith of Christ. When Maximian first came to Thessalonica in 290, he raised the Saint to the rank of Duke of Thessaly.

6 First Anniversary of Hagia Sophia’s Reconversion

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Turkey’s unilateral decision to reconvert Hagia Sophia Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site, into a mosque—a jarring move that shook not only all Christendom, but also society at large, given the site’s importance to the common heritage of humankind.

13 Hieromartyr Gregory, Bishop of Greater Armenia, Equal of the Apostles, Enlightener of Armenia

The Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, was born in the year 257. He was descended from a line of Parthian Arsakid kings. Anak, the father of Saint Gregory, was a Parthian by birth.

16 Saints Cosmas and Damian by Pemptousia Partnership

Christianity flourished in antiquity in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. In defiance of odds of a different kind, the odds of chance, a pair of physician brothers came into the service of Christ.

17 Aris Servetalis on Starring in Man of God

Today we welcome Aris Servetalis, the actor who was chosen for the role of St. Nektarios in the new film Man of God. It’s a really moving film.

19 Why Should I Consider Orthodox Christianity? By Hank Hanegraaff

A friend who became an Orthodox Christian described Orthodoxy as returning to a time when the Church was young.

23 Feast of the Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross By Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis

On September 14, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross. This is one of the 12 major feast days of the church year. This feast commemorates a historic event in 325, when St. Helen found the precious cross that Christ was crucified on.

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28 Letter to the Editor

While the article on the meaning of Pentecost by Fr. Brendan Pelphrey was well-written and accurate, overall, I would take exception with two of his assertions.



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