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What Orthodox Christianity Is and Isn’t

Filed in Articles by on December 2, 2015 • views: 1344
What Orthodox Christianity Is and Isn’t

I will not repeat passages from books, but speak from my heart. Orthodoxy is the only truth. It is an invitation to a moving and amazing adventure.

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Why does the world reject the Cross of Christ?

Filed in Articles by on September 23, 2015 • views: 11208
Why does the world reject the Cross of Christ?

The Cross of Christ teaches us a great truth – that the Christian life is not easy. It hides persecution, rejection, trouble and sorrow according to the world.

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September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

Filed in Patriarch Messages by on August 31, 2015 • views: 1291
September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

“All of creation is renewed by the Holy Spirit, returning to its original state.” (Anavathmoi, First Tone)

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Nature and City in the Greek East

Filed in Articles by on August 20, 2015 • views: 1396
Nature and City in the Greek East

The beauty of the city is not as heretofore scattered over it in patches, but covers the whole area like a robe woven to the fringe.

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Respect for the Clergy

Filed in Articles by on August 15, 2015 • views: 5014
Respect for the Clergy

The Orthodox Christian respects and loves the clergy. Knowing that the clergy are servants of God and man, devoting their life for the salvation of Christ’s flock.

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Pope designates September 1 as World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Filed in Articles by on August 11, 2015 • views: 1135
Pope designates September 1 as World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Like their Orthodox brothers and sisters, Catholics formally will mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis has decided.

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How the early Christians fought Abortion

Filed in Articles by on August 10, 2015 • views: 1702
How the early Christians fought Abortion

In light of the recent Planned Parenthood videos, abortion and the practices benefiting from it have been re-launched into another public debate.

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The depiction of Ancient Greek Philosophers in Orthodox Churches

Filed in Articles by on August 9, 2015 • views: 5361
The depiction of Ancient Greek Philosophers in Orthodox Churches

Many of the philosophers of ancient Greece seem to point towards Christ in their writings, and thus many Greeks were primed, in a certain sense, to accept the teachings of Christ’s apostles.

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Byzantine Empire-or Republic?

Filed in Articles by on August 8, 2015 • views: 1288
Byzantine Empire-or Republic?

The textbooks say the Byzantine Empire was a theocratic autocracy uniting church and state under an all-powerful emperor believed by the Byzantines to be God’s viceroy and vicar. Nonsense, says Anthony Kaldellis, professor of classics at Ohio State University.

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Hierarchical Governance and Administration of the Orthodox Church

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Hierarchical Governance and Administration of the Orthodox Church

“Let Presbyters and Deacons do nothing without the consent of the Bishop. For he is the one entrusted with the Lord’s people, and it is from him that an accounting will be demanded with respect to their souls.”

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Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

Filed in Articles by on July 31, 2015 • views: 1259
Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

The Holy Chrysostom, the fruit of Antioch who once glorified the Patriarchal throne of the capital of Byzantium, is rightfully included amongst the greatest pedagogues of all time.

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Could the earliest Churches have seriously been so fancy and formal?

Filed in Articles by on July 27, 2015 • views: 1728
Could the earliest Churches have seriously been so fancy and formal?

Let us begin this investigation by considering the scene in which the first Jewish followers of Christ found themselves after Pentecost.

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