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Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlahos of Nafpaktos

A True Member of the Church

Christ the Good Shepherd

An excerpt from Metropolitan Hierotheos Nafpaktos, Entering the Orthodox Church, (trans. Marina Mary Robb), Birth of the Theotokos Monastery (2004), pp. 98-101. A true member of the Church and a real Christian is the person who has the following attributes. First, he remains within the Church, without leaving it through atheism or heresy. He is not cut off from this ... Read More »

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos: Questions about the documents of the Pan Orthodox Synod to the Holy Synod of Greece

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SACRED METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASIOS Nafpaktos, February 17, 2016 To: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Church of Greece Ioannou Gennadiou 14 115 21 Athens Your Beatitude, President of the Synod, The Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (March 6-9, 2014) decided to set up a Special Inter-Orthodox Commission, consisting of one bishop and one ... Read More »

Neopatristic, metapatristic and contextual “theology”

Neopatristic_Metapatristic and Contextual Theology

By Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos of Nafpaktos As one studies the texts of the Holy Bible and the Fathers, one realizes that the basis of Orthodox theology is God’s revelation – as given to the Prophets, the Apostles and the Fathers – throughout the ages. Characteristic of this is the beginning of the Epistle to Hebrews:  “Having spoken in many aspects ... Read More »

The Taxing of Souls by Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos)

The taxing of the soul

 Also related to the foregoing is the teaching of both Holy Scripture and the holy Fathers about the taxing of souls. At this point we shall examine the subject thoroughly, as it has a bearing on the terrible mystery of death. We find this topic in the whole biblico-patristic tradition and it corresponds to a reality which we need to ... Read More »

An Introduction to the Synodikon of Orthodoxy

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos The “Synodikon of Orthodoxy” is a text contained in the “Triodion” and read on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Lent. It is well known that through the ages various heresies have appeared which deny the experience of revelation and in fact make use of philosophy and conjecture, doubting the Church’s truth on ... Read More »