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January 7th, 2022

New Lecture Series: The Revelation of Jesus Christ to the Apostle John

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December 1st, 2021

The Bitter Truth

By Blessed Metropolitan Augustinos of Florina

My dear friends, we need to acknowledge the bitter truth: the Orthodox Christians who are struggling to uphold the faith are very few. The vast majority of the faithful are progressively distancing themselves from the Orthodox Faith. I will say something that I have never said before. You may think it egotistical, but I will give you the criterion-the scale, if you will-to weigh today’s bishops,...


November 27th, 2021

​Η ΠΑΤΕΡΙΚΗ ΣΤΑΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΑ ΕΜΒΟΛΙΟ (2/3) - Συνέντευξη με τον π. Σάββα Αγιορειτη

(Απο τον π. Πέτρο Χιρς) Για το Ορθόδοξο Ήθος Podcast

In this second part of our new three-part discussion (2/3) with Archimandrite Savas Agioreitis, which took place on October, 18th, 2021, we discuss:

1. How does one explain that the same consequences [spiritual] do not appear to be happening to everyone who takes the inoculations? / Δεν φαίνεται να έχει επιπτώσεις το εμβόλιο σε όλους. Πως εξηγείται αυτό;

2. If the spiritual father is...


October 27th, 2021

Weep! by I. M. Andreyev

A True Story of Evil in NYC & The Christian Social Ethic

There once appeared in one of New York City’s newspapers a small article entitled “Child-killer.” This article stated that in a little hotel on West 84th Street there occurred a frightening event, a horrible crime—a mother beat to death her two-year old son. The brief details recounted in the article only magnify the horror of this cruel act. And what were the details? This time, even the...


October 25th, 2021

Homily on Christ Walking on the Water

by Fr. Peter Heers

On the 9th Sunday after Pentecost 2021, the Holy Church of Christ commemorates the miracle of Christ walking on the water. In this homily, Fr. Peter speaks about the relationship between fear and faith, how St. Peter's example informs us today, the covidism and totalitarianism that are on the rise, and calls us to trust the Lord, the great Pedagoge, first and foremost in everything we do. So much in this...


July 28th, 2021

Concerning That "Church" Which Will Accept a Legalization from the Antichrist

St. John Maximovitch

St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco (+1966), from a homily given in 1956 on the Sunday of the Dread Judgment:

"St. John the Theologian "himself says that he was 'in the Spirit' - meaning that the Holy Spirit Itself was in him - when the fate of the Church and the world was revealed to him in various symbols. That is why this is a Divine Revelation. He presents the fate of the Church in...


July 21st, 2021

Bishops: Do not persecute the Priests for preserving Orthodox traditions!

By Metropolitan Ambrosios of Kalavryta

His Eminence Metropolitan Ambrosios is the former Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Kalavryta and Aigialeia in northern Greece. What follows is a translation of his open letter, posted (in Greek) on Aktines on June 22, 2021."

"Your Beatitude,

Holy Fathers,
Brethren in Christ,

The Body of...


July 21st, 2021

The Spirit of Antichrist and the Forerunners of Antichrist

Archbishop Averky of Jordanville

From the second chapter of St. Paul's Second Epistle to the Thessalonians it is clear that the teaching about the Antichrist enters into the content of the earliest apostolic evangelization. After giving a description of the Antichrist in the third and fourth verses of that chapter, the holy Apostle writes further to the Thessalonians. "Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you...


July 7th, 2021

Elder Philotheos Zervakos - Our Exceedingly Corrupt Age and Our Infinitely Compassionate God

"The impiety, corruption, senselessness and lack of conscience of people...has reached a high point."

"The impiety, corruption, senselessness and lack of conscience of people, both lay-people and clergymen, men and women, rich and poor, generals and soldiers, the rulers and the ruled over has reached a high point and is speedily progressing in leaps and bounds till it reaches the greatest precipice.

What is countering this pitiful progression of spiritual impiety? It is: the infinite compassion...


June 30th, 2021

A MUST READ! St. Paisios of Mt. Athos on the Blasphemous Treatment of Holy Things, God's Wrath, and Trusting God

"Even if one has some phobia about getting sick, Christ will help if one makes the sign of the Cross with faith." - St. Paisios

“Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.” - Ezekiel...


May 28th, 2020

On the Holy Temple of God & COVID-19 Infection: Interview with Archimandrite Savas Agioreitis (1/4)

The Orthodox Ethos Podcast

The first part of our four-part discussion with Archimandrite Savas Agioreitis, on the question of whether the Holy Temple and Holy Things can be conduits for infection and sickness.

AUDIO VERSION

00:36 - Biographical...


May 5th, 2020

LITURGY AND LIVE-STREAMING: TWO THINGS THAT DON’T GO TOGETHER

Archpriest John Klingel

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus we hear calls repeatedly from many priests and hierarchs to practice social distancing, avoid attendance at Liturgy, and rely instead on viewing the live-streaming of liturgical services. Is this good advice?

While temporary absence from liturgical services may be a necessary part of our response to the virus outbreak, the spiritual efficacy of live-streaming...


April 26th, 2020

The Church is a Hospital, a Life-giving Spring

The Orthodox Ethos Podcast

In this episode of The Orthodox Ethos Podcast:

  1. The Church is a Hospital, in which sicknesses are healed
  2. The Story of the Life-Giving Church throughout the Ages
  3. Answers to Your Questions

DETAILS:

00:00:37 - Introduction: The Church is a...


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