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It’s in your hands

Words of Life - 25 September 2017

You can’t prevent malicious thoughts from coming, but it’s up to you to resist them....

Close to Christ and Far from Him

Biblical Theology - New Testament - 25 September 2017

A. Far from Christ. From today’s Gospel reading : ‘We’ve worked all night long and haven’t caught anything’, says Peter to Christ when the latter tells him to let the nets out again*. So, away from Christ, it was ‘night’ for them. They worked the whole night long and caught nothing, meaning a lot of...

The great crowns

Words of Life - 24 September 2017

If God sees us accepting our present distress with gratitude, He’ll either remove the causes or He’ll reward us with the great crowns of patience....

A Selection of Writings by the Metropolitan of Aleppo, Paul Yazigi –2

Theology - 24 September 2017

C. Providence No matter how many turbulences we face in life, we ought to remain steadfast and peaceful. The more these difficulties go beyond our strength the more the Lord’s providence overcomes them on our behalf. Nietzsche declared that ‘if couples lived apart, more marriages would remain intac...

The task of parents

Words of Life - 23 September 2017

What is the root of disbelief? In the first place, we should say that this matter is primarily one for parents, for fathers and mothers. If the parents approach the act of giving birth to a new person seriously, aware that the child to be born can truly be ‘a son of man’, in the image of the Son o...

The Roots of the Problem of Disconnect between Christianity and the Scientific Community [3]

Orthodox Theology & Science - 23 September 2017

As the universities became more and more powerful, ecclesiastical authorities sought to limit their scope — particularly the authority of the scholars. The Latin Church eventually condemned many of the leading scholars in the universities for their "vain search for knowledge simply for the sake of k...

Neither peace nor joy

Words of Life - 22 September 2017

A sinful soul, a prisoner of the passions, can’t have peace and joy in the Lord, even if it has all the riches of the earth....

Archbishop Basil of Brussels and Belgium (1900-22 September 1985)

Personalities - 22 September 2017

Vsevolod Krivoshein, as he was in the world, was born in Saint Petersburg 1900. His father served as a minister and vice-president of the Russian government. Vsevolod studied philology at the universities of Petrograd and Moscow. During his military service he suffered frostbite. He left Russia t...

A Selection of Writings by the Metropolitan of Aleppo, Paul Yazigi - 1

Publisher choices - Theology - 22 September 2017

A.  DIVINE DELIGHT AND HUMAN LOVE “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”  “The Lord is God and has revealed Himself to us, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”. During the feast of Epiphany the church flock chants this hymn, which praises two events: The revelation of th...

Our Academy Named a Patriarchal Institution

Orthodoxy in the West - 22 September 2017

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has, in his venerable letter of May 24, 2017, recognized the successes of our Theological Academy, which begins its twentieth year of operations this year. Together with the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His All-Holiness has...

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