Discipline of Fasting

Church of Serbia- 1/3/17 Within this developed pattern of Great Lent, what precisely do the rules of fasting demand? Neither in ancient nor in modern times has there ever been exact uniformity, but most Orthodox authorities agree on the following rules: (1) During the week between the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee and that of ...

‘Just After the Holy and Great Council’ by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos & Saint Vlassios

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS - 14/7/16 Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios HIEROTHEOS Translated into English, original text (in Greek): Ναυπάκτου κ. Ἱεροθέου: Λίγο ΜΕΤΑ τὴν «Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο» A few days before the convocation of the ‘Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church’, as it has been characterised in recent years, I wrote ...

Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Crete

The Great and Holy Council - 19/6/16 Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Chairman of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church at the Con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Metropolitan Church of St. Minas in Heraklion, Crete With Their Beatitudes ​the Primates of the Holy Orthodox Churches. (Sunday of Pentecost, June 19, ...