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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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Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogaias: On Ecumenism and the Recent Meeting Between the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope

July 2, 2014 | By More
Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogaias: On Ecumenism and the Recent Meeting Between the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope

On June 1 (Sunday of the Holy Fathers), 2014, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki issued the following beneficial, challenging and balanced encyclical to mark the meeting between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in Jerusalem on the 50th anniversary of the mutual lifting of the anathemas.

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The Small Apodeipnon (The Small Compline)

July 1, 2014 | By More
The Small Apodeipnon (The Small Compline)

The word Apodeipnon signifies “after supper” in the Greek , and denotes the monastic office of night prayer corresponding in some senses to western Compline, although in the Orthodox daily offices there is also a later service of the late night called Mesonyktikon (lit. “the middle of the night”).

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The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

June 30, 2014 | By More
The Twelve Apostles: Timid Men who Won the World

It became clear through unlearned men that the cross was persuasive; in fact, it persuaded the whole world. Their discourse was not of unimportant matters but of God and true religion, of the Gospel way of life and future judgment, and yet it turned ordinary, uneducated men into philosophers. See how the foolishness of God is wiser than people, and his weakness stronger than people!

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Homily of Saint Augustine of Hippo on Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

June 28, 2014 | By More
Homily of Saint Augustine of Hippo on Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

St. Peter, the fervent follower of Jesus Christ, for the profound confession of His Divinity: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” was deemed worthy by the Savior to hear in answer, “Blessed art thou, Simon … I tell thee, that thou art Peter [Petrus], and on this stone [petra] I build My Church” (Mt.16:16-18). On “this stone” [petra], is on that which thou sayest: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God” it is on this thy confession I build My Church.

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