Conversations with Father Zacharias – More on love

Conversations with Father Zacharias – More on love

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: Sometimes it is difficult to accept that our God of love can pronounce such words as ‘outer darkness’ (Matt. 8:12) or ‘the worm that dies not’ (Mark 9:44). Archim. Zacharias: On the one hand He says, ‘Him that cometh to Me I will in no...

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On Love (2)

On Love (2)

Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis   There’s love in a Godly manner, but there’s also love in a devilish manner. There’s Godly hatred and also devilish hatred. Godly love is that which springs from the observance of His commandments. Devilish love is demonic, hedonistic, malevolent, such as, for example that which a...

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On Love

On Love

Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis   Those who strive to achieve perfect love, both for God and for their neighbor, can also confess our Lord Jesus Christ ‘in the Holy Spirit’ (see 1 Cor. 12, 3). You have to believe that God loves you even if everybody else turns away from you...

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Let us love one another

Let us love one another

Archimandrite Nikon Koutsidis   During the Divine Liturgy, just before the recitation of the Creed, the priest urges the faithful: ‘Let us love one another, that with one mind we may confess’. Confess what? The people reply (through the singers): ‘Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Trinity consubstantial and undivided’. In...

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Good training

Good training

Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis   Forbearance is a virtue of a generous and noble soul. It’s founded on love for your neighbor. It’s magnanimity, high-mindedness and is a friend of meekness. Forbearance is testimony to a soul well trained and expresses itself as sympathy, philanthropy, modesty and justice. Source: pemptousia.com

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Miracle, Hope and Love

Miracle, Hope and Love

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   And Peter said to him, ‘Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; get up and make your pallet.’ And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Why do people seek miracles in their lives in order...

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Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   It can be readily understood that, when we get to know a person and our hearts combine, we are enthused at this and overjoyed. It’s the practical implementation of our reason for being, which consists in the image with which God has endowed us. This means...

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Love for your Neighbor

Love for your Neighbor

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia   Love for your neighbor encourages love for God There’s one thing that’s required in this life, love and worship for Christ and love of our fellow human beings. We should all be one, with Christ as the head. This is the only way to acquire...

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‘Love or holy war? Problems and opportunities of Christian mission in Internet’

‘Love or holy war? Problems and opportunities of Christian mission in Internet’

Watch Daria Zhdanova-Kosintseva’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN...

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The Responsibility of Love – 11th Sunday of Matthew

The Responsibility of Love – 11th Sunday of Matthew

Metropolitan Ieronymos of Larisa and Tyrnavos   One of the features of our society is a sense of lawlessness. It’s a belief common to all that certain people get treated in a preferential way, that, while laws exists, they aren’t applied- or at least not equally- to everybody. At the...

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