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SOME THOUGHTS ON FASTING

Introduction The role played by the discipline of fasting  has figured prominently within the spiritual life of Christianity, and has remained integral to the Orthodox Church. Its purpose and meaning is multifaceted, to which entire treatises have been written on the subject. For this reason, we will not labour the point by providing an exhaustive exposition on the subject, since ... Read More »

Speak Up for Marriage

Foreword After many decades of careful lobbying and raising the profile of their own interests, the gay movement and its activists have forcibly and successfully brought to the fore of public attention in many countries, questions over the definition of marriage. The discussion that they have sought to bring about, has been couched in terms of civil rights and the ... Read More »

A Brief Discussion on the Legacy of St Gregory Palamas

Prologue The following work is a summary of a recent parish fellowship discussion. The theme as the title suggests was a discussion that explored some of the key themes of the work and life of St Gregory Palamas. This is not an exhaustive study but an outline of what was examined, and a basic appraisal for Orthodox Christian spiritual practice. ... Read More »

LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER (Lk 6:31-36; 2Cor 6:1-10)

“The Lord said: as you would want others to do to you, you also do unto others” Sometimes, dear brothers and sisters, we believe that the standard Christ gives us in today’s Gospel passage is not very different to what was stated in the Old Testament, which was very much in accordance with human logic. The Old Testament stated: “whatever ... Read More »

Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women; Mark 15: 43 – 16: 8

This gospel refers to the greatness of the role of women for a better society. At the time that Christ’s disciples were waiting hidden in a secure place, “due to fear of the Jews”, we see a few women, the myrrh bearers, arriving courageously at Christ’s tomb without any fear for their lives. It was known to everybody that fanatical ... Read More »

St Kosmas the Aetolian “Teaching Selection 1”

Meditate upon the Scriptures, for within them you shall find eternal life. Our Lord, Jesus Christ my dear brethren, is the sweetest Master and Creator of all the Angels, and all the Noetic and sensible/perceptible beings which came forth from the depths of His mercy, immense goodness and boundless love, on which He has bestowed upon all of humanity, and ... Read More »