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PASTORAL VISIT IN MEDAN. PART 3

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PASTORAL VISIT IN MEDAN. PART 3

Metropolitan Nektarios during his stay in Medan visited the Monastery of Dormition of the Theotokos. The Monastery is the first Orthodox monastic foundation in Indonesia.

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PASTORAL VISIT IN MEDAN. PART 4. SAINT SOPHIA SCHOOL

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PASTORAL VISIT IN MEDAN. PART 4. SAINT SOPHIA SCHOOL

Metropolitan Nektarios’s visit at Saint Sophia School in Medan.  

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ON THE SUNDAY OF THE HOLY MYRRHBEARERS

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ON THE SUNDAY OF THE HOLY MYRRHBEARERS

The Reading is from Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Christ is Risen! The Gospel reading today should be familiar to you. The verses from chapter 16:1-8 comprise the reading before the closed doors of the Church on the night […]

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ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO CAPPADOCIA

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ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO CAPPADOCIA

On Saturday, May 14, His All-Holiness presided over Vespers at SS. Constantine & Helen Church of Sinasos. A large group of pilgrims was led by Metropolitan Paisios of Leros, Kalimnos and Astipalaia. Afterward His All-Holiness visited the Mayor of Sinasos, the Hon. Levent Ak at the City Hall. On Sunday of the Paralytic, May 15, […]

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SAINT CONSTANTINE THE GREAT AND HISTORICAL TRUTH

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SAINT CONSTANTINE THE GREAT AND HISTORICAL TRUTH

  The reason that I chose this day for the presentation of my thesis is the feast of St. Constantine and his mother, St. Helen, which was just two days ago. (May 21st)   The appropriate use of sources   It is a known fact that the stance of historians with respect to Constantine the […]

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WAS JESUS IGNORANT OF THE TIME OF HIS SECOND COMING?

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WAS JESUS IGNORANT OF THE TIME OF HIS SECOND COMING?

Mark 13:32 and Matthew 24:36 seem to indicate that not only are all men and angels ignorant of the time of the Second Coming of Christ, but that also Jesus is ignorant of the time of His imminent return. In fact, Jesus says that only the Father knows the day and the hour of the […]

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SUNDAY OF PENTECOST

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SUNDAY OF PENTECOST

After the Saviour’s Ascension into the Heavens, the eleven Apostles and the rest of His disciples, the God-loving women who followed after Him from the beginning, His Mother, the most holy Virgin Mary, and His brethren-all together about 120 souls returned from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem. Entering into the house where they gathered, […]

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THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

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THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit was not revealed in the same manner in which the Son was revealed; He remains unapproachable to man. He is however recognized in His divine energies, through the gifts which He bestows upon the faithful. He is “the treasury of good things and the bestower of life”, according to the prayer of […]

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THE MIRACLE OF SAINT EUPHEMIA THE GREAT MARTYR

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THE MIRACLE OF SAINT EUPHEMIA THE GREAT MARTYR

St. Euphemia was born in Chalcedon (present-day Kadköy), the daughter of devout parents, Philophron and Theodosiani. She was tortured during the persecutions of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian in the late third century. The Saint played a major role in inspiring the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council. During that council (451), St. Euphemia worked a […]

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AUGUST: A MONTH DEDICATED TO THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

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AUGUST: A MONTH DEDICATED TO THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

The Place of the Theotokos in the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Theotokos (Mother of God) occupies next to Christ the most important place in Orthodox Christianity. This is most obvious in the Orthodox liturgical tradition. Entering into any Orthodox church you first encounter the Theotokos. Her sacred icon is the first to meet […]

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