Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia – The way of Love

What is Paradise? Saint Porphyrios tells us:

It is Christ. Paradise begins here and now. It is exactly the same: those who experience Christ here on earth, experience Paradise… Our task is to attempt to find a way to enter into the light of Christ“. Continue reading “Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia – The way of Love”

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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