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On the rock of faith

Words of Life - 24 October 2017

Bind your soul to the rock of faith. Never mind what waves come at you, they’ll break on the rock of faith and all obstacles will be overcome....

Wine makes glad the heart of man (Psalm 104: 15)

Holy Mount Athos - 24 October 2017

(Previous publication: http://bit.ly/2zFm6yQ) It is written that wine makes glad the heart of man (Psalm 104: 15) and that the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8: 10). The Holy Spirit pours the divine wine in man's good wineskin, in the one who has kept himself unspotted from the world (Ja...

It’s the same

Words of Life - 23 October 2017

We should also note that we priests often lose the wonderful entry into the presence of God at the Holy Sacrament of the Anaphora, because we weren’t in God’s presence enough before we came to the Divine Liturgy. The same is true for all of us when we come to the Divine Liturgy. If we haven’t enjo...

6th Sunday of Luke: ‘The Possessed Man as the Fragmentation of the Human Person’

Biblical Theology - New Testament - 22 October 2017

On the 6th Sunday of Luke, the great Redeemer of the human race, while He was in the land of the Gadarenes, opposite Galilee, relieves, redeems and liberates a man from a terrible threat. The ‘sick’ servant in today’s Gospel is suffering from a spiritual illness. He’s possessed, that is profoundly u...

They should have decorum

Words of Life - 22 October 2017

Like everything else, marriage between Christians should involve decorum, and decorum is modesty....

The gift of wine and oil

Holy Mount Athos - 22 October 2017

‘A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan’ (Psalm 68: 15). Mount Athos in Greece is the mountain of the good wine and the divine olive oil. This is the divine redemptive gift of this land. SAMSUNG CSC The store house of oil and wine is in Mount Athos because my Mother, the Virgin, made it ...

Great and frightening gift

Words of Life - 21 October 2017

God wants everyone to be saved and we should be thinking about the salvation of everyone and should pray for them all. But neither revelation nor experience provide us with a basis for claiming that everyone will, in fact, be saved. Freedom is a great gift, but a terrible one....

Archons Investiture in Canada

Orthodoxy in the West - 21 October 2017

A Hierarchical Great Vespers was held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto for the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios and assisted by 17 priests. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew honoured 10 G...

Boldness

Words of Life - 20 October 2017

Through patience, we arrive at humility and thereafter we enjoy God’s grace. Boldness towards God is acquired through a clear conscience and works of virtue....

Who haven’t people mocked?

Wisdom & Word - 20 October 2017

Writing to someone on the subject of confession, Saint Nikolaj had this to say: You want to know if confession is so important. At one time you used to go more frequently for confession, but you stopped because somebody mocked you for it. You shouldn’t have stopped. Who haven’t people mocked? Do y...

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