The Heart and God

The Heart and God

Saint Theophan the Recluse   God is everywhere. And when He finds a heart that isn’t opposed to Him, a humble heart, He enters it and fills it with joy. The joy of the heart which has God within it is so great that it attaches itself to Him and...

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The Word became Flesh: the inexpressible mystery of salvation

The Word became Flesh: the inexpressible mystery of salvation

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   When God, the Son of God, entered the womb of All-Holy Virgin and took flesh from her, He was born a perfect person and perfect God, without confusion. When has anything more important ever happened for us? We all believe in this Son of...

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The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

Ilias Voulgarakis       An undignified Trinity Once upon all the time, there’s God. And from some time there’s human beings. But the reports coming from Earth about the state of humankind are increasingly distressing. The human race is going from bad to worse, despite all God’s efforts, through...

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Our Most Holy Lady as the Temple of God

Our Most Holy Lady as the Temple of God

Miltiadis Konstantinou, Professor of the School of Theology of the University of Thessaloniki   If one were to attempt to describe the role and purpose of the Church in a single phrase, one might say that: ‘The aim of the Church is to manifest God to people’. In order to...

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Proof that God is One, not Many

Proof that God is One, not Many

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   Saint John goes on to prove that He is One, not many. This is clear to those who are convinced by the Holy Scriptures. The Lord says as much at the beginning of...

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The Seed is the Word of God

The Seed is the Word of God

You’ve heard the expression, “in one ear and out the other,” haven’t you? It means you hear something, but the words don’t mean anything to you. You hear them, but then you forget them! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about the man who went out to plant...

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Proof that God Exists

Proof that God Exists

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   In these talks, my friends, we’re presenting in simple form the well-known work of Saint John Damaskinos (the Damascan): The Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith. We know that God is beyond our capacity to understand. This doesn’t mean, however, that He’s left...

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Our Relationship with God: 2. The Patriarch Jacob

Our Relationship with God: 2. The Patriarch Jacob

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) Previous post here In the continuation of this sacred history, we see that the relationships of men become increasingly more tragic. For example, the son of Adam, Cain, offered an abominable sacrifice to God which was rejected. Full of envy and fratricidal hatred, he murdered...

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Prophet Elijah, the gift of God

Prophet Elijah, the gift of God

Savva Alexandrou   Saint Gregory Palamas, speaking in general about the prophets, as also the Fathers of the Church, notes: “God raised up the Prophets and the Fathers unto our guidance and He showed signs and wonders to us through them, so that He could correctly lead us up to...

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God’s Mercy

God’s Mercy

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me’. In the parables used by the Lord, He repeats the phrase ‘the kingdom of heaven is like… (Matth. 22,2) that is, He compares...

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