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The Gospel and Political Expediencies (2)
6 Jun 2023 at 5:24pm
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In this secularized environment for politics, and perhaps also for the institutionalized Church,  protest movements are constantly arising whenever the State is...

The Gospel and Political Expediencies
6 Jun 2023 at 4:15am

The discussion concerning the relationship between Christ, Christianity and the Church on the one hand and politics on the other is very old. It centers on collaboration or confrontation, the exchange or substitution of roles, and began with their...

It’s not a discovery
5 Jun 2023 at 5:04pm

Sanctity isn’t isolation and it isn’t loneliness. Sanctity’s a beautiful and sacred relationship. A relationship with God, the source of sanctity, who sanctifies people and makes them images of meekness, divine persons. There’s no sanctity other ...

Discourse on the Holy Spirit, that is, on Pentecost
4 Jun 2023 at 5:10pm

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David always gives the most joyful meaning to feasts, tuning his dulcet harp to the requirements of the festival. So let this same prophet delight us on the great feast of Pentecost, too, picking out the melody of wisdom on the strings, through t...

The Path towards Pentecost and the Last Times
4 Jun 2023 at 5:08pm

The season after Easter is called ‘Pentikostario’. After the victory over death which was ushered in by Christ’s Resurrection, we go on to the great feast of Pentecost. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit onto Chri...

They throw away what little they have
4 Jun 2023 at 5:02pm

If people have God’s grace, they’ll be given more; and if they’ve got little and disdain it, even that’ll be taken away from them. There’s no grace of God in people today because they’ve thrown away the little they had. And when grace has fled, a...

3 Jun 2023 at 5:30pm

“We celebrate the feast of Pentecost and the coming of the Spirit, the appointed day of the promise, the fulfilment of hope”. With these words, at Vespers on the eve of the feast, the Church invites us to enter the atmosphere of this great feast, ...

Pentecost: a distinctive feast
3 Jun 2023 at 5:20pm

‘I shall be with you always, to the end of the world’ (Matth. 28, 20).

With these words, Jesus bade farewell to his disciples, at his ascension from the Mount of Olives. His last act is a departure, but also a promise. These two actions seem to be...

The Fear of Pentecost
3 Jun 2023 at 5:15pm

‘…each one heard their own language being spoken’ (Acts 2, 6). As a result of this event, some 3,000 people believed and were baptized.

The grace of the Holy Spirit made the word of God comprehensible and accessible to the souls of the believers a...

St. John Chrysostom – Homily on Pentecost (2)
3 Jun 2023 at 5:05pm
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This is the same Holy Spirit Who preached by the prophets, Who gave understanding to the Apostles, Who spoke to people. He was given to them by the Lord, and all their adversaries were unable to gainsay or re...

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