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Catechesis for 2nd Week in Great Lent by Saint Theodore the Studite

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Catechesis for 2nd Week in Great Lent by Saint Theodore the Studite

Brethren and fathers, now that we have fasted for the first week we appear to each other somewhat different to what we were, leaner and paler. But even if our outward nature is wasting away, as the Apostle says, the inner is being renewed day by day. For what it is to see a body healthy-looking and sleek through pleasure; this it is to understand what follows for the soul through self-mastery, so that by humbling the body we shall bring about the beauty of the soul, that beauty which the holy David longed for when he prayed, Lord, by your will you have granted power to my beauty.

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An Introduction to the Synodikon of Orthodoxy

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An Introduction to the Synodikon of Orthodoxy

The “Synodikon of Orthodoxy” is the decisions of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which refer to the veneration of holy icons. The reading of them on the Sunday of Orthodoxy gave the title “Synodikon of Orthodoxy”. Of course it must be said that later there was also added to the “Synodikon of Orthodoxy” the definition of faith of the hesychastic Councils of the fourteenth century.

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The Sunday of Orthodoxy by Monk Moses the Athonite

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The Sunday of Orthodoxy by Monk Moses the Athonite

The Sunday of Orthodoxy, the festive celebration of the prevalence of truth, is the victory against heresies and delusions, schisms and conflicts. For two thousand years Orthodoxy remains true, steadfast, beloved, authentic, just, honorable, integral, genuine and inspiring. It cannot cease, cannot bend, cannot wilt, cannot fear, cannot be defeated, cannot be opposed, and cannot […]

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Bishop Kallistos Ware: Saint Gregory Palamas

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Bishop Kallistos Ware: Saint Gregory Palamas

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware talks about Saint Gregory Palamas, Apophatic Theology, and the Essence vs Energies distinction.

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The Life of Saint Gregory Palamas (Video)

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The Life of Saint Gregory Palamas (Video)

The Life of Saint Gregory Palamas. Saint Gregory Palamas was a monk of Mount Athos in Greece and later the Archbishop of Thessaloniki known as a preeminent theologian of Hesychasm.

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Catechesis for 3rd Week in the Great Lent by Saint Theodore Studite

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Catechesis for 3rd Week in the Great Lent by Saint Theodore Studite

Brethren and fathers, in the presence of our holy father and teacher we have no need to discourse; but nevertheless because of our custom let us say just a little. Day by day our life, as you see, is passing and we are getting nearer to death, and we must remove hence and be joined to our brothers and fathers;

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Fasting According to the Church Fathers

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Fasting According to the Church Fathers

The holy fathers and teachers of the Church, having proved by their own experience the beneficence of fasting, zealously inspired, agree with the teaching of Holy Scripture about fasting (Gen. 2:17; Ex. 4:28; Lev. 16:29-30, 2:27-2; Deut. 9:9, 18, 2; 2 Kings 12:16; 3 Kings 19:6-8, 21:27; 2 Chr. 20:3; 1 Esdras 1:4, 8:21, 9:3; […]

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The Holy Icon of Panagia of the Akathist

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The Holy Icon of Panagia of the Akathist

One of the most treasured and revered Icons of Mount Athos is that of Panagia of the Akathist Hymn or Salutations of the Holy Monastery of Dionysiou. It is the oldest Icon chronologically of all of the others of Mount Athos. It is made of beeswax and mastich, a product derived from tree sap along […]

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On Fasting by Bishop Maximos, former Metropolitan of Pittsburgh

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On Fasting by Bishop Maximos, former Metropolitan of Pittsburgh

Fasting, in our days, has become one of the most neglected spiritual values. Because of misunderstandings regarding the nature of fasting, because of confused and reversed priorities in its use, many of today’s Orthodox Christians fast very little, or disregard fasting altogether. The Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church which is scheduled to […]

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The True Nature of Fasting by Bishop Kallistos Ware and Mother Mary

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The True Nature of Fasting by Bishop Kallistos Ware and Mother Mary

‘We waited, and at last our expectations were fulfilled’, writes the Serbian Bishop Nikolai of Ochrid, describing the Easter service at Jerusalem. ‘When the Patriarch sang “Christ is risen”, a heavy burden fell from our souls. We felt as if we also had been raised from the dead. All at once, from all around, the […]

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