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The Ever-Virginity of the Theotokos & the Holy Scriptures

The following, slightly modififed, is from a paper I wrote entitled "Why the Ever-Virginity of the Theotokos is Dogma" for school. The Ever-Virginity of...

The Tomb of the Mother of God

The Tomb of the Mother of God is located in Gethsemane in the Holy Land. We have no relics of the Theotokos' body because,...

Saint Cyril of Alexandria & His Prayer to the Theotokos

Something cool I came across: Saint Nikolai Velimirovich, the Serbian Saint, in his Prologue from Ohrid, writes that the prayer "Θεοτόκε παρθένε" is attributed...

Saints & the Uncreated Light

The following is from Transfiguration of Christ: Appearance of the Kingdom of God by Bishop Alexander Mileant of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of...

Christ, the Transfiguration, and Us

A blessed feast of the Transfiguration of Christ to everyone! Χρόνια πολλά και καλό Παράδεισο! Today's feast is considered one of the 12 major...

Mount Tabor & The Transfiguration of Christ

Since on Monday, August 6, we are celebrating the great feast of the Transfiguration of our Savior (Η Μεταμόρφωσις του Σωτήρος), I thought I'd...

Ἄξιόν ἐστιν ὡς ἀληθῶς…

The following are the Megalynaria that are chanted when the priest is censing during the Small Paraklesis and Great Paraklesis. Words cannot express the...

Hymns from Paraklesis

The following hymns are the Exapostilaria that are chanted at the end of the Paraklesis Service to the Panagia during this fasting period.  It...

Let Us Run to the Panagia

Hello, everyone! It’s been a little while since I have posted something, but I think today is an appropriate time to start again. Today...

Have God Always Before You

"If you succeed in having God always before your eyes," another Father says, "whether you are lying down to sleep, or rising from your...

Saint Anthony – “People Will Behave Like Madmen”

Abba Antonios said: "The time is coming when people will be seized by manias and will behave like madmen.  And if they see anyone...

Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian, Spiritual Father of Elder Paisios

Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian was the spiritual father of Elder Paisios and his family. Saint Arsenios had baptized little Arsenios (the future Elder Paisios)...

“Without Toil And Struggle Sanctification Doesn’t Come”

More Wisdom from Elder Paisios -Whoever is at peace in the material world and is not concerned about the salvation of his soul is...

“Contact the Heavenly Television Station”

Pearls of Wisdom from Elder Paisios of Mount Athos   - There are no people more blessed than those who have made contact with...

“Christ Has An Abundance of Spiritual Oxygen” – Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

"Christ is wholly love, goodness and consolation, and never suffocates. He has an abundance of spiritual oxygen." (Elder Paisios of Mount Athos) Elder...

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