Why did Elders Choose the Desert?

OODGER - 14/2/19 From the book :  "In the Heart of the Desert: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers" by  Protodeacon John Chryssavgis Chapter 4 Why did these elders choose the desert in the first place? What was the significance of the desert? What is the power of its suggestion? "Desert" (eremos, έρημος) literally means "abandonment"; it is the term from ...

REFLECTION OF THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 14/2/19 Reflections of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem during Advent while on an official visit to the United Kingdom. “As the leader of a Church that has had a presence in the Holy Land since the very birth of Christianity, Patriarch Theophilos III can trace his succession 2.000 years to ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM MEETS WITH THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AND THE ANGLICAN BISHOP IN JERUSALEM

The Jerusalem Patriarchate- 14/2/19 On Tuesday afternoon, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos held a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury Most Reverend Justin Welby and his associates, and with the Most Reverend Archbishop and Head of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem Mr. Suheil Dawani, at the seat of the Anglican Church in Amman ...

Sermon by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Upon Entrusting the Episcopal Staff to Newly-Consecrated Bishop Luke of Syracuse

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 14/2/19 Your Grace Bishop Luke, Beloved in the Lord Brother of Mine,  Both of This Monastery and Now In Archpastoral Service: I extend my heartfelt congratulations on your receiving the great grace of episcopacy. Grand and joyous is this feast day not ...