Homily on the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing women

Homily on the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing women

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   When reading the Holy Gospels, one of the most striking things we see is that after the Lord’s Resurrection, His Disciples were not the first to see Him. Instead, it was the women who had anointed Jesus’ dead body with myrrh, who would receive the...

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‘This pandemic is not a chance occurrence allowed by God, but a sign of the times; it is a fruit of Divine indignation’

‘This pandemic is not a chance occurrence allowed by God, but a sign of the times; it is a fruit of Divine indignation’

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   This pandemic is not a chance occurrence allowed by God, but a sign of the times; it is a fruit of Divine indignation, as man is doing not what is natural, what is reasonable, but what is absurd and abnormal. Imagine how...

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Homily on St John of Climacus

Homily on St John of Climacus

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today, on this Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, we celebrate St. John the Sinaite, also known as St. John “Climacus” (Ladder). Although the Saint’s feast day is on March 30th, the Church wants to highlight the narrow path of asceticism and virtue on this particular...

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On these Difficult Times

On these Difficult Times

Priest of the Greek Orthodox Church   Whatever has to do with the spiritual life, whatever we experience within the Church, can be dealt with in two ways: one is not to engage your heart with any of it at all. Everything is formal, theoretical and logical. The heart’s never...

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Homily on the Apostolic reading for the 1st Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 1:21-24 & 2:1-4)

Homily on the Apostolic reading for the 1st Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 1:21-24 & 2:1-4)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   To understand what St. Paul is talking about in today’s reading, we have to remember that in his previous Epistle to the Corinthians, the Holy Apostle severely rebuked the Christians of that community for their bad conduct. The result of this was that the Corinthians...

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The winner of the trophy of love (In memory of the great Martyr, St George, the Trophy bearer)

The winner of the trophy of love (In memory of the great Martyr, St George, the Trophy bearer)

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi Our Church today celebrates the feast of a martyr. If we try to pay any tribute to the celebrated martyr, we will demean him. This particular Saint is the glory of all martyrs, the boast of the Saints and the prestige of the Heavens and the...

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Homily on the Annunciation

Homily on the Annunciation

Saint Gregory the Wonder-Worker, Bishop of New Caesarea (ca. 213-270)   Today Gabriel, who stands before God, came to the pure virgin, announcing the glad tidings: ‘Hail, you who are full of grace’. She tried to think what kind of salutation this might be. But the angel went straight on...

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