Our aim must be to become holy…Saint Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) the Kapsokalyvite

Saint Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) the Kapsokalyvite Commemorated on  2 December There is one thing we must do, and that is turn to Him and love Him with our soul. Love for Christ: this is the best and sole remedy for the passions.  “The flood of divine love fills the soul with joy and exultation.” Prayer should…

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THE FOLLOWING IS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON THE UNCREATED ENERGIES OF GOD

   THE FOLLOWING IS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON THE UNCREATED ENERGIES OF GOD by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos             A contemporary monastic of the Orthodox Christian Church in Greece, Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos, is a prolific writer and an expert on Saint Gregory Palamas and his teachings of the Essence of God and the Uncreated Energies of God. …

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MANY MUSLIMS WERE BAPTIZED AFTER THE DEATH OF FR. DANIEL SISOYEV

     The reason for the murder of the priest Daniel Sysoev was the success of his mission among the Muslims, says his friend the famous missionary Father Oleg Stenyaev, according to the news agency Interfax-Religion. “A man gets killed when he is feared, when his spiritual superiority is feared. Father Daniel was threatened 14 times. And even on the…

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THE VOICE OF ORTHODOXY: METROPOLITAN SERAPHIM OF PIRAEUS

      THE VOICE OF ORTHODOXY: METROPOLITAN SERAPHIM OF PIRAEUS By Protopresbyter Theodoros Zisis, professor of the Theological School of the Aristotelian University of Hjessaloniki, From the Greek Orthodox magazine “Theodromia” (©eoSgonCa), June 13,h, 2014 (the article was initially composed in 2007). Translated by the Holy Monastery of Pantokratoros (Melissochori, Tljessaloniki, Greece) and edited for…

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A RUSSIAN ORTHODOX SAINT OF THE 16TH CENTURY The miraculous appearance of the Trinitarian God to Saint Alexander of Svir

      A RUSSIAN ORTHODOX SAINT OF THE 16TH CENTURY The miraculous appearance of the Trinitarian God to Saint Alexander of Svir              This miracle happened in the following way.  In 1508, when Alexander was sixty years old, he began his ascetic struggles.  These struggles went beyond human endurance with hunger, thirst and…

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“I Loved Martyrdom…”

  “I Loved Martyrdom, Which so Strangely Cleanses the Soul”* ST. LUKE THE DOCTOR AND ARCHBISHOP OF CRIMEA 1877-1961 *This is a talk given by Archimandrite Father Nektarios Antonopoulos regarding the wondrous and martyric life of St. Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea – a doctor, miraculous person and confessor of the faith. It is…

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Searching for the Truth

ORTHODOX CATECHISM TOPICS Searching for the Truth By: Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos PhD. of Theology, PhD. of Philosophy http://www.egolpion.com/searching_truth.en.aspx  The problem of where the truth lies has occupied mankind down through the ages; it is a problem that is always contemporary and of its very nature leads man to seek an answer. The Philosophers, especially the…

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What is Divine Revelation?

ORTHODOX CATECHISM TOPICS What is Divine Revelation? By Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos.  According to the Orthodox faith, the Church is not founded on written texts but on the confession that Christ is God-Man (Theanthropos), namely that in the person of Christ, God was joined with man, “indivisibly, immovably, unmistakably, inseparably,” and man has come into actual…

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Orthodox catechism topics.The Church

ORTHODOX CATECHISM TOPICS The Church By: Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos PhD. of Theology, PhD. of Philosophy http://www.egolpion.com/  The Church as the Body of Christ is a Divine-human (theanthropic) organism, i.e. an invisible and visible reality. The invisible dimension of the Church refers to the communion between God and man having as its model the communion between…

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