The Lord’s Resurrection

The Lord’s Resurrection

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Saint Sophrony, from Essex, said that the greatest sin these days is that people have sunk into despair and no longer believe in the resurrection. In the pre-Christian era, and later in the world outside...

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The Rendition of Easter

The Rendition of Easter

Archimandrite Daniel G. Aerakis   The Resurrection continues. This is shown by the feast of the Rendition of Easter. The same messages from the night of the Resurrection are also heard at the Rendition of Easter, which is celebrated one day before the Feast of the Ascension. Every great feast...

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Sunday of the Myrrhbearers

Sunday of the Myrrhbearers

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   ‘And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb.’ Just before His Passion, the Lord promised the inalienable joy of the Resurrection to His disciples and all those who loved Him, ‘I will see you again, and your...

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Thomas Sunday

Thomas Sunday

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   In the Gospel, it states that the disciples ‘were assembled for fear of the Jews’. One could envisage that fear was not the only motivation that gathered them together. Perhaps they would have been less vulnerable if they had remained dispersed. Probably they gathered together because...

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The Dogma of Christ’s Descent into Hades

The Dogma of Christ’s Descent into Hades

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   The descent in the Orthodox dogmatic system There is evidence for the Orthodox dogma of Christ’s descent into Hades both in Holy Scripture and Sacred Tradition, though it is vague and general. Holy Scripture does not define in strictly dogmatic terms the details of the Redeemer’s...

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Resurrection: Christ is Risen. A Short Film

Resurrection: Christ is Risen. A Short Film

Orthodox Australian filmmakers Stephan and Andrew, ‘The Brothers Robinson’, have returned with another short film influenced by their Orthodox faith. A few years ago they appeared on OCN for a film entitled ‘The Alternate’, an artistic piece that took inspiration from the Transfiguration story. Resurrection is a short film built...

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‘The Day of the Resurrection’

‘The Day of the Resurrection’

Greek Byzantine Choir Listen now ‘The Day of the Resurrection’, the doxastiko at Lauds, Easter Matins, set to music by Iakovos Protopsaltis and recorded at a concert in Ghent which took place on 19/4/2012. Recorded by V. Zakharis, image by I. Panousakis. Source: pemptousia.com  

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Why was the stone rolled away from the entry to the tomb?

Why was the stone rolled away from the entry to the tomb?

Elder Epifanios Theodoropoulos   There can hardly be any Christian believer who doesn’t know that an angel descended from heaven and rolled away the stone from the entry to the tomb where the Creator of life lay dead, without breath. Very few, however really know why the stone was rolled...

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The Resurrection: an affront to reason

The Resurrection: an affront to reason

Archimandrite Epiphanios Ekonomou   It’s hardly surprising that the message of the Resurrection of Christ has raised a whole host of doubts and questions. Objections were registered immediately after the occurrence of the supernatural event on which the whole structure of the Christian Church is founded. For the Jews of...

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Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

Have you ever had to ask for help for something that you just couldn’t do on your own? Maybe something was too heavy, or too high up, or too hard to open. When we know something is too hard for us, we ask somebody who can help! Do you remember...

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