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August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

Filed in Theotokos by on August 1, 2015 • views: 28
August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

Our Mother, the Church, is again inviting us to celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and Mother of our God.

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Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

Filed in Articles by on July 31, 2015 • views: 45
Raising children according to Saint John Chrysostom

The Holy Chrysostom, the fruit of Antioch who once glorified the Patriarchal throne of the capital of Byzantium, is rightfully included amongst the greatest pedagogues of all time.

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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Why I changed my mind

Filed in Theotokos by on July 27, 2015 • views: 56
The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Why I changed my mind

Mary is a touchy subject for Protestants. I get it. Really, I get it. The majority of my life I sat in the pews of a very conservative Protestant Church with very Protestant views of Mary.

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Could the earliest Churches have seriously been so fancy and formal?

Filed in Articles by on July 27, 2015 • views: 79
Could the earliest Churches have seriously been so fancy and formal?

Let us begin this investigation by considering the scene in which the first Jewish followers of Christ found themselves after Pentecost.

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Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna

Filed in Saints by on July 23, 2015 • views: 72
Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna

St Apollinaris was a disciple of the Apostle Peter, whom he followed from Antioch to Rome sometime during the reign of the Roman emperor Claudius (41-54).

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Marriage: The Great Sacrament

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Marriage: The Great Sacrament

Nobody would dispute that the most important day in a person’s life, after his birth and baptism, is that of his marriage.

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Marriage is a school for many virtues

Filed in Articles by on July 20, 2015 • views: 88
Marriage is a school for many virtues

To love one’s spouse for as long as we both shall live certainly does not mean that one feels warm and fuzzy about one’s spouse as long as both are alive.

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Saint Romanos the Melodist on Prophet Elijah

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Saint Romanos the Melodist on Prophet Elijah

This Kontakion, a form of sung sermon, was composed by Saint Romanos the Melodist around 500. Note how Saint Romanos explains the prophet’s ascent in the last verses.

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Animated map shows how religions spread across the world

Filed in Videos by on July 14, 2015 • views: 145
Animated map shows how religions spread across the world

This animated map shows how religion spread across the world.

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The cry of those that are weary and burdened

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The cry of those that are weary and burdened

The Holy and Great Church of Christ carefully hears the cry of those that are weary and burdened, of victims of injustice, poverty and violence.

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Saint Nikodemos of Mount Athos

Filed in Saints by on July 14, 2015 • views: 93
Saint Nikodemos of Mount Athos

Saint Nikodemos the Haghiorite is an offspring of the island of Naxos in the Cyclades Islands. While young, he studied Greek letters in Smyrne under Ierotheos the Teacher.

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First Lesson Ecclesiastical Music

Filed in Course Music by on July 9, 2015 • views: 123
First Lesson Ecclesiastical Music

First Lesson Ecclesiastical Music. Examples included.

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