30th NOVEMBER – THE FEAST DAY OF THE HOLY APOSTLE ANDREW THE FIRST-CALLED

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. On the 30th of November Our Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called of the Twelve, Andrew, the First-called holy Apostle of Christ, was the son of a Jew named Jonah andContinue reading “30th NOVEMBER – THE FEAST DAY OF THE HOLY APOSTLE ANDREW THE FIRST-CALLED”

THE HOLY AND GLORIOUS HOLY MARTYR KATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE LIFE AND MARTYRDOM OF SAINT KATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA (Part II) The iniquitous emperor, obsessed with unmatched zeal for the lifeless pagan gods, was so senseless and irrational that he issued a decree to everyContinue reading “THE HOLY AND GLORIOUS HOLY MARTYR KATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA”

THE HOLY AND GLORIOUS GREAT MARTYR KATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. ON THE 25th of November, the Holy Church commemorates the holy and glorious Great-Martyr KATHERINE of Alexandria. Katherine, the glorious Great Martyr of Christ, came from the metropolis of Alexandria. She struggled during the reignsContinue reading “THE HOLY AND GLORIOUS GREAT MARTYR KATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA”

THE ENTRANCE OF THE VIRGIN MARY INTO THE TEMPLE (Part II)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE ENTRANCE OF THE VIRGIN MARY INTO THE TEMPLE (Part II) The Words of the Prophets are Fulfilled The High Priest Zacharias, the husband of Anna’s niece Elizabeth, was the future father of Saint JohnContinue reading “THE ENTRANCE OF THE VIRGIN MARY INTO THE TEMPLE (Part II)”

November 21 – THE ENTRANCE OF THE EVER VIRGIN MARY INTO THE TEMPLE

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. ON NOVEMBER 21ST OUR HOLY ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH CELEBRATES THE ENTRANCE OF THE EVER-VIRGIN MARY INTO THE TEMPLE “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the houseContinue reading “November 21 – THE ENTRANCE OF THE EVER VIRGIN MARY INTO THE TEMPLE”

OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS JOHN CHRYSOSTOMOS

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS JOHN CHRYSOSTOMOS, ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE ( + November 13th) This greatest and most beloved of all Christian orators was born in Antioch the Great in the year 344 A.D. orContinue reading “OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS JOHN CHRYSOSTOMOS”

THE HOLY LIFE OF SAINT NEKTARIOS THE WONDERWORKER, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE HOLY LIFE OF SAINT NEKTARIOS THE WONDERWORKER, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS Although Saint Nektarius’ swift ascent through the degrees of Ecclesiastical Office did not affect his modesty and childlike innocence, it aroused the envy ofContinue reading “THE HOLY LIFE OF SAINT NEKTARIOS THE WONDERWORKER, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS”

THE LIFE OF OUR HOLY FATHER NEKTARIOS, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST, HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE LIFE OF OUR HOLY FATHER NEKTARIOS, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS During his voyage from Constantinople to the village of Lythion on Chios, his ship encountered a storm at sea. The vessel was ready to sinkContinue reading “THE LIFE OF OUR HOLY FATHER NEKTARIOS, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS”

OUR HOLY FATHER NEKTARIOS, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. OUR HOLY FATHER NEKTARIOS, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS (+ 9th November) Saint Nektarios, Metropolitan of Pentapolis is the boast of godly Orthodox Christians, the sweetest nectar of the life of virtue, which gives joy and gladness,Continue reading “OUR HOLY FATHER NEKTARIOS, METROPOLITAN OF PENTAPOLIS”

MIRACLES OF THE CHIEF-COMMANDER OF THE BODILESS HOST, THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. MIRACLES OF THE CHIEF-COMMANDER OF THE BODILESS HOST, THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, IN BYZANTINE TIMES In the period after the New Testament, there are also accounts of the Archangel Michael’s cures and wonders (miracles). Therefore, onContinue reading “MIRACLES OF THE CHIEF-COMMANDER OF THE BODILESS HOST, THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL”