Love matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives

Parents often put their own relationship on the back burner to concentrate on their children, but a new study shows that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later in life. Continue reading “Love matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives”

God as a communion of love

by Fr. Nicholas Loudovikos

Those words – “to love one another” – “thus I command you, to love one another” – is a comprehensive command, which is why elsewhere we read that “…on this commandment hinges the law and the prophets”: everything leads us there. When one has love, he has everything: “whether there be tongues, they shall be abolished; whether prophecy, it shall cease…” Only love shall remain forever – love, which is God’s manner of existence. It is the way that God understands Himself. Continue reading “God as a communion of love”

Love and practical Orthodox theology

by Fr. Nicholas Loudovikos

If there is no love for God there cannot be any theology; there can be legalism, there can be justice, there can be….. but there can’t be theology. One must love God in order to theologize properly, because if one doesn’t love God, his theology will be hostile to man and to God – regardless if that person realizes this and regardless if he is seated “upon a lofty theological throne”. Continue reading “Love and practical Orthodox theology”

Love as a Feeling and as an Uncreated Gift of the Holy Trinity (Meat-fare Sunday)

by Vasileios Touloumtsis

It’s an unshakeable and irrefutable truth that every day of our earthly life is- apart from anything else- another step that brings us ever closer to our biological death. Despite the fact that this is the most certain event which will occur to each and every one of us, rich and poor, powerful and weak, in everyday practice we nevertheless are forgetful of it. We underestimate it, so it no longer functions for us as a compass showing the bearings to our destination, which is its advent. Continue reading “Love as a Feeling and as an Uncreated Gift of the Holy Trinity (Meat-fare Sunday)”

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