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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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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Thrash the enemy

Thrash the enemy

Saint Theophan the Recluse   When you turn to the Lord, don’t look at what’s happening within you. Keep your attention fixed on Him and beg for help. If a mind is paying full attention to the Lord, there’s no room for nasty thoughts. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE...

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Millennialists and the Precious Cross of the Lord

Millennialists and the Precious Cross of the Lord

Protopresbyter Vasileios Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   For all Christians, the Lord’s precious Cross is a manifestation of God’s unfailing love for His creation, (Jn. 3, 14-15; 12, 32-33; Col. 1, 20). It is the boast of Christ’s ordeal (Gal. 6, 4) and the invincible...

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The practical expression of Love towards the Lord

The practical expression of Love towards the Lord

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   (On the feast day of Saint Paul of Thebes and John Kalyvitis) Our Church honours the two great saints, Paul of Thebes and John Kalyvitis. Their life stories are a little strange but quite fitting for us, monks. The former was among the first people...

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The Cross and the Crucified Lord

The Cross and the Crucified Lord

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Our Orthodox faith, my beloved friends, is called ‘symbolic’, because it’s expressed in symbols. In other words, it’s expressed in simple signs, though these actually have profound significance and meaning. One of these signs, the most important and most sacred, is the Cross. We shouldn’t...

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The Angel Of The Lord – 3

The Angel Of The Lord – 3

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou Yet in Exodus 23:20-23, God tells the people of Israel that He is sending His angel ahead of them to guide and protect them, and says that His Name is in Him: “Behold, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way...

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The Angel Of The Lord – 2

The Angel Of The Lord – 2

Manoah at first believed that the Angel of the Lord was just a man, perhaps an angel or a prophet of God, but after the Angel ascends into the flame, he and his wife fall to the ground in fear and awe, and Manoah exclaims, “We have seen God!”, and...

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The Angel Of The Lord – 1

The Angel Of The Lord – 1

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou   The God Of The New Testament In The Old Testament “As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground. When the angel of...

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Thank You, O Lord

Thank You, O Lord

Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, the late Dean of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, was dedicated to writing, preaching, and teaching about the Eucharist.  In Fact, the translation of the Greek word ‘Eucharist’ is Thanksgiving.  Fr. Schmemann gave his life to Thanksgiving.  As we remember this special American Holiday taking place only a few days...

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