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HOW DO ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS EVANGELIZE?

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HOW DO ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS EVANGELIZE?

A small business owner once told me of a guaranteed way to get rid of pesky telemarketers. “Whenever the salesman calls and immediately goes into his sales pitch,” he said, ” interrupt him and ask, ‘Are you a born again Christian?’ If he replies ‘No,’ you say, ‘Well, I am and I don’t deal with […]

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THE DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS

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THE DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS

On August 15, Orthodox Christians celebrate the greatest of all the religious festivals which the Church established in honor of the All-Holy Virgin Mary (Panagia), the feast of the Dormition (Koimêsis) of the Theotokos. The feasts of the Virgin Mary (theomêtorikai eortai) are second in importance after those of our Lord Jesus Christ in the […]

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THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION AT THE TOMB OF MARY IN GETHSEMANE

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THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION AT THE TOMB OF MARY IN GETHSEMANE

The Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos is celebrated with special solemnity at Gethsemane, the place of Her burial. Nowhere else is there such sorrow of heart at the separation from the Mother of God, and nowhere else such joy, because of Her intercession for the world. The holy city of Jerusalem […]

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THE OLDEST HYMN TO THE THEOTOKOS

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THE OLDEST HYMN TO THE THEOTOKOS

The oldest prayer we know of dedicated to the Virgin Mary is known as “Beneath thy compassion” (Greek: Ὑπὸ τὴν σὴν εὐσπλαγχνίαν; Latin: Sub tuum praesidium). The earliest text of this hymn was found in a Coptic Christmas liturgy of the third century. It is written in Greek and dates to approximately 250 A.D. It […]

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THE MOTHER OF GOD’S FIFTEEN DAYS OF AUGUST HAS ARRIVED

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THE MOTHER OF GOD’S FIFTEEN DAYS OF AUGUST HAS ARRIVED

Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, a great theologian, saw the Panagia in a vision and wrote: With what human words can we describe your God-illumined beauty, Virgin Mother of God? Your grace is impossible to be identified with either words or thoughts. Only her divine vision gives brilliance, joy and exultation. The beauty of […]

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Mt.SINAI UNVEILED

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Mt.SINAI UNVEILED

This pristine place otherwise called, the Moses Mountain is still a virgin territory that fills the fortunate few with a soul stirring experience. It is a sanctuary for travelers, no matter of what faith or none, in search of peace and quiet, away from the madding crowd, and earthly concerns. Travelers to Egypt most likely […]

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SAINT MONICA-A PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR CHRISTIAN MOTHERS

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SAINT MONICA-A PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR CHRISTIAN MOTHERS

Saint Monica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo (June 15), was born in 322 in Tagaste, North Africa. Her parents were Christians, but little is known of her early life. Most of our information about her comes from Book IX of her son’s Confessions.   St Monica was married to a pagan official named […]

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THE GLORIFICATION OF SAINT IRODION OF LAINICI (+1900)

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THE GLORIFICATION OF SAINT IRODION OF LAINICI (+1900)

A few days ago the former abbot of Lainici Monastery, Righteous Irodion (1821-1900), was proclaimed a saint. The moment was marked by the reading of the Synodal Tomos by His Grace Emilian Lovisteanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Ramnic, we are informed by the Trinitas Radio station. “The Holy Orthodox Church has always honoured […]

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REJOICING IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE UNGODLY?

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REJOICING IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE UNGODLY?

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. When the disciples James and […]

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PATRIARCHAL ENCYCLICAL PASCHA 2011

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PATRIARCHAL ENCYCLICAL PASCHA 2011

Prot. No. 404   + 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 the Savior Christ Risen in Glory   * * *   Beloved children in the Lord, […]

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EASTER MESSAGE 2011 IN CHINESE

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EASTER MESSAGE 2011 IN CHINESE

PASCHAL 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 HOLY PASCHA 2011       親愛的弟兄姐妹們,   […]

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EASTER MESSAGE 2011

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EASTER MESSAGE 2011

PASCHAL 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 HOLY PASCHA 2011     Beloved brothers and […]

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