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THE FEAST OF MID-PENTECOST

For too many of us, perhaps, the weeks following the radiant Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ are a time of relaxation and even of indulgence; the rigors of the Fast being ended, the body revels while the spirit grows weak. But if this is unfortunately so, it is our own fault and not the fault of ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: The Menance of the Med and Cyprus

There is a nasty thorn growing inside the perfumed garden of Europe and releasing its poisonous spores across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made it his mission to establish a new Islamic state and do away with secularism. After the questionable referendum result on April 16, Turkey is about to be transformed forever. Erdogan cannot ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: Death of Democracy in Turkey

My Thought of the Day! Sunday’s questionable referendum results in Turkey, offers Erdogan the opportunity to declare himself the ultimate Sultan of Turkey. When that happens it would be the death of democracy in Turkey and replaced by a dictatorship with many incarcerations of innocent citizens but would also trigger the execution of Erdogan’s perceived enemies. He vowed to bring ... Read More »

Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate: Pascal Encyclical 2017

+IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the ... Read More »

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese: Pascal Encyclical 2017

Resurrection in the Orthodox ecclesiastical understanding is the removal of sins complete atonement, complete righteousness and complete sanctification. Someone must become the sacrifice of righteousness. Who can be but the Son of God? At each and every Divine Liturgy, we partake of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Thus, Christ is the New Sin Offering – the spotless Sacrificial Bull ... Read More »

ROCOR: Pascal Encyclical 2017

Beloved Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear in the Lord Brothers and Sisters: With a heart filled with the endearing sensation of Paschal joy, I congratulate the hierarchs, clergymen, monastics, parishioners and worshipers of our churches, scattered throughout the whole world, on the joyful celebration of the glorious Resurrection of Christ, and I greet you with the angelic good news: CHRIST IS ... Read More »

Letters from Taybeh: Pascal Greetings 2017

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, The Miracle of the Holy Fire arrived in Taybeh from the Holy City of Jerusalem (via Ramallah) with our cousin Ibrahim and his son Philip approximately at 5:30 pm in the afternoon on this Great and Holy Saturday! A most glorious ecumenical celebration and scouts parade led to placing the flame on the altar of Saint George Greek Orthodox ... Read More »