HOLY AND GREAT LENT: OUR FORTY-DAY JOURNEY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. HOLY AND GREAT LENT: OUR FORTY-DAY JOURNEY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS The forty days journey of Holy and Great Lent recalls, in particular, the FORTY YEARS in which the Chosen People journeyed through the wilderness. ForContinue reading “HOLY AND GREAT LENT: OUR FORTY-DAY JOURNEY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS”

HOLY AND GREAT LENT: A LIFE-SAVING ΦΑΡΟΣ (LIGHTHOUSE)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. HOLY AND GREAT LENT: A LIFE-SAVING ΦΑΡΟΣ (LIGHTHOUSE) The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Lighthouse as "a structure with a powerful light for guiding sailors." A Lighthouse can be a circular stone structure erected upon theContinue reading “HOLY AND GREAT LENT: A LIFE-SAVING ΦΑΡΟΣ (LIGHTHOUSE)”

HOLY AND GREAT LENT: SAILING ON THE SHIP OF SALVATION

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. HOLY AND GREAT LENT: SAILING ON THE SHIP OF SALVATION Let us pray to the Lord. Kyrie eleison. + In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.Continue reading “HOLY AND GREAT LENT: SAILING ON THE SHIP OF SALVATION”

HOLY AND GREAT LENT: “THE STADIUM OF VIRTUE”

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. HOLY AND GREAT LENT: "THE STADIUM OF VIRTUE" "When I ponder in my wretchedness on the many terrible things that I have done, I tremble for that fearful day, the Day of Judgment. But trustingContinue reading “HOLY AND GREAT LENT: “THE STADIUM OF VIRTUE””

‘LET US MAKE MAN AS OUR IMAGE” ( “Κατ’ EIKONA”) Genesis 1:26

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. "Let Us make man in Our image" (Kat’ Eikona") [Genesis1:26] The purpose of hagiography ( or iconography) in the Orthodox churches was, from the very beginning, one: service to the Church. Iconography appeared as artContinue reading “‘LET US MAKE MAN AS OUR IMAGE” ( “Κατ’ EIKONA”) Genesis 1:26″

WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST " Moreover, BRETHREN, I declare to you, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also ARE SAVED,Continue reading “WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST”

THAVMATA (WONDERS) – GOD’S MIRACLES

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever and ever shall be. THAVMATA (WONDERS) – GOD’S MIRACLES + In the Name of the Father and of the Son of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray to the Lord. Kyrie eleison. Lord, have mercy on us,Continue reading “THAVMATA (WONDERS) – GOD’S MIRACLES”

ORTHODOXIA AND ORTHOPRAXIA ARE ONE AND INSEPARABLE

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. ORTHODOXIA AND ORTHOPRAXIA ARE ONE AND INSEPARABLE What do we mean when we say Orthodoxia and Orthopraxia? Today more than ever before we must be careful, precise, genuine, and authentic in the words we useContinue reading “ORTHODOXIA AND ORTHOPRAXIA ARE ONE AND INSEPARABLE”

“THERE IS STRUGGLING AND TOIL AT FIRST.”

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. ‘THERE IS STRUGGLING AND TOIL AT FIRST." "There is struggling and toil at first," teaches Mother Syncletike. Furthermore, Mother Syncletike says, "for all those advancing toward God, but afterward, my children, inexpressible joy. Indeed, justContinue reading ““THERE IS STRUGGLING AND TOIL AT FIRST.””