Metropolitan Nektarios in Constantinople for the Feast of the Indiction

On August 27th-September 1st, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia travelled to Constantinople to attend the sessions of the Sacred and Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the month of August. He, also, attended  the Service of Indiction on September 1st at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Saint George at the Phanar, marking […]

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos on the Immaculate Conception

  No one is born free of the ancestral sin. The fall of Adam and Eve and its consequences were inherited by the whole human race. Of course even the Panagia could not be freed from the ancestral sin. The words of the Apostle Paul are clear: “for all have sinned and fall short of […]

Saints Menodora, Metrodora and Nymphodora the Righteous Virgin Martyrs

  They were sisters by birth and grew up somewhere in Asian Bithynia. Reared in the spirit of Christianity, they withdrew from the city to the wilderness, wishing to elevate their minds to God and to free themselves of everything in this deceitful world, and to live this life in purity and virginity as true […]

Saint Pulcheria the Empress

  She was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Arcadius(395-408), and core gent and adviser of her brother Theodosius the Younger (408-450). She vowed to remain a virgin for life, and, as a sign of this vow, she had an altar of gold and precious stones built in the cathedral church. She reigned with her […]