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A CHRISTMAS EPISTLE BY ST. JUSTIN POPOVICH

Perfect God and Perfect Man: Christ Is Born! Glorify Him! God is born on earth, and moreover He is born as a man: perfect God and perfect man—the unique God-man. And He has forever remained as the God-man both on earth and in heaven. Indeed, the God-man is the first perfect man on earth. Perfect man? Yes, because only in ... Read More »

The Good Samaritan: 8th Sunday of Luke; Lk 10:25-37

‘’He who does not love his brother abides in death’’ (1Jn 3:14) The action of life is the heroism of love. This is the milk that is given in abundance by our Mother Church. ‘’Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are the truth, and ... Read More »

HOLY CROSS MONASTERY OF MANGROVE MOUNTAIN – FOUNDATION STONE CEREMONY

INVITATION Beloved Orthodox Christians, We cordially invite you, your family and friends to attend the Foundation Stone Ceremony for the Main Church of Holy Cross monastery and its two side chapels dedicated to St Anthony the Great and St Irene Chrysovalantou. The foundation stone ceremony will be conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos on SATURDAY 7th December 2013. PROGRAMME Saturday, ... Read More »

HEAVEN AND HELL: THE DIVINE FIRE OF GOD’S LOVE

Author: Fr James Bernstein Published by Conciliar Press, 2009 (Source: http://thechristianactivist.com)   Light and fire are interconnected. Light radiates heat, and when focused produces fire; fire emanates light. Both also have a wide spectrum of electromagnetic rays and energy, such as radiate from stars. Light illumines, is life-giving, but also burns. Orthodoxy teaches that on a supernatural level, uncreated light, ... 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 »

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 »