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The Missing Beatitude

TREASURES-IN-EARTHEN-VESSELS

Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis If blessedness means happiness, then the theme of the Beatitudes is always a timely one, since there is no other good, so intensely and systematically pursued by people, than happiness. And if some of the good aims, pursued by people, are called by a name other than happiness, (for instance riches, glory, power, beauty etc.) again there ... Read More »

ON THE OCCASION OF THE SALUTATIONS TO THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

Miracle Working Icon of the Axion Estin

By Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis of Australia The period of compunction containing Salutations to the Mother of God commenced a short while ago. For five Consecutive weeks, the Churches and our souls will resound with the multiple “hail” that are chanted to her. We were taught this “greeting” to the Virgin Mary by the Archangel but, as we repeat it, we ... Read More »

A Fundamental and Dangerous Misunderstanding of Marriage

Marriage - What is it

To say that the institution of marriage is undergoing an unusual crisis in our times would be a commonplace observation. Sociologists, psychologists, educators and all institutions that are involved with marriage and family are speaking to us sufficiently. However, in expressing their pessimistic views about marriage, they all begin from a starting point completely different from that of the theologian. ... Read More »