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14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness? Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos 23 January 2022 14th Sunday of Saint Luke today, and we’ve now entered the month of Christmas. Jesus enters Jericho and comes across a suffering person whose affliction is blindness. It’s a terrible cross for him not...
To the belligerent rulers of the nations Elder Filotheos Zervakos 21 January 2022 Translated by: Georgios Velentzas, Theologian Listen up, you, kings and rulers of the nations who love war, and be wise! Almighty God and Creator of all things has made you kings, lords and rulers o...
The misunderstanding’s resolved Abbess Makrina, Holy Monastery of Our Lady the Guide, Portaria 21 January 2022 If a misunderstanding occurs among us, each nun involved should say to herself: ‘Hold on, are you so imperturbable, so without passions, so without faults, that it’s right for you to judge others?...
Give me security Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos 20 January 2022 ‘The devil hates any message or attitude that keep us safe from evil’ (Abba Dorotheos) One of the main requirements we have as people is the need to feel safe and secure, not only in our relationship...
Our gods Saint John of Kronstadt 20 January 2022 We call the Lord ‘God’, but in reality we have our own gods. This is why we don’t do the will of God, but submit to the will and desires of our flesh, our heart and our passions. Our gods are our ...
What does it mean to become a Cyrenian? Fr. Andreas Agathokleous 19 January 2022 No one has gone through life without ever being worried, hurt, or driven to tears. As children of Adam, all of us, young and old, have to live with the consequences of the fall of our forefather, prec...
They gain the ability 19 January 2022 Through constant repentance and asceticism, Christians seek to overcome the sin and egotism which riddle society. The more we’re cleansed of our passions, the more we acquire the possibility of re...
Why are there expressions in the Old Testament which present God as ‘vengeful’? Archimandrite Iakovos Kanakis 18 January 2022 Study of the Old Testament requires discernment and a firm grounding in the knowledge of the holy books. You might, for example, be surprised by many of the expressions you read in Leviticus, precisel...
That’s when they say something Elder Vasilios Gontikakis, former Abbot of the Monastery of Iviron 18 January 2022 Very often, what we say is limp and weak. If we want to transmit what we’re saying and make it lively, it has to be incarnate. When, with what you say, you give your flesh and blood to other peopl...
The Ingratitude of the 9 Lepers, an Enduring Passion Hierodeacon Rafael Misiaoulis, Theologian 17 January 2022 Jesus was going towards Jerusalem when, outside a small town, he encountered a group of ten lepers who entreated him loudly: ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us’ (Luke 17, 13). Leprosy was a terrible di...
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