Quotations from the writings of our Father Among the Saints, the great Hierarch and Confessor, MARK OF EPHESUS, whose memory we keep on this day (Jan. 19):

”Κανεὶς δὲν ἐξουσιάζει τὴν πίστη μας, οὔτε βασιλιάς, οὔτε ἀρχιερέας, οὔτε ψευδοσύνοδος, οὔτε κανένας ἄλλος, παρὰ μόνο ὁ Θεὸς…” ~ Ἅγιος Μάρκος o Εὐγενικός ________________________ “‘But if,’ they say, ‘we had devised some middle ground between the dogmas (of the Papists and the Orthodox), then thanks to this we would have united with them and…

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Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos- Defining “Orthodox Spirituality”

It is necessary first to define the terms: “orthodox” and “spirituality”. We cannot speak about “Orthodox spirituality” unless we know exactly what we mean by these two words. This is what the Holy Fathers of the Church have done. In his exceptional book “The Fountain of knowledge”, and more specifically in the sections entitled “Philosophical…

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