Let us find room for the new-born Christ

Let us find room for the new-born Christ

Theoni Marinou-Boura, Theologian   Thoughts on the Events of the Nativity • Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to be counted in a census and were unable to find an inn in which to stay. Really, who has time and space for God today? How necessary is God for us...

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The Fear of God is Reverence for and Love of Him

The Fear of God is Reverence for and Love of Him

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The Church is not opposed to the human body. This is why the Fathers were so careful not to damage their body with their ascetic efforts. They tried to submit it to the Holy Spirit and to God’s commandments, so as not to seek the...

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The Sanctification of the Human Body

The Sanctification of the Human Body

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The human person is the temple of the living God. This is an Apostolic teaching of our Church, which means that, just as the grace of God, the grace of the Holy Spirit, resides in a church, the same is true of the human body...

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Don’t Turn Back

Don’t Turn Back

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   ‘You’ve ascended the ladder of renunciation; don’t turn back’ (Saint John of the Ladder). How many times, in the course of marriage or family life, are we troubled by the thought that perhaps we married the wrong person. Our mind goes to other loves and we...

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The Divine Eucharist according to Saint Nikodimos (2)

The Divine Eucharist according to Saint Nikodimos (2)

Metropolitan Christoforos, former Archbishop of the Czech and Slovak Republics   B. The second issue which concerns the writer is centered on frequent communion. The Divine Eucharist is a subject which is also to be found in his other writings, such as the ‘Mystic Struggle’. In contrast to ‘On Frequent...

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‘We boast in hope, we boast in sorrows’

‘We boast in hope, we boast in sorrows’

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   ‘We boast in the hope of the glory of God, though not only, but we also boast in our sorrows’ (Rom. 5, 2-3) People enjoy reward* and praise in their life. They feel that their efforts, their successes and their patience have been justified. They feel...

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We Put Fantasies in the Place of God

We Put Fantasies in the Place of God

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Loudovikos   Fr. Nikolaos is the Chair of the Department of Theology and Pastoral Studies and a Professor of Dogmatics and Philosophy at the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the...

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East and West

East and West

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The West is in the throes of turmoil while the East sits in resignation and submission to fate. The West is continually feasting on the Tree of Knowledge and increasingly feels a hunger for knowledge. The East is seated under the Tree of Life but can’t...

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Reflections on the future of Orthodox Theology after Crete, on the publication of the book ‘The Patristic Witness pf Georges Florovsky Essential Theological Writings’

Reflections on the future of Orthodox Theology after Crete, on the publication of the book ‘The Patristic Witness pf Georges Florovsky Essential Theological Writings’

Watch Rev. Dn. Dr. Anastasios Brandon Gallaher’s speech at the International Conference “The Theological Legacy of Archpriest Georges Florovsky”. The conference was organised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3...

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‘From synthesis to Symphony: The Legacy of Fr. Georges Florovsky and the Future of Theology’

‘From synthesis to Symphony: The Legacy of Fr. Georges Florovsky and the Future of Theology’

Watch Very Rev. Dr. John Behr’s speech at the International Conference “The Theological Legacy of Archpriest Georges Florovsky”. The conference was organised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an...

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