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An Introduction to the Epistles of the Apostle Paul

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An Introduction to the Epistles of the Apostle Paul

As I keep hearing the Epistles of the blessed Paul read, and that twice every week, and often three or four times, whenever we are celebrating the memorials of the holy martyrs, gladly do I enjoy the spiritual trumpet, and get roused and warmed with desire at recognizing the voice so dear to me, and […]

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Where’s Mephibosheth?

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Where’s Mephibosheth?

The battle was fierce and bloody. Israel was at war again with their arch enemies, the Philistines. It was among the toughest battles for the young nation, and things had gone very wrong. Three of Israel’s princes were dead, including the beloved Jonathan. The king himself lay in a muddy field, gasping for breath. King […]

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Marriage and the Family: Models and Comparisons within the Orthodox Tradition

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Marriage and the Family: Models and Comparisons within the Orthodox Tradition

Models and Comparisons Man moves through life always having need of examples, models, standards, ideals, and comparisons. He has to find support somewhere in order to see or understand something else. From the familiar he proceeds to the dissimilar and gradually draws near to and perceives that which is distant. He uses this way of […]

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The Spiritual Father

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The Spiritual Father

1 January 1946 “Behold, I and the children God has given me”. I didn’t want to have children in the world by the flesh and God gave me you to have as my spiritual children. That saying comforts me and I imagine it brings you joy, too. I’ve got you as my children and you […]

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The Miracle at the Virgin Mary Church in Maadi, Egypt in 1976

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The Miracle at the Virgin Mary Church in Maadi, Egypt in 1976

The site of the present Church of the Virgin Mary is closely associated with the Holy Family when they came to Egypt. After their short stay in Old Cairo, the Holy Family moved in a southerly direction, reaching the modern Cairo suburb of Maadi which, in earliest Pharaonic times was an outlying district of Memphis, […]

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The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches

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The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches

Many evangelical groups today are proposing that we abandon “traditional” models of “being the Church,” and instead replace that stodginess with what is presumably a more “New Testament” model: that of the “house church” or “cell church.” Essentially, they are promoting that the local Church be a de-centralized assembly, meeting in the homes of various […]

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Can everyone theologise?

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Can everyone theologise?

As early as the Old Testament era, the Prophet Jeremiah had spoken prophetically of a new Covenant with mankind that the Lord was going to provide. It would differ greatly from the Old Covenant, because it was to have the very Son of the living God as its Guarantor (Hebr.7:22, 9:15-17), and it was to […]

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Are We Living In The End Times?

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Are We Living In The End Times?

By Monk Moses the Athonite In our difficult and turbulent times there is generally a small powerful group of people with certain metaphysical pursuits. Some find God as a necessity, as an armchair, and as a raft. Usually people find what they are looking for and what interests them. They do not want to get […]

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The Three Hierarchs and Education

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The Three Hierarchs and Education

In the 11th century, at the time of Emperor Alexios Komninos, the common feast of the three great Fathers of the Church, Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, Saint Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople and Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia was established to honour their supreme contribution to education, their unshakeable […]

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Friendship in Late Antiquity: the Case of Gregory Nazianzen and Basil the Great

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Friendship in Late Antiquity: the Case of Gregory Nazianzen and Basil the Great

I.Introduction: Classical and Christian Friendship One thing we should expect to find unchanged when we look at the new world that emerges during the Christianization of the Greco-Roman Empire is the fact that people continue to form friendships and, as friendship often leads to, continue to consider and reflect on the nature of friendship as […]

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Forgiving the Unrepentant, Again and Again

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Forgiving the Unrepentant, Again and Again

Forgiving, again, and again, and again.  Forgive me if I carry on with this topic forgiveness, even if I get repetitive. When I was a kid (about 8), I scraped my knee pretty badly.  I wasn’t in a context of close adult supervision, so the wound was never cleaned or bandaged.  The scab was huge. […]

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Saint Simon the Myrrh-Streamer, Founder of Simonopetra Monastery

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Saint Simon the Myrrh-Streamer, Founder of Simonopetra Monastery

“On December 28, shortly after the Feast of the Nativity, the Church celebrates the memory of St. Simon the Myrrh-gusher through whom the Lord wrought great wonders. A star, like that which led the Magi to Bethlehem, miraculously revealed to the saint the site upon which, by divine command, he was to found a monastery. […]

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