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Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 140
Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Eastern asceticism aims at divesting the mind of all that is relative and transitory, so that man may identify with the impersonal Absolute.

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What is Orthodox Spirituality?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 19
What is Orthodox Spirituality?

The term spirituality is used very loosely in our culture. But Orthodox spirituality has a very specific meaning.

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What is Orthodox Asceticism?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 19
What is Orthodox Asceticism?

Asceticism is a key part of Orthodox Spirituality. It is not a negative activity but a most positive one.

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What is the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 19
What is the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

Saint Theophan the Recluse says, that the aim of an Orthodox Christian is “a living unity with God.” This referred to as “theosis.”

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The Ecclesiology of the Holy and Great Synod

Filed in Articles by on July 20, 2016 • views: 136
The Ecclesiology of the Holy and Great Synod

Before and after the convergence of the Holy and Great Synod there were expressed many different complaints and objections regarding whether the text “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” corresponds with the ecclesiology of the Orthodox Church. On this question I would like to offer some initial theological thoughts, […]

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Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

Filed in Saints by on July 18, 2016 • views: 113
Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

He made the sign of the cross and, having commended his soul to God, departed this life in peace, and was received into the choir of those bold athletes of devotion to the Lord.

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Metropolitan Nektarios delivers speech on Holy Eucharist at the second Ecumenical Seminar in Hong Kong

Filed in News by on June 26, 2016 • views: 465
Metropolitan Nektarios delivers speech on Holy Eucharist at the second Ecumenical Seminar in Hong Kong

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia delivers speech on Holy Eucharist at the second Ecumenical Seminar in Hong Kong.

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Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

Filed in News by on June 26, 2016 • views: 130
Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

The Historical Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.

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Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Inaugural Session of the Holy and Great Council

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on June 24, 2016 • views: 150
Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Inaugural Session of the Holy and Great Council

Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Inaugural Session of the Holy and Great Council.

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Metropolitan Nektarios will deliver an homily at the Second Ecumenical Seminar on June 26

Filed in News by on June 24, 2016 • views: 100
Metropolitan Nektarios will deliver an homily at the Second Ecumenical Seminar on June 26

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia will deliver an homily about the Mystery of the Holy Eucharist

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Holy and Great Council opens with the celebration of the Liturgy of Pentecost

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on June 19, 2016 • views: 141
Holy and Great Council opens with the celebration of the Liturgy of Pentecost

The concelebration of the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost at Saint Menas Cathedral in Heraklion, Crete.

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Many Questions, Simple Answers

Filed in Videos by on June 14, 2016 • views: 169
Many Questions, Simple Answers

This Q&A is offered to help clarify the process and governance of the Holy and Great Council.

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