Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia; The sanctity of the parents is the best way of bringing up children in the Lord

As Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia says: “It’s great to walk, to work, to move and to have your health. But first you should have your spiritual health. Your spiritual health is fundamental, then comes bodily health. Almost all sicknesses come from the lack of trust in God and this creates stressContinue reading “Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia; The sanctity of the parents is the best way of bringing up children in the Lord”

The Theology of Gender – The Place of Women in Byzantine Society

by Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara

Byzantine society was a dynamic union of different cultural elements based on Greek civilization and the Christian faith. Although Christianity was the decisive element in the formation of Byzantium, the practical application of the Christian ethos as a way of life met with the resistance of the old cultural principles that were deeply rooted in the consciousness of the people. Continue reading “The Theology of Gender – The Place of Women in Byzantine Society”

The Dormition of the Mother of God; Transition to Life

by Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos

Every time we celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God, it’s like Easter all over again; the summer Easter. Our Lady the Mother of God prepares this Easter, this ‘glorious Passover from death unto life’, for us. A second Passover, holy, spotless, life-giving for the human race, because truly, today, ‘the terms of nature are overcome’. Continue reading “The Dormition of the Mother of God; Transition to Life”

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