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Anglo-Saxon grave reveals 16-year-old girl laid to rest with a gold cross

July 30, 2014 | By More
Anglo-Saxon grave reveals 16-year-old girl laid to rest with a gold cross

Laid to rest in her best clothes and lying on an ornamental bed, she was probably of noble blood. Quite how the 16-year-old Anglo Saxon girl died and who she was remain a mystery. But she was buried wearing a gold cross – suggesting she was one of Britain’s earliest Christians.

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Saint Panteleimon, the Great Martyr and Healer

July 28, 2014 | By More
Saint Panteleimon, the Great Martyr and Healer

St. Panteleimon, the Great Doctor and Martyr, was born at the end of the 3rd century AD. His father, Eustrogios, was not only very rich but was well known for his zeal in idol worship; whereas his mother St. Euboule was a faithful Orthodox Christian full of Holy Spirit, love and kindness. Her only interest was to guide her only begotten son in the true faith and virtuous life.

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People as Liturgical Beings

July 26, 2014 | By More
People as Liturgical Beings

Through the liturgical experience, we feel that, more than anything, people are liturgical beings. They were made to serve, to offer themselves and the whole world to God with gratitude, praise and worship, to unite with God, to be sanctified, to live, through this continual offering/sacrifice/service.

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The Great Martyr Paraskevi (July 26)

July 26, 2014 | By More
The Great Martyr Paraskevi (July 26)

Paraskevi was born in Rome of Christian parents and from her youth was instructed in the Faith of Christ. With great fervence, St. Paraskevi endeavored to fulfill all the commandments of God in her life. Believing strongly and living according to her faith, Paraskevi directed others on the path [of salvation] with the help of the True Faith and pious living.

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Free Medical Examinations and Medicines to the Blaan Tribe in Philippines.

July 24, 2014 | By More
Free Medical Examinations and Medicines to the Blaan Tribe in Philippines.

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, two doctors, 2 nurses and staff and 3 student volunteers participated at a Medical Philanthropic Project which was organized by the Orthodox Communities in Southern Mindanao, Philippines.

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Typhoons Matmo and Rammasun

July 21, 2014 | By More
Typhoons Matmo and Rammasun

A major storm that is forecast to become a severe typhoon is churning its way across the Pacific on a path that could see it strike Taiwan as soon as Wednesday.

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Saint Olga: from Βarbarism to Ηoliness – 11th of July

July 11, 2014 | By More
Saint Olga: from Βarbarism to Ηoliness – 11th of July

Many saints, before the final decision to embrace the Christian faith, had shown toughness, misanthropy and sin. So find application the Biblical words: “where sin increased, grace increased all the more” (Rom. 5,20). Where the size of sin seemed scary, the grace of God appeared much greater than previously.

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The Three Medicines of the Holy Unmercenaries

July 2, 2014 | By More
The Three Medicines of the Holy Unmercenaries

In accordance with the tradition of our Holy Church, we approach our saints every day, honoring their memories, bearing their names and asking for their intercessions and mediations before the throne of God. They are saved, we are sinners; they are in the Light, we are in darkness. Full of illnesses we ask the saints to heal our bodies, though more rarely to heal our souls. And the saints, compassionate as they are, being imitators of the merciful God, graciously give us what we need, assisting us, strengthening us and healing us. But we especially recommend three medicines.

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Holy Week and Pascha 2014 in Hong Kong

July 2, 2014 | By More
Holy Week and Pascha 2014 in Hong Kong

Photos from the solemn celebration of the Holy Week and Pascha in Hong Kong.

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“You kept the good wine till the last”. The Gift of Life

July 2, 2014 | By More
“You kept the good wine till the last”. The Gift of Life

The birth of Christ restored the equality of the sexes. At the beginning of human history, a woman, Eve, was born, without female intervention, from a man, Adam, so in this rebalancing of history, a man, Christ, was born of a woman, Our Most Holy Lady, this time without male involvement. Christ brings the good tidings of the harmonious relationship between us and God and, by extension, with Himself, other people and nature. Love is restored to its place as the mystical axis of life.

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