1. The Paschal Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Know that from the Holy and Great Sunday of Pascha until the Feast of Pentecost, the introductory prayers, Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

    The Paschal Hours

    PLEASE NOTE: Know that from the Holy and Great Sunday of Pascha until the Feast of Pentecost, the introductory prayers, Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

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  2. Man’s Fall and Resurrection

    Man’s Fall and Resurrection by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

    anastasi-miniI think that it is well for us to begin the subject by studying the fall of man and his resurrection which took place in Christ. This is very important, because in this way we shall be able to look more broadly at our subject, the catholic [universal] way of life. It is important also because the subject of the fall and resurrection is the basis of soteriology. If we do not examine it…

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  3. A Paschal Epistle

    A Paschal Epistle by St. John Maximovitch

    By St. John Maximovitch, to his Western European and East Asian flock and to all his spiritual children, 1956.

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    Let us cleanse our senses and see through the gleaming, unapproachable light of Christ’s Resurrection.

    Now is everything filled—full with light—the heavens, the earth, and the underworld. All is presently bathed in light: Christ is risen from the dead. The heavens make merry, the earth…

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  4. Christ Truly Rose From the Dead

    Christ Truly Rose From the Dead

    St_Nektarios_Catechism“On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, saying, ‘Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, After three days I will rise. Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say to the people He has risen from the dead.…

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  5. Our Voluntary Crucifixion

    Our Voluntary Crucifixion by Holy Elder Joseph the Hesychast

    The Holy Elder Joseph the Hesychast said:

    Cross”   It’s   only   in   our   voluntary crucifixion, denial, constraining…that we come therefore to know in depth the unity of the God-Man, the Incarnation, and the Mystery and His bond to us, our unity to Him. …To know yourself is MUCH GREATER than to see angels. But you will come to know yourself through suffering, through the Cross, and death on the…

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  6. I Believe…: A Short Exposition of Orthodox Doctrine

I Believe…: A Short Exposition of Orthodox Doctrine ±±± Concerning God the Father I believe in God the Father, Who is without beginning, indescribable, incomprehensible, Who is beyond every created essence, Whose essence is known only to Himself, to His Son and the Holy Spirit; as it says in the Holy Scriptures, upon Him even the Seraphim dare not gaze.

    I Believe…: A Short Exposition of Orthodox Doctrine

    I Believe…: A Short Exposition of Orthodox Doctrine ±±± Concerning God the Father I believe in God the Father, Who is without beginning, indescribable, incomprehensible, Who is beyond every created essence, Whose essence is known only to Himself, to His Son and the Holy Spirit; as it says in the Holy Scriptures, upon Him even the Seraphim dare not gaze.

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  7. A Beacon of Orthodoxy in a World Torn

    A Beacon of Orthodoxy in a World Torn By Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos

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    By Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos

    The following homily was given on the feast of St. John Chrysostom on 13 November 2011 in order to commemorate the ten year anniversary since the repose of Fr. John Romanides (+ 11/01/2001).

    Our Church today celebrates the memory of Saint John Chrysostom, a great Father of the Church, a fiery and inspirational…

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  8. Hesychia: Our Method of True Healing

    Hesychia As Our Method of True Healing by Met. Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

    Orthodox Psychotherapy

    Hesychia as our Method of Healing

    One of the fundamental methods of curing the soul is stillness in the full sense of the word. I believe that we have already made this clear. Contemporary man is seeking healing for his life, especially for his inner condition, precisely because he is over-strained. Therefore one of the messages which Orthodoxy can offer to the contemporary weary,…

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  9. Powerful! Palm Sunday Sermon

Please listen to this Palm Sunday (mentions Bridegroom Matins) sermon. mp3 VERY POWERFUL!!! 

    Powerful! Palm Sunday Sermon

    Please listen to this Palm Sunday (mentions Bridegroom Matins) sermon. mp3 VERY POWERFUL!!! 

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  10. The Ancestral Sin

    Reproduced with permission from the author, James L. Kelley (4/2014). For personal use only.

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    Realism of Glory 

    Lectures on Christology in the Works of Protopresbyter John  Romanides

    by James L. Kelley 

    CHAPTER 5

    The Ancestral Sin I

    “Here we can grasp one of the most characteristic features of anthropological philosophy. (—) If we wish to grasp its real meaning and import, we must choose not the…

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  11. He Worshipped with the Depraved by the holy Elder Philotheos Zervakos of Paros

The holy Elder Philotheos Zervakos of the island of Paros in Greece liked to talk about a layman who used to go frequently to services at St.

    He Worshipped with the Depraved by the holy Elder Philotheos Zervakos of Paros

    The holy Elder Philotheos Zervakos of the island of Paros in Greece liked to talk about a layman who used to go frequently to services at St.

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  12. Concerning the Diet of the Fathers

    Concerning the Diet of the Fathers by Elder Gabriel of Dionysiou

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    When the grace of God moved my heart to come to this blessed place of quietude and prayer it was February in the year of Our Lord 1910. My desire was to go to the Skete of Kavsokalyvia, where the Blessed Akakios, who came from the same place as I did, was living the ascetic life and where two brothers after the flesh, both hieromonks and from my home town, were also living. One of these, the…

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  13. Teachings of the Elder Joseph the Hesychast

    Teachings of the Elder Joseph the Hesychast by Elder Joseph of Vatopedi

    Elder Joseph the Hesychasthr1. On Sanctification and Dispassion

    We have already said how difficult it is to describe spiritual figures. We repeat this once again, adding that it is a very bold undertaking to try to enter into the depths and breadth of illumined minds and spirit-bearing beings. But this attempt becomes even harder when the person undertaking it is ignorant and inadequate to the task. We have therefore ‘cast…

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  14. Parental Example

    Raising Children

    Elder Porphyrios

    By St. Porphyrios the Kapsokalyvite (+1991).

    What saves and makes for good children is the life of the parents in the home. The parents need to devote themselves to the love of God. They need to become saints in their relation to their children through their mildness, patience and love. They need to make a new start every day, with a fresh outlook, renewed enthusiasm and love for…

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  15. The Writings of Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

A NIGHT IN THE DESERT OF THE HOLY MOUNTAIN ORTHODOX PSYCHOTHERAPY 1st Volume  THE ILLNESS AND CURE OF THE SOUL IN THE ORTHODOX TRADITION…

    The Writings of Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

    A NIGHT IN THE DESERT OF THE HOLY MOUNTAIN ORTHODOX PSYCHOTHERAPY 1st Volume  THE ILLNESS AND CURE OF THE SOUL IN THE ORTHODOX TRADITION…

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