Divine Liturgy on Sunday before Holy Cross

Divine Liturgy on Sunday before Holy Cross

Tomorrow, we commemorate the birth of the Theotokos. Your birth, O Theotokos, brought joy to the whole world, for from you dawned the sun of righteousness, Christ our God. Freeing us from the curse, He gave us His blessings. Abolishing death, He granted us eternal life. Apolytikion in the Fourth...

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The Mighty Acts of Jesus

The Mighty Acts of Jesus

In our present version of the Creed, after a bold assertion of Christ’s full divinity comes a recitation of His mighty acts. “For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became Man, and was...

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The Longest Procession in the Orthodox Church

The Longest Procession in the Orthodox Church

Public processions on feast days are normal in the Orthodox Church. Large groups of believers will gather at a church or monastery and then walk outside in procession, chanting hymns and carrying icons, sometimes for miles. Last week, we covered a procession of the world’s largest icon. This week, we’d...

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Five Powerful Sayings of the Fathers

Five Powerful Sayings of the Fathers

Meaningful spiritual guidance is not always easy to find, especially nowadays. St. Paul reminds us: “For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers,” (1 Corinthians 4:15). Yet, within the Church, God has called forth true spiritual fathers in all epochs and...

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Απαρνούμαι τον εαυτό μου

Απαρνούμαι τον εαυτό μου

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή τα λόγια του Κυρίου ” «Όποιος θέλει να με ακολουθήσει, ας απαρνηθεί τον εαυτό του, ας σηκώσει τον σταυρό του κι ας με ακολουθεί».εστιάζει το ενδιαφέρον της εκπομπής στην ανάλυση της φράσης “ας απαρνηθεί τον εαυτό του”. Τι σημαίνει; Τι επιπτώσεις έχει στην σημερινή μας...

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Shrimp and Rice, a Good Way to Celebrate a Fasting Feast Day

Shrimp and Rice, a Good Way to Celebrate a Fasting Feast Day

On the feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, we celebrate the protection, glory and life-giving power of the cross.  We also remember with sobriety, through a strict fast, the suffering of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  But this feast isn’t only in remembrance of history, but also a time...

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The Feast Days of September

The Feast Days of September

Play Now On Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos speaks to us about many Feast Days of September, including the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, The Nativity of the Theotokos, Saint Euphemia and Saints Sophia, Faith, Hope, and Love.

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Our Spiritual Battle

Our Spiritual Battle

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης εστιάζει στον Σταυρό του Κυρίου καθώς αυτή την Κυριακή, της Σταυροπροσκυνήσεως, ο νους μας αναζητά δύναμη και χάρη που πηγάζει απο τον Σταυρό, ώστε να μας ενδυναμώσει στον αγώνα μας. Τι σημαίνουν τα λόγια του Κυρίου “όποιος θέλει να σώσει τη ζωή του πρέπει να την χάσει;”...

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Sunday of the Holy Cross

Sunday of the Holy Cross

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David Smith speaks on the Sunday of the Holy Cross, the mid-way point of Lent that reminds us that if anyone wishes to follow Christ, let them deny themselves, pick up their cross, follow Him.

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