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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...

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...

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