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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple is believed to be not among the most ancient festivals of the Church.

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Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on November 21, 2014 • views: 18
Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

This is the first time religious leaders representing so many different religions from a crisis region have come together as one to denounce oppression, marginalization, persecution and killing of people in the name of religion.

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Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

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Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

In the lists of the Twelve disciples who are recorded in the New Testament, the name Matthew is mentioned. He calls himself this in the list of disciples he quotes in his Gospel (Matth. 10, 3), and also in the narrative of his call to the role of apostle.

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The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

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The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

An angel, then, is an intelligent essence, in perpetual motion, with free-will, incorporeal, ministering to God, having obtained by grace an immortal nature…

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All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

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All Planets the Same: Religion’s Response to Space Life

I can foresee no way in which the teachings of the Orthodox Christian tradition could be affected by the discovery of intelligent beings on another planet. Some of my colleagues feel that even a discussion of the consequences of such a possibility is in itself a waste of time for serious theology and borders on the fringes of foolishness.

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The First Homily by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia on the Holy Eucharist

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The First Homily by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia on the Holy Eucharist

On Wednesday evening, October 22nd, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia delivered the first Homily on the Holy Eucharist.

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Orthodox Homilies by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

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Orthodox Homilies by Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia will deliver a series of Homilies on the Holy Eucharist from October to December.

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JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on October 15, 2014 • views: 1
JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

The thirteenth meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church was held from 15 to 23 September 2014 in Amman, Jordan, a city with a long history related to the roots of Christianity. The meeting was generously and fraternally hosted by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

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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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The Meaning of Pain in our Lives

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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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The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

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The Cross and the Resurrection Denote the Journey of the Faithful

Once a monk asked a certain elder ascetic if the imitation of Christ is possible. The elder’s answer was brief and clear. Whoever is dominated by the things of the world, is unable to imitate Christ. Whoever, however abandons everything for Christ, is granted to imitate Him and to keep His commandments.

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The Work of Christ on the Cross

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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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