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Imitation of Christ

Excerpt from Following Christ (About Christian Deeds) by Bishop Alexander"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witness, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author [...]

By |2021-09-21T12:45:24-07:00September 21st, 2021|Christian Education, Spirituality|Comments Off on Imitation of Christ

Question: “What sort of New Year’s Resolution should a Christian make?”

Answer: The practice of making New Year’s resolutions goes back over 3000 years to the ancient Babylonians. There is just something about the start of a New Year that gives us the feeling of a fresh start and a new beginning. In reality, there is no difference between December 31st and January 1st. Nothing mystical [...]

By |2021-09-21T12:01:05-07:00September 21st, 2021|New Year|Comments Off on Question: “What sort of New Year’s Resolution should a Christian make?”

Ten Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year or On Your Birthday

Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him, the Lord rebuked them through the prophet Haggai. "Consider your ways!" (Haggai 1:5) he declared, urging them to reflect on some of the things happening to them, and to evaluate their slipshod spirituality in light of what God had told them.Even [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:57:29-07:00September 21st, 2021|New Year|Comments Off on Ten Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year or On Your Birthday

أحد الأرثوذكسية – أحد الأيقونات

السلام عليكِ يا كوكباً مظهراً الشمسمن خدمة المديح الكبير لوالدة الإله الفائقة القداسةاليوم هو الأحد الأول من الصوم الكبير المقدس، الذي تخصصه الكنيسة للاحتفال بانتصارها على هرطقة محاربي الأيقونات المقدسة والتي استمرت حوالي مئتي سنة، تم فيها تدمير الكثير من الأيقونات وسحلها في الشوارع ودوسها بالأقدام وإهانتها. الكنيسة الحية بالروح القدس نهضت من جراحها وصرخت [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:45:29-07:00September 21st, 2021|Christian Education, Great Lent, Icons|Comments Off on أحد الأرثوذكسية – أحد الأيقونات

THE PATRIARCHATE OF ANTIOCH

The city of Antioch on-the-Orontes was the most important city of the Roman Province of Syria, and, as such, served as the capital city of the Empire's civil "Diocese of the East." The Church in Antioch dates back to the days of the foremost apostles, SS. Peter and Paul, as is recorded in the Acts [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:42:30-07:00September 21st, 2021|Antioch|Comments Off on THE PATRIARCHATE OF ANTIOCH

The Fathers of the Orthodox Church on Abortion

The following represent the teaching of the Orthodox Church from the [early] second century through the fifth century.... Note that penalties, when they are given, are neither civil nor criminal, but ecclesiastical and pastoral (excommunication for the purpose of inducing repentance). Also note that the these quotes deal with both surgical and chemically induced abortion, [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:41:26-07:00September 21st, 2021|Christian Education, The Fathers Speak|Comments Off on The Fathers of the Orthodox Church on Abortion

Byzantium: Constantine and the Founding of Constantinople

By the 3rd or 4th Century, Rome had expanded to a vast empire, which was beset by enemies around it. The early Roman emperors were not like modern British kings and queens, inheriting the throne from their fathers; they were generals who had the command of the armies and as a result could protect Rome [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:39:08-07:00September 21st, 2021|church history, Saints|Comments Off on Byzantium: Constantine and the Founding of Constantinople

The Thessalonikian Saints Kyrillos and Methodios, Teachers of the Slavs.

By Panagiotis K. Christou Professor of the Theological School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki in the 9th century.Since the beginning of the 9th century over one thousand and one hundred years had already passed since the foundation of the city of Thessaloniki (315 BC). During this period the city saw days of brilliant [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:36:22-07:00September 21st, 2021|church history, Saints|Comments Off on The Thessalonikian Saints Kyrillos and Methodios, Teachers of the Slavs.

الكنيسة الأرثوذكسية والإجهاض

ترفض الكنيسة الأرثوذكسية الإجهاض، وثمة قوانين كنسيّة عديدة وضعها الآباء أفراداً أو في المجامع تدينه، ومنها القانون 91 من مجمع تروللو (692) الذي يقرر:" إن النساء اللواتي يعطين عقاقير لإسقاط الجنين واللواتي يأخذن السموم لقتل الجنين يقعن تحت قصاص القتلة ". والقديس باسيليوس الكبير (+ 379) يوصي في القانون الثاني من مجموعة قوانينه:" ليفرض على [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:35:32-07:00September 21st, 2021|Christian Education, The Fathers Speak, عِبَر/مقالات|Comments Off on الكنيسة الأرثوذكسية والإجهاض

The Great Schism

The Estrangement of Eastern and Western Christendom Bishop Kallistos Ware One summer afternoon in the year 1054, as a service was about to begin in the Church of the Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) at Constantinople, Cardinal Humbert and two other legates of the Pope entered the building and made their way up to the sanctuary. [...]

By |2021-09-21T11:32:51-07:00September 21st, 2021|Christian Education, church history|Comments Off on The Great Schism