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What Orthodox Iconography is…

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What Orthodox Iconography is…

“Be ye not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind … ” (Rom. xii.2) The religion of Christ is the revelation, by Him, of the truth. And this truth is the knowledge of the true God and of the spiritual world. But the spiritual world is not what […]

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Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical 2011

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Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical 2011

Dec 20, 2011 ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No. 1192 + B A R T H O L O M E W By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church 
Grace, Peace and Mercy from our Savior Born in Bethlehem “Christ is born again and the Angels […]

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Christmas Encyclical 2011

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Christmas Encyclical 2011

Christmas Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Members of the Parishes of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia and the entire Orthodox Family in South East Asia     Beloved Brothers and Sisters On December […]

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Saint Nicholas Archbishop of Myra

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Saint Nicholas Archbishop of Myra

Santa Claus is synonymous with the culture of Christmas, but before the common image of a fat man in read coat guzzling down Coca-Cola, he was a real man known as Saint Nicholas of Myra. He taught the Gospel simply, so ordinary people understood, and he lived out his faith and devotion to God in […]

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

St. Nicholas of Myra Celebrated on December 6th Troparion of Saint Nicholas “The verity of your actions revealed you to your flock as a rule of faith, an icon of mildness, and a teacher of continence, O Father Bishop Nicholas; wherefore by humility you have achieved exaltation, and by poverty richness. Intercede with Christ to […]

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

This glorious saint, celebrated even today throughout the entire world, was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, Theophanes and Nona, citizens of the city of Patara in Lycia. Since he was the only son bestowed on them by God, the parents returned the gift to God by dedicating their son to Him. […]

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Which Sins do not obstruct us from Divine Communion

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Which Sins do not obstruct us from Divine Communion

“But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.” (I Corinthians 2:28)   Those well-known advocates of frequent communion of the Immaculate Mysteries of Christ, Saints Macarios of Corinth and Nicodemos the Hagiorite, in their famous book on the subject deal with the objection and […]

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MESSAGE ON THE DAY OF THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

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MESSAGE ON THE DAY OF THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

†BARTHOLOMEW By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarchate To the Plenitude of the Church Grace and Peace from the Creator, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ * * * Beloved children in the Lord, God’s grace renders us worthy today to commence yet another ecclesiastical year, one more festive cycle, […]

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CAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY SPEAK TO EASTERN RELIGIONS?

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CAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY SPEAK TO EASTERN RELIGIONS?

I recently had a conversation with a dear Eastern Orthodox priest, whose twenty six year old son had left home the day before to live indefinitely at a Buddhist monastery. He was heart broken. His son was not a stranger to Eastern Orthodoxy or to its monastic tradition, having even spent two months on the […]

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WE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE DEPARTED

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WE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE DEPARTED

Christians have a very serious relationship with our dead ones. We often speak to them and we continuously talk to God about them. To be more precise, for us, these who have left their body are not dead but alive (metaphorically we call them “sleeping” and this is the way we regard them, as living, […]

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OF COURSE WE SHALL BE RESURRECTED!

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OF COURSE WE SHALL BE RESURRECTED!

Without a doubt, the most intimate desire of the heart – and yet the greatest scandal of the mind – is the confession of our Faith, that states: “I anticipate the resurrection of the dead”. Our life is not eliminated by the gravedigger’s shovel. It is not demarcated by the solemn cypress-tree that stands by […]

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MOUNT TABOR AS THE LOCATION OF CHRIST’S TRANSFIGURATION

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MOUNT TABOR AS THE LOCATION OF CHRIST’S TRANSFIGURATION

  Prolegomena   The Transfiguration of Christ, in the New Testament, is an event traditionally understood as the revelation of the glory of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Described in Matthew 17, Mark 9, and Luke 9, it occurs when Jesus takes his disciples Peter, James, and John to a “high mountain” (traditionally, […]

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