A Little Light and the Darkness will become Heaven

A Little Light and the Darkness will become Heaven

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   Our secularized age aims at involving us in the pleasures of consumerism. It has even turned religion into a consumer item. This is why the latter has been restricted in its functions to customs, symbols and metaphysics. Society doesn’t understand, and doesn’t want to understand, that...

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Hell and Heaven

Hell and Heaven

Panteleïmon Tomazos   The position of Orthodox Dogmatic teaching is that heaven and hell are not two limited places where the righteous are rewarded and the unrighteous punished after death, nor that hell is a region of concrete instruments of torture. Heaven and hell are states and forms of relationship...

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Orthodox Voices of America: “There Aren’t Many Priests in Heaven”

Orthodox Voices of America: “There Aren’t Many Priests in Heaven”

Watch Now.  Pan Orthodox United has shared this video from Orthodox Voices of America, There Aren’t Many Priests in Heaven.  Fr. Chad Hatfield of St. Vladimir’s Seminary and Michael Pacurar of Pan Orthodox United have a discussion.   ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3...

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Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)   Can we create heaven here on earth?  Anxiety and depression are built in alarm systems that something in our core is not ok, says Presvytera Julie Honeycutt, a Christian IFS therapist in a conversation with Fr. Chris Metropulos. Therapy is about finding the root issue to...

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Our Relationship with God: 4. The natural and supernatural gifts of Man

Our Relationship with God: 4. The natural and supernatural gifts of Man

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) Something similar occurs with our natural gifts: when man puts all his confidence in them, giving them absolute value, then his very gifts obstruct the road that leads to the acquisition of supernatural gifts that are conferred by God in His goodness. In our relationships,...

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Understanding Heaven

Understanding Heaven

Timmy, Yiayia, and the Resurrection  Growing up, my brothers and I used to play at my maternal grandparents’ house with the neighborhood children. I love to revisit these innocent times full of joy and wonder in my memory. We would spend our days outside until nightfall. Just at dusk the...

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Heavenly Shore

Heavenly Shore

“Through prayers and acts of charity for the departed, Christians demonstrate the relationship between this world and the world to come. The Church in this world and the Church in the next is one and the same – one body, one being- just as the roots of a tree, below...

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Daily Devotion: Looking Forward to Heaven

Daily Devotion: Looking Forward to Heaven

  Pray then like this: Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And...

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Who Art In Heaven

Who Art In Heaven

Pray then like this:  Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead...

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Willing AND Prepared to Enter Heaven

Willing AND Prepared to Enter Heaven

When Jesus describes heaven, He uses parables so we can better understand. In the parable of the marriage feast found in Matthew 22.2-14, we find several profound truths in the layers of the story, which teach us not only that we have been invited to enter heaven, but that, how...

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