Remembering Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (+July 22, 1992)

SVOTS - 24/7/19 +Memory Eternal+ On this day, we remember our beloved Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (Feb. 17, 1926–July 22, 1992), dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary from 1984-1992, professor of church history from 1959-1992, prolific author, and a major voice in and for the Orthodox Christian community worldwide. Click here to listen to some of Fr. John’s sermons on patristics, ...

CHINESE MAN TRAVELS THOUSANDS OF MILES TO BE BAPTIZED

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/9/17 Veria, Greece - Another adult Baptism recently took place on the banks of the Haliacmon River, the longest river contained entirely in Greece, flowing 185 miles through the Greek regions of West Macedonia and Central Macedonia, reports Romfea. This time the new convert traveled thousands of miles from far away China to be baptized at ...

St. Gregory Palamas and the Tradition of the Fathers

Church of Serbia - March  "Following the Holy Fathers" ... It was usual in the Ancient Church to introduce doctrinal statements by phrases like this. The Decree of Chalcedon opens precisely with these very words. The Seventh Ecumenical Council introduces its decision concerning the Holy Icons in a more elaborate way: "Following the Divinely inspired teaching of the ...

THE ESSENTIAL PROBLEMS WITH THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL

Met. Hierotheos Vlachos - June 2016 The Great and Holy Council, which is due to gather in June of 2016 in Crete, was "the expectation" of many whose vision it was, and who tired in order to prepare for it, and now the Council finally moves towards its convocation. The question here put forth is whether the ...

OPEN LETTER OF THE KINOT OF HOLY MOUNT ATHOS TO THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE BARTHOLOMEW I

Katehon - June 2016 - The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos  The Holy Kinot (central administrative body of Mount Athos) held an emergency meeting on May 25 described as “exceptional” (because it was attended by priests and representatives of all 20 monasteries of Mount Athos), and wrote an open letter to the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I ...

Second Sunday in Lent: St. Gregory Palamas

March 2015 Planting the doctrines of Orthodoxy, uprooting the thistles of wicked opinion, O blessed one, and growing well the plant of faith with the rain of thy sayings, thou didst offer to God, like a good farmer, ears a hundred fold. + Orthros of the Feast, Tone 1 On the second Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the ...

Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition – New Book from STOTS

16/2/14 Dr. Christopher Veniamin’s latest work, The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, was recently released by Mount Tabor Publishing. The volume may be ordered directly from the publisher and from Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Bookstore. Dr. Veniamin is Professor of Patristics at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary.  As with his prodigious publication, Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies, ...

Repentance According to Saint Gregory Palamas

Abbot Ephraim of Vatopedi - April 2013 As we all know, Saint Gregory Palamas is a great luminary of the Orthodox Church, who with the whole of his theology – the fruit of his life in Christ – managed, in his day, to revive Orthodox theology in all its profundity. It is said on the Holy Mountain ...

His Eminence Vladimir celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

April 2013 - Moldovan orthodox Church On the Second Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the presence of numerous Christians who came for spiritual food that will help them in their spiritual journey of Great Lent. This was a very special service for deacon ...