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Easter on the Holy Mountain

Literature & Philology - 17 May 2017

The asceticism in most of the Greek monasteries on the Holy Mountain throughout Lent, which is unimaginable if you’re unprepared for it, even if you’re a believer, reaches the point where, at times, it’s too terrifying to comprehend. Even on ordinary days, the divine services are, from a worldly po...

They’re ringing the alarm bell

Words of Life - 18 May 2017

You have to understand other people, where they’re coming from, how they act, how they think, what powers they have. In marriage, especially, you have to sit and listen to the other person, and come out of yourself. When someone talks to you and rings the alarm bell in their own way, you should no...

Creating a Christian Environment in the Home

Religious Life - 19 May 2017

  Creating a Christian home begins with the icon corner. The bright corner becomes the center for every domestic church, where the family devotions take place. This is also the family's way of declaring to visitors that this is a Christian home, where Christ is head. Because the husband is a sort o...

But how do they die?

Words of Life - 19 May 2017

We know neither the day nor the hour. This is why, because we’re here temporarily as people, let us take care of our soul, which is immortal. People die, but how do they die? We die, but let’s be close to Christ. Let us fight with prayer, with love. My children, today the times are difficult, and ...

Will you run?

Words of Life - 17 May 2017

When a soldier’s attacked by the enemy, should he just run away? Of course not. He should fight. And we have to fight, too. As soon as the devil, the enemy, bares his teeth, through the little problems he creates for us, we have to fight back....

Water Crisis

Εnvironmental crisys - 18 May 2017

Our world is facing a water crisis that will likely see water replace oil as the basis for many wars throughout the world. The recent extreme drought in the State of Texas, with many ranchers being forced to sell off their cattle and fires raging out of control, demonstrates the fragility of our p...

The Creation of the World: The Crossroads between Theology and Science

Orthodox Theology & Science - 19 May 2017

The matter of the beginning of the world is one which traditionally has belonged to those great issues which have engaged our minds. How was the world created? What existed before that which we see? What was it that brought it all into existence? This is what inquiring minds wonder in any culture an...

Cultivating Inexpressible Joy

Religious Life - 16 May 2017

Loneliness God is joy.  Secular life is sorrow.  For forty years, as though the presence of God were a toxin in our culture, schools and public square, many of America’s leaders have been zealously working to detoxify our land.  Not surprisingly, the more secularized we have become the more sorrow...

The Theology of Gender – 20. The feminist movement

Theology - 18 May 2017

The whole series can be read here: The Theology of Gender The spreading of the feminist movement deeply influenced all aspects of social life, and also the theology of many of the churches that came out of the Reformation. Feministic theology collectively questioned the way the Bible addres...

With melancholy and wickedness

Words of Life - 16 May 2017

Almost all sicknesses come from lack of trust in God, which produces stress. Stress is responsible for the obliteration of the religious sense. Unless you really love Christ, unless you concern yourself with holy matters, you’ll certainly be filled with melancholy and wickedness....

Confession: the sacrament of repentance and reconciliation

Religious Life - 20 May 2017

Few would argue against the statement that the Sacrament of Confession is on the decline in the Greek Orthodox Church. While it is not my intention here to explain the reasons for it, one could speculate that this decline is due to the morally and spiritually lax standards of our modern society to...

Things will change for all of us

Words of Life - 20 May 2017

Things will go very much better for all of us when we each start with ourselves, when the transformation starts with us. We have to try to have good thoughts which will radiate from within us. If we all start with ourselves, then the transformation will begin. Goodness will be renewed and ensconce...

Metropolitan Sotirios Visits the Hellenic Home for the Aged

Orthodoxy in the West - 16 May 2017

Sts. Cyril and Methodios, Enlighteners of the Slavs – Patron Saints of the Hellenic Home for the Aged in Toronto The Hellenic Home for the Aged in Toronto has two locations, one in west Toronto and the other in east end of the city. The parish in east Toronto, located inside the nursing home, is de...

GRIBOI’s 27th Annual Conference

Science - 15 May 2017

It is our pleasure to invite you to GRIBOI’s 27th annual conference, In Athens, Greece from 18-21 May 2017. For many years the GRIBOI association, under M. Bohner’ s successful presidency, has been bringing together the Basic Sciences in Chemistry, Bioengineering and Biocompatibility, in collabora...

Saint Helen, my most favorite Champion

Hagiology - 21 May 2017

Holy Sepulchre I was just visiting Shepherds’ Field the other day that is the precise location where the angels appeared to the shepherds to share the Good News, that Jesus Christ was born, over two thousand years ago.  And once again, although I am so terrible at my Arabic,  Greek and English but...

All our lives, with courage

Words of Life - 15 May 2017

We will avoid the condemnation of our conscience, the pollution of our hearts and, above all the aversion of God when we make conscious use of our time and tread the path of this life in justice and wisdom, bearing with courage the burden and heat of the day all the days of our whole life....

The Theology of Gender – 21. The institution of marriage in modern society

Theology - 21 May 2017

The whole series can be read here: The Theology of Gender Today’s situation in society, and the increased number of divorces reflect the spiritual failure of this world. According to Elder Aimilianos, former abbot of Simonopetra monastery, “A worldly marriage, as it is understood today, can...

‘I am He Who is speaking to you’ - Part 2

Celebratory speeches - 15 May 2017

In a homily on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the shepherd of Thessaloniki, Saint Gregory Palamas, mentions that, from the moment that Jesus confessed that He is the Christ, the woman immediately became completely committed to spreading the Gospel, leaving everything behind and bringing many o...

Of course not

Words of Life - 21 May 2017

Could leaves live alone, without a tree? Could a tree itself exist without soil, air, water and sunlight? Of course not. In the same way, a soul can’t exist without God, because He’s our being, our breath, light, power and nourishment....

Confession, Good for the Soul

Religious Life - 15 May 2017

Does being a Christian mean always having to say you’re sorry? When outsiders look at the Roman Catholic rite of confession (now more often termed "reconciliation"), they suspect it is driven by feelings of masochistic self-hatred, and sustained by claims of sacerdotal magic. Why should we have to s...

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