Mount Athos - Wisdom - Holiness
Conversations with Father Zacharias – The risk of creation
23 Sep 2020 at 5:20pm
Question: If Christ has come and has made us a new creation, why is the law of sin still so active in us?
Archim. Zacharias: Christ has not come to abolish the freedom of man. Man is still free to accept or not to accept Him. Christ came and brou...
Homily on the Holy Great Martyr and equal to the Apostles Thekla
23 Sep 2020 at 5:20pm
Our Church commemorates on the 24th of September a prominent saint, one of the great women of the Apostolic age, St. Thekla, the great Champion of the Faith. She was born in Iconium (today’s Konya) around the year 28 AD, to a pagan family. The...
Values and social life
23 Sep 2020 at 5:15pm
The concept of value is often used in a moral, social, economic, aesthetic and religious context. Value is a quality or idea which is cultivated and experienced on a personal and social level. It is something which interests, attracts and influenc...
23 Sep 2020 at 5:00am
Our concern over our salvation needs to be timely. The reason is the danger that lurks. People who don’t take care of the salvation of their soul run a double risk: it will either be snatched away unexpectedly by death, or it will be abandoned by...
God is with us
22 Sep 2020 at 5:00am
You shouldn’t have doubts or lack of faith. If your faith in God is as a grain of mustard, He will give you whatever you ask for. Prayer supports everything. Don’t be afraid. If God is with us, no-one is against us.
Conversations with Father Zacharias – Envy
21 Sep 2020 at 5:20pm
Question: Is pride the cause of jealousy?
Archim. Zacharias: There may be many causes, but above all it is lack of trust in God Who gives all things to all men. In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the Father says to his elder son: ‘Why do you reac...
For the love of Christ
21 Sep 2020 at 5:00am
If we give ourselves over to the love of Christ, everything will be altered, everything will be remade, everything will be transformed. Rage, anger, jealousy, envy, frustration, judgment, ingratitude, melancholy, and despondency all become love, ...
Sunday after the Exaltation: Being and Having
21 Sep 2020 at 2:51am
The real scourge of humankind, particularly nowadays, is the feeling of insecurity and uncertainty which is the concomitant of sin, of our effort to revolt, that is, our desire to become ‘the masters of our fate’ and thereby dethroning God from Hi...