Hesychia and the Vision of God in the Epistles of the Apostle Paul

Parembasis - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 14/6/19 Translation of Chapter 6 from the book in Greek by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos Metaphraseis – Mysteria kai Askese, pub. Birth of the Theotokos Monastery, Levadia 2011, pp. 241-31. ARTICLE IN PDF When one reads Holy Scripture and the Holy Fathers carefully and with an open mind, ...

A Review of Bonnie Thurston’s All the Fullness of God: The Christ of Colossians by John G. Panagiotou

John Panagiotou - OCP News Service - 11/3/18 Buy a Copy on Amazon  In Biblical scholar Bonnie Thurston’s latest offering to the study of the Scriptures All the Fullness of God: The Christ of Colossians, we are given a wonderful analysis of the theology of the Apostle Paul in his writing of this epistle to the first ...

The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven

Church of Serbia - 21/11/17 The angels of God were celebrated by men from earliest times but this celebration was often turned into the divinization of angels (IV Kings 23:5 [II Kgs KJV]). The heretics wove all sorts of fables concerning the angels. Some of them looked upon angels as gods; others, although they did not ...

Passion for Mission: LOI 2017 consultation

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LOI-Mission - September 2017 At least seventy church leaders, mission workers and seminary teachers, including a number of younger leaders, gathered at Selwyn College, Cambridge, last week for four days of prayer, study and conversation around the topic of ‘Theological Formation for Mission’. Coming from places as diverse as Alaska, South Africa, and South Korea, they were ...

CONFLICT BETWEEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AND STATE GROWING: GOV’T RENAMES ST. ANDREW’S HOSPITAL

Pravoslavie.ru - 28/4/17 Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Patras has sent an open letter to the Greek Minister of Health Andreas Xanthos, expressing his disagreement with the renaming of St. Andrew’s Hospital in Patras, reports AgionOros. “With great disbelief the residents of Patras have seen the new signboard on St. Andrew’s Hospital, which now bears the name ‘Patras General ...

REVIEW & REFLECTION ON THE BOOK THE UNNECESSARY PASTOR: REDISCOVERING THE CALL BY JOHN G. PANAGIOTOU

OCP News Service - Book Review - 13/2/17 Buy from Amazon here: In Marva Dawn and Eugene Peterson’s book The Unnecessary Pastor, we are given an insight into the plight of contemporary pastoral leadership. Originally, the title of this book was taken from a Regent College church leaders’ conference which was led by the authors. The authors ...

THE FEAST OF ST JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 9/11/16 On Saturday, the 23rd of October/5th of November 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St James the Brother of God, first Bishop of Jerusalem, at the Cathedral dedicated to his name, connecting the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood with the Church of the Resurrection and used, over the last centuries, for the veneration ...

Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2016

Setbian Orthodox Church- April-May 2016 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2016 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy ...

The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of heaven

21/11/15 The angels of God were celebrated by men from earliest times but this celebration was often turned into the divinization of angels (IV Kings 23:5 [II Kgs KJV]). The heretics wove all sorts of fables concerning the angels. Some of them looked upon angels as gods; others, although they did not consider them gods, called ...

Metropolitan Georges Khodr on Political Authority

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - October 2015 Authority I do not believe that the thought of the Apostle Paul sanctifies political authority absolutely, as might be understood from a superficial reading of his Epistle to the Romans, after he gives a judgment that appears absolute, "there is no authority except from God" (Romans 13:1). The Apostle is ...

Fr Georges Massouh: Claiming to Speak in the Name of Christians

September 2015 - Notes on Arab Orthodoxy  In his Epistle to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul mentions two currents that tug at Christians when he makes a distinction between those who boast in the flesh and those who boast in the cross: "For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to ...

The Meaning of Grace for the Christian

John G. Panagiotou - August 2015 As Christians, we are called to go into the world a little more sensitive, a little more different than when we arrive on this planet at conception. We are called to eternal life in the Kingdom of God with Jesus Christ and to lead others to that same destination. If ...

Novelty and growth in the schools of the Albanian Church

The Albanian Orthodox Church September 2010 On September 6, the new school year started for all pupils and teachers in our country. They consider the beginning of the school as a very significant day in the long and challenging way of knowledge. The educational institutions pertaining to our Church are ready once more to prepare people ...

Archbishop Anastasios actualizes and inaugurates the water supply in the village of Dhrovjan in Gjirokastër

The Albanian Orthodox Church On Sunday, 15th August when all the orthodox Christians celebrate the feast of Dormition, Archbishop Anastasios was present in the community of Dhrovjan, a small village in Gjirokastër to head the Liturgy which took place in the church of St. Nicolas and in which a large number of faithful took communion. The ...

His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr Greeted Organizers and Participants of 2nd Orthodox Mass-Media Festival

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Address by the Primate of the UOC to the participants of the 2nd Orthodox Mass-Media Festival (Crimea, Yalta, 17-20 May 2010) Your Eminence! Reverend fathers, brothers and sisters - participants of the Mass-Media Festival! Honourable guests - representatives of the Crimean authorities! Allow me to greet you on the opening of the 2nd festival of orthodox mass-media. His ...