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SAINT NICHOLAS, ARCHBISHOP OF MYRRA

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SAINT NICHOLAS, ARCHBISHOP OF MYRRA

Santa Claus is synonymous with the culture of Christmas, but before the common image of a fat man in read coat guzzling down Coca-Cola, he was a real man known as Saint Nicholas of Myra. He taught the Gospel simply, so ordinary people understood, and he lived out his faith and devotion to God in […]

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CAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY SPEAK TO EASTERN RELIGIONS?

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CAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY SPEAK TO EASTERN RELIGIONS?

I recently had a conversation with a dear Eastern Orthodox priest, whose twenty six year old son had left home the day before to live indefinitely at a Buddhist monastery. He was heart broken. His son was not a stranger to Eastern Orthodoxy or to its monastic tradition, having even spent two months on the […]

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PATRIARCHAL CHRISTMAS ENCYCLICAL 2011

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PATRIARCHAL CHRISTMAS ENCYCLICAL 2011

Dec 20, 2011 ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No. 1192 + B A R T H O L O M E W By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church 
Grace, Peace and Mercy from our Savior Born in Bethlehem   “Christ is born again and the […]

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Blessed are the Merciful for they shall obtain Mercy

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Blessed are the Merciful for they shall obtain Mercy

One day Jesus was teaching in the courtyard of the Temple in Jerusalem. While he was there, the Pharisees brought before him a woman who had been caught committing adultery (John 8:1-11). Priding themselves upon being the strict interpreters of the Law of Moses, the Pharisees declared that the woman deserved to be put to […]

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Metropolitan Methodios of Boston on the issue of Physician Assisted Suicide

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Metropolitan Methodios of Boston on the issue of Physician Assisted Suicide

On October 9, 2012 Metropolitan Methodios hosted Boston area religious leaders at the Metropolis to discuss the issue of Physician Assisted Suicide.  Below are his opening remarks. I am deeply grateful to all of you who took the time from your very busy schedules to come today to discuss an issue of great importance. I […]

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An Orthodox Christian Response to Ecofeminist Theological Claims

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An Orthodox Christian Response to Ecofeminist Theological Claims

The term “ecofeminism” was coined in 1984 by Francoise d’ Euabonne to describe women’s ability to work towards the purposes and goals of the ecological movement. Since then, it has been adopted by many intellectuals who aim to connect, historically and philosophically, the phenomena of women’s oppression and nature’s exploitation.  Ecofeminist theology serves the goals […]

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How should we attend the Divine Liturgy?

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How should we attend the Divine Liturgy?

When we come to the Divine Liturgy we should come like the tax collector and the sinful woman who has been the topic of hymnology in the Church particularly in the hymns referring to the Passion that of Holy and Great Tuesday night(in fact Saint Kassiani has dedicated the hymn of praise.”The woman who had […]

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Jihad and Crusade: Byzantine Positions Towards the Notions of “Holy War”

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Jihad and Crusade: Byzantine Positions Towards the Notions of “Holy War”

Jihad and Crusade Byzantine Positions towards the notions of “Holy War” The current study aims to re-approach the issue of religious warfare in Byzantium by exploring Byzantine attitudes towards the conception of crusade in the period 1096-1204. The study aims to analyse Byzantine positions towards the idea of divinely ordained and spiritually meritorious warfare, based on a comparison of […]

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Why Peter, James and John were Chosen Witnesses of the Transfiguration

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Why Peter, James and John were Chosen Witnesses of the Transfiguration

According to the explanation of St. John of Damascus, “the Lord took Peter in order to show that His testimony truly given to him will be affirmed by the testimony of the Father and that one should believe him in His words, that the heavenly Father revealed this testimony to him (Mt. 16:17). He took James as […]

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The Importance of Sunday

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The Importance of Sunday

An important Homily by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston. Sadly, Sunday has lost its significance in our society, becoming less of a day of worship of almighty God and more like any ordinary work day.  This especially affects our young people who are obligated to attend sports events on Sunday mornings rather than attend […]

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