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Church marriage in an Orthodox perspective

Marriage is the union of a man and a woman established by God in Paradise (Gen. 2:18-24; Matt. 19:6). Church marriage is performed and sanctified by the sacrament of Marriage. According to the apostle...

Christ and Politics: The Opposition to Authorities (2)

Author: A. Storkey King Herod the Great None of the modern monarchs have any real power. In Great Britain, Elizabeth II and several other members of the royal family have formally led the state for half...

“Today is a holiday, you can’t wash it!” How to talk to superstitious people?

How to explain to superstitious people that various signs have nothing to do with the Orthodox holiday? The site www.pravmir.ru explains in a series of interviews of Oksana Golovko with Orthodox clergymen. For some, the essence...

Politics – outside the Church

Author: Joseph, Metropolitan of the USA, Canada and Australia, Bulgarian Orthodox Church – Bulgarian Patriarchate     On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Metropolitan Andrey of New York - August 9, 1972 A popular...

Houses of Worship: Saint Peter’s Basilica

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest and oldest Christian denomination in the world, with some 221,700 parishes, 467,000 clergy, and 1.3 billion members.  The home of the Catholic Church is in Rome and is headed by the Bishop of Rome, better known as the pope. The pope is the successor to the apostles of […]

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Faith-Based Answers to Substance Abuse and Addiction

Rehabilitation from the tyranny of drugs has a spiritual as well as a physical component, and many faiths, instead of turning their backs on the problem, tackle it head-on within their own religious modalities. ...

Economy in the Conditions of Globalization (Orthodox ethical view)

Globalization - the involvement of the peoples and states of the Earth in common economic, cultural, information, political processes - has become the main distinguishing feature of the new era. People clearly, as never...

Pope Francis met with Russian Metropolitan Antony

On August 5, in the Vatican, Pope Francis met with Volokolamsk Metropolitan Antony, Chairman of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate. This is the first personal meeting with a representative of...

Think Well – the Spiritual Dimensions of Wellness and the Love of Faith

"For life is more than food, and the body than clothing" Gospel according to Luke chapter 12, verse 23 "Wellness" is an active process through which people understand and choose a better way of life; as...

Christ and Politics: The Opposition to Authorities

Author: A. Storkey Christ and politics? Strange story Christianity exerts a political influence over a considerable part of humanity, affecting in a special way more than a quarter of the population of the earth. The history...

The church and social problems

By Prof. George Mantzaridis, Prof. Emeritus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Christians have a general awareness of the need for the Church's participation in examining and solving social problems. This is natural, because the goal...

Italy: 50 Muslim and Scientologists joined to clean up the main Street of the Great Mosque of Rome

Rome - On Saturday 23 July 2022, more than 50 volunteers from the Islamic Cultural Centre of Italy and Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology cleaned up the stretch of Viale della Grande...

Bahá’í homes destroyed and land confiscated by Iranian government agents

Iranian government agents sealed off the village of Roushankouh, demolishing Bahá’í homes and confiscating their lands, escalating the persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran.

On the life in Christ (2)

Author: St. Nikolay Kavasilas Word one: Life in Christ is realized through the sacraments of divine baptism, holy anointing and communion 36. Since before the Cross it was impossible to find forgiveness of sins and deliverance...

For myself and for the bishops (verses 225-439)

Author: St. Gregory the Theologian Reading the lower lines, one can hardly imagine that centuries separate us from the author. Some readers might exclaim, “Well, so nothing new under the sun! There have always been...

Selected texts from the Holy Fathers on the pastoral ministry

"Woe to you, because you shut up the kingdom of heaven from men" (Matt. 23:13). This is said to the bishops, who neither themselves teach the people the way of salvation, nor urge the...

For myself and for the bishops (verses 1-220)

Author: St. Gregory the Theologian The work of St. Gregory the Theologian For myself and for the bishops is one of the most censored patristic works, although it was created in the so-called "Golden Age"...

On the life in Christ (1)

Author: St. Nikolay Kavasilas Word one: Life in Christ is realized through the sacraments of divine baptism, holy anointing and communion 1. The life in Christ is planted in this present life , begins here and...

Oration 27. Against the Eunomians

Author: St. Gregory the Theologian 1. Against those who are so skilled in speeches is my word. And to begin from the Scripture: "I am against thee, O pride" (Jer. 50:31) - in teaching, in...

Sacrificed bronze human organs have been found in a Roman sanctuary

Archaeologists have excavated an ancient sanctuary located near geothermal springs in the Italian municipality of San Casciano dei Bani. Researchers managed to find more than three thousand coins, as well as sacrificial bronze artifacts...

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Athens Hieronymus and the Metropolitan of Kiev Epiphanius will meet on the island of Thassos

At the beginning of September, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Hieronymus of Athens and Metropolitan Epiphanius (Dumenko) of Kyiv, head of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine, will celebrate together the feast of the Council...

An infernal fire threatens a unique abode of God in Mount Athos

A huge fire broke out between two monasteries at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. One of the most valuable monasteries of Athos - the Docheiariou monastery (Greek: Μονή Δοχειαρίου) , which has a very valuable library with hundreds of...

Iran’s persecution of Baháʼís has escalated since June 2022

As reported by the Baháʼí Community in Brussels (BIC), the "quiet campaign to strangle the Baháʼí community is now taking a more overt violent turn, reminiscent of the earlier days of the Revolution in...

Breaking: Shocking demolition of homes and land grabs signals intensifying persecution of Iran’s Baháʼís

In a cruel escalation, up to 200 Iranian government agents have sealed off the village of Roushankouh, where a large number of Baháʼís live, demolishing their homes.

Scientology’s religious order’s anniversary included in Spain’s Religious Holiday Calendar

Next August 12th 2022 will mark 55 years since Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard established, starting in the Spanish Canary Islands as a research project into the spiritual nature of humankind, what has become...
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