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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...


December 15th, 2020

De-mystifying the Vaccine for Corona Virus

Monk Paul of the Holy Mountain, Biologist, MD Molecular Biology and Biomedicine

[Read it in Greek or German, as well.]

It is with sorrow and wonder that we are observing an event unprecedented in world history [1]. In the name of “love” for the elderly and the more vulnerable, vaccination is being scheduled for all...

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,...


June 3rd, 2020

HOLY COMMUNION AND GERMS

+ Archbishop Michael of North and South America (Greek Archdiocese

In October 1953, Archbishop Michael of the Greek Orthodox Church of America, wrote a letter to the National Herald (dated October 5, 1953), in order to clarify questions about the allegedly unsanitary nature of Holy Communion. What follows are excerpts from the letter.

"The first thing that I would like to emphasize is that the Greek Orthodox Church in America is part of the One, Holy, Catholic...


May 31st, 2020

Letter from An Orthodox Mom

Regarding the Response of the Hierarchy and Clergy to the Coronavirus Crisis

I am an Orthodox mother. I have been Orthodox for the last 30 years and my husband is cradle Orthodox, born and raised in the OCA. We have four children here, and one in Heaven.

In the last three months, I have not heard one bishop, or directive from a bishop, speak about our children. Not one. The ONLY reference to children has been that if they cannot distance themselves properly, they...


May 31st, 2020

To our beloved Hierarchs and Clergy of the Orthodox Churches of America and everywhere

From Your Parishioners

May 31, 2020 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers

To our beloved Hierarchs and Clergy of the Orthodox Churches of America and everywhere:

In May of 1848, The Eastern Patriarchs wrote a profound encyclical to the Pope in response to his flawed papal primacy claims. Toward the end of this most...


May 29th, 2020

​Orthodoxy’s Third Iconoclastic Period: 2020-20XX?

Nicholas Metrakos

Over one thousand years later, the ugly wolf of iconoclasm is again growling at the gates of the Orthodox Church. The princes of this world, in fear of the loss of their temporary power and misguided by perverse and strange theologies have influenced the shepherds of the flock of Christ to reject the borders of tradition – just as Leo the Isaurian and Constantine the Dung-named pushed...


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 17th, 2020

Our Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Crisis: An Interview with Professor Demetrios Tselengides (Pt. 1/3)

The Orthodox Ethos Podcast

Today on The Orthodox Ethos Podcast: The First of a Three-part series of interviews with Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Thessaloniki, Demetrios Tselingides, on the Ecclesiastical...


May 5th, 2020

A DEADLY VIRUS AND AN ECCLESIOLOGICAL NIGHTMARE

Archpriest John Klingel

We have all seen by now the disruptive reports describing in detail just how deadly and serious the coronavirus is. While that is true, the way that many within the Church are responding and, in particular, the guidance that we have received from many bishops, is disconcerting. We are directed now by hierarchs in several jurisdictions that the laity are to remain at home viewing the services via...


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 27th, 2020

Responding to the Crisis: Christian Realism and Worldly Idealism

The Orthodox Ethos Podcast

In this episode of The Orthodox Ethos podcast:

  1. To be a "New Christian" or a True Christian
  2. Insane in the Eyes of the World
  3. Q&A, including:
    1. Healing the Spiritual Schism
    2. What to do when you are shut out
    3. Don't remain idle:...

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...


April 9th, 2020

The Coronavirus: A Sign of the Times

The Orthodox Ethos Podcast

In this episode we examine the Coronavirus Crisis as a crisis of both soul and body, the reaction of many Christians as a sign of the times, and the faithfulness of the Prophet Daniel as an example for the Last Christians.

Sections:

  • Questions we must answer.
  • Not Of this World?
  • As in the Days of Noah
  • Carrying out Both of the Great Commandments
  • A...

March 28th, 2020

CLOSING CHURCHES IS “UNJUSTIFIED OFFENSE AGAINST GOD”

Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Georgia

The Georgian Patriarchate issued a strong statement yesterday, both reiterating its call for the faithful to follow necessary sanitary guidelines and responding to those who are attacking the Church’s ancient practices.

In many places where services have continued and the faithful have continued to partake of Holy Communion, those...


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