Two extremely tragic cases

Two extremely tragic cases

Georgios Patronos   In the Gospel reading for the 7th Sunday of Matthew (9, 27-35) we have two events. The first is the cure of two blind men and thereafter that of the man who was both mute and possessed. Both cases are extremely tragic, as Saint Matthew presents them,...

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The Son and Word of God, the Saviour of the Human Race

The Son and Word of God, the Saviour of the Human Race

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   Most of the miracles performed by Jesus were the result of a request by people who needed the miracle, and only occurred after He had previously examined their faith. There were, however, miracles which he Himself wished to perform. We heard of one such today....

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The “Water of Life”

The “Water of Life”

Varnavas, Metropolitan of Neapolis and Stavroupolis   In this dialogue, Christ reveals the truly divine provenance of His word. It is a discourse that can, indeed, be adapted to human measures of understanding,  but it also clearly transcends the criteria with which people judge things. It is a discourse which...

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14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness?

14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness?

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   14th Sunday of Saint Luke today, and we’ve now entered the month of Christmas. Jesus enters Jericho and comes across a suffering person whose affliction is blindness. It’s a terrible cross for him not to enjoy the first and greatest of God’s goods: perceptible light. Apart...

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‘If you Want to Enter Life, Keep the Commandments’

‘If you Want to Enter Life, Keep the Commandments’

Hierodeacon Rafael Misiaoulis, Theologian   The rich young man in today’s Gospel reading seems to have metaphysical concerns and considerable spiritual interests. His young heart burned for the sublime, the eternal, the things to come. He approached the Lord with zeal and with a genuine willingness to learn. A desire...

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The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16, 19-31)

Father Nikolaos Patsalos   Wealth or Spiritual Poverty? Today’s Gospel reading is very well known. It’s the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and the subject it deals with is wealth, both material and spiritual. The Gospel presents two people with entirely different lifestyles. One was rich, very much...

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9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The ninth Sunday of Saint Luke and the Gospel reading again revolves around the great temptation of the misuse of wealth. The parable of the foolish rich man is well-known and, at the same time, of enduring interest to everyone, not only to those who have...

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The Possessed Young Man

The Possessed Young Man

Archimandrite Ioïl Yiannakopoulos   In the Gospel , concerning the young man who was possessed, we’re given the opportunity to examine the shortcomings in the way we bring up our children. Bringing children up outside Christianity If we’re to see the shortcomings in the way...

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Temptations in our Life

Temptations in our Life

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   Christ performed many miracles. He performed miracles on people, such as when He cured the paralytic at Capernaum, the ten lepers, the son of the widow of Nain and so on. He also performed miracles which showed us facets of His...

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Sunday before Pentecost

Sunday before Pentecost

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost We have heard in the Acts of the Apostles how, as the Feast of Pentecost was approaching, Paul the Apostle had started on his journey to Jerusalem to be there together with all...

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