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Concerning the wearing of Vestments

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Concerning the wearing of Vestments

The symbolisms of the Vestments of an Orthodox Priest. A useful guide for the Priests.

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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 have to […]

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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 paganism of […]

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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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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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Blessed the New Year 2015

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Blessed the New Year 2015

On January 1st we commemorate the Circumcision of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ; and, Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea.

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Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra

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Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra

Saint Methodius, Patriarch of Constantinople towards the middle of the ninth century, wrote a life of Saint Nicholas in which he declares that “up to the present the life of the distinguished shepherd has been unknown to the majority of the faithful.” Nearly five hundred years had passed since the death of the good St. […]

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Saints Celebrated on December 5th

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Saints Celebrated on December 5th

Martyr Anastasius A Saint of this name is commemorated on December 5, in the Martyrologies, but neither the place nor the time of his passion is discoverable. When he saw the torments that the Martyrs gloriously endured, he ran into the arena and confessed his faith in Christ. He was beheaded and his body was […]

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Syrian Saints: Barbara of Heliopolis & John of Damascus

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Syrian Saints: Barbara of Heliopolis & John of Damascus

The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, Dioskoros, was a rich pagan, a prominent citizen in Ilioupolis in Syria. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to the upbringing of his only daughter. Dioskoros seems to have been a dedicated pagan and […]

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To What Purpose this Waste?

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To What Purpose this Waste?

Holy Wednesday faces us with the contrast between two figures, two states of the soul. It is devoted to the remembrance of two actions: the action of the woman who, at Bethany, came to pour a jar of precious ointment on Jesus’s head, and the actions of the disciple who betrayed his Master.

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P.B. Paschou on the Troparion of Kassiani

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P.B. Paschou on the Troparion of Kassiani

Let us now come to the famous poetic masterpiece of Kassiani, which is chanted on Great Tuesday evening and is part of Matins for Great Wednesday, that begins “Lord, 
she
 who 
had
 fallen 
in 
many 
sins”.

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