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August 21st, 2021

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES

Compiled by Orthodox Ethos

Dearest to Christ,

Many Orthodox Christians have contacted us seeking resources for exemption from mandatory masks, vaccination, and testing against Covid-19 in various settings (i.e., workforce, school, and military). Below, we have compiled various resources we believe are helpful. Each has its own particular strength; find the documents best suited to your situation. Maybe multiple documents...


August 2nd, 2021

An Essential Epistle on the Greatest Blasphemy of Our Days

By George Karras, “Orthodox Heritage” editor, May 27th, 2020.

MESSAGE OF THE MONTH (May 2020)

Today, at the end of the most tragic Lenten and Paschal season His Bride has ever lived, we celebrate the Apodosis of Pascha and tomorrow Orthodoxy observes His Holy Ascension. Sadly, most Orthodox churches shall remain either closed or with limited (at best)...


August 1st, 2021

Open Letter: TO OUR BELOVED HIERARCHS, BROTHER CONCELEBRANTS, AND OUR FAITHFUL FLOCKS

From the Burning Bush Brotherhood

July 28th, 2021

Father Savvas the Athonite answers questions on fear and the fear of God (Part 1)

Greek Audio - English Subtitles

Father Savvas is a hieromonk in the Monastery of Holy Trinity, Edessa, Macedonia, Greece. He has a degree in Dentistry and in Theology.

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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 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...


December 18th, 2020

“We will have Modified People...” (Part 1) - A Call to Prayer

Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou

Excerpts from the second half of the video:

Very difficult moments for humanity are coming. It seems that these difficult moments are just now starting. When this virus will end in May, other grievances will come; far greater than this one...

Therefore, we will need even more patience and even more faith. Now we are in the stage of practice, and of exams. These exams will...


November 21st, 2020

“Christ is Bringing a New Crew to Lead His Ship”

- Saint Porphyrios of Kafsokalyvia

Thirty years ago Saint Porphyrios said to Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou:

“You will see, my son, that when you pass your 50th year [the Metropolitan is now 58 years old] that God has a plan to change the ‘crew’ of the ship.”

“I said to him, what do you mean, Geronda, the “crew of the ship”?. . .”

“The ship of Christ is the One, Holy, Catholic and...

October 20th, 2020

Are Orthodox Christian Bishops Afraid of COVID, the Government, or Both?


President Trump, after recovering from COVID, was due to leave Walter Reed hospital when he Tweeted this message, “Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”

As an obese 74 year-old with a famously poor diet and a high-stress job, Trump has very publicly beaten the virus and in a short period of time. President Trump is also the...


October 20th, 2020

Three Miraculous Events which Show that Holy Communion is Invulnerable not only to bacteria and viruses, but also to everything else!

From the Website: agiapisti.blogspot.com

1. Presbyter Fr. P.L., known to the editorial team of our blog, recounts:

"My father-in-the-flesh, Presbyter E.L. had just Celebrated the Divine Liturgy in his parish in a village in Halkidiki (Northern Greece). As he finished the katalysis (consumption of the Holy Blood and Body that remained in the Holy Chalice), he wanted to add a little water, as is often the case,...


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