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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses the Issue of Homosexual Marriage

On September 7, 2013 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the Holy Cathedral of St. Symeon in Tallinn, Estonia. Early that afternoon, His All-Holiness presided over Vespers Service in the same church, at which time he delivered the Homily. Below is an excerpt of this Homily, in which he addressed the topic of the relationship between Church and Family, and ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Matthew (Romans 6:18-23 and Matthew 8:5-13) – The Faith of an Officer

Author: Fr George Dimopoulos Source: Orthodox Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year – Volume I Publisher: Christian Orthodox Editions “‘Go’, Jesus told the captain. ‘Let it be as you believed’. (Matthew 8:13) This person who comes to Christ in today’s Gospel Lesson, dear brethren, is far from being simple, uneducated, jobless individual. On the contrary, he is a ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday after Pascha (Acts 16:16-34 and John 9:1-38): “Licter Expedi Virgas and Verbera”

Author: Fr George Dimopoulos Source: Orthodox Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year – Volume I Publisher: Christian Orthodox Editions “He rejoiced, and so did all his family, that He had become a believer in God”. (Acts 16:16-34) Dear brethren, in order to fully understand today’s epistle reading, we should explain the whole chapter as well as the historical ... Read More »

NEOMARTYR CONSTANTINE THE TURKISH HAGARENE APOSTATE

Neomrtyr Constantine the Turkish Hagarene Apostate

(Commemorated on 2nd of June) What we know of Saint Constantine’s early life are only a few brief facts, since fellow family members and Ottoman Christians at the time of his martyrdom, hesitated to speak about his very public confession which stirred much ill-will amongst Ottoman Hagarenes (Muslims) and Ottoman civil authorities. His own family from what research seems to ... Read More »

Call No Man Father

By Fr J. Richard Ballew Source: http://thechristianactivist.com/ (Originally Published by Conciliar Press, 1994) Scriptural Account – Matthew 23:1-12 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and ... Read More »

St. Benedict of Nursia: The Twelve Steps To Humility

Brothers, divine Scripture calls to us saying: “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” (Luke 14:11; 18:14). In saying this, therefore, it shows us that every exaltation is a kind of pride, which the Prophet indicates he has shunned, saying, “Lord, my heart is not exalted; my eyes are not lifted up and I ... Read More »