Ss. Constantine and Helen

Ss. Constantine and Helen

James W. Lillie   At Eastertide, at some undetermined place and year, the Emperor Constantine I made his Oration to the Assembly of the Saints, either in Latin (Oratio ad sanctorum coetum) or Greek (Λόγος τῷ τῶν ἁγίων συλλόγῳ). It is a lengthy and not terribly interesting text, but given...

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Film with Jonathan Jackson – Elder Joseph the Hesychast

Film with Jonathan Jackson – Elder Joseph the Hesychast

Film No Longer Available *This film was available until May 22nd 2020. At this time they haven’t released any new information for viewing but we will bring you updates as they come.  Be sure to signup up here.  We are excited to announce the film is released until 5/22 (available...

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New Martyr Vukasin of Klepci

New Martyr Vukasin of Klepci

Our father among the saints, Vukašin Mandrapa of Klepci, was a Serbian Orthodox Christian from Herzegovina who was martyred by fascists during World War II for refusing to acknowledge the local nazi leader Ante Pavelic. Little is known about the life of Saint Vukasin. What is known about him is...

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Saint Maximos the Confessor Appeared to Elder Iosif and Explained a Difficult Passage

Saint Maximos the Confessor Appeared to Elder Iosif and Explained a Difficult Passage

When he (Elder Iosif Vatopaidinos) was encouraging us once to study Patristic writings, he mentioned that there was benefit not only in their teaching and exhortations, but also from their prayers. As well as studying their works, we should call upon them. In his hermitage at New Skete, on the...

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Jesus Really is “With Us Always”

Jesus Really is “With Us Always”

I am with you always, Forever Have you ever had to say goodbye to somebody…and you didn’t want to say goodbye? Jesus’s disciples did. After Jesus rose from the dead, He told His disciples they had a mission. He told them to go and teach the whole world what they had learned...

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Interceding for Us (Miracles of Saint Joseph the Hesychast)

Interceding for Us (Miracles of Saint Joseph the Hesychast)

Elder Ephraim of Arizona †   When I was abroad in 1987 I saw Geronda again in my sleep after finishing my vigil. He looked very happy and much younger than he was when he passed away. He said to me: “My child, know that when you are obedient, you...

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Saint Memnon the Μiracle Maker

Saint Memnon the Μiracle Maker

Saint Memnon the Μiracle Maker is not mentioned by any chronicler. By local tradition, this Saint was one of the “three hundred” Palestinian refugees who arrived in Cyprus during their expulsion from there by the Saracens. After arriving in Cyprus, Saint Memnon became a hermit at the site known as...

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The Song of Saint George

The Song of Saint George

Saint George is one of the most beloved saints of the Eastern Church. In particular, the people of Cappadocia, his homeland, had recourse to him for help and assistance from very early on and his honour and fame spread throughout the world. The achievements of the saint didn’t remain only...

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How the Saints Write

How the Saints Write

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) These days, there are many theologians, clergymen and lay people who compose and publish texts. Some, however, who aren’t aware of the gravity of what they’re writing, follow the secular practice of competitive journalism. With smugness and pride, they count the number of hits their...

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Who Knows Everything?

Who Knows Everything?

Our Lord Knew the Future Have you ever wished you could know the future? Who you’d meet, where you’d live, where you’d work? Or maybe you just wondered who would win a ballgame. Wouldn’t it be great? And if you knew the future, would you do anything differently today? We...

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