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June 14th, 2021

Uncut Mountain Press is Searching for an Experienced Translator from Greek to English

UMP is beginning a New and Important Project

Uncut Mountain Press is expanding and in need of more translators.

In particular, UMP is in search of an experienced translator from Greek to English who fulfills the following presuppositions:

1. Is a native English speaker

2. Has degrees of higher education from English language institutions

3. Is fluent in Modern Greek (reads and speaks...


May 26th, 2021

NEW ONLINE COURSE: Russia’s New Martyrs and The Catacomb Church: A Type of the End Times

By Archpriest Peter Heers

Spring-Summer Course 2: May 25 - July 27, 2021

CROWDCAST PAGE: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/russias-new-martyrs--the

YouTube link for first lesson: https://youtu.be/IXyrRmTdLss

Outline...


May 8th, 2021

We are not here, we are up there, with the Saints

- Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra

Where is Christ? Here and everywhere! Above all, Christ, the second person of the Holy Trinity, is seated within the Holy of Holies, at the right hand of the heavenly Father. So don’t think that when we go to church, we are simply entering and exiting an ordinary building. Instead, we go up to, and make our entrance into, the Holy of Holies, into the heavens themselves. As we open the...


May 4th, 2021

How do I train myself to love Christ with all my heart, soul, and mind?

- A Reply to a Brother in Christ

Recently, I listened to your podcast “The Love of Truth as the Key to Salvation.” The question that came to me is:

how do I train myself to love Christ with all my heart, soul, and mind?”

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A. By crucifying your mind, heart and soul.

- The old man must die. The passions, these must be uprooted. (The...


April 25th, 2021

Pascha 2021 - Open as always for Everyone (On the change of time of Paschal Services)

Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou

Translation of Homily into English by Christiana Fidirikkos

“May our works are blessed even though the authorities in this world make it difficult with these measures they enforced on our nation & more so The Resurrection of our Christ as they don’t want our nation to be strengthened by The Resurrection of Christ.

Why? One who lives The Resurrection may also Protest! The...


April 25th, 2021

The Stance of Saint Paisios the Athonite on the Reception of Converts in the Baptism of the Heterodox

An excerpt from Apostle to Zaire: The Life and Legacy of Blessed Father Cosmas of Grigoriou

— A follow up to a recent post “The Stance of St Iakovos of Euboea on the Reception of Converts and the Baptism of the Heterodox”.

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“Many have commented: “How is it that the Africans, being only recently baptized, can maintain such an intensity and exactness in their Orthodoxy, while many of us in parishes in Greece, America and elsewhere are much more lax?” The answer, I believe,...


April 24th, 2021

The Stance of St Iakovos of Euboea on the Reception of Converts and the Baptism of the Heterodox

- Dr. Nicholas Baldimtsis

The entire wondrous life of Elder Iakovos, with his spiritual and bodily struggles, was based on his Orthodox faith. Particular events and practices of the wise and discerning Elder confirm the precise observance of the dogmatic teaching of the Church. The Elder taught in practice. Let’s refer to one of the many such examples....


March 31st, 2021

Orthodox Ecclesiology - Lesson 7: The Kollyvades Fathers and St. Hilarion (Troitsky)

Archpriest Peter Heers

The Kollyvades Fathers and St. Hilarion (Troitsky)

We now come to one of the most crucial time periods and to perhaps the most important patristic interpretation as to the identity and boundaries of the Body of Christ, especially as it pertains to the present challenge to the Church posed by contemporary, syncretistic ecumenism.

In Lesson 7 we will look at the teachings of the so-called...


March 29th, 2021

Orthodox Ecclesiology - Lesson 6: Ss. Gregory Palamas, Nicholas Cabasilas and Mark of Ephesus

Archpriest Peter Heers

We will narrow our examination at this point in order to properly focus and benefit from those theological and historical signposts which are more relevant and beneficial for us in our time.

To this end we have chosen to focus on the other two great “pillars of Orthodoxy,” besides St. Photios the Great (see Lesson 5), namely, St. Gregory Palamas and St. Mark of Ephesus, before we move on, next...


March 26th, 2021

Orthodox Ecclesiology - Lesson 5: The 8th Oecumenical Council & the Great Schism

Archpriest Peter Heers

The Church in the post-Iconoclast age and pre-schism period, in the Eighth Oecumenical Council under St. Photios the Great and at the end of the first millennium and the eve of the Great Schism and beyond.

The fifth lesson of our 10 week course, "Orthodox Ecclesiology: The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the Pan-Heresy of Syncretistic Ecumenism" will also look at the 1st-2nd Council...


March 25th, 2021

Orthodox Ecclesiology - Lesson 4: Ss. Maximos & the Damascene, the 6th & 7th Oecumenical Councils

- Archpriest Peter Heers

We will begin the lesson by briefly looking at some aspects of St. Augustine’s stance vis-a-vis the Donatists and also St. Hypatios’ reaction to Nestorius, but we will move on to cover aspects of the readings for week 4: The Church in St. Maximus the Confessor’s theology, the condemnation of Pope Honorius, the Church in St. John of Damascus and the 1st and 95th canons of Trullo, as well as St. Tarasius’...


March 24th, 2021

Orthodox Ecclesiology - Lesson 3: St. Basil the Great, St. Augustine, and the Response to Nestorius

Archpriest Peter Heers

In this third lesson of ten in our course on Orthodox Ecclesiology we will focus on the important canons of St. Basil the Great with regard to ecclesiastical exactitude and economy, with St. Augustine's treatise Against the Donatists On Baptism, and how the Church Fathers countered the heresy of Nestorius, and more.

5:39 General Introduction

9:12 Prayers and Troparion

10:50...


February 23rd, 2021

Orthodox Ecclesiology - Lesson 2: The Unity of the Church and the Mystery of Baptism

Archpriest Peter Heers

The Unity of the Church and the Mystery of Baptism

This is the second lesson of our 10 week course, "Orthodox Ecclesiology: The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the Pan-Heresy of Syncretistic Ecumenism".

This is the second lessson of a 10 week course, which also includes - for all patrons - a separate 2 hour Q&A session every Thursday @ 9 PM EST, 6 PM PST. (To become a patron...


February 22nd, 2021

Orthodox Ecclesiology - Lesson 1: What is the Church?

Archpriest Peter Heers

WHAT IS THE CHURCH?

The first lesson of our 10 week course, "Orthodox Ecclesiology: The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the Pan-Heresy of Syncretistic Ecumenism" is now available.

Recorded on TUE., Feb. 16th @ 9 PM EST

This is the first lessson of a 10 week course, with a separate Q&A every Thursday @ 9 PM EST.

First Lesson will be live-streamed right here on...


February 21st, 2021

Job Search: UMP is looking for a Page Layout and Designer

By Uncut Mountain Press

Dear brothers and sisters,

Uncut Mountain Press is in search of an Orthodox Christian who has experience using Adobe InDesign and related programs. This is a paid position which will be semi-full time to part-time (negotiable) and include at least 10 projects over the next 3 months with a possibility to continue in the future.

All interested parties should email the...


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