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March 18th, 2018

Prospective Theology Students: Sign up for a Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos from July 6-18, 2018!

Dear Friends,

We will (once again) be hosting a summer retreat and pilgrimage to Thessaloniki and Mt. Athos for present, past or future students of theology (roughly ages 19-30), including those only considering the priesthood or attending seminary.

There are up to 15 spots available for this 12 day intensive program which will include:

  1. A five day pilgrimage to Mount Athos,...

January 25th, 2018

The Patristic View of the Baptism of Heretics

Excerpt from the Synaxarion (Lives of the Saints) of the Orthodox Church and the Procatecheis of St. Cyril of Jerusalem

SYNAXARION for December 7th

Verse

The woman hated the doctrine of the wicked-minded * Wondrously she endured burning. O what manliness!

On December seventh, we celebrate the memory of a certain Orthodox woman of Rome. Her name is unknown to us, but we must surely call her blessed. In the year 474, the Arians raised up a terrible persecution...


January 15th, 2018

A Public Statement on Orthodox Deaconesses

by Concerned Clergy and Laity [UPDATED: 56 signatories]

Note: You can add your name to the statement on the AOIUSA website.

The Patriarchate of Alexandria’s appointment of six “deaconesses” in the Congo in February 2017 has prompted calls in some corners for other local churches to follow suit. In particular, a group of Orthodox liturgical scholars has issued an open statement of support for Alexandria, declaring that the “restoration of the female diaconate is such that neither doctrinal issues nor authoritative precedents...


December 23rd, 2017

The Moscow Patriarchate on The “Council” of Crete

Resolutions of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church (29TH NOVEMBER – 2ND DECEMBER 2017)

Excerpts:

37. The Bishops’ Council approves the evaluation of the Council of First Hierarchs and bishops of ten Local Orthodox Churches which took place on the island of Crete from 18th to 26th June 2016 which is contained in the decision of the Holy Synod of 15th June 2016 (Journal no.48). This Council cannot be viewed as Ecumenical, and the decisions taken at it cannot be viewed as binding for...


December 23rd, 2017

UPDATE: Uncut Mountain Press Fund-Raising Campaign a TOTAL SUCCESS

Go Fund Campaign Raises $17,100 in just over 10 Days to Re-Launch the Publishing Work of UMP

ANNOUNCEMENT from Fr. Peter Heers, Director of Uncut Mountain Press

WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL!

A heart-felt THANK YOU to all who helped UMP raise over $17,000!

Within just over 10 days, 109 faithful souls raised $17,100 to re-launch the publishing of the best of Traditional Orthodoxy in Greece and Mt. Athos!

What a joy and an honor to be on...


December 16th, 2017

Following the Holy Fathers: Timeless Guides of Authentic Christianity

By Fr. Theodore Zisis, Translated by Fr. John Palmer, Published by New Rome Press

The English speaking Orthodox world is finally able to gain access to the renowned Patristic scholar and confessor of Faith, Fr. Theodore Zisis with this new translation by Fr. John Palmer of his introduction to the Holy Fathers. Fr. John spent several years near Fr. Theodore when doing his Ph.D. Thesis in Thessaloniki and has given us a true and trusted English version.

May all those who love...


November 27th, 2017

Uncut Mountain Press Book Giveaway

The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II among the books to be distributed

Receive a FREE book from Uncut Mountain Press

Enter to get your FREE copy!

GO TO: https://gleam.io/wPCth/uncut-mountain-press-book-giveaway

— Three random entrants will be selected to receive a print copy of "The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II" by Protopresbyter Peter Heers

— Four random...


November 21st, 2017

“WHEN THEY KILL ME, DON’T CRY FOR ME, BUT PRAY FOR ME”

Remembrances of Fr. Daniel Sysoev by Archimandrite Melchisedek (Artiukhin)

Today is already eight years form the beginning of the eternal life of our dear brother and sincere pastor Fr. Daniel Sysoev!

A priest once wrote these words in his last book: “The best end, which only a Christian can imagine, is a martyric death.” These words were written by the murdered priest Daniel Sysoev. His...


November 18th, 2017

Tο υπ’ αριθμόν 1 αμάρτημα του Ελληνικού λαού

π. Αθανάσιος Μυτιληναίος

-Η αποδοχή του δυτικού ορθολογιστικού ουμανισμού (το αμάρτημα αρνήσεως της Εκκλησίας).

-Ο πόλεμος εναντίον της Εκκλησίας από εγκάθετους επισκόπους (δεν είμεθα σε θέση να σας ποιμάνομε, φροντίστε να σωθείτε μόνοι σας).

-Ο πόλεμος εναντίον των Μοναστηριών.

-Οι ολέθριες εθνικές συνέπειες με...