Saint Luke the Evangelist

Saint Luke the Evangelist

Lambros Skontzos, Theologian   The four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark , Luke and John enjoy particular honor in our Church, because they were tasked with writing the four Gospels, which are the four pillars on which are Christian faith is supported, together with the other books of the New Testament and...

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Luke the Evangelist, a scientist and artist Saint

Luke the Evangelist, a scientist and artist Saint

W.J.Lillie   Saint Luke the Evangelist came from Antioch the Great in Syria, was a doctor by profession and an excellent artist. At the time of the Emperor Claudius, he was in Thebes, Boeotia, practising medicine. It was here that he met Saint Paul and, after he had come to...

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Wage Increase

Wage Increase

Metropolitan Ieronymos of Larisa and Tyrnavos   It’s a common phenomenon all over the world that people try, by any means they can, to increase their share of wealth. Some are moved by a sense of justice, others are motivated by their own greed, some want to create equal social...

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The Divine Invitation

The Divine Invitation

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Hermeneutics, A. U. Th.   The Gospel readings which the Church has appointed to be read at the Divine Liturgy from the end of September (actually from the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Precious Cross) until Christmas, are all taken from Saint...

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Sermon on the feast day of St Luke the Evangelist

Sermon on the feast day of St Luke the Evangelist

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   On October 18th, our Church honors the distinguished figure of St. Luke the Evangelist. He was a Greek from the Great city of Antioch in Syria (today’s Antakya). It was here that he studied medicine, in a city that was renowned for the development of...

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Christ’s Compassion

Christ’s Compassion

‘And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her’ Teachers of little children train them in accordance with a system, whereby they attempt to teach them the subject of the lesson by beginning with the easiest aspect and then proceeding to the more difficult ones. This is also...

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Counting Down to Christmas

Counting Down to Christmas

  Happy Holidays?  There are just a few weeks and days left until we celebrate Christmas.  We found a lovely conversation between the Very Rev. Dr. John Anthony McGuckin and Fr. Chris Metropulos discussing the holidays and Christmas.  Fr. John teaches at Union Theological Seminary and is Professor of Byzantine...

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