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The Holy Martyr Nikiforos and the Priest Saprikios

Filed in Saints by on February 13, 2017 • views: 47
The Holy Martyr Nikiforos and the Priest Saprikios

A very instructive narrative on forgiveness from the life of Saint Nikiforos the Martyr.






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Daily Readings and Saint Feast Days in February 2017

Filed in Saints by on February 9, 2017 • views: 107
Daily Readings and Saint Feast Days in February 2017

Daily Readings and Saint Feast Days in February 2017






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The Eucharist with Dr Andreas Andreopoulos

Filed in Faith by on February 8, 2017 • views: 94
The Eucharist with Dr Andreas Andreopoulos

Dr Andreas Andreopoulos introduces the vision of the Eucharist that is found among theologians of the eastern Orthodox Churches today.






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Triodion 2017

Filed in Triodion by on February 6, 2017 • views: 167
Triodion 2017

The solemn period of Triodion begins on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Learn more.






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Christmas 2016

Filed in Christmas by on December 25, 2016 • views: 305
Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016. The Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.






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The Protoevangelium of James

Filed in Patristic Texts by on November 20, 2016 • views: 346
The Protoevangelium of James

The Protevangelion of James, also sometimes known as the Gospel of James or the Infancy Gospel of James, is generally dated to the 2nd century AD.






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Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 674
Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Eastern asceticism aims at divesting the mind of all that is relative and transitory, so that man may identify with the impersonal Absolute.






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What is Orthodox Spirituality?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 396
What is Orthodox Spirituality?

The term spirituality is used very loosely in our culture. But Orthodox spirituality has a very specific meaning.






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What is Orthodox Asceticism?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 375
What is Orthodox Asceticism?

Asceticism is a key part of Orthodox Spirituality. It is not a negative activity but a most positive one.






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What is the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 395
What is the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

Saint Theophan the Recluse says, that the aim of an Orthodox Christian is “a living unity with God.” This referred to as “theosis.”






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Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

Filed in Saints by on July 18, 2016 • views: 362
Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

He made the sign of the cross and, having commended his soul to God, departed this life in peace, and was received into the choir of those bold athletes of devotion to the Lord.






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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961)

Filed in Saints by on June 11, 2016 • views: 507
Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961)

If you ever find yourself on the Holy Mountain or in other old churches, you will notice that many of them are painted red.






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