Patriarch of Constantinople calls for a
“Permanent pan-religion Synod”

See how Patriarch Bartholomew equates the Orthodox Church with secular institutions and is promoting a world pan-religion. By Mr. Dimitrios Lambropoulos.

TODAY’S YOUTH AND ASPIRATIONS

What are aspirations? What is greater than keeping the commandments? What is “the spiritual good life”? What Ancient Greek coined “Be all that you can be”?

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AM I PERHAPS FOOLISH?
THE PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL

What causes greed? What does “poor in spirit” really mean? What is arrogance of body? How is atheism foolishness? How does one’s wealth turn into bean soup?

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN – THE CHURCH AS INN, INFIRMARY, ARK OF SALVATION

What is the Church? How does the Church heal? Who is in the Church? What makes someone be “in” the Church? Why don’t chanters participate in the Sacraments?

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THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS PSYCHOANALYZED

Today’s gospel passage of the rich man and Lazarus offers us an opportunity to reflect upon our own attitude toward money, God and our fellow human beings.

INTERVIEW WITH BLESSED FR ROMAN BRAGA

Fr. Roman talks about his early years, God and the devil, prayer, the mission of Orthodox Christians in America, his arrests and imprisonment in Pitesti.

October 22, 2023 by Orthodox Witness
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THE PHENOMENON OF DEMONIC POSSESSION

In this homily, Fr. Athanasios draws from the Gospel passage of the demoniac to show us how demonic possession is happening in our days in various forms.

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THE USEFULNESS OF THE PARABLE AND ITS VALUE

How is a parable different from a fable or myth? Why did the Lord use parables? Fr. Athanasios Mitilinaios answers these questions and more in this homily.

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THE RESURRECTION OF OUR YOUTH

How do we reach today’s youth? Fr. Athanasios Mitilinaios tells us what to do and what not to do in his homily on resurrection of the widow’s son in Naïn.

MAKE A BEGINNING

In today’s gospel passage, the Lord begins to preach. Fr. Athanasios talks about the significance of “a beginning” in Creation and in our personal lives.

Homily on the Cross

THE CROSS OF CHRIST, OUR ETERNAL GLORY

It is the core of the Gospel, the center of spiritual life, the Tree of Life and the terror of demons. We should not be ashamed of the Precious Cross.

THE PARABLE OF THE WICKED FARMERS

Fr. Athanasios Mitilinaios reveals deeper meanings in today’s parable that apply to all Orthodox Christians today.

THE THEOLOGY OF BREAD

Fr. Athanasios Mitilinaios talks about bread, the multiplication miracle, the miracle as preparation for the Eucharist, symbol vs. essence, and Artoklasia.

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Teachings of Saint Nicholas Kavasilas: It is not necessary to become a monk

St. Nicholas Kavasilas teaches that the spiritual life does not require one to go far-away and that he should learn all the sciences the world offers.

A Homily on the Jesus Prayer by Saint Mark of Ephesus

Champion of Orthodoxy, St. Mark of Ephesus, explains the Jesus Prayer, its scriptural origin, its inner unity and how it leads us to godliness.

Everything depends on Christ

On November 15, 2022, Metropolitan Seraphim issued the following encyclical, in which he openly and directly condemns the pan-heresy of ecumenism.

“I am an Orthodox Christian, but not a believer”

Your good friend, a scientist and lifelong Orthodox Christian church-goer does not believe in Christ and His Resurrection. Have you shown them this evidence?

Eldress Galaktia: A blessing to the faithful

Eldress Galaktia (+2021) gave her life to serve others, acquired all the virtues and was even visited by the Mother of God. Meet a new star of the Church!

August 4, 2022 by Orthodox Witness
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THE AKATHIST HYMN: History, Significance, Analysis

Take a glance at this post and see the structure of “The Akathist Hymn”, an acrostic poem and “jewel of Theology” comprised of a prelude and 24 stanzas.

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How Christians of the 3rd millennium can apply The Ladder of Divine Ascent in life

Almost fourteen centuries after Saint John wrote “The Ladder” for monks of his day, the way upward remains the same today.

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