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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...

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...

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...

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...

We need bright personalities to lead us to God

Interview with priest Georgiy Chistyakov A conversation about spiritual mentorship with Father Georgi Chistyakov (August 4, 1953 - June 22, 2007) — priest, philologist, historian, human rights defender. He is considered a follower of Prot....

The church as a disaster

Written by Protodeacon Andrey Kuraev When we compare the first century of Christian history even with the fourth, we cannot help but note the magnitude of the spiritual catastrophe of the Christian project as such. The...

Patriarch Kirill is a pagan, “Russian World” is a heresy

Author: Epiphanius Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine The idea of ​​the "Russian World" is a heresy, and Moscow Patriarch Kirill has adopted a pagan and anti-Orthodox imperialist and nationalist ideology, which is why he...

Metropolitan John (Popov) of Belgorod: It is time to turn swords into plowshares

In a statement on July 3, Metropolitan John of Belgorod became the first Russian hierarch to say that Ukraine is at war and called for the bloodshed there to stop and "swords to be...

The Russian Idea. Orthodoxy and Statehood

Orthodoxy and Statehood - Policy Report of the Head of the Holy International Synaxis of the True Orthodox Churches, the Head of True-Orthodox Church in Russia, His Holiness Metropolitan Seraphim It is well known that...

After a protest by the Orthodox bishops in the USA, Archbishop Elpidophore canceled a planned ordination

An unprecedented protest by the Orthodox bishops in the USA against the decision of Archbishop Elpidophorus (Ecumenical Patriarchate) led to the suspension of the episcopal ordination of archimandrite Alexander (Bèlya) of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.

100 million EUR in a luxury hotel on the beach invested by the church in Cyprus

The 8-storey hotel will be located in the Paphos area, on beach plots owned by the Archdiocese The Church of Cyprus will invest 100 million euros in a luxury 5-star hotel on the beach on...

Scandal with the baptism of the children of a famous gay couple in Greece

On July 7, American Archbishop Elpidophorus (Ecumenical Patriarchate) baptized the children of the homosexual gay couple of Norwegian fashion designer Peter Dundas and his Greek partner Evangelis Bousis at the Church of St. Theotokos...
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