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Singapore’s founding father passes away

Singapore’s founding father passes away

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, died on March 23 at the age of 91.

23/03/2015 | By
Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

Heavy Monsoon Rains Killed 110 People in Lahore, Pakistan

The heavy flood caused damages to the Orthodox church of Theotokos in Wazirabad and to the Orthodox church of Saint Alexander in Lahore.

08/09/2014 | By
What Elder Porphyrios, a Famous Monk-Priest, Says About How Parents and Teachers Need to Treat the Young

What Elder Porphyrios, a Famous Monk-Priest, Says About How Parents and Teachers Need to Treat the Young

The education, says elder Porphyrios, lasts throughout life (lifelong education) and starts from fetal life, and constantly evolving. The most important educations and upbringing is the one held by the family.

20/11/2013 | By | Reply

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KOLKATA, INDIA: DEACON RAPHAEL’S ORDINATION

KOLKATA, INDIA: DEACON RAPHAEL’S ORDINATION

On November 21, 2012, Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, celebrates the Orthodox Church of the Theotokos at Bakesware in Kolkata, India. Metropolitan Konstantinos of Singapore and South Asia, assisted by all the Orthodox Priests of the Metropolitanate in India, presided over the Divine Liturgy.

15/12/2012 | By | Reply
KOLKATA, INDIA: FR. GEORGE’S ORDINATION

KOLKATA, INDIA: FR. GEORGE’S ORDINATION

On November 21, 2012, Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, celebrates the Orthodox Church of the Theotokos at Bakesware in Kolkata, India. Metropolitan Konstantinos of Singapore and South Asia, assisted by all the Orthodox Priests of the Metropolitanate in India, presided over the Divine Liturgy

15/12/2012 | By | Reply
Indonesia through the eyes of National Geographic

Indonesia through the eyes of National Geographic

Indonesia through the eyes of National Geographic. Astonishing Photos.

14/07/2012 | By | Reply

Ecumenical Patriarchate

2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

Pope Francis was enthusiastically greeted with the ringing of church bells upon arrival at the Ecumenical Patriarchate today on the occasion of the celebration of St. Andrew the Apostle, patron saint of the Church of Constantinople, the Byzantine name for present-day Istanbul.

30/11/2014 | By
2014 Patriarchal Encyclical for Easter

2014 Patriarchal Encyclical for Easter

Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the Orthodox, and let us all together and jointly glorify “Christ, Who is risen from the dead.”

25/04/2014 | By
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives Exceptional Academic Honor

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives Exceptional Academic Honor

On December 19, 2013, His All-Holiness received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University (formerly Robert College) for his extraordinary vision and initiatives for the protection of the natural environment. The award comes on the occasion of Boğaziçi University’s 150th anniversary.

Not only is this Turkish institution of higher learning the […]

21/12/2013 | By | Reply

Faith

The First Apology of Saint Justin the Martyr

The First Apology of Saint Justin the Martyr

The content of the first “Apology”  is somewhat as follows:

 

i-iii: exordium to the emperors: Justin is about to enlighten them and free himself of responsibility, which will now be wholly theirs.

iv-xii: first part or introduction:

the anti-Christian procedure is iniquitous: they persecute in the Christians a name only (iv, v);

Christians are […]

13/04/2015 | By | Reply
Saint Hypomoni (Patience) the Mother of the Last Roman Emperor Constantine IA Palaiologos

Saint Hypomoni (Patience) the Mother of the Last Roman Emperor Constantine IA Palaiologos

a) The sign of the cross that was revealed to Constantine the Great, the first Byzantine emperor, who contributed to the establishment of the Christian faith, did not herald merely the triumphant justification of Christianity. At the same time, it also sealed and underlined the truth that those who assume any authority whatsoever […]

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The Holy Apostle Kodratos as a Model for our Lives

The Holy Apostle Kodratos as a Model for our Lives

The various lives of the saints describe the Apostle Kodratos as a great apologist of Christianity, zealous, wise and an orator with excellent intellectual capacity. As Bishop of Athens – a city in which flourished different philosophical schools which is why it required a Bishop with superior qualifications – he rebuked the godless […]

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Articles

Is Secular “Psychotherapy” Compatible with the Principles and the Anthropology of the Orthodox Church?

Is Secular “Psychotherapy” Compatible with the Principles and the Anthropology of the Orthodox Church?

An interview with Dr Jean Claude Larchet(*), University Professor who holds a doctorate in the Humanities, has studied Psychopathology, Philosophy and the Eastern Church Fathers and has also had clinical experience in psychiatric hospitals.

This is a transcribed excerpt from “Radio-Paraga”, a program in the official radio station of the Church […]

13/04/2015 | By | Reply
Byzantine Music as an “Art of Music and Art of Therapy”

Byzantine Music as an “Art of Music and Art of Therapy”

By Stylianos Gerasimos, Theologian – Musician Byzantine Music is an art of prayer, an art of spirituality, because it is a component of the worship of the Church, and thus a spiritual event in the life of a Christian, for by this art God is glorified. To celebrate the launch of the Triodion, it would […]

13/04/2015 | By | Reply
As We Prepare To Celebrate Pascha

As We Prepare To Celebrate Pascha

We already find ourselves to be before Great Week and the cosmo-salvific feast of Pascha. Today is Palm Sunday, in which we celebrate the palm-bearing entrance of our Lord into the Holy City.

23/04/2014 | By

Videos

Medical Mission in Sumatra

Medical Mission in Sumatra

In November 2014, a team of 9 volunteers from the Greek Orthodox Christian Society (Greek Archdiocese of Australia) went on a ten-day medical mission trip to Sumatra,Indonesia.

07/01/2015 | By
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

source: youtube

21/12/2013 | By | Reply
Documentary about Saint Nicholas of Myra

Documentary about Saint Nicholas of Myra

Saint Nicholas, also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop of Myra in Lycia. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonder-Worker.

17/12/2013 | By | Reply

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The First Apology of Saint Justin the Martyr

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The First Apology of Saint Justin the Martyr

The content of the first “Apology”  is somewhat as follows:

 

i-iii: exordium to the emperors: Justin is about to enlighten them and free himself of responsibility, which will now be wholly theirs.

iv-xii: first part or introduction:

the anti-Christian procedure is iniquitous: they persecute in the Christians a name only (iv, v);

Christians are […]

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Saint Hypomoni (Patience) the Mother of the Last Roman Emperor Constantine IA Palaiologos

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Saint Hypomoni (Patience) the Mother of the Last Roman Emperor Constantine IA Palaiologos

a) The sign of the cross that was revealed to Constantine the Great, the first Byzantine emperor, who contributed to the establishment of the Christian faith, did not herald merely the triumphant justification of Christianity. At the same time, it also sealed and underlined the truth that those who assume any authority whatsoever […]

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The Holy Apostle Kodratos as a Model for our Lives

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The Holy Apostle Kodratos as a Model for our Lives

The various lives of the saints describe the Apostle Kodratos as a great apologist of Christianity, zealous, wise and an orator with excellent intellectual capacity. As Bishop of Athens – a city in which flourished different philosophical schools which is why it required a Bishop with superior qualifications – he rebuked the godless […]

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Is Secular “Psychotherapy” Compatible with the Principles and the Anthropology of the Orthodox Church?

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Is Secular “Psychotherapy” Compatible with the Principles and the Anthropology of the Orthodox Church?

An interview with Dr Jean Claude Larchet(*), University Professor who holds a doctorate in the Humanities, has studied Psychopathology, Philosophy and the Eastern Church Fathers and has also had clinical experience in psychiatric hospitals.

This is a transcribed excerpt from “Radio-Paraga”, a program in the official radio station of the Church […]

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Saint Romanos the Melodist as a Model for our Lives

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Saint Romanos the Melodist as a Model for our Lives

By Protopresbyter Fr. George Papavarnavas Saint Romanos the Melodist lived in the sixth, or according to others the eighth, century. He was ordained a Deacon in Beirut and then went to Constantinople, where he served in the Sacred Church of the Theotokos in Kyros, but participated in all-night vigils which were often done in the […]

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Byzantine Music as an “Art of Music and Art of Therapy”

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Byzantine Music as an “Art of Music and Art of Therapy”

By Stylianos Gerasimos, Theologian – Musician Byzantine Music is an art of prayer, an art of spirituality, because it is a component of the worship of the Church, and thus a spiritual event in the life of a Christian, for by this art God is glorified. To celebrate the launch of the Triodion, it would […]

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Singapore’s founding father passes away

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Singapore’s founding father passes away

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, died on March 23 at the age of 91.

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Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

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Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

Our Lord Jesus Christ grafts us into His body, inviting us to become saints, “just as He is holy.” (1 Peter 1.16) Our Creator wants us to be in communion with Him in order to taste His grace, which is to participate in His sanctity.

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Prayers All Orthodox Should Know

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Prayers All Orthodox Should Know

Every Orthodox should know these prayers by heart. Daily prayer is essential for an Orthodox spiritual way of life that prepares you to receive God’s grace to gain union with God.

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