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Darker than the next

Words of Life - 22 February 2018

Don’t despair when your soul’s engulfed in the clouds of hell, each one of which is darker than the other. When sheer badness, envy, doubt, stubbornness and the other passions rise up against you, you can be sure that these clouds will gather in your soul. But they won’t stay therelong....

Repentance: Sacrament and Experience

Theology - 22 February 2018

‘Indeed, Good One, it’s in your power to work miracles and there’s no greater miracle than for someone to love sinners in their fall. It’s easy to love saints. They deserve it’. (Saint Silouan the Athonite †1938) The period of holy and great Lent is the time above all in the Church year when the v...

The use of Aristotle’s Akolouthia as Tecne in Gregory of Nyssa’s Theory of the Holy Trinity

Conferences - Video - Video Gallery - 22 February 2018

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It’s deep down

Words of Life - 21 February 2018

Blessed are they who know the wound in the depths of their soul, so that they can go to the divine Doctor....

The Search

Culture - 21 February 2018

Whether You go, I will follow You with all my heart, with all my consciousness. from East to West like a fiery arrow in the ethereal sky veils. And yet I will stand in the earth spheres like a feather in the blowing wind opening the gates in all decades from past to present. I kn...

Living Orthodox Great and Holy Lent

Theology - 21 February 2018

I have written on these electronic pages previously about Living the Orthodox Resurrection Service and Living the Orthodox Holy Week; now, to complete the trinity, albeit in reverse order, is my untrained take on living Lent. It is difficult to truly experience the spiritual fruits of Holy Week, le...

It’s their business

Words of Life - 20 February 2018

When we go to doctors for treatment, we don’t tell them what to do. Theyknowtheirjob. All we do is tell them we’re in pain and where. Truth is given to us when we seek it humbly, as we seek a cure from a doctor. We can’t order the truth, but we can ask that it be given to us, to be revealed to us....

“Entering Great Lent”

Celebratory speeches - 20 February 2018

My Beloved Clergymen, Monastics, Parish Council & Philoptochos Presidents and Members, and all the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta: This Sunday is a very important Sunday for all faithful Orthodox Christians, coming as it does before the beginning of Great Lent, and as part of the Church’...

The Forty Days

Lent & fasting - 20 February 2018

The two preceding Sundays, of the Last Judgment and of Forgiveness, together constitute – albeit in reverse order – a recapitulation of the whole range of sacred history, from its beginning point, Adam in Paradise, to its end-point, the Second Coming of Christ, when all time and history are taken up...

Thoughts on Great Lent

Wisdom & Word - 20 February 2018

In this period, we have two fasts, as we all know. There are about seven weeks of strict fasting, eight if you include the Cheese-fare weekwhich precedes. For a lot of people this is an enjoyable and desirable time, for others it’s difficult and for others again not at all pleasant. We’ll try to con...

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