The “Water of Life”

The “Water of Life”

Varnavas, Metropolitan of Neapolis and Stavroupolis   In this dialogue, Christ reveals the truly divine provenance of His word. It is a discourse that can, indeed, be adapted to human measures of understanding,  but it also clearly transcends the criteria with which people judge things. It is a discourse which...

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How to Correct Somebody In a Gentle Way

How to Correct Somebody In a Gentle Way

If we have to correct somebody, let’s do it in a gentle way, just as we hear how our Lord did in the story today! Has anybody ever corrected you when you did the wrong thing? Maybe your parents or your teacher corrected you when you treated somebody the wrong...

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Meeting Christ: An Encounter She Would Never Forget

Meeting Christ: An Encounter She Would Never Forget

Continuing the post-Paschal themes of healing, transformation and belief in the risen Christ, this Sunday we visit John 4:5-42, wherein we hear of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman (St. Photini) at the well. In this passage, Jesus talks more to this one woman than in any other individual conversation...

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The True Worshippers of God

The True Worshippers of God

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘They will worship the Father in spirit and truth’ There was conflict between the Jews and Samaritans. They weren’t related peoples. Samaria was a region totally foreign to the way of life of Israel. The Samaritans took their name from Mount...

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‘I am He Who is speaking to you’ – Part 2

‘I am He Who is speaking to you’ – Part 2

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   In a homily on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the shepherd of Thessaloniki, Saint Gregory Palamas, mentions that, from the moment that Jesus confessed that He is the Christ, the woman immediately became completely committed to spreading the Gospel, leaving everything behind and bringing many...

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Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine preaches on the Gospel for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. He starts with a reference to the Matrix movies, pointing out that the people locked within the Matrix live in an illusion in which their basic needs are...

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