Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of the Paralytic (Acts 9:32-42)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of the Paralytic (Acts 9:32-42)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles tell us of the great healing of Aeneas, the paralytic man from Lydda, and the resurrection of Tabitha, who was in nearby Joppa. The Apostle Peter used to go around the cities and villages from Jerusalem and...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers (Acts 6: 1-7)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers (Acts 6: 1-7)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles describes the philanthropy of the first Church of Jerusalem. With the election of the seven Deacons, the Holy Apostles demonstrated their care for the poor and the sick. Despite the daily persecution, they never lost sight of...

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Sermon on the Apostolic reading – 8th Sunday of Luke (2 Corinthians 4: 6-15)

Sermon on the Apostolic reading – 8th Sunday of Luke (2 Corinthians 4: 6-15)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The Apostle Paul, in today’s passage from the 2nd Epistle to the Corinthians, illustrates for us the great help that the worker of the Gospel receives from God. Our faith that God has given us is a treasure, and strengthens us in our human weakness....

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 2: 16-20)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 2: 16-20)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (verse 20) What we hear today in the Apostolic Reading, is an address by the Apostle Paul to the Galatian Christians. Galatia was a Province of the Roman Empire located in the center...

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Calling of the Apostles

Calling of the Apostles

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   It is essential for us to realise the link there is between Christ and the apostles. <…> If you read the Gospels you will see that the apostles and the Lord Jesus Christ were born and lived in the same area. Christ came to live...

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The Apostolic Example: Coming and Going, Gathering and Sending

The Apostolic Example: Coming and Going, Gathering and Sending

Words are wonderful. One June 29 we celebrated the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles. But what does that celebration mean? What is a Synaxis? Interestingly, synaxis is a Greek word directly related to synagogue, which both mean “gathering.  On June 28, we celebrate the memory of the Chief Apostles, Peter and Paul, martyred at Rome,...

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PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode IV – The Definition of Faith

PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode IV – The Definition of Faith

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Please join us in...

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The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

It became clear through unlearned men that the cross was persuasive; in fact, it persuaded the whole world. Their discourse was not of unimportant matters but of God and true religion, of the Gospel way of life and future judgment, and yet it turned ordinary, uneducated men into philosophers. See...

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LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 27

LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 27

In this week’s session, we will discuss Acts 12.1-17, and Homily 26″On Acts” from St John Chrysostom. We will consider his teaching that “Struggle brings results.” Click here to download your free study guide. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and...

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LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 18

LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 18

In this week’s session, we will discuss Acts 7.35-50, and Homily 17 “On Acts” from St John Chrysostom. Click here to download your free copy of the study guide. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2.42 Come...

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