6th of October: THE FEAST OF THE HOLY AND GLORIOUS APOSTLE THOMAS

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. 6th October, Our Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the Holy and Glorious Apostle THOMAS. Apolytikion Hymn(Dismissal Hymn). Third Tone O HOLY Apostle Thomas, intercede with the Merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness ofContinue reading “6th of October: THE FEAST OF THE HOLY AND GLORIOUS APOSTLE THOMAS”

LIFE AFTER DEATH ACCORDING TO THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND SHALL ALWAYS BE. LIFE AFTER DEATH ACCORDING TO THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH By Saint John Maximovitch “I LOOK FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, AND THE LIFE OF THE AGE TO COME.” (Nicene Creed) “Limitless and without consolationContinue reading “LIFE AFTER DEATH ACCORDING TO THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH”

Excerpts from the book ‘Elder Paisios of Mount Athos’: NOBLE LOVE

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Elder Paisios: NOBLE LOVE By Hieromonk Isaac By Saint Paisios of Mount Athos The apex and crown of all the elder’s struggles was NOBLE LOVE (agape). "I love everyone the same way I loved myContinue reading “Excerpts from the book ‘Elder Paisios of Mount Athos’: NOBLE LOVE”

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE BISHOPS ACCORDING TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURE

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE BISHOPS ACCORDING TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURE. The Apostle of the Nations, Saint Paul writes to Timothy, bishop of Ephesus in the year 64-65 A.D. Saint Paul speaks as an experienced mentor instructingContinue reading “QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE BISHOPS ACCORDING TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURE”

“O Lord, Your works shall be magnified greatly; You made all things in wisdom” [Psalm 103 (104):24

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "O Lord, Your works shall be magnified greatly; You have made all things in wisdom" (Psalm 103[104]:34 Everything God created, including man, is "very good" because God is good. Nothing He created is therefore evilContinue reading ““O Lord, Your works shall be magnified greatly; You made all things in wisdom” [Psalm 103 (104):24″

THE LIFE OF THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN IS A LIFE OF PRAYER

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE LIFE OF THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN IS A LIFE OF PRAYER + PRAYER TO GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT MY GOOD COMFORTER, Spirit of Right. Thou art my God, and I will confess to Thee; thouContinue reading “THE LIFE OF THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN IS A LIFE OF PRAYER”

“FAITH WHICH WORKETH BY LOVE” (Galatians 5:6)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "FAITH WORKING THROUGH LOVE" (Galatians 5:6) Orthodox Christians understand that to believe in Christ involves "faith working through love" (v. 6). They too understand that faith is not merely theoretical or power of the intellectContinue reading ““FAITH WHICH WORKETH BY LOVE” (Galatians 5:6)”

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. The Fundamental Principles and Main Characteristics of the Eastern Orthodox Church. By Panagiotis P. Bratsiotis, Professor of the Theological School of the National The University of Athens, formerly Dean of the School and head ofContinue reading “THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH”

26th September – THE TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY APOSTLE JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIS IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. On the 26th of September, the Holy Orthodox Church Commemorates the Translation (Metastasis) of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist, who leaned on Christ’s breast, the virgin and beloved of the Lord, JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN. ApolytikionContinue reading “26th September – THE TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY APOSTLE JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN”