SAINT PHOTIOS THE GREAT AND PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE, OUR MOST RESPLENDENT FATHER AND TEACHER OF THE CHURCH

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. On the 6th of February, Our Holy Orthodox Church Commemorates SAINT PHOTIOS THE GREAT, Patriarch of Constantinople and our Most Resplendent Father and Teacher of the Church. Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn, Fourth Tone Since thou wastContinue reading “SAINT PHOTIOS THE GREAT AND PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE, OUR MOST RESPLENDENT FATHER AND TEACHER OF THE CHURCH”

OUR HOLY FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS, PHOTIOS THE GREAT AND PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Saint Photios, our holy and God-bearing father, of holy fame, was born in Constantinople around the year 820 to affluent, distinguished, and God-fearing parents. His father, Sergios, was attached to the Imperial Court as "GuardianContinue reading “OUR HOLY FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS, PHOTIOS THE GREAT AND PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE”

THE RIGHTEOUS SYMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER AND ANNA PROPHETESS

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE RIGHTEOUS SYMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER AND ANNA PROPHETESS. Symeon, the Righteous one, known as the God-receiver, lived for many years. His life prior to the time that the Virgin Mary and Joseph brought Jesus toContinue reading “THE RIGHTEOUS SYMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER AND ANNA PROPHETESS”

THE HOLY FATHERS OF THE CHURCH SPEAK ON THE MEETING OF THE LORD IN THE TEMPLE

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE HOLY FATHERS OF THE CHURCH SPEAK ON THE MEETING OF THE LORD IN THE TEMPLE. APOLYTIKION OF THE FEAST, Mode 1. Lady full of grace, rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, for Christ God, the SunContinue reading “THE HOLY FATHERS OF THE CHURCH SPEAK ON THE MEETING OF THE LORD IN THE TEMPLE”

On the 2nd of February Our Holy Orthodox Church Commemorates the Meeting of Our Lord, God, and Savior JESUS CHRIST in the Temple

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIS IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. On the 2nd of February Our Holy Orthodox Church Commemorates the Meeting of Our Lord, God, and Savior JESUS CHRIST in the Temple. Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn. First Tone REJOICE, thou who art full of grace,Continue reading “On the 2nd of February Our Holy Orthodox Church Commemorates the Meeting of Our Lord, God, and Savior JESUS CHRIST in the Temple”

OUR HUMAN IDENTITY IS GOD-GIVEN AND SACRED

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. OUR HUMAN IDENTITY IS GOD-GIVEN AND SACRED. "Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness" [Genesis 1:26]. Man is not one in nature with the Holy Trinity. But heContinue reading “OUR HUMAN IDENTITY IS GOD-GIVEN AND SACRED”

“…FIRST REMOVE THE PLANK FROM YOUR OWN EYE…” (Luke 6:42)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite!Continue reading ““…FIRST REMOVE THE PLANK FROM YOUR OWN EYE…” (Luke 6:42)”

THE SCHISM OF THE ROMAN CHURCH (Part II)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE SCHISM OF THE ROMAN CHURCH (Part II) By John N. Karmiris, Professor of Theology in the University of Athens. Peter of Antioch, writing to the Cerularius, characterized it as "AN EVIL AND OF ALLContinue reading “THE SCHISM OF THE ROMAN CHURCH (Part II)”

THE SCHISM OF THE ROMAN CHURCH

My Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE SCHISM OF THE ROMAN CHURCH By John N. Karmiris, Professor of Theology in the The University of Athens. Among the opponents and adversaries of the Orthodox Catholic Church of the East, the Papacy veryContinue reading “THE SCHISM OF THE ROMAN CHURCH”