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St John Chrysostom’s Sermon on Fasting  

Let us not then despair of our safety, but let us pray; let us make invocation; let us supplicate; let us go on embassy to the King that is above with many tears! We have this fast, too, as an ally, and as an assistant in this good intercession. Therefore, as when the winter is over and the summer is ... Read More »

The Three Hierarchs

Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and renowned John of the Golden Speech, patron saints of all Orthodox students DEAN KALIMNIOU – NEOS KOSMOS ENGLISH EDITION – 31 JANUARY 2015 In the top drawer of my desk resides a stained chromolithograph icon of the Three Hierarchs. This was given to me by my grandmother when I was studying for my ... Read More »

On Going to Church

By Saint. John Chrysostom From the Book: “Voice of the Fathers”, Ed. By the Holy Monastery of The Paraklete, Oropos , Attica 2005 Trans. by Protopresbyter George Dion Dragas , PhD, DD, DTh Foreword Faith in God and participation in the Divine Liturgy, especially in the Eucharistic Assembly, constitute two inseparable realities for every lively member of the Church. The true Christian ... Read More »

ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: ON THE HOLY THEOPHANY

By St. John Chrysostom We shall now say something about the present feast. Many celebrate the feastdays and know their designations, but the cause for which they were established they know not. Thus concerning this, that the present feast is called Theophany — everyone knows; but what this is — Theophany, and whether it be one thing or another, they ... Read More »

NATIVITY SERMON OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing! The Archangels blend their voices in harmony! The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise! The Seraphim exalt His glory! All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth, and ... Read More »

Preparing for Confession: A Basic Introduction

By L. Joseph Letendre Source: http://thechristianactivist.com (Light and Life Publishing Company: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987.) FOREWORD Confession is an important, yet neglected sacrament of our Church. This offering provides a practical and stimulating guide for Christian growth in our age. – Reverend Stanley S. Harakas – In every sacrament there is an act of offering. In the Eucharist, we offer bread ... Read More »

Discourse On the Day of the Baptism of Christ

We shall now say something about the present feast. Many celebrate the feastdays and know their designations, but the cause for which they were established they know not. Thus concerning this, that the present feast is called Theophany — everyone knows; but what this is — Theophany, and whether it be one thing or another, they know not. And this ... Read More »

WHICH CAME FIRST: THE CHURCH OR THE NEW TESTAMENT?

              BY FR. A. JAMES BERNSTEIN Source: http://thechristianactivist.com/vol9/V9CameFirst.htm (Originally Published by Conciliar Press, 1994) As a Jewish convert to Christ via evangelical Protestantism, I naturally wanted to know God better through reading the Gospels in the “forbidden book” called the New Testament, at age sixteen, that I had come to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and ... Read More »

Communique of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Cessation of Violence

The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound sorrow as the world has rushed into a confusing and volatile time of religious protests turning violent, and a grievous lack of consideration for religious differences. When we act disrespectfully and violently in the name of our religious prejudices or our religious beliefs we are undermining our own lives and faith, while creating an atmosphere ... Read More »

THE UNIVERSAL ELEVATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS OF CHRIST (14th September)

Festal Prologue The official title of this solemn feastday is “The Universal Elevation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross” (Η Παγκόσμιος  Ύψωσης του Τιμιού & Ζωοποιού Σταυρού); but is better known by its abbreviated titles as the “Elevation” or “Exaltation of the Holy Cross”. It is one of four solemn feasts dedicated to the event of the Crucifixion and the ... Read More »