Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
The Modern Fashion for Angels
26 Jan 2021 at 5:20pm

A worrying phenomenon of our day, a New Age befuddlement passing as spiritual practice, is the fact that in recent years there has been a heightened interest in and concern with angels in a host of New Age periodicals, secular print materials, boo...

Unveil my Eyes
26 Jan 2021 at 2:48am

The healing of the blind man in Jericho is the last of the miracles recorded by Saint Luke before Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and his impending Passion. It may be no coincidence that, on Great Friday, the hymnographer has Christ express the bitt...

Double adornment
25 Jan 2021 at 8:11pm

Truth is the characteristic of a virtuous life. It’s everyone’s duty to tell the truth and we owe it to ourselves and to those around us. If you tell the truth, you honor first yourself and then those who listen to you. The truth adorns twofold t...

The Light of Christ in Christians
25 Jan 2021 at 3:58am

Christ is “the true Light” (see John 1:9).   Those who believe in Him and are members of His One Holy Church, receive His light.   This is how Christians themselves become light, by reflecting the light of Christ that is within.   They cannot keep...

They’re all good
24 Jan 2021 at 8:09pm

Earn your bread in any way, provided you work for it. Of the children of Adam and Eve, one was a farmer, the other a shepherd. All jobs are good, provided we’re close to God. Saint Paul wouldn’t take bread from anyone for free, but worked with hi...

We’re apostles
23 Jan 2021 at 8:05pm

Every member of the Church is not merely invited in, but is also an apostle of the Gospel of Christ.

Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading – 14th Sunday of Luke (Ephesians 6:10-17)
23 Jan 2021 at 5:20pm

In this Apostolic reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, we see an inspiring description of the suit of armor a Christian needs for warfare. Of course, the kind of example that St. Paul is presenting is a spiritual one, aimed at effectiv...

He opened all the gates
22 Jan 2021 at 8:03pm

Sin tied the wings of Adam and his descendants and so they were all separated from God. The very clay from which they were made blinded them. Christ, the first Adam, and first human being, the first-born of all creation, was the first to ascend i...

Ηumans: after God, the most mysterious and enigmatic beings!
22 Jan 2021 at 5:36pm
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There’s no doubt that, after God, humans are the most mysterious and enigmatic beings. From the beginning of our history, it can be seen that within us co-exist two opposing forces which attempt to ga...

Christianity and Humanism
22 Jan 2021 at 5:32am

This brief study aims at a short review and analysis of today’s culture, the thoughts and ambitions of people nowadays, especially those in Europe, who have a large impact on others around the world. We’ve used the word ‘Europe’ but we would not w...

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