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The spiritual alarm

Words of Life - 24 May 2017

We all need to wake up and become spiritually vigilant. Spiritual vigilance is an important thing. We have an immortal soul. We have to go forwards, we have to find Christ. Saint Porfyrios used to say that Christ is everything, Christ is love, He’s the Father, He’s our friend, He’s the essence of ...

‘The angel cried aloud’, tone 1 (Elder Ignatios Riganas)

Chanting - 24 May 2017

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Klaus Kenneth “Orthodoxy as revelation and life”

Church World - 24 May 2017

Klaus Kenneth, author and musician, in his interview in Pemptousia talks about the Orthodoxy as revelation and life ...

The Rendition of Easter

Church Feasts - 24 May 2017

The Resurrection continues. This is shown by the feast of the Rendition of Easter. The same messages from the night of the Resurrection are also heard at the Rendition of Easter, which is celebrated one day before the Feast of the Ascension. Every great feast in Orthodoxy has its ‘rendition’. Eve...

Scripture is interpreted through Scripture

Theology - 24 May 2017

Equally typical is the interpretation of the Passion and the Resurrection during the walk to Emmaus: Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter...

The Theology of Gender – Conclusion: Men & women in Church

Theology - 24 May 2017

The whole series can be read here: The Theology of Gender The Church of Christ is a divine-human institution which the Holy Spirit keeps alive and inspires throughout the ages. Canon Law expresses this twofold essence of the Church and its aim is to guide Christians to live the reality of t...

It overturns the established order

Words of Life - 23 May 2017

Arrogance is a very bad passion and is the cause of many evils in societies. It fills everything with noise, brings discord, provokes conflicts, overturns the established order, shatters peace, sparks conflicts and ignites wars. It causes all sorts of hardships....

The Orthodox Christian Opportunity

Religious Life - 23 May 2017

Last December, Christianity Today magazine graciously provided a forum for me to answer a question I posed in the title of my article: “Will the twenty-first be the Orthodox century?” I answered, “Yes. The twenty-first will likely be a century that witnesses a theological rebirth of th...

Saint Helen and the Beneficence of Women

Pastoral Care - 23 May 2017

a) Women played a decisive role both in spreading the Christian message of the Resurrection as well as in the practical application of the supreme Gospel commandment of love. From the lambent day of the Resurrection of Christ, when the Myrrh-Bearing Women went to the tomb ‘very early’ and heard from...

What’s the good?

Words of Life - 22 May 2017

What’s the good of fasting if your mind’s full of wickedness?...

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