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 [...]

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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.

المسيحي في تعليم بولس

من يقرأ رسائل بولس لا يجد تعليماً منظّماً عن "المسيحيّ"، ولكنّه يستطيع تنظيم حياته كلّها انطلاقاً من كلماته المنثورة القادرة على تجديده وتقديسه، وذلك إذا قرأ وفهم وأحبّ وأطاع. وهذا سنتبيّنه في تعليم بولس عن علاقة المسيحيّ بالله المثلّث الأقانيم.مبدأ التجدّد هو الإيمان بالمسيح يسوع الذي قام من بين الأموات ووهب العالم حياة أبديّة. فالمسيح، [...]

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Advice on peacemaking from the Saints

Advice on peacemaking from the Saints Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? Do not despise it when it is naked. Do not honor it in church with silk vestments while outside it is naked and numb with cold. He who said, “This is my body,” and made it so by his [...]

By |2021-05-25T14:17:02-07:00November 2nd, 2011|Saints, Spirituality|Comments Off on Advice on peacemaking from the Saints

Martyr Longinus, the Centurion who Stood at the Cross of the Lord

 Martyr Longinus, the Centurion who Stood at the Cross of the Lord  October 16th  He stood transfixed at the foot of the Cross, watching and wondering, full of awe and amazement.  And then all at once, something was born in him – a spark of faith, a brand-new beginning.  And his life was changed forever. [...]

By |2021-05-20T15:54:54-07:00October 15th, 2011|Saints, Scripture|Comments Off on Martyr Longinus, the Centurion who Stood at the Cross of the Lord

Saint Demetrius day sermon

Saint Demetrius day sermon In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit! Today, dear brothers and sisters, we have gathered in this Holy church to glorify with our prayers St. Demetrius, the Patrone ofthis Holy temple and Parish. I would like to humbly present to you the life [...]

By |2021-09-04T19:12:42-07:00October 14th, 2011|Christian Education, Saints|Comments Off on Saint Demetrius day sermon

Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord’s Prayer

Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord's Prayer  St Maximos the ConfessorПреподобный Максим ИсповедникΜαξίμου του Ομολογητού  If the purpose of the divine counsel is the deification of our nature, and the aim of divine thoughts is to supply the prerequisites of our life, it follows that we should both know and carry into effect the [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:05:42-07:00October 7th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Prayers and Practice, Saints|Comments Off on Saint Maximos the Confessor on The Lord’s Prayer

Venerable Pelagia the Penitent

Venerable Pelagia the Penitent October 8th  The Lord loves sinners with an abiding love, we are told, and it is easy to imagine that He must have loved the Venerable Pelagia with a special fervor – because this egregious sinner not only sought repentance for her misdeeds, but then went on to become a pious [...]

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Venerable Chariton the Confessor

Venerable Chariton the Confessor, Abbot of Palestine September 28th Tortured relentlessly for his faith by the Romans, St. Chariton the Confessor refused to denounce Jesus Christ – and then went on to found the series of monasteries that made this monk a legendary figure among the early saints of the Holy Church. His dramatic story [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:05:44-07:00September 27th, 2011|Christian Education, Saints|Comments Off on Venerable Chariton the Confessor