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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 »

5th Sunday of Luke: The Rich Man and Lazarus; Lk 16:19-31

‘’God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise’’ (1Cor 1:27) Today the whole world is suffering, however only those living in the Orthodox Church are liberated. Those suffering in the Orthodox Church are blessed because there exists the possibility for them to find peace. Those that are thirsty are blessed because they can ... 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 »

Unbreakable ties: Serbian-Greek Orthodox Friendship Day slowly becoming a Pan Orthodox Event

Twenty years of Greek Serbian Friendship celebrated in Sydney Neos Kosmos – 2 Oct 2013 With more than 35 dancing groups participating, and a program of more than eight hours, the annual Greek-Serbian Orthodox and Cultural Friendship Day was celebrated last Sunday in Rooty Hill, Sydney. Serbian and Greek dancing schools were joined by other Orthodox communities to give unique ... Read More »

Ecuenical Patriarch Bartholomew: We Are Not Betraying Orthodoxy – We Are Not Ecumenists

The Patriarch gives a response to those who criticize the Patriarchate for participating in ecumenical dialogue. Loudaros Andreas September 20, 2013 Dogma.gr A powerful message was sent to multiple recipients within all the Churches today by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew regarding the issue of ecumenical dialogue. Addressing Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria, who is making a peaceful visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, ... Read More »

SOLA SCRIPTURA – IN THE VANITY OF THEIR MINDS

By Fr. John Whiteford Note: Father John Whiteford is a former Nazarene Associate Pastor who converted to the Orthodox Faith soon after completing his B.A. in Religion at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He first encountered Orthodoxy as a result of his involvement in the local Pro-Life (Rescue) movement, which also included Father Anthony Nelson and several of his ... Read More »

The Blessed Memory of Fr John Maitland Moir, 1924 – 2013

ORTHODOX MINISTER PUT AN ECCENTRIC SPIN ON LIFE Fr John Maitland Moir, 1924 – 2013 At Edinburgh University, the flag flew at half-mast in honour of Father John  Maitland Moir, the Orthodox Chaplain to the university. His life had elements of  the popularised, practical and unconventional Christianity of C.S. Lewis, to  which he added layers of spirituality and asceticism. He ... Read More »

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch: Leaders should serve the people

July 5, 2013 Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neofit says that God puts people in positions of leadership not to satisfy their personal ambitions and goals but to be the servants of the people. Neofit, elected Patriarch of the church in February 2013 at the time of the earlier protests that were mobilised around cost-of-living issues, was speaking against a background ... Read More »

Episcopal Assembly of Oceania marks the 1,700th Anniversary of the Edict of Milan

The Episcopal Assembly of Oceania solemnly marked the 1,700th Anniversary of the issuance of the Edict of Milan by the Roman Emperor St Constantine the Great in 313 AD with the Pan-Orthodox celebration of Great Vespers for Feast of Sts Constantine and Helen on Monday evening, 20 May 2013. This special Inter-Orthodox commemoration was hosted by the Greek Orthodox Church of ... Read More »