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A Cure for Depression from Saint Silouan the Athonite

Filed in Articles by on August 18, 2014 • views: 1037
A Cure for Depression from Saint Silouan the Athonite

The greatest plague of the 21st century is not AIDS, nor cancer, nor the H1N1 flu, but something that affects much more people in ways we can barely start to understand: depression. Reportedly one in ten Americans suffers from one or the other forms of this malady.

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A Testimony about Greek Fasting Practices in 1798

Filed in Articles by on August 27, 2014 • views: 984
A Testimony about Greek Fasting Practices in 1798

When Francois Pouqueville was held hostage by the Turks in Ottoman Greece in 1798, he gained the respect of the Turks and Greeks alike as a physician, treating and curing the people who were unaware of French medical techniques.

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The Work of Christ on the Cross

Filed in Articles by on September 17, 2014 • views: 929
The Work of Christ on the Cross

Good Friday, in conjunction with the Resurrection of Christ, is a day of a spiritual explosion, is a spiritual Big-Bang, which did not create a built universe neither became the principle of organic life, but created a situation which is inspired by the new creation and the new birth.

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The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

Filed in Articles by on October 15, 2014 • views: 1155
The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

It is easy to philosophise or theologise about pain but it is difficult to have a proper attitude towards pain when one experiences great pain oneself. I believe it is very presumptuous to talk about pain when one has not experienced it oneself. I think of all our brothers all over the world who are suffering physical, psychological or spiritual pain.

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Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires

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Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia: Material Desires

Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki speaks about Material Desires and the Hidden Need of Contemporary People.

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A Sinful girl, the Nuns and Saint Arsenios of Paros

Filed in Spirituality by on January 31, 2015 • views: 1765
A Sinful girl, the Nuns and Saint Arsenios of Paros

This is from the Life of St. Arsenios of Paros (1800-1877), who is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on January 31. A very instructive story.

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Holiness and Martyrdom in our Times: An Interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

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Holiness and Martyrdom in our Times: An Interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

Holiness, asceticism, discernment and martyrdom are great riches of our Church that move us, attract us, transform us and save us from the distractions and lies of this world in every era.

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Are there Virtuous Lay People in contemporary world?

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Are there Virtuous Lay People in contemporary world?

Are there virtuous lay people in contemporary world? Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol explains why still exist saint people in today’s world.

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The Experience of Orthodox Life

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The Experience of Orthodox Life

The experience of the Orthodox Life. Elder Ephraim from Simonos Petra Monastery, Mt Athos, speaks about the depth of Orthodox spiritual life.

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“Descent” as a way of meeting God

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“Descent” as a way of meeting God

“Descent” as a way of Meeting God. Archimandrite Zacharias from Forerunner’s Holy Monastery, Essex, explains how “Descent” is a perfect way to meet God’s Person.

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