What Jesus was like – Fr. Steven Kostoff

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OCA- August 2015 - Fr. Steven Kostoff Regardless of how well one may know the Gospels, it is challenging to form a clear image of “what Jesus was like.” This is not in reference to His deeds and words, for these are amply recorded in the four canonical Gospels. I am referring more to what we would ...

Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet – Forerunner and Baptist John

January 2015 In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated directly in the Baptism ...

The History of Panagia Soumela Holy Icon

Margarita Papantoniou - 12/8/13 According to the tradition of the Orthodox Church, the miraculous icon of Panagia Soumela that is located in the homonymous Holy Church in Vermio, northern Greece, is a work of the Apostle and Evangelist Luke. Etymologically, the name of the icon and the monastery derives from the name of the mountain, where it is ...

VANDALISM ATTEMPT MADE AGAINST THE CZESTOCHOWA ICON

11/12/12 A fifty-eight-year-old man threw vials of black paint at the Czestochowa icon in the Jasna Góra Monastery in southern Poland on Sunday, reports ITAR-TACC. The icon is held in great veneration by both Catholic and Orthodox Christians as miracle-working. Monastery guards apprehended the vandal and turned him over to the police. His motives are unknown. The ...