Time and Human Life

Time and Human Life

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Time is interwoven with life and brings it to death. Just as passengers on a ship are brought to harbor, even if they’re asleep and not aware of anything, so we’re all brought to the...

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Life and Time according to Basil the Great

Life and Time according to Basil the Great

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Basil the Great experienced the relationship between time and life and presented it in the most penetrating manner in his written works. His teaching on the subject, which had a profound effect on later theology...

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The Mystery of Time (Mark 1, 1-8)

The Mystery of Time (Mark 1, 1-8)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   ‘The beginning of the Gospel of Christ’… The word ‘beginning’ in today’s Gospel reading is enough in itself to evoke the start of the new year, the threshold of which we reached a few daysago with the feast of Christmas. The Christian notion of time In...

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The Time, Location and Purpose of Christ’s Descent into Hades, according to Biblical and Patristic Tradition

The Time, Location and Purpose of Christ’s Descent into Hades, according to Biblical and Patristic Tradition

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   The time of the descent. As regards the time of the descent, we can see that Christ’s divine soul descended into Hades immediately after His exclamation on the Cross ‘It is finished’, when His soul was separated from His all-pure body. He remained there three days,...

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The Transfiguration of Time

The Transfiguration of Time

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) In every age, people want to measure, monitor and confer value on time, and, if at all possible, to surpass its limits. This can be seen from the monuments of world civilization, as well as from some of the notions which have been expressed regarding...

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Time and the Church – 2

Time and the Church – 2

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The eschatological nature of the Church is revealed especially in the sacrament of the Divine Liturgy. The celebration of this sacrament is the central and pre-eminently eschatological action of the Church. It is its Liturgy (= function). It constitutes...

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Time and the Church – 1

Time and the Church – 1

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Christ’s advent brought the kingdom of God into the world. And the realm where the kingdom of God is made manifest is the Church. This retains eternity within history and provides history with the perspective of eternity. The Church...

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Elder Anthimos, who Saw beyond Time and Space

Elder Anthimos, who Saw beyond Time and Space

Dr. Haralambis Bousias   There was a young boy in Thessaloniki who was ill with kidney failure. He had to have hemodialysis all the time and led a life of pain and misery. His parents were devout people who were heart-broken at this. They couldn’t bear to watch their child...

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Kairos – As we Approach Holy Week

Kairos – As we Approach Holy Week

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son...

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Generosity—Time and Talent Are Two Different Things

Generosity—Time and Talent Are Two Different Things

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a...

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