Lykourgos Angelopoulos – “Spotless Undefiled”

Lykourgos Angelopoulos – “Spotless Undefiled”

Lykourgos Angelopoulos, Archon Protopsaltis of the Most Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople and founder of the Greek Byzantine Choir (†2014) Listen now  From a live recording at a service in the church of Saint Irene, Aiolou St., 30 March 2001. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian...

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‘Triumphant Leader’ (setting by Georgios Raidestinos), Greek Byzantine Choir

‘Triumphant Leader’ (setting by Georgios Raidestinos), Greek Byzantine Choir

Listen now  ‘Triumphant Leader’ (setting by Georgios Raidestinos), tone plagal four. Sung by the Greek Byzantine Choir conducted by Lykourgos Angelopoulos. From the CD Hymne Acathiste (2005). Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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The Icon of Our Lady of Consolation

The Icon of Our Lady of Consolation

As you go up the staircase to the right of the central door of the main church of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, there’s a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Consolation. It was here that the wonder-working icon of Our Lady, a wall-painting from the 14th century...

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The Dismissal Hymn for Our Lady of Consolation (the Daniilei Brotherhood)

The Dismissal Hymn for Our Lady of Consolation (the Daniilei Brotherhood)

Listen Now.  The Dismissal Hymn for Our Lady of Consolation, in the slow melody. A live recording from the Service of Our Lady of Consolation at the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an...

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Answer and solution

Answer and solution

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   People today should avail themselves of the intercession of the Mother of God, which saves us. In every sadness and problem, we shouldn’t forget that there is the ‘help of the sorrowing, the protector, the defender, the consolation of the fearful’, to whom we can turn...

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Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Saint Neofytos the Recluse   A brief discourse on the child of God Mary, when she was dedicated to God at the age of three years old, in the Holy of Holies, by her parents. When it was time for God’s mystery for our salvation to be accomplished, it was...

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‘What a strange wonder’. Short setting (Choir of Vatopaidi)

‘What a strange wonder’. Short setting (Choir of Vatopaidi)

Listen Now.  The choir of the Fathers of Vatopaidi sings the short setting of ‘What a strange wonder’ at the vigil for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly...

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Did Our Lady give birth to God? Was God born of a woman?

Did Our Lady give birth to God? Was God born of a woman?

Iraklis Filios   Saint Cyril of Alexandria wrote that the Mother of God sanctified the Holy Trinity! At first sight this is a scandalous statement. How could a human being sanctify the Holy Trinity? And if that statement’s challenging, there are people on the other side who doubt and deny...

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Raising Family in the Image of the Theotokos

Raising Family in the Image of the Theotokos

Almost 35 years ago, I chose to leave the Canadian military and get married. My mother was not impressed. She had spent her entire adult life trying to be someone other than a wife and mother and was hoping her daughters would continue the battle. She felt I was giving...

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The Theotokos: An Example for All Women to Emulate

The Theotokos: An Example for All Women to Emulate

“A fervent prayer, and a wall most unshakable A merciful spring And shelter of all mankind; Fervently we cry to you, Theotokos, our Lady, come to us and from all dangers now deliver us….” — Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos As a little girl, I was always fascinated by my...

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