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Christ in an American Prison

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Christ in an American Prison

This icon of Saint Anthony is the work of an American monastic named Anthony. The unique situation of Anthony is that he does not live in a monastery, but in a Maximum Security Prison in Colorado. Anthony has never entered an Orthodox church, nor has he attended “live” a liturgy or any other service; he […]

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An Orthodox look at Nostradamus

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An Orthodox look at Nostradamus

The word of God gives us very precise warnings about self-proclaimed prophets and spiritual deceivers. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Mt. 7:15). We have to follow the Lord’s injunction: “Take heed that no man deceive you” (Mt. 24:4). In order to do this […]

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Confession of Sins in the Bible and Beyond

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Confession of Sins in the Bible and Beyond

Confession of sins is very much a part of Biblical Faith and especially Biblical Christianity, and was closely related to the worship of the True God. From the Old Testament on, it is clear that men should confess their sins, and this practice, though often neglected and denigrated by scoffers, offers real remission of sins […]

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The Holy Mountain: A place with Ecumenical coordinates and a heavenly orientation

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The Holy Mountain: A place with Ecumenical coordinates and a heavenly orientation

The higher one climbs, the more—we are told by scientists—gravity weakens; the less one can feel earth’s pull, the more one’s ties to earth are loosened; it becomes so much easier for one to depart from earth’s demanding and contending presence. One becomes so much lighter. However, one also feels so much closer to the […]

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What Orthodox Iconography is…

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What Orthodox Iconography is…

“Be ye not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind … ” (Rom. xii.2) The religion of Christ is the revelation, by Him, of the truth. And this truth is the knowledge of the true God and of the spiritual world. But the spiritual world is not what […]

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Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical 2011

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Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical 2011

Dec 20, 2011 ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No. 1192 + B A R T H O L O M E W By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church 
Grace, Peace and Mercy from our Savior Born in Bethlehem “Christ is born again and the Angels […]

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Christmas Encyclical 2011

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Christmas Encyclical 2011

Christmas Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Members of the Parishes of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia and the entire Orthodox Family in South East Asia     Beloved Brothers and Sisters On December […]

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Saint Nicholas Archbishop of Myra

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Saint Nicholas Archbishop of Myra

Santa Claus is synonymous with the culture of Christmas, but before the common image of a fat man in read coat guzzling down Coca-Cola, he was a real man known as Saint Nicholas of Myra. He taught the Gospel simply, so ordinary people understood, and he lived out his faith and devotion to God in […]

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

St. Nicholas of Myra Celebrated on December 6th Troparion of Saint Nicholas “The verity of your actions revealed you to your flock as a rule of faith, an icon of mildness, and a teacher of continence, O Father Bishop Nicholas; wherefore by humility you have achieved exaltation, and by poverty richness. Intercede with Christ to […]

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to God by dedicating their son to Him. […]

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Which Sins do not obstruct us from Divine Communion

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Which Sins do not obstruct us from Divine Communion

“But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.” (I Corinthians 2:28)   Those well-known advocates of frequent communion of the Immaculate Mysteries of Christ, Saints Macarios of Corinth and Nicodemos the Hagiorite, in their famous book on the subject deal with the objection and […]

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MESSAGE ON THE DAY OF THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

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MESSAGE ON THE DAY OF THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

†BARTHOLOMEW By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarchate To the Plenitude of the Church Grace and Peace from the Creator, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ * * * Beloved children in the Lord, God’s grace renders us worthy today to commence yet another ecclesiastical year, one more festive cycle, […]

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