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Metropolitan Augoustinos of Florina: On the Fathers

+Metropolitan Augoustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina[1]  “For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” – 1 Corinthians 4:15 Beloved readers, the word ‘father’ is a holy word; implicit in it are many holy ideas. First, for Christians, it calls to mind the Heavenly Father, who alone ... Read More »

Saint Kosmas the Aetolian as a Missionary

+By Metropolitan Augustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina *(1.) INTRODUCTION A holy anniversary has recently been celebrated in Greece: this past 24th of August marked the passage of 180 years from the very day on which a glorious son of a Northern Epirian village on the shore of the Apsus River, next to the city of Veratios, finished the course of his ... Read More »

THE APOSTLES AND THE MISSION

Metropolitan Avgoustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina [1]   The twelve Apostles! These are the twelve foundation stones upon which the Church is built, while Christ himself is the cornerstone; these are the twelve trumpets whose sound goes out to the ends of the earth; these are the twelve stars which illumine the spiritual sky of the Church! I am not here today ... Read More »

Sermon: The History of the Cross

By Metropolitan Augoustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina [1] Help us, O Cross of Christ! Today, beloved brothers and sisters, we mark a great feast, a great celebration: it is the Exaltation of the Precious Cross. This feast carries us off to Golgotha on the day that the Son of Man and the Son of the Virgin was crucified. Today we will ... Read More »

Are We Ready for Christmas?

Metropolitan Avgoustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina [1] Beloved in Christ, I would like to ask you a question; I ask it of myself and I ask it of you. Are we prepared to celebrate the great feast of Christmas? Read More »