1. 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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  2. 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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  3. A Beacon of Orthodoxy in a World Torn

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

    The Theologian of Empirical TheologyMetamorfosis

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. The Ancestral Sin

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

    A Realism of Glory 2

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The Deranged Deride the Demented

THE DERANGED DERIDE THE DEMENTED Or People Will Confess Other People’s Sins (But Not Their Own)

    The Deranged Deride the Demented

    THE DERANGED DERIDE THE DEMENTED Or People Will Confess Other People’s Sins (But Not Their Own)

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  13. On the Left & On the Right

    Philokalian distinction between Orthodoxy and heresy by Protopresbyter George Metallinos

    Philokalian distinction between Orthodoxy and heresy Protopresbyter Georgios Metallinos by Protopresbyter George Metallinos  1. Introduction

    It is a known fact that a precise definition of Orthodoxy as a Church is impossible, because “Orthodoxy-Church” is a Divine-human magnitude and, as far as its divine element is concerned, it supersedes every intellectual-logical conception. So, if we wished to somehow define Orthodoxy,…

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  14. The Dogmas & Methods of Ecumenism

    The Dogmas & Methods of Ecumenism by Presbyter Peter Heers

    Three Part Series “An Introduction to the Dogmas and Methods of Ecumenism” 

    by Presbyter Peter Heers

    Pater Peter Alban Heers

    These podcasts were originally recorded for Ancient Faith Radio, but due  to policy changes they were not included among the “Postcards from Greece”, a podcast which Fr. Peter hosts there. We are posting them here for our readers’ edification.

     

    Part One A: The Dogmas of Ecumenism in relation to…

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  15. Morós and the Monk

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    In the city of Útopos,1 on Ágnostos2 Street, Morós3 the Student intercepts Charíton4 the Monk on his way to the Hagía Sophía5 Monastery.

    Morós: Well, holy monk, what do you think of the election of the new Pope? Was it not thrilling?

    Monk: It does not concern me.

    Morós: Oh, you are one of those fanatical fellows who lives in a monastery that flies a black flag, and everyone sticks his head…

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