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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,...


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 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...


November 2nd, 2020

TRAITORS INSIDE THE CHURCH

~ Elder Athanasios Mytilinaios

...Then as I said, Apostle Peter asked them to be quiet. A very serious problem arises here, which has been troubling me for years now. Since you and I are inside the Church, and we are the Church, this is the problem: The secrecy of the issues of the Church by the faithful.

The Church was once a closed circle. A relic of this closed circle that has remained to this day is when...


November 1st, 2020

As an Orthodox Christian, How should I vote?: St. Paisios the Athonite is Your Guide

Archpriest Peter Heers


In former times, if a pious Christian was involved in public life, he probably wasn’t too well. They would have considered him crazy. Today, it is the opposite. If a pious person isn’t concerned and pained by the way things are in the world, he is the one who has lost his mind. - St. Paisios the Athonite

TODAY you cannot stand indifferent...


October 30th, 2020

THE TEMPTATION COMING UPON THE ENTIRE WORLD

Elder Athanasius Mitilinaios

TRANSCRIPT:

"Then we have a third and final stage of Ecumenism. We said that first is Orthodoxy, then Roman Catholicism, then Protestantism. These will associate themselves with Judaism and Mohamedanism, and all these five joined together, and we will move to the third stage, which is all of the so-called natural...


October 4th, 2020

The Demonic Method of Co-existence, Dialogue, Infiltration, and Subversion at work in Ecumenism Today

~ Archpriest Peter Heers

The following analysis of the demonic methodology at work in contemporary syncretistic ecumenism was distributed to participants in the summer online course “An Orthodox Survival Course 2020” which we offered through our Patreon page (and


June 5th, 2020

The Suicidal Church, in Body or in Spirit

By Archimandrite Gregorios Estephan, Abbot of Holy Dormition of the Theotokos Monastery, Bkeftine, Lebanon

April 4, 2020

(Translated by: Maher Salloum)

Christ is risen, truly He is risen!

Christ is risen despite all of Satan’s attempts to prevent His Resurrection. Neither pandemics nor all of the evils of this world are able to prevent Christ’s Resurrection. Christ is risen and creation still trembles until this day as it beholds the light of the Resurrection, just as it did 2000...


June 4th, 2020

Ποια είναι η μεγαλύτερη πνευματική πρόκληση που αντιμετωπίζει σήμερα η Εκκλησία;

~ π. Πέτρος Χιρς

Κάποιος ανέφερε ότι το μελλοντικό θεολογικό ζήτημα από εδώ και στο εξής θα είναι η ανθρωπολογία. Δεν το συμμερίζομαι. Πιστεύω ότι θα είναι η εκκλησιολογία. Η εκκλησιολογία είναι οπωσδήποτε το πρόβλημα που πρέπει να λυθεί, δηλαδή, η κακιά εκκλησιολογία που εισήχθη από τις αρχές του 20ου αιώνα με τον οικουμενισμό, αλλά και ο...


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