Judaism under the Cover of Christianity. A Mistaken Movement

Judaism under the Cover of Christianity. A Mistaken Movement

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   It is well known that Judaism, like Islam, is a religion of the Law. This means that the believer’s salvation depends on the observation of the regulations, ordinances and commandments of the religion. Refusal to observe the Law or deviation from it (wittingly or unwittingly) leads...

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Why did Christianity Triumph? (3)

Why did Christianity Triumph? (3)

Theodoros Ziakas   The Theory of Decline/Anxiety If force is excluded , there remains the notion of decline/anxiety. This theory is that, in the first three centuries A.D., the Greco-Roman world fell into a terrible decline. No longer believing in itself and its values, it was ripe for...

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Why did Christianity Triumph? (2)

Why did Christianity Triumph? (2)

Theodoros Ziakas   2. The theory of force. It would seem that the theory of force is more or less confined to Greece. Its supporters invoke the persecutions of the early Byzantine emperors against the pagan priests and schools. In other words, they cite events which took place after the...

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Why did Christianity Triumph? (1)

Why did Christianity Triumph? (1)

Theodoros Ziakas   The question ‘Why did Christianity triumph?’ is the same as ‘Why did the Greeks become Christians?’ Identifying the two questions in this way is not an arbitrary choice. Had the Greeks not become Christian, then neither would the Romans. Given the rejection of the Jews and the...

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Christianity is Radical

Christianity is Radical

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Christianity is radical. Where it isn’t radical, it isn’t authentic. The radicalism of Christianity affects everything that links it to the world. This is due to the fact that the roots of Christianity don’t come...

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Why Christianity mustn’t change (2)

Why Christianity mustn’t change (2)

Saint Theophan the Recluse   If the saving power of the teaching depended upon on our knowledge and our agreement with it, then it would make sense for people to come up with the idea of rebuilding Christianity according to human weaknesses or the demands of the time and to...

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Why Christianity mustn’t change

Why Christianity mustn’t change

Saint Theophan the Recluse   Why shouldn’t Christianity change with the times? Saint Theophan wrote this on the Sunday after the Nativity, 29 December 1863 and his words are as apposite today as they were then. The times have changed! How happy I was to hear this. This means that...

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Russian Hackers Target Orthodox Leaders

Russian Hackers Target Orthodox Leaders

Watch Now.  According to the Associated Press, Russian hackers have targeted Easter Orthodox Christian leaders.  It has been reported that a hit list from Secureworks of 4,700 email addresses was found.  “The Associated Press has found that Russian hackers have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of the world’s...

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Christmas in a Post-Christian Era

Christmas in a Post-Christian Era

Hieromonk Eleftherios Balakos   And while the messiahs are multiplying in this day and age, in the guise of persons, ideologies, policies or religions*, we see a world wallowing in the mud which it has created itself. And you ask yourself: ‘What can I believe?’ ‘Where can I place my...

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Shockingly in Paradise

Shockingly in Paradise

Chrysostomos Stamoulis   It’s true that within the realm of Christianity, there’s often more talk of sin than there is of virtue. This is, in essence, a path of deprivation, the aim of which is not so much the quest for the good but much more the avoidance of the...

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