Saint John Maximovitch and the Nativity of the Theotokos

The following is from The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God by Archbishop (now Saint) John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco, a...

Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae

The following is a passage from Orthodox Saints: Volume Three by Father George Poulos regarding a miracle of the Archangel Michael which is celebrated...

Feast of the Prophet Zacharias, the Father of Saint John the...

The Fifth Day of September The 5th of the month, Memory of the Holy and Glorious Prophet ZACHARIAS, Father of Saint John the Baptist...
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Viewpoint: The Last Feast Day at the Original Building of the...

Viewpoint: The Last Feast Day at the Original Building of the Greek Orthodox Kimisis  Church of the Hamptons By Catherine Tsounis   “This...

Saint Antonios the Great & Humility

"I once saw all of the snares of the devil spread out across the earth," said the Great Antonios, "and I became terrified." "Is...

“What Would You Like to Eat, Brother?”

Once the holy Makarios went to keep an ill hermit company. Casting an eye around the ill man's naked cell, he saw that there...

August 29: The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Today, August 29, in the Orthodox Church we commemorate the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. Σήμερα η Εκκλησία γιόρταζει την μνήμη της Αποκεφάλισης...

An Image of a True Human Being is the Panagia

Here the unique image of true man, who through purity and obedience goes beyond the bounds of nature and becomes more honorable than the...

Speak More to God About Your Children

Speak more to God about your children than to your children about God...The soul of the teenager is in a state of an explosion...

The Panagia is the First Monastic

St Gregory Palamas refers to the All-holy Theotokos as the first monastic, dedicated in the temple of God from her third year of life,...

Elder Porphyrios Advises Parents To Ask the Panagia For Help

Don't pressure your children. In your prayers say the things that you want to tell them. Children don't listen through their ears, but only...

Prayer to the Panagia

The Church, in Her wisdom, celebrates the feast of the Falling Asleep of the Panagia for 9 days, until August 23, "τα Εννιάμερα της...

Pascha of the Summertime: The Falling Asleep of the Theotokos

For the spiritual nourishment of any readers over these next couple of days, I have a second, longer post here today. The following is...

Saint John of Kronstadt’s Sermon on the Dormition of the Theotokos

The following is from Saint John of Kronstadt, a Russian priest who reposed in 1905. This Saint, well-known in Russia, is the first Orthodox...

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...

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