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ON THE DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS (Κοιμησις)

– ST JOHN OF DAMASCUS – SERMON I [147] THE memory of the just takes place with rejoicing, said Solomon, the wisest of men; for precious in God’s sight is the death of His Saints, according to the royal David. If, then, the memory of all the just is a subject of rejoicing, who will not offer praise to justice ... Read More »

THE LABYRINTH – A CHRISTIAN MANDALA?

Theseus and the Minotaur It is difficult to imagine that there can be any reader of Vema, Greek or (like me) Barbarian, who has not known the story of Theseus and the Minotaur from infancy. But, of course, there is one reader, because there always is. So, briefly, ignoring the many variants and sticking to the bits that will concern ... Read More »

Saint Fevronia (Febronia) of Nisibis – Feastday: 25th June

Foreword A few words should be noted with regards to the life and sufferings of our Holy Mother amongst the Saints, Fevronia of Nisibis (Assyria – Northern Iraq, North-Eastern Syria and South-Eastern Turkey). The most detailed account of her biography and struggles come from an eyewitness that is said to be Mother Thomais, who was a fellow nun in the same ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Matthew (All Saints), Synaxis of the 12 Apostles

Today we celebrate the Sunday of all Saints and the synaxis or gathering of the twelve Apostles. Our Church honors the memory of the Holy Apostles in order to show us visible examples of holiness, which we can follow, so that we can also enter like them into the Kingdom of Heaven, to be partakers of Beauty. The saints were ... Read More »

COUNCIL FEES CUT SHORT TRADITIONAL EASTER PROCESSION IN SUNSHINE

Author: Stella Tzobanakis Published: Brimbank Leader Newspaper, 28 May 2013 (Syndicated in Herald-Sun Newspaper – 28 May 2013) A CENTURIES old religious tradition was cut short because a Sunshine church could not afford a hefty council bill. The annual night-time Good Friday procession on May 3 at St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church in Armstrong St was shorter than usual because ... Read More »

DIATRIBE: HOLY WEEK

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; and that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve; after that, He was seen of above five ... Read More »

Prayer and Fasting

Author: Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis of Australia  Entering once again the arena of Great Lent, it is only natural to remember again the basic feats that have always characterised the ascesis of Orthodox Christians. Among these feats, prayer and fasting hold a central position. When an Orthodox speaks of fasting, then prayer spontaneously comes to his mind. And when he speaks ... Read More »

Book Review: Gregory Palamas. The Triads.

Gregory Palamas. The Triads. Translated by Nicholas Gendle.  London: SPCK, 1983. 172pp. Palamas’s treatise the Triads in Defence of the Holy Hesychasts is presented in this translation under six headings: Philosophy does not save; Apophatic theology as positive experience; The Hesychast method of prayer, and the transformation of the body; Deification in Christ; The uncreated glory; and Essence and energies ... Read More »