Judaism under the Cover of Christianity. A Mistaken Movement

Judaism under the Cover of Christianity. A Mistaken Movement

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   It is well known that Judaism, like Islam, is a religion of the Law. This means that the believer’s salvation depends on the observation of the regulations, ordinances and commandments of the religion. Refusal to observe the Law or deviation from it (wittingly or unwittingly) leads...

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The Expectation of the Second Coming isn’t about Fairy-Tales

The Expectation of the Second Coming isn’t about Fairy-Tales

Efstathios Kefalouros   The way the Church lives is in the end times. From the moment Christ ascended into heaven, the Church has never ceased to await His return to the world. The eschatological expectation manifests itself to the faithful in different ways in different eras. On the Sunday of...

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Word of Consolation for the Pandemic

Word of Consolation for the Pandemic

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Many people are in confusion and others panic because of the threat of the Coronavirus epidemic that spread in the whole world. I think, however, that this should not happen, for whatever God does with us, He does it out of love. The God of Christians...

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Hypocrisy: the Outer Shell of Death

Hypocrisy: the Outer Shell of Death

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   How beautifully our peoples in the Balkans decorate eggs. As beautiful as possible, so as to decorate Easter, to increase the joy of Easter. To make visitors happier. Sometimes these painted eggs really are works of art. But if these eggs are kept too long, at...

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Corona, Virus of the Hard Heart

Corona, Virus of the Hard Heart

Dr. Haralambis Bousias   Cold is good for viral infections. With heat, they disappear. Cold preserves foodstuffs, but freezes human activities. Cold deadens nature which awaits the life-giving rays of the sun for its revival. The cold puts people who work outside, farmers and such, into hibernation, in the expectation...

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I’ve gone and caught God!

I’ve gone and caught God!

Vasilios Grillas, Theologian   Children first for communion! Just look at that. The first to take communion are the decrepit who’ve got so many illnesses and then the rest! We should take communion from a one-time only spoon. There are so many illnesses going about! People who are dying take...

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True Fasting

True Fasting

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘Indeed, I tell you, they have their reward’. Whatever we gain and achieve in virtue and our moral perfection is an inviolable treasure and, moreover, one that’s personal, inalienable. It’s not ‘about us’, it’s ‘us’, not even the body and senses,...

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Spiritual Advice on Courage and Prayer

Spiritual Advice on Courage and Prayer

Saint Theophan the Recluse   You’re still worried. Tell me, where might these concerns be coming from? Externally, all’s going well. Internally, you’ve examined everything and put it in order. You’ve taken your decision. So, where’s the worry coming from? It’s all from the enemy, everything. Nowhere else. What else...

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What is Prayer of the Intellect and of the Heart?

What is Prayer of the Intellect and of the Heart?

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   Remembrance of God demonstrates communion with Him and is therefore like prayer. Striving to invoke the holy Name of Christ continuously, through the prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me’, is a constant renewal within us of...

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What is Noetic Prayer of the Heart?

What is Noetic Prayer of the Heart?

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   The remembrance of God in a person reveals communion with God and is therefore like a prayer. The effort of constantly calling upon of the holy name of Christ using the prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on...

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