From Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans

In the Orthodox Church, we are currently in the period of the Apostles' Fast (Νηστεία των Αγίων Αποστόλων). This is a period of fasting...

“Though Your Sins Be As Purple, I Will Make Them White...

A model for true repentance is given to us by the Prophet Isaiah who incites the Jews to repent and return to God.  This...

Saint Nectarios and Confession

Confession Is Necessary Confession is necessary for the following reasons: i) because it is a commandment of God; ii) because it brings back and...

Saint Nectarios of Aegina and Repentance

Concerning the Invitation to Sinners by God the Lover of Mankind Through all of the prophets, God has invited all those who have sinned...

Elder Philotheos and His Concern for Greece

I close my posts regarding Elder Philotheos Zervakos with this piece of wisdom, which I think is timely. Elder Philotheos once wrote this to...

Life After Death

“It is natural for people to be saddened for the deprivation and the death of their beloved spouses, children, parents, brothers, relatives, and friends....

Through Many Afflictions, the Lord Said, Shall We Enter Life

“For one to go into eternal life and the Kingdom of the heavens, the path is narrow, it has obstacles, afflictions, distresses, illnesses and...

Love and Humility – Two Medicines

I am sending you a recipe containing two medicines very effective against all the passions and which cure every passion, every evil and sin....

Counsels from Elder Philotheos Zervakos

- When I read the lives of the Saints as a child, I felt as though a ray of divine light had entered my...

The Present Transitory Life is Like the Sea

"The present transitory life is like the sea, and we are the ships. Just as ships at sea, we don't encounter only peace, but...

Life Without Christ Is Not Life

Γεια σας! My name is Konstantinos (Dino) Koutroubas. I am from Philadelphia and currently a seminarian studying at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology...

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