Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
10 Jan 2024 at 3:50pm

When we talk about Science, we usually mean things that we can see, measure and touch. But when we talk about Orthodoxy faith, divinity, then the measure is immeasurable, the image is bright and bathed in light, the word is the beginning and the e...

28 Dec 2023 at 10:20am


International Scientific Conference


Athens, Greece, Nov. 18 – 21, 2024


Saint Maxim the Greek Institute

Office of the Orthodox Church at the European Union



Christmas 2023
27 Dec 2023 at 1:04pm

Life in the bosom of the Holy Church can be likened to a continuous cycle of feasts, that is, of the spiritual commemoration of eternal events. The enemy of our souls, the devil, fights against us by treacherously and relentlessly introducing his ...

Joseph Shows Mercy
25 Dec 2023 at 5:18pm

According to the Proto-Gospel of James, Righteous Joseph was away for the summer doing construction work while the infant Christ was growing in the womb of Mary. In the autumn, Joseph returned home to find his espoused wife seven months pregnant.


‘Dance, Creation, on Hearing of the Birth of the Young Child’ (Kontakio of th...
24 Dec 2023 at 5:20pm

Together with the hymnographer, we wonder profoundly, are at a loss and astonished at the incomprehensible mystery of Christ’s incarnation, which natural time has brought us to celebrate once again this year.

What is really beyond understanding, o...

Temptation from the Right
28 Oct 2023 at 5:20pm

‘Right’ and ‘Left’ don’t only have to do with political alignments. The terms were also used to define two categories of temptation in the spiritual life. Indeed, because it’s less perceptible, the temptation ‘from the right’ was considered the mo...

6th Sunday of Luke: ‘The Possessed Man as the Fragmentation of the Human Person’
21 Oct 2023 at 5:10pm

On the 6th Sunday of Luke, the great Redeemer of the human race, while He was in the land of the Gadarenes, opposite Galilee, relieves, redeems and liberates a man from a terrible threat. The ‘sick’ servant in today’s Gospel is suffering from a sp...

In the Likeness of God (Luke 6, 31-36)
20 Oct 2023 at 5:09pm

‘Therefore become merciful, as your Father is merciful’.

If we read the literature of the ancient Greek sages and, indeed, that of wise people from all over the world, we see that, in their efforts to define what is just, proper, legitimate and go...

‘Here’s to us; who’s like us?’
18 Oct 2023 at 5:20pm

How often do we do something considered spiritual- prayer, church attendance, fasting, some alms-giving- and think we’ve become ‘Saint Anthony’. Because we compare ourselves… to ourselves. We ourselves are the criterion. It’s like somebody going o...

Reply to mockery with a smile
17 Oct 2023 at 5:20pm

Their mockery comes from a malicious heart; let your smile be without any badness. Mockery sits well with ignorance; a smile is more suited to knowledge. Through their mockery they’re increasing the value of your prayer before the eternal Judge. B...

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Our parish was founded in 1976 and falls under the omophorion of Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)

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