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·       A special photo album dedicated to Orthodoxy in the Continent of Africa  (Updated 24/2/2017)

·       Christian Pascha after the Hebrew Passover is an "Orthodox Urban Legend"?  - There is a reason for all Orthodox traditions - (9/4/2015)

·       Arguments over Greek debt echo ancient disputes about Easter  - For eastern Christians, the emphasis is on Christ leaping from the grave, not hanging on a cross.  - (2/4/2015)

·       The Suicidal Church In The U.K.  - What fills the void, if/when the Church is dissolved? - (2/4/2015)

·       Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel  -  Discovered on a fragment of papyrus taken from an ancient Egyptian funeral mask dating to the 1st century A.D. - (31/3/2015)

·       Debunking claims of Conciliar Committee vote about homosexuality - Putting different words in another's mouth is neither professional, nor praiseworthy journalism - (24/3/2015)

·       Judah, Todah and Christian Eucharist - The background of the religious term "Thanksgiving" - 21/3/2015

·       Legendary gay designers oppose gay marriage, gay parenting, surrogacy  - A statement from where one least expected it - 20/3/2015

·       On humility and humor  - A few extracts from an interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) about Archimandrite Sophrony of Essex - 15/3/2015

·       Catholic Priest Constantine Simon Converts to Orthodoxy - This is not the first time a Catholic priest has decided to convert to the Orthodox Faith. - 15/3/2015

·       The Byzantines were Romans - As analysed in an interview with OSU professor Anthony Kaldellis - 6/3/2015

·       France and Christianity today - Two articles indicative of an enlightened European France's stance toward religious (in)tolerance. - 1/3/2015

·       Where does humanistic culture lead? - A treatise by Saint Justin Popovic - 20/2/2015

·       The year I lost my limbs was the most brilliant of my life'  -  a shocking admission and reaction - 14/2/2015

·       ‘Flat Earth’ Theory: A Secular Myth Fabricated to Defame Christianity - but dismissed by Science. - 12/2/2015

·       How Saint Mark of Ephesus behaved in the Dialogue with the Latins - He had aspired to their return to the One Church, NOT to a mere union with them. - 31/1/2015

·       Burning incense is psychoactive - New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses, according to biological reports. - 31/1/2015

·       Asceticism as Repentance, Repentance as Failure. - An essay by Professor Christos Yannaras - 28/1/2015

·       Infant Communion, revisited - Comparing the Orthodox view - 25/1/2015

·       In Defence Of The Holy Icons  (book) - Historical evidence regarding the prominent place of Iconography since the time of the ancient Church - 20/1/2015

·       What the jihadists who bought “Islam for Dummies” on Amazon tell us about radicalization - Pretending that the danger comes only from the devout could cost lives.

·       Fighting to keep Orthodoxy unadulterated, with... Orthodox weapons - from a homily by Fr. Constantine Strategopoulos - 19/1/2015

·       The Elder Paisios has been canonized - The Church's official recognition of the Elder as a Saint - 13/1/2015

·       The oldest known prayer to the Theotokos  -  Tangible historical proof that the Holy Mother was indeed venerated, even by the early Church. - 13/1/2015

·       Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the Orthodox Church - Why Marriage is not a mere tradition or custom - 12/1/2015

·       Using the Charlie Hebdo killings to attack religion is just cowardice - Examining the underlying thoughts behind this tragedy. - 10/1/2015

·       Gabriel, an atheist Philosophy Student at Mount Athos - A meeting between the student and Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogea.  -  8/1/2015

·       From birth to baptism the glory of christmastide - Reflections on the twelve days of Christmas. - 30/12/2014

·       Is Porn really destroying 500,000 Marriages Annually? - 500,000 marriages annually might be failing due to pornography - 30/12/2014

·       Protests and out of control emotions. - Fr. George Aquaro, explains why we are scared and angry and resentful and why we we must remain that way in order for the system to continue. - (29/12/2014)

·       The Orthodox Royal Hours of Christmas, in English. (external link).

·       Psychology and Orthodox Christian Therapy.  Abbot Tryphon, a "recovering psychologist" explains the difference between the two.

·       Christianity, sin and morality. (external link) Fr. Dn  Stephen Hayes, gives us some insight on these matters.

·       Morality, Freedom and way of existence in Orthodoxy. (updated) In this classic homily, Fr. Constantine Strategopoulos explains why ethicism and Christianity don't mix.

·       Why Morality is not Christian. The amoral core of our faith.

·       The Anglican communion ordains women Bishops. A very sad development that leads the Anglicans one step away from the Apostolic faith.

·       Orthodoxy in South Africa before and after Apartheid Fr Dn Stephen serves two congregations in Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa. As a result of his missionary efforts across racial lines under South Africa’s apartheid government, Fr Dn Stephen was deported, listed as Enemy of the Stat, and banned from 1972 – 1976. (17/12/2014)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook- by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 28 -29 THE END) - (17/12/2014)

·       Is the Holy Bible the Logos in written form? - Clarifying a mistaken Protestant perception - (1/4/2014)

·       Top 10 Most Common Atheist Arguments, and Why They Fail - (31/3/2014)

·       The Annunciation to the Theotokos - Article by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos - (25/3/2014)

·       Young girl covers her eyes as nude men walk past during Gay Pride Parade - A pictorial example of the much-touted-but-not-always-respected popular expression "TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!" - (23/3/2014) 

·       Conclusions of the 25th Pan-Orthodox Conference on Matters of Heresies & Para-Religion - (17/3/2014)

·       To experience God - by Saint Gregory Palamas, the man who had been unjustly and without due consideration referred to as “the cause of all disorders and disturbances in the Church” in his time - (16/3/2014)

·       The Orthodox Monastery of Saints Ninian and Cuthbert - to become the first Orthodox Monastery in the Hebrides - (15/3/2014)

·       Wars: religious, or with the pretext of religion? - an interesting overview of the topic, with statistics - (13/3/2014)

·       The Synodikon of Orthodoxy  - by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos - (11/3/2014)

·       Saint Dymphna of Ireland, Virgin Martyr (pre-Schism Saint of the 7th century A.D.) - (9/3/2014)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 27) - (6/3/2014)

·       Elder Paisios on the Final Judgment - thoughts by the Elder Paisios - (3/3/2014)

·       Monday of Clean Week – First part of the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete - (3/3/2014)

·       A dog is better than I, because a dog loves and does not judge - Everyday food for thought - (2/3/2014)

·       A GUIDE TO THE TRIODION AND LENT : Fourth Sunday of Triodion - Forgiveness Sunday - (2/3/2014)

·       Homily for Forgiveness Sunday - (2/3/2014)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 26) - (26/2/2014)

·       We shouldn't ask to see God if we aren't prepared - Written by an Orthodox Archbishop for people who had never prayed before - (20/2/2014)

·       List of Killings Ordered or Supported by Muhammad - A list containing the results and reasons for the targeted killings and assassinations ordered or supported by Muhammad, and the primary sources which mention these incidents - (18/2/2014)

·       The Absurdity of Conservatism and Liberalism - A look at the history behind these terms - (14/2/2014)

·       Heresies and Councils - From the book by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos "Empirical Dogmatics"  - (10/2/2014)

·       The truth about Russia’s “anti-Gay” laws - Details that may challenge what's reported in the mainstream media - (9/2/2014)

·       The Human Body: Ascesis and Exercise - By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos - (8/2/2014)

·       Therapeutic Treatment of the Human Nous - The Human Nous: Its anatomy, Nosology and Therapeutic Treatment - a homily by protopresbyter Constantine Strategopoulos - (2/2/2014)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 25) - (27/1/2014)

·       Some thoughts on the 41st Anniversary of the Roe Vs Wade Decision - (21/1/2014)

·       The Primacy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate - Why it differs from the Primacy asserted by the Papacy - (21/1/2014)

·       Calvinism is Nonsense. A Quick Way to Destroy TULIP - A brief outline of the basis of Calvinist doctrine - (19/1/2014)

·       How the Faith was Lost in the Church of England - When the Church becomes a fixed part of the local landscape, it ceases to preach repentance and conversion, and instead "reaches out" with social programs - (6/1/2014)

·       Position of the Moscow Patriarchate on the problem of primacy in the Universal Church - (31/12/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 24) - (22/12/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 23) - (20/12/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapters 20-21-22) - (19/12/2013)

·       Masoretic vs Septuagint : Guns, Lies and Forgeries - Clarifications evidencing the truth - (15/12/2013)

·       The Orthodox Church in Cumbria - (External Link) The Orthodox Church in Cumbria follows the ancient Living Tradition of the Saints. People are often surprised to find that it has been followed in the British Isles since the 2nd century after Christ - (8/12/2013)

·       Brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture?  -  Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes (4/12/2013)

·       How to avoid Holiday Depression - Orthodox living contains the solution to this phenomenon - (1/12/2013)

·       Canonization of Two New Saints by the Ecumenical Patriarchate - ANNOUNCEMENT:  On Tuesday, November 27, 2013, the Sacred and Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate decided the formal inclusion in the List of Saints of the Orthodox Church     of Elder Porphyrios of Kafsokalivia and of Venerable Meletios of Lardos, Rodos Island. - (27/11/2013)

·       Feast Day of Saint Porphyrios of Kafsokalivia: December 2nd. 

·       Feast Day of Saint Meletios of Lardos: February 12th.

·       Church of England will be extinct within 25 years, according to former leader - Orthodoxy is on the increase in both England and Ireland. Most of the churches the Orthodox now own are former Church of England or Church of Ireland buildings. - (21/11/2013)

·       The monk who lives up a rock to get closer to God - A Georgian monk has lived up a 131-ft pillar of rock for 20 years in a lonely quest to get closer to God - (20/11/2013)

·       Mother Thekla  - Scholar and Orthodox nun who provided spiritual inspiration and words for the composer John Tavener (17/11/2013)

·       An Ecumenical Council Officially Condemns a Pope for Heresy - Historical facts proving that the bishops of Rome are not     infallible and were never considered so by the early Church - (13/11/2013)

·       Do Atheist “Mega-Churches” create the same effect as Christian ones? - (12/11/2013)

·       Saint Nektarios : When the Church apologized - Honouring his feast-day, the 9th of November - (9/11/2013)

·       Conveying Experience   - Excerpt from Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos' work, "Empirical Dogmatics" - (8/11/2013)

·       "The Lion of Christ" (External link) - An English-subbed video on the life and opus of Saint Basil the Great - (7/11/2013)

·       "We have to return to our roots." - former Roman Catholic monk, fr. Gabriel Bunge, narrating his life's path - (2/11/2013)

·       Living as an Orthodox Christian in a Non-Orthodox World  - (28/10/2013)

·       Hypersexuality and Sterility: the Social Costs of Porn in Japan - Sad and disheartening news for our youths - (24/10/2013)

·       The Hebrew Bible Moses Couldn’t Read -Why the Masoretic text would be impossible for Moses to confirm as accurate- (3/10/2013)

·       Photons: Minute things that hold the grandeur of this world... - A fascinating homily by Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, speaking as an... Astrophysicist! - (1/10/2013)

·       A surprising dialogue between an atheist scientist and a priest - (29/9/2013)

·       Is secular “psychotherapy” compatible with the principles & the anthropology of the Orthodox Church? - (27/9/2013)

·       Patriarch Bartholomew: We are not betraying Orthodoxy - We are not ecumenists - His words of reassurance - (22/9/2013)

·       The Impact of Religious Practice on Social Stability- (21/9/2013)

·       Faith, Experience, and Theory - Intellectual theologizing vs. communion with God - (28/8/2013)

·       "Storky's Adventures" - Presentation of a children's book specially designed to alert young ages to "the facts of life" in a child-sensitive and subtle manner, while highlighting related, underlying truths - (27/8/2013)

·       Saint Basil on Usury and Debt - (22/8/2013)

·       Standing With Israel: how bad theology duped us into supporting terrorism and oppression - (21/8/2013)

·       Why are premarital relations not allowed? - A sensitive topic, with sensible answers - (17/8/2013)

·       God's truth, believers are nicer. - The results of an interesting survey - (15/8/2013)

·       The Plethora of "Elders" and the "Piety" of the Naive - Some observations to think about - (12/8/2013)

·       Metropolitan Seraphim of Kastoria: "If the priest isn't at least gracious, then all his ministry goes to waste"  - The paternal and exhortative encyclical distributed by the Metropolitan to the Clergy of his jurisdiction - (8/8/2013)

·       How Efthymios the Great brought Queen Evdokia back from the Antichalcedonians - (3/8/2013)

·       The schismatic illegal occupants of the Holy Mountain's Esphigmenou Monastery resort to acts of violence! - Karyes (the capital) of the Holy Mountain has just experienced an attack with explosives and Molotov cocktails. (30/7/2013)

·       The Internet is "upon us" (literally)! - Insight by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos - (27/7/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 19) - (22/7/2013)

·       The road to Nicaea - A detailed look at the shaping and clarification of Orthodoxy's theological landmarks - (20/7/2013)

·       Number of Orthodox Christians in Ireland DOUBLES in Five Years - According to an official 2011 census - (16/7/2013)

·       The 'Arab Spring' and the Christian Nightmare - An official USA (!!) Report also verifies the unrelenting, financed (and unjustified) persecution of the Christian population in Syria - (29/4/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 18) - (22/4/2013)

·       Why does the Bible speak in riddles?  - Is it to make our life more difficult, or are there other reasons? - (18/4/2013)

·       Depression - Focusing on the troubles of our fellow-man helps to diminish our personal perspectives - (13/4/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 17) - (7/4/2013)

·       Should One Kill Moles? Or, How to Avoid Falling Into Traps While Reading Contemporary Orthodox Literature - Deacon George Maximov highlights a dangerous modernist trait where personal opinions are placed at the forefront of spiritual studies - (6/4/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 16) - (30/3/2013)

·       The meaning of "Anathema" in the Orthodox Church - dispelling the doubt surrounding this term - (22/3/2013)

·       A Guide to the Triodion and Lent - Outlining the underlying facts of fasting and of Lent - (19/3/2013)

·       The Love of Poverty  - in the words of Saint Gregory the Theologian - (10/3/2013)

·       Justice Does Not Belong to the Christian Way of Life  - God has an entirely different sense of justice - (9/3/2013)

·       Taxing the Greek Orthodox Church?  - Archbishop of Athens Ieronimos Declares Transparency - (8/3/2013)

·       The Sickness of Religion and its Orthodox Cure - As analysed by Protopresbyter John Romanides (†) - (3/3/2013)

·       Orthodox Vespers in English (external link, YouTube) Vassilis Hadjinicolaou chants Byzantine Vesper Hymns in English (1/3/2013)

·       St. Raphael of Brooklyn on the Episcopalians - On the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the repose of St. Raphael of Brooklyn (+1915), this is a pastoral letter he sent out in 1912 regarding relations with the Episcopal Church - (28/2/2013)

·       On Papal Primacy - The facts of the matter, in a nutshell - (27/2/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 15)  - (24/1/2013)

·       A Yearning Of The Heart - As narrated by a convert from the Protestant realm - (23/2/2013)

·       A First In Oxford Since 1066 - A revival of the ancient, genuine form of Orthodox worship that Britain once knew - (21/2/2013)

·       Praying to Saints and Prayers for the Departed - A Christian practice usually shirked or downplayed by various Protestant groups - (10/2/2013)

·       Two Divergent Triadologies? Anatomizing Divinity - Anthropos, Cosmos, and Theos According to the Orthodox Catholic Tradition and the Alchemico-Hermetic Tradition: Two Divergent Triadologies.  - (5/2/2013)

·       The Path towards the Light: Orthodoxy's holy teachers and  teachers of other religions  - (25/1/2013)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 14)  - (24/1/2013)

·       Prayer and the Departed Saints - The Church's unchanging beliefs on these two subjects - (18/1/2013)

·       On the selection of a Spiritual Father  - Why it is important to select a spiritual father properly - (12/1/2013)

·       The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches  -  Protestant groups in our present day might be attempting to emulate the house churches of the “New Testament” church, however, the ancient Christian communities were gathered together primarily for the celebration of the Sacraments, not for a simple Bible study, lecture, and sing-along. - (7/1/2013)

·       Holy Tradition and the Bible - by the Elder Sophrony and Saint Siluan the Athonite - (6/1/2013)

·       Discourse On the Day of the Baptism of Christ - by Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople - (5/1/2013)

·       Church Year : Epiphany - More details pertaining to this important Feast-day - (4/1/2013)

·       Theophany - Informative article, in view of the imminent, important Feast-Day of the Epiphany of our Lord - (3/1/2013)

·       Christian Chronology - An historical view by Protopresbyter Fr. George Metallinos - (2/1/2013)

·       Wishing all our readers a blessed and joyous New Year of our Lord 2013 !

·       Can everyone theologize?  - As expounded by the Apostles and the Fathers of the Church, "knowledge" of God is not an achievement attained through one's applied efforts; it is bestowed directly by God, under specific conditions (30/12/2012)

·       Understanding the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom - by the Very Reverend Michel Najim & T.L. Frazier - (28/12/2012)

·       A Celtic Christmas Carol - A refreshing alternative to the more commercialized Carols - (25/12/2012)

·       Is Christmas stolen from the Pagans? - The Nativity of Christ untangled from various Pagan roots  - (25/12/2012)

·       Pastor Richard Wurmbrand: Finishing the Race - Confessing Christ despite Communist oppression - (24/12/2012)

·       Is It Really 'OK To Look But Don’t Touch'?  - Age-old Christian basics provide the answer to this question - (4/12/2012)

·       The "Invisible Church" theory  - A more detailed look at this 7th Day Adventist theory - (30/11/2012)

·       Apollo 11 Moon landing: conspiracy theories debunked  - (26/11/2012)

·       Conciliar Proclamation against Religious Violence - by the Patriarchate of Alexandria - (26/11/2012)

·       To Vent or Not To Vent: Modern and Ancient Views on Dealing with Anger - the Christian viewpoint - (25/11/2012)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 13)  - (18/11/2012)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapters 9-12)  - (15/11/2012)

·       On Terminology, Expressions and Concepts in Theology - Analysis by Fr. John Romanides - (21/10/2012)

·       Baptismal reception into the Orthodox Church of Polish Academic Professor Paweł P. Wróblewski - (15/10/2012)

·       Erdogan's Greek-speaking Vice President is of  Cretan origin - A surprising news report in Turkey - (26/9/2012)

·       Relative or honorary veneration in the Holy Bible - Scriptural quotes settling the argument of absolute or other kinds of veneration, set out in an orderly dialogue form by Fr.Epiphanios Theodoropoulos - (16/9/2012)

·       The "lost Christians" of Asia Minor  - A real presence that is a thorn in the modern-day Turkish regime - (9/8/2012)

·       The mystery and the process of death - From an interview with Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos - 6/8/2012)

·       Gay is not "The New Black"  -  A serious, clear-minded and logical scrutiny of same-sex "civil rights"  - (23/7/2012)

·       Russian Orthodox Church hails possible discovery of the Higgs boson, or "God particle"  - (21/7/2012)

·       Religious persecutions in the world of Islam  -  (external link) A prayerful essay by the Pan-Cretan Association of Theologians - (11/7/2012)

·       The Disappointment of Religion   -  From an Ancient Faith Radio podcast - (10/7/2012)

·       In Memoriam: Archpriest Peter Gillquist  - Orthodox Archpriest and author - (6/7/2012)

·       Emmy Award Winning Hollywood Actor Jonathan Jackson Converts to Orthodoxy  - A former Seventh-Day Adventist  who converted in the year 2012, openly thanks God in his acceptance speech - (5/7/2012)

·       What is "psychotherapy" in the context of Orthodox Christianity?  - An article of the World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review - (3/7/2012)

·       The Marian Necessity - From an Ancient Faith Radio podcast - (1/7/2012)

·       Fasting during Holy and Great Lent - From a radio program of the Church, hosting Fr. Ananias Koustenis - (14/6/2012)

·       A Homily on Repentance : Can we fast without it? - The transcript of a homily by Fr. Barnabas Yagou - (13/4/2012)

·       Scientists unearth 1400-year-old skeleton  of one of Britain's first Christians - The remains thought to be one of Britain's first ever Christians, were discovered in an ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site in Cambridgeshire, England - (19/3/2012)

·       "Go ahead - eat. Let the sin burden me..." - A frequently heard exhortation during fasting periods - (15/3/2012)

·       Constantine and Christianity - A brief commentary on the historical facts - (23/2/2012)

·       Elder Joel: Founder of 3 churches, who chooses to live underground! - An outstanding Christian example - (19/2/2012)

·       The Heresy of Racism - A wakeup call to the Christian Parishes around the world that may have unfortunately turned into ethnic clubs, contrary to the teaching of the Gospel to unite, not divide, all nations in Christ, without discriminations - (18/2/2012)

·       Letter to a Roman Catholic Friend - When the Truth is sought sincerely, miracles result - (14/2/2012)

·       Why does God sing? - Is singing the natural mode of worship? - (12/2/2012)

·       Two, related articles on the serious matter of tampering and falsification of Scriptural texts by the Watchtower Society, specifically of Chapter 10:1 of Paul's Epistle to Hebrews - (9/2/2012)

·       The "image" is... the "substance" (!!!)

·       Shadow, Image, Servants and Children

·       Fr. Meletios Webber on Orthodox Psychotherapy & Addiction (external link, YouTube) Archimandrite Meletios Webber, Abbot of St. John of Shanghai Monastery in Manton, CA, gave a keynote address to the Eastern American Diocese on the topics of psychotherapy, addiction and hesychasm - (3/2/2012)

·       Saint Fursey of Burgh Castle - A continuing tribute to the pre-Schism Orthodox Saints of the British Isles - (28/1/2012)

·       The smallest working Church in Britain - Dedicated to a 6th century Orthodox British Saint, Abbot, Missionary and founder of Monasteries: Saint Fursey of Burgh Castle near Yarmouth - (28/1/2012)

·       Orthodox Hieromonk shot dead in terrorist crossfire in Syria - Another Martyr for Christ in our troubled times - (27/1/2012)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 8)  - (26/1/2012)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 7)  - (24/1/2012)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (Chapter 6 updated)  - (21/1/2012)

·       Why would anyone want to forgive an enemy? - a podcast by the Ancient Faith Radio - (19/1/2012)

·       The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece demands Elder Ephraim's release (external link) - At the decision of the Holy Synod, Archbishop Ieronymos will visit the Abbot of Vatopedi Monastery, Abbot Efraim, in the Korydallos detention centre.  In a statement , the Holy Synod condemned the Elder's detention on Christmas Eve and indirectly demanded his release.  (13/1/2012)

·       Confession of Sins - in the Bible and Beyond - With a selection of Scriptural and Patristic quotes as evidence - (12/1/2012)  

·       Filioque: Understanding the controversy - Is it just semantics, or is there doctrinal substance to the rejection of the Filioque clause in the Creed by the Orthodox Church? - (10/1/2012)

·       Toll Houses: After Death Reality or Heresy? - an interview by the Ancient Faith Radio - (9/1/2012)

·       Cold reading - a series of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, illusionists, and con artists - (8/1/2012)

·       Letter by the Sacred Community of the Holy Mountain - declaring their support and sympathy towards the Abbot Ephraim and the Vatopedi Brotherhood, in view of recent disturbing events - (7/1/2012)

·       250.000 people are fed daily by the Church in Greece - Christian solidarity in a time of crisis - (1/1/2012)

·       OODE wishes its readers a Happy and Blessed New Year 2012 !

·       The black powers of darkness - A compilation of the Elder Paisios' experiences, along with his clarifications and warnings about this perilous area, taken from the discussions he held with his numerous visitors - (30/12/2011)

·       Dormition or Assumption? - An essay distinguishing between the two terms - (26/12/2011)

·       Greek government faces international criticism for jail threat to Abbot Ephraim (external link)  "The Greek courts have ruled that a respected Orthodox Christian monk will be imprisoned over Christmas over a land dispute in northern Greece. Abbot Ephraim who leads the largest monastic order in the Orthodox Christian world [Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos], has strong links to the royal family in the United Kingdom, among others, and his supporters have threatened the Greek government with widespread protests to release the Abbot."  - (24/12/2011)

·       Father Tychon's Christmas: A Holy Mountain story of self-restraint and asceticism, as opposed to the holidays' excessive consumerism. - (23/12/2011)

·       To Be Free or Not To Be: Welsh Christianity at the Crossroads  - Orthodoxy's presence in Wales - (23/12/2011)

·       The Protocols of the Elders of Zion - A much discussed and controversial piece of literature - (10/12/2011)

·       The Hypnotic Mall - One example of the importance of staying alert in today's society - (25/11/2011)

·       Holy Communion without...fasting? - Dispelling misunderstandings and arbitrary guidance - (24/11/2011)

·       Israeli public figures apologize to Greek patriarch for ultra-Orthodox spitting incidents - A Haaretz news article (24/11/2011)

·       About building churches - An educative story by the Elder Sophrony - (10/11/2011)

·       The  Period of Decline: A Western World in Need of Christ - Bitter truths about our era - (4/11/2011)

·       Introduction to Orthodox Christianity for ‘New Age’ and Eastern Inquirers - (2/11/2011)

·       Confronting our country's crisis spiritually - An examination of the underlying cause - (25/10/2011)

·       Greeks and the Church, 10 years later... (youtube video) English subtitled (by OODE) excerpt of a survey conducted by a Greek TV Channel with Journalist Paul Tsimas in regard to the Church of Greece. - (19/10/2011)

·       Has the Bible become an Idol? - Should we believe that the Scriptures are a divine "instruction manual"? - (18/10/2011)

·       Extraterrestrial Life - The Orthodox view on this topic as outlined by Fr. John Romanides - (17/10/2011)

·       Where did you find your property? - A question posed and answered by Saint Basil the Great - (14/10/2011)

·       NIHILISM : The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age - An in-depth examination of the phenomenon by Fr. Seraphim Rose - (12/10/2011)

·       The problem of Evil, from Augustine to contemporary Genetics - An essay by Fr. Nicholas Loudovikos on an issue that is still plaguing Western theology - (9/10/2011)

·       Debunking Capitalism - Part II: The Marketplace - by Clark Carlton - (7/10/2011)

·       Two "signs" of Orthodoxy in Turkey - Two noteworthy occurrences, as verified by Turkish Media - (2/10/2011)

·       Bishop-monism and Populism in the Orthodox Tradition - Why ecclesiology should be linked to ontology - (1/10/2011)

·       Between the West and Islam - Five observed examples of characteristic religious forms that should be qualitatively compared - (29/9/2011)

·       Toll Houses: After Death Reality or Heresy? (external link) Fr Thomas Hopko Dean Emeritus of St Vlad's Orthodox seminary addresses the controversial subject of "toll houses" in this highly animated one-half hour discussion.   -  (22/9/2011)

·       Fr. Stephen Hatherley - English Orthodox Pioneer  -  (22/9/2011)

·       ANNOUNCEMENT:  Memorial Service and 2-day dedicative program in Memoriam of Fr. John Romanides.   On the weekend of 12 and 13 November 2011 the Sacred Metropolis of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios has organized an honorary 2-day program to commemorate the 10th year since the passing of the ever-memorable Protopresbyter John Romanides, Dogmatics Professor and unsalaried Parish Priest during the last period of his life.  The program will include a Prelatal Divine Liturgy and Memorial Service at the Holy Metropolis' Church of Saint Demetrius; a 2-day conference with introductions by novice academics and Priests who were acquainted with Fr. John and his theology. Details of the events in the honorary program will be provided in a forthcoming issue of the Metropolis' magazine, "ECCLESIASTIKI PAREMVASIS"  -  (16/9/2011)

·       The schismatic "Macedonian Orthodox church" - A closer look at the true, anti-canonical status of this schismatic religious organization that was spawned during Tito's regime in Yugoslavia - (10/9/2011)

·       Scientific progress as related to the Frankish civilization and Romanity - by Fr. John Romanides - (1/9/2011)

·       The unreal land- Are we living a true life, or are illusions or social constructs drawing us into a life in which we become strangers to true existence? - (29/8/2011)

·       Ancient Christian Wisdom and Beck’s Cognitive Therapy - A special treatise by By Father Alexis Trader - (26/8/2011)

·       Sinners in the Church - What, really, is the true objective of the Church?  To separate the good from the bad?  

·       Or could it perhaps be to accept the bad, and help them "clean up"? - (18/8/2011)

·       Empirical Dogmatics - (Book presentation) - Two volumes (in Greek) authored by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos;  a conscientious compilation of the dogmatic material found in the works of Fr. John Romanides - (17/8/2011)

·       The "purity" of the Church - A careful look at the Scriptural texts which clearly prove that the "field" of the Church would also contain "weeds", up until the Day of Judgment, and that it is not comprised only of "wheat" as certain Protestant groups insist on preaching - (16/8/2011)

·       Dormition of the Theotokos Resource Page (external link) a compilation of very interesting articles, from the blog of John Sanidopoulos - (15/8/2011)

·       Sickness and healing in Orthodox Theology - by Metropolitan of Pergamon Fr. John (Zizioulas) - Minutes of a meeting on the topic "Theology and Psychiatrics in Dialogue" - (14/8/2011)

·       The individualism of Capitalism and Communism - A commentary by Professor Christos Yannaras - (9/8/2011)

·       The disintegration of Western theology - from an Ancient Faith Radio broadcast - (7/8/2011)

·       Why fast for Dormition? - Understanding the reason (from an Orthodox Parish Newsletter) - (6/8/2011)

·       Frequent Bible Reading Tied to Social Justice, Openness to Science - The findings of a special survey - (6/8/2011)

·       The limits of Ecumenism - By Archbishop Lazar Puhalo of Ottawa - (5/8/2011)

·       "With kindness and with love you can make many tame..."  - From the book "The teachings of Elder Joseph the Hesychast - Expression of the Monastic Experience"  - (4/8/2011)

·       Stages of Conversion - Outlined on a lighter, human note - (3/8/2011)

·       Ecclesiology, Christology, Pneumatology - (Dogmatics Lessons by Fr. John Zizioulas:  Addendum, Final Chapter G5 of total 5 chapters) - (2/8/2011)

·       What is the meaning of "Church"? - Insight on the meaning of the term "Church" - (27/7/2011)

·       Out of the Fountain that is Christ: Free Will, Tolerance and Forgiveness - by Fr. George Morelli - (23/7/2011)

·       The cure of the neurobiological sickness of religion - An extensive analysis by Fr. John S. Romanides - (15/7/2011)

·       The intercessions of the Saints - Sub-deacon Claude Lopez-Ginisty interviewed by the first Christian Orthodox Website of Switzerland about the topic of his book - (15/7/2011)

·       The Divine Liturgy - The Orthodox Liturgy described in detail and with images - (9/7/2011)

·       Canonoclasts and Canonophiles: An Ecclesiastic problem, or an Ecclesiological heresy? - A careful look into the phenomenon and the problem, by Pan. Boumis - (8/7/2011)

·       Holy Poles who were martyred by followers of the Latin church - A reference to their Canonization by the Orthodox Church on the 8th of June, 2003, pursuant to the sacrificing of their lives for not betraying their Orthodox faith, during the persecutions by the Roman Catholics of Poland between the post-WWII years of 1942-1945 - (30/6/2011)

·       The first Orthodox Pygmies - The Lord opens doors to His Kingdom, in the remotest corners of the globe - (28/6/2011)

·       History of the Orthodox Mission in Pakistan - The odyssey of a tiny Orthodox Church struggling to survive and flourish in Christ, through the blessed persistence of one priest - (25/6/2011)

·       «And the wife see that she reverence her husband» - The mostly misconstrued Gospel quote analyzed and elucidated by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis - (22/6/2011)

·       Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook - by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (1931 - 1996) - Presenting a new book, which contains the basic dogmatic teaching of our Church, with a multitude of Scriptural, liturgical and Patristic references. It introduces the reader to the Orthodox faith and way of life; it allows for an Orthodox placement within the modern world, and most of all it offers in print the unique, in-Christ Orthodox experience, the way the author himself had lived it within the Church. (From the Introduction through to Chapter 5) - (21/6/2011)

·       The Elder Paisios on the secularization of Monasticism - Excerpts on the topic, from books on the Elder - (19/6/2011)

·       Love Wins: An Orthodox View of Salvation - (External link) : A short summary of the difference between the mainstream Protestant view of salvation and an Orthodox view. Listen to the short "Audio Introduction", then watch the video by Ancient Faith Radio - (17/6/2011)

·       The Unfortunate Effects Apocalyptic Beliefs Can Have On Morality  - (3/6/2011)

·       The Orthodox Christian Temple - The Architecture, the History and terminologies - (2/6/2011)

·       The Western Rite and the Eastern Church - A study by David F. Abramtsov, about Dr. J. J. Overbeck and his scheme for the re-establishment of the Orthodox Christian Church in the West - (31/5/2011)

·       The Contribution of Saint Gregory Palamas to Hesychasm - by Dr. Dimitrios Tselengides - (30/5/2011)

·       Lovers stoned to death over caste row - Sadly, in a supposedly civilized era of mankind - (29/5/2011)

·       A Commentary on Coptic Christology - by Pope Shenouda of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria - (29/5/2011)

·       Anthropological background: The human composite and spiritual healing - (by Dr.Jean-Claude Larchet) - Confronted by the numerous problems still posed today in understanding mental and spiritual illnesses, their treatment, and their relationship to those who are sick, the author shows the importance offered for reflection and current practice by early Christian thought and experience. The author explains how the Fathers understood the psyche and its relationship with body and spirit - (28/5/2011)

·       Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism Compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism - (26/5/2011)

·       My Exodus from Roman Catholicism - (book) by His Grace Bishop of Nazianzus Paul de Ballester, a former Roman Catholic monk of Spanish descent. This is the narrative of his personal experiences, his own road to Damascus that ultimately led him to discover Orthodox Christianity - (23/5/2011)

·       Gerondissa Gavrilia: On Anti-Church and Anti-Clerical Attitudes - (16/5/2011)

·       Which Came First: The Church or the New Testament? - By a Jewish convert to Christ via Protestantism - (10/5/2011)

·       60 minutes on Mount Athos. (external link, YouTube)  A dedication by CBS Channel's "Sixty Minutes" on the Monastic polity of Mount Athos - (9/5/2011)

·       5000 Indians baptized Orthodox in Mexico - Orthodoxy awakening in the Americas - (5/5/2011)

·       The Occult: Shining Light on Satan’s Shadow  - How innocuous is occultism in all its forms? An in-depth discussion aired on a 2-part Ancient Faith Radio broadcast  -  (4/5/2011)

·       The Impact of Orthodox Psychotherapeutic Interventions on Depressive Symptomatology - by Dr. Z.Vujisic - (28/4/2011)

·       Is the teaching of the Orthodox Fathers of the Church Platonic?  - An in-depth study that dispels the intentional or uneducated theories about Platonic influences in Orthodox Christian theology - (26/4/2011)

·       Celtic Christian Spirituality - Shedding light on the inner spiritual unity between the ancient (but forsaken) Celtic Christianity and Orthodox Christianity - (25/4/2011)

·       True Christianity: The Soul's Journey - A Homily by Fr. Nicholas Loudovikos - (24/4/2011)

·       CHRIST IS RISEN !!!

·       On Pascha - by Melito of Sardis: Early Church thought on the Lord's Pascha - (23/4/2011)

·       Video presentation of the Holy Light in Jerusalem: Testimonies and Evidence  -  (reminder of our popular article)    This 30 minute (multilingually subtitled) video contains testimonies and evidence about the miracle of the holy fire that does not burn, in Jerusalem.  People narrate their experiences and we see a video of the event. 
Languages used: English, Greek, Romanian, French, German, Italian.    NOTE: Russian subtitles are almost ready and should be added shortly. We are making every effort for them to be added this week.   (19/4/2011)

·       You are not a Biblical character - Some parallels are inappropriate, as pointed out by Fr.Stephen Freeman (18/4/2011)

·       Why don't we want to be cured? - Inspired by the Gospel of the Paralytic - (16/4/2011)

·       Yoga: Not as Old as You Think…nor very Hindu either - "A tremendous amount of cross-breeding and hybridization has given birth to yoga as we know it" (professor Meera Nanda) - (14/4/2011) 

·       Al-Rum al-Orthodox - A clarification by Metropolitan George of Byblos and Botrys - (14/4/2011)

·       A contemporary manifestation of the Holy Trinity - as witnessed by the Elder Joseph the Hesychast - (12/4/2011)

·       Martin Luther On Infant Baptism - What did the reformer think about this? - (8/4/2011)

·       What is Liturgical Theology? - The topic as outlined by Professor Paul Meyendorff - (7/4/2011)

·       Orthodoxy and Mysticism - From 3 consecutive podcasts by the Ancient Faith Radio - (6/4/2011)

·       Impasse - Daunting observations by the (now reposed) Elder Joseph of the Holy Mountain - (4/4/2011)

·       The Third Sunday Of Great Lent: Sunday Of The Veneration Of The Holy Cross - (3/4/2011)

·       The confessor of the astronauts: «In Space you can see the Grace of God» - Russian cosmonauts take God seriously - (31/3/2011)

·       Orthodoxy and the Conversion of England - (30/3/2011)

·       What’s So Appealing About Orthodoxy? - As analyzed by a former Roman Catholic - (29/3/2011)

·       In Memoriam: Protopresbyter Elias Wen - (28/3/2011)

·       Sola Scriptura - An Orthodox Analysis of the Cornerstone of Reformation Theology - (27/3/2011)

·       Archbishop Damaskinos and the Jewish Holocaust - The Hierarch's Christian stance during wartime - (26/3/2011)

·       The Great Schism - What caused the split of the Church between East and West? - (25/3/2011)

·       Prayers for the dead? - Reassurance that this practice is actually evidenced in Scripture - (23/3/2011)

·       Theosis: Partaking of the Divine Nature - Shedding light on the Scriptural statement “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High.” (Psalm 82:6)  - (22/3/2011)

·       Pray for Japan... - A message from Fr. Jonah Mourtos of the Orthodox Church in Taiwan - (21/3/2011)

·       Updated Chart of Orthodox British Saints (with links to their biographies added on icons)  (20/3/2011)

·       New additions to the biographies of pre-Schism Orthodox British Saints:

·       ·         Saint Edwin, Martyr-King of Northumbria

·       ·         Saint Kentigern, Abbot, Bishop and founder of Glasgow

·       ·         Saint Bertram, King and Hermit of Mercia

·       ·         Saint Tydfil of Wales

·       ·         Saint Finnian of Clonard, Ireland

·       ·         Saint Wereburga, Virgin and Abbess, Patroness of Chester

·       ·         Saint Chad, Bishop of Mercia (Lichfield)

·       ·         Saint Felix of Dunwich, Apostle and first bishop of East Anglia

·       ·         Saint Gallus, Irish Apostle to Switzerland

·       ·         Saint Mildred of Minster-in-Thanet, Kent

·       Eldress Gavrilia on the Importance of Fasting - (19/3/2011)

·       The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church - by Fr. Joseph Frawley, a member of the Orthodox Church in America’s Canonization Commission - (18/3/2011)

·       Christ, the Eternal Tao - Fr.Damascene interviewed by the Ancient Faith Radio on his book - (17/3/2011)

·       Updating our Chart of Orthodox British Saints and introducing the lives of:

·       Saint Edward, King of England and Holy Martyr

·       Saint Aldhelm Bishop of Sherborne-Sarum

·       Saint Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth & Jarrow

·       Saint Alphege Bishop of Canterbury

·       Saint Bathilda, Queen and nun

·       Saint Herbert, Hermit of Derwentwater

·       Saints Seiriol and Cebi of Wales

·       The Synodicon of Orthodoxy - approved and issued by the Council of 843 which restored the veneration of icons (13/3/2011)

·       Early Byzantine Italy and the Maritime Lands of the West - (13/3/2011)

·       Orthodox Faith and Natural Sciences - by Protopresbyter Fr. George Metallinos - (12/3/2011)

·       Why do Orthodox Christians "cross themselves" different than Roman Catholics?  - (12/3/2011)

·       The "Orthodox Option" For Anglicans - To Members of the Church of England who are unhappy at the degradation of their communion and might consider ‘the Orthodox option’ - (11/3/2011)

·       The Light Of Christ In Kurdistan - Few know that at the present time, representatives of Moslem Kurds and Yazidi Kurds are coming to Orthodoxy and becoming members of the Orthodox Church - (10/3/2011)

·       Windows to Heaven - Venerable icons can become a window for one seeking Orthodoxy's truth - (9/3/2011)

·       The intercession of the Saints - We worship a Triune God, Who is however surrounded by a great Host - (8/3/2011)

·       Lenten Warning Labels (external link) Doing Prostrations with Pews.  From the "Orthographs Archives" by Subdeacon Steven Robinson - (8/3/2011)

·       Sharing the Wilderness - A Palm Sunday Address in Canterbury Cathedral, by Professor David Frost, Principal of The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge - (7/3/2011)

·       Fasting from iniquities and foods - by Rev. George Mastrantonis - (7/3/2011)

·       "The Orthodox spirit is the true one" - A discussion between the Elder Porphyrios and his visitors - (6/3/2011)

·       Dispatches: Lessons in Hate and Violence  (external link, YouTube video).  - This programme by the British Channel 4, follows up allegations that, behind closed doors, some Muslim secondary schools teach a message of hatred and intolerance. The programme is presented by reporter Tazeen Ahmad. - (5/3/2011)

·       An anarchist's New Year's Eve -   How genuinely are we heeding Christ's words? - (5/3/2011)

·       From the Buddha to Christ - When the seed of the Gospel falls upon good soil -  (4/3/2011)

·       About Macedonians - From a lecture by Yale Professor Donald Kagan - (3/3/2011)

·       Why Only No Meat During Cheesefare Week? - A question pertaining to the Lenten fast - (2/3/2011)

·       What happened at Whitby? - A detailed look into the reasons for the Council of Whitby - (28/2/2011)

·       Theology and Mysticism in the Tradition of the Eastern Church - an essay by Vladimir Lossky - (27/2/2011)

·       The Tragic Paradox of Christian Jerks - Our lives should simply testify to the truth and gospel of Christ -(26/2/2011)

·       The God called "Earth"- Is Planet Earth the god being worshipped in the new millennium? - (24/2/2011)

·       The Clash between Orthodox Patristic Theology and Franco-Latin Tradition - by Fr. Jeremiah Foundas, Metropolitan of Gortyna and Megalopolis - (23/2/2011)

·       An Open Letter to Orthodox Anglicans - Another reminder that England was originally Orthodox - (22/2/2011)

·       Pietism as an ecclesiological heresy - A detailed insight on the subject by Prof.C.Yannaras - (21/2/2011)

·       The Battle of Hastings in 1066 AD - A battle that took place in the England of the period that was still in  communion with those who had not fallen away from the Orthodox Church, in the East - (20/2/2011)

·       Saint Valentine of Rome - "...We do not honor the saints when we measure their 'worth' by worldly amusements and festivities..." - 17/2/2011

·       Yoga and the Christian Faith - The testimony of a former Hindu with traditional Yoga experience  - (16/2/2011)

·       Healing the Mind:  The Nexus between Contemporary Psychology and Eastern Christian Practice - (14/2/2011)

·       Do your sales suffer when your book is available for free on the web? (External link) In this video, Neil Gaiman explains how he realized that when your books circulate for free - legally or illegally - on the Internet, not only are sales not harmed, but on the contrary, they go up, even in markets that had never responded before. He says that distribution over the Internet is similar to the advertising/lending of books. - (14/2/2011)

·       Philosophical tradition and the Self -  (13/2/2011)

·       Dostoevsky and Morality - A new chapter in our Christian Dogmatics section, which examines the work of the great author, with regard to Western ethicism - (10/2/2011)

·       What Does the Zombie Genre Say about the Modern West? -  (9/2/2011)

·       The Icon of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ - from a series of lessons on hagiography by Fr. Constantine Strategopoulos -  (8/2/2011)

·       The Incredible Design of the Earth and Our Solar System - Modern astronomers are learning more about the motions they observe and uncovering some astonishing examples of chaotic behavior in the heavens. Nonetheless, the long term stability of the solar system remains a perplexing, unsolved issue. - (7/2/2011)

·       The Orthodox Church in Belgium and in Luxemburg - Commemorating Orthodoxy of the ancient Church in European lands, on the feast-day of Saint Amandus, Patron Saint of Belgium, the 6th of February - (6/2/2011)

·       Why in the world would an Episcopalian become Orthodox? - (5/2/2011)

·       Was Adam an actual or a symbolic figure, according to the Fathers of the Church? - A very concise analysis of the Orthodox, ‘person-centred’ theology and some indicative Patristic views, to help us comprehend just how significant the literal acceptance of the person of Adam is, for the Christian faith - (2/2/2011)

·       Latin America: Peoples in search of Orthodoxy - Pentecost now manifest in Central American lands - (31/1/2011)

·       American football star Troy Polamalu and Orthodoxy - A sports hero with... spiritual priorities! - (30/1/2011)

·       Elder Evmenios Saridakis: the holy friend of lepers - Another saintly personage of our time - (29/1/2011)

·       "Devadasis are a cursed community" -  Perpetuating the dark and inhuman side of an Oriental cult - (28/1/2011)

·       Self-esteem, or Humility? The course from tragedy to catharsis - A sermon by fr.Constantine Strategopoulos - (27/1/2011)

·       Heaven and Hell in the Afterlife According to the Bible - (25/1/2011)

·       A letter by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece addressed to Barroso  -  In regard to a Diary published for the..... religiously tolerant (!?) education of children in the European Union. Except that this calendar mentions holidays such as the Hindu Sikh Baisakhi-Day, the Jewish Yom Kippur, and the Muslim holiday Aid-el-Kebir, but has left out... all the Christian holidays!! - (23/1/2011)

·       Video-response to Zeitgeist lies (external link) Zeitgeist is full of misinformation about religion. Most of the supposed parallels are completely untrue! Most of the information in Zeitgeist seems to come from Acharya S's book, The Christ Conspiracy (1999), which is a sensationalist book with zero academic credibility. - (21/1/2011)

·       The Spirituality of the Celtic Church - Historical facts that have remained buried for too long - (20/1/2011)

·       Saint Justin Popović - A recently acknowledged Orthodox Saint - (19/1/2011)

·       When the Fathers disagree - From a podcast by the Ancient Faith Radio - (17/1/2011)

·       The Chinese man, God and loneliness - Loneliness can be overcome - (16/1/2011)

·       Benefits in delaying sex until Marriage - Scientific survey results that coincide with Christian morals - (8/1/2011)

·       From Theology To Philosophy In The Latin West - "...Man is not deified by the way of ascending from reason or from the visible world by the guesswork of analogy..." - (5/1/2011)

·       Byzantine Civilisation - A chapter from the Cambridge Medieval History Archive - (3/1/2011)

·       Orthodoxy In An English Village - Finding the path back to Orthodoxy in modern-day Britain - (2/1/2011)

·       40 bucks for Jesus  - Some people are willing to pay for lessons on life and love, no questions asked - (1/1/2011)

·       Our sincerest wishes for a wonderful New Year!  May the Lord's blessings be plentiful!  - (1/1/2011)

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·       Elder Porphyrios: Overcoming Depression - (31/12/2010)

·       Study finds more U.S. Orthodox Christian converts - (28/12/2010)

·       Is Hell real? - From a podcast by the Ancient Faith Radio -  (27/12/2010)

·       The Orthodox C.S.Lewis - (26/12/2010)

·       Christ is born!  -  In the words of Saint John the Chrysostom - (25/12/2010)

·       Wishing all our readers and brethren a blessed, true celebration of the Lord's Incarnation, with our sincerest wishes for every spiritual progress, and with the Lord's reinforcement of all those who are facing ordeals in our day.  May the Coming of the Lord prove them victorious, and every soul eventually be drawn to Him.  (24/12/2010)

·       The pagan origins of Christmas?  - Clarifying Christmas myths, dates, and other related items - (24/12/2010)

·       Why does God allow wicked Bishops? - by Archimandrite Touma (Bitar) - (23/12/2010)

·       Where does the Bible talk about burning incense? - (22/12/2010)

·       The Logos and the Tao - Amazing similarities between these two very significant terms - (21/12/2010)

·       The lepers' priest  - Another aspect from the lives of the Spinalonga inmates - (20/12/2010)

·       The Nativity Fast – Why We Fast  - (19/12/2010)

·       Orthodox Celtic Monks, the first in America? - Traces of Christian presence long before Columbus - (17/12/2010)

·       The Limits of Reason - From a podcast by the Ancient Faith Radio -  (13/12/2010)

·       Should we have a "fear of Christ"?  -  by the Elder Porphyrios the "Hut-burner" - (12/12/2010)

·       The religion of the Celts - Debunking neo-Pagan claims that the ancient Celts were only pagans, not Christians - (11/12/2010)

·       We communicate, but we don't "commune" - Respecting otherness does not imply embracing it - (10/12/2010)

·       A question as to Mohammed not being of God - A dialogue of the 8th century A.D. - (9/12/2010)

·       Ancestral Versus Original Sin, an Overview with Implications for Psychotherapy - (8/12/2010)

·       Ecumenical Patriarch: "With the Filioque, new cacodoxies, schisms and heresies were created" - (6/12/2010)

·       Forms and expressions of contemporary Occultism - Conclusions of the 22nd Pan-Orthodox conference - (5/12/2010)

·       The Sign of the Cross - Simply explained by Saint Kosmas of Aetolia - (1/12/2010)

·       Expiation, Blood & Atonement - An essay on the Apostle Paul's meaning of "expiation" - (28/11/2010)

·       Septuagint quotes in the New Testament - (23/11/2010)

·       Prayers of Jews to Angels and Other Intermediaries during the First Centuries of the Common Era - (22/11/2010)

·       Saint John of Damascus: The distinction between "created" and "Uncreated" and the Theology of Icons - (18/11/2010)

·       The Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos on Psychoanalysis and Psychiatric Medications - (16/11/2010)

·       The Sparrow in the Hall - A brief outline of the life of St. Paulinus of York († 644) - (15/11/2010)

·       The existential repercussions of the Filioque - (Dogmatics Lessons by fr.John Zizioulas:  Addendum, Chapter G4 of total 5 chapters) - (6/11/2010)

·       The Jesus Prayer and the Hindu Mantra - by D. Farasiotes - (5/11/2010)

·       But I Say To You,Love Your Enemies’ - from an essay by Jean-Claude Larchet on St. Silouan’s teaching - (4/11/2010)

·       Dr. Jean-Claude Larchet  -  (29/10/2010)

·       Philosophical ketchup - From a podcast by the Ancient Faith Radio -  (27/10/2010)

·       Baptism by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (book - final Chapter 27 & Epilogue)  - (19/10/2010)

·       Baptism by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (book - Chapters 25-26)  - (15/10/2010)

·       Chalcedonians and Monophysites: Do We Share the Same Beliefs?  - (9/10/2010)

·       Atheistic absurdities: Proofs and experiences - (7/10/2010)

·       Saint Siluan's stance towards those who disagreed with him - (1/10/2010)

·       The Elder Porphyrios: On problematic spiritual fathers and "misguided obedience" - (29/9/2010)

·       German minister urges Turkey to protect minority rights - (28/9/2010)

·       Saint Patrick's Hymn - one of the few, authentically Orthodox Celtic prayers we have left to us - (27/9/2010)

·       Early Saints of the Ancient Kingdom of Dumnonia  - A brief overview evidencing the strong presence of Orthodoxy in a kingdom of ancient Britain, as early as the 5th and 6th centuries - (27/9/2010)

·       Lost to the West - Presentation of the book by Lars Brownworth - (26/9/2010)

·       Self-confidence, or Egotism? - transcript of a homily by the Rev. Metropolitan of Lemessos, Athanasius - (25/9/2010)

·       Saint Athanasius: Excerpt of a Homily on the Passion of the Lord and on the Cross - (21/9/2010)

·       Spiritual fishing: the labour of the Church - by Efthymios Zigavinos - (19/9/2010)

·       A Private Letter Concerning Ecumenism - by the Blessed Elder Paisios the Athonite - (18/9/2010)

·       Swiss Theologian Gabriel Bunge Becomes Orthodox  - (12/9/2010)

·       Knowledge and Vision of God in Cappadocian Fathers - From an Orthodox Journal of Theology - (10/9/2010)

·       On Schisms - by Archmandrite fr.Basil Bakoyannis - (8/9/2010)

·       Orthodoxy and Homosexuality - Transcript of an Ancient Faith Radio podcast -  (29/8/2010)

·       The experience of "astral projection" according to the Orthodox Faith -  (27/8/2010)

·       How to cultivate humility - Counsel by the Elder Paisios -  (26/8/2010)

·       The Ascetic and the Robber - God loves in mysterious ways: a narration from the Holy Mountain -  (23/8/2010)

·       "Sexual Addiction": An Orthodox and Scientific View - by Fr. George Morelli Ph.D.  - (22/8/2010)

·       Principles for healing the passion of lust - words by the early Church (200 A.D. to 850 A.D.)  - (21/8/2010)

·       Faith And Science In Orthodox Gnosiology and Methodology - by fr.George Metallinos  - (20/8/2010)

·       Orthodox Theology and Science - by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos  - (20/8/2010)

·       Unravelling the Episcopal Assembly - Transcript of the event from an Ancient Faith Radio broadcast - (19/8/2010)

·       Apologetics: the basic concern of every faithful- by Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (†1996) - (18/8/2010)

·       Neopatristic, metapatristic and contextual "theology" - by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos  - (17/8/2010)

·       A Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary -  by Saint Gregory Palamas - (15/8/2010)

·       On the Feast of the Dormition - An overview by Fr. George Dion. Dragas - (14/8/2010)

·       A passion is not removed the same way as a sin - (12/8/2010)

·       Concerning fasting - by Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov - (10/8/2010)

·       The scandalmongers - a sermon by Archmandrite Fr. Joel Konstantarou of the Konitsa Metropolis - (9/8/2010)

·       Strange, Yet Familiar: My Journey - by Bishop Kallistos (Ware), Bishop of Diokleia - (8/8/2010)

·       Pride of Place  - Transcript from an Ancient Faith Radio broadcast - (6/8/2010)

·       A Letter from an Orthodox Christian to our Indian Brothers   - (2/8/2010)

·       Scandals - A Christian stance towards the phenomenon  - (22/7/2010)

·       Baptism by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (book - Chapters 22-24)  - (21/7/2010)

·       Baptism by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (book - Chapters 20-21)  - (11/7/2010)

·       Glad tidings for philosophers - Evangelist John's divinely inspired words:  “In the beginning was the Word......” - (7/7/2010)

·       Saint Andrew the first-called Apostle and Patron Saint of Scotland - (5/7/2010)

·       Fasting, Prayer, and Silence in Politics - The words of Saint Nicholas Velimirović, on Mahatma Ghandi - (2/7/2010)

·       A Convert’s Heritage : Western Saints - There is no country in Europe which does not have an Orthodox heritage. Let us make an effort to uncover these beacons of Christianity for our own edification and to the glory of God, wondrous in His saints. - (30/6/2010)

·       The Obedience of Love: An Interview with Sister Gavrilia - (29/6/2010)

·       Baptism by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (book - Chapters 16-19)  - (14/6/2010)

·       A tale of two therapies - What is the therapeutic strategy of the Orthodox Church?  - (10/6/2010)

·       We are all the children of Byzantium - The annual lecture in honor of the great scholar of Byzantium, Steven Runciman coincided with the "Byzantium 330-1453" exhibition hosted by the Royal Academy in London. - (9/6/2010)

·       Science and Religion - The views of Archbishop, Surgeon and Saint Luke of Crimea  - (8/6/2010)

·       Miracle-lust: a child's disease - One of the basic reasons that people become entrapped in catastrophic cults and generally in heresies is the unhealthy search for wondrous signs and impressive charismas  - (6/6/2010)

·       Priests and Hypocrisy - Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos (Canada) reminds his fellow priests that they can easily fall into hypocrisy along with the Pharisees  - (5/6/2010)

·       Former criminals protect Orthodox monastery in Guatemala  - a Russian News Agency's report  - (2/6/2010)

·       The Pope's visit to Cyprus - The comments of Metropolitan Paul of Kyrenia, Cyprus - (1/6/2010)

·       Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization (external link) The Roman Empire fell on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, when Mehmed II sacked Constantinople, and Constantine XI Dragases stripped off his imperial battle gear and died alone and unrecognized. If you dated the fall to September 5, 476, when Romulus Augustulus surrendered his crown and scepter to the Vandal Odoacer, you would be half right. That is indeed when the western half of the empire fell, setting off the so-called "Dark Ages" in earnest. But the eastern half lived on for another 1000 years, waxing and waning in influence from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates and from the Balkans to the Nile. It was finally eclipsed by the triumph of the Ottomans, never to rise again. Lars Brownworth guides us through a forgotten world and, with clarity and wit, brings it to vibrant life. - (31/5/2010)

·       Atheistic absurdities - Dragons, pink elephants and...the flying spaghetti monster - (31/5/2010)

·       Palamism Explained in Twelve Minutes or Less - Transcript from an Ancient Faith Radio broadcast - (27/5/2010)

·       Becoming Orthodox: The road to Chalcedon - as narrated by the newly converted Minas Monir - (26/5/2010)

·       Baptism by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (book - Chapters 11-15)  - (24/5/2010)

·       Metropolitan Athanasius of Limassol : on the Pope's visit to Cyprus - (23/5/2010)

·       Patriarch Bartholomew on the "Immaculate Conception" - (21/5/2010)

·       Frequent Reception of the Holy Mysteries is Beneficial and Salvific - In the words of Saint Nicodemus - (16/5/2010)

·       The pre-Schism Orthodox Saints who evangelized Western Europe and the Scandinavian lands - A new chart of Saints and a selection of their Bios - (16/5/2010)

·       Saint Hilary of Poitiers, France

·       Saint Leander of Seville, Spain

·       Saint Ansgar of Hamburg, Germany

·       Saint Severinus of Austria

·       Saint Genevieve of Paris, France

·       Saint Lambert of Belgium

·       Saint Denis of Paris

·       Saint Cassien of Autun

·       Saint Remigius of Rheims

·       Saint Gallus of Switzerland

·       Saint Martin of Tours, France

·       Saint Hermenegild of Spain

·       Saint Eulalia of Barcelona

·       Saint Olaf of Norway

·       Saint Bathilde of France

·       Saint Eloi of France

·       Saint Willibrord of the Netherlands

·       Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

·       Saint Rupert of Salzburg

·       Saint Wigbert of Fritzlar

·       Saint Wolfgang of Ratisbon

·       Saint Livinus of Belgium

·       Native Americans and Orthodoxy - An interview with a native American convert to Orthodoxy - (14/5/2010)

·       Does Isaiah really teach the juridical theory of  a "demented god" who punishes one innocent in the place of sinners? - An analytical response to the Protestant distortion of Isaiah's prophecy - (10/5/2010)

·       Fr.Paul Sawabe - the first Japanese to embrace Orthodox Christianity (1833-1913) - (9/5/2010)

·       On the invocation of Saints - by Reader Christopher Orr  - (4/5/2010)

·       Debunking two myths on Capitalism - by Clark Carlton - (3/5/2010)

·       The significance of the Filioque question - by Fr. John S. Romanides - (29/4/2010)

·       Baptism by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (book - Chapters 6-10)  - (27/4/2010)

·       In defense of the Septuagint - Comparing the Septuagint and the more recent Masoretic text  - (22/4/2010)

·       How should one be tested before becoming a monk, according to the Quinisext Synod? - (20/4/2010)

·       From Pentecostal to Orthodox - Transcript of a podcast interview by Frederica Mathewes-Greene - (19/4/2010)

·       Curing the sickness of Pharisaism - A homily on the topic by Metropolitan Athanasius of Limassol - (17/4/2010)

·       The Island (Остров) - with English subtitles. (external link, online movie) This movie displays Orthodox spirituality in a profound and moving way. Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future  - (16/4/2010)

·       “Elderism”:  Spurious “Elders” - by Protopresbyter Fr. Dionysios Tatsis - (12/4/2010)

·       The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios  (external link) Podcast review of the book"The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios" by Dionysios Farasiotis. Reviewed by Frederica Mathewes-Green - (11/4/2010)

·       Hesychasts & Zealots: Spiritual flourishing and social crisis in 14th century Byzantium - by Fr. George Metallinos - (9/4/2010)

·       A visual guide that we hope will rekindle the memory and the veneration of the cloud of indigenous  Saints and Martyrs of the One, Holy, Orthodox, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Britain, who lived, evangelized and gave their lives to Christ in the British Isles during the first millennium A.D.  - (Updated with more saints on 2/4/2010)

·       Video presentation of the Holy Light in Jerusalem: Testimonies and Evidence - (30/3/2010)

·       A brief history of the Irish Orthodox Church - a continuing tribute to Orthodoxy in the ancient British Isles - (29/3/2010)

·       "Our Hell and our Paradise are prepared by us, here" - by Abbot Petronius of the Holy Mountain - (28/3/2010)

·       Baptism by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (book) - Scriptural evidence, step-by-step, of the Baptism by the Holy Spirit, the gifts bestowed, and a Christian's overall spiritual path, as delivered from the Apostolic era through to our time.  A book that responds to the Pentecostals' positions and elucidates the true opus of the Holy Spirit within the Church. - (25/3/2010)

·       The Origins of the Old Calendar Schism - (24/3/2010)

·       The "Mother of God of Felixstowe" Icon - Evidence that the Holy Mother was venerated throughout the ancient British Church - (24/3/2010)

·       Papal Infallibility Becomes Dogma - The Papal Bull "Unigenitus" (1713) caused a decline in the reputation of the See of Rome as a teacher of doctrinal truth  - (22/3/2010)

·       From Protestant to Orthodox  - (20/3/2010)

·       Differences Between Orthodox Teaching on Salvation and That of Protestants  - (18/3/2010)

·       The Orthodox presence in Wales - a continuing tribute to Orthodoxy in the ancient British Isles - (17/3/2010)

·       Holy Communion and Confession - From a homily by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos  - (16/3/2010)

·       Catechesis for 4th Week in Lent- homily by Saint Theodore the Studite for the period of Lent - (15/3/2010)

·       The definition of the word "Gynai" - The importance of seemingly unimportant words in the Bible - (12/3/2010)

·       The Orthodox link between ancient Britain and Egypt - Britain was not as isolated from the east in ancient times as is popularly held - (10/3/2010)

·       Catechesis for 3rd Week in Lent - homily by Saint Theodore the Studite for the period of Lent - (8/3/2010)

·       The successful Wall Street broker who swapped Manhattan for a monastery - (8/3/2010)

·       Mindless Zeal - Some sobering advice by Fr. Dionysios Tatsis - (7/3/2010)

·       Preaching the Gospel of Christ in the Modern World  - (6/3/2010)

·       More Protestants Find a Home in the Orthodox Antioch Church - (5/3/2010)

·       Fasting without force - Thoughts by the Elder Porphyrios - (4/3/2010)

·       On Corrupt Bishops - Commentary by Metropolitan Georges Khodr of Mt. Lebanon - (3/3/2010)

·       Sign language of the Cross - A touching gesture by the genuine concern of the Church  - (2/3/2010)

·       THE MEANING OF THE GREAT FAST: The True Nature of Fasting - (1/3/2010)

·       A Muslim preacher converts to Orthodoxy - (28/2/2010)

·       3 homilies ( 2 by Saint Theodore the Studite) for the period of Lent - (27/2/2010)

·       Catechesis for 1st Week in Lent

·       Catechesis for 2nd Week in Lent

·       Relics, icons and crosses on board the International Space Station -  (27/2/2010)

·       A Historical Overview of Heresies - A simplified guide, describing the century-by-century appearance and evolution of the Church's opponents - (24/2/2010)

·       The Role Of The Protos Or Primate In The Church Of Greece - (21/2/2010)

·       Save the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King's College London (external link) We agree with what this petition says, and we think you might also agree. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing it.  - (21/2/2010) 

·       How should we behave towards atheists or heterodox? - Words of wisdom by a contemporary Elder - (19/2/2010)

·       Priest-Apostolic Fr. Raphael Morgan - An amazing missionary - (9/2/2010)

·       The Papacy: Its Historic Origin and Primitive Relations with the Eastern Churches - by Abbé Guettée - (6/2/2010)

·       Saint Edmund, King and Martyr of East Anglia - A continuing tribute to the pre-Schism Orthodox Saints of the British Isles - (2/2/2010)

·       Saint Laurence, Archbishop of Canterbury

·       Saint Oswin, King and Martyr of Northumbria

·       Saint Dyfrig, Archbishop of Caerleon, Wales

·       Saint Brigid of Kildare, Ireland

·       Saint Mawes of Cornwall

·       The Theological & Ecclesiastic significance of the electing of Patriarch of the Serbian Church - (2/2/2010)

·       Timeline of Orthodoxy in Britain - An overview of important historical events and the fate of Orthodoxy in the British Isles - (30/1/2010)

·       Papism: The insurmountable obstacle of Christian Unity - A commentary by His Beatitude the Archbishop of Australia - (26/1/2010)

·       David, Goliath and the Divinely-inspired sources of the Faith - Relating the familiar narration of David and Goliath to the Church's war against heresies -  (22/1/2010)

·       The Icon of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Temple - from a series of lessons on hagiography by Fr. Constantine Strategopoulos -  (19/1/2010)

·       Chart of all Synods - With details on dates, locations, reasons for convening each synod etc.  - (13/1/2010)

·       The problem of the Filioque - by Fr. John Zizioulas  (Dogmatics Lessons:  Addendum, Chapter G3 of total 5 chapters) - (13/1/2010)

·       Witchcraft in Congo: Testimonies from the Orthodox Mission in Africa - (10/1/2010)

·       Why did God become Man? The answer of St. Athanasios - A commentary by the Rev. Dr. George Dion. Dragas -  (4/1/2010)

·       The OODE website wishes all its readers and their families a Blessed and Joyous New Year, in glorification of our Lord God !! (1st of Jan., 2010 AD)

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·       Wave of Clergy Killings in Russia - (30/12/2009)

·       The 8th Ecumenical Council: Constantinople IV (879/880) and the Condemnation of the Filioque Addition and Doctrine - The Filioque analyzed by Fr. George Dragas -  (28/12/2009)

·       Exposition of the Tomus of Faith Against Beccus - taken from the book "Crisis in Byzantium : The Filioque Controversy in the Patriarchate of Gregory II of Cyprus (1283-1289)" -   (28/12/2009)

·       The Icon of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos - from a series of lessons on hagiography by Fr. Constantine Strategopoulos -  (19/12/2009)

·       Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: In Turkey I am being crucified every day!! - Stated in a televised CBS interview -  (19/12/2009)

·       Turkey's top court bans pro-Kurdish party (external link)  ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey's top court on Friday closed the only pro-Kurdish party in parliament in a ruling that could deal a fresh blow to the nation's faltering EU membership bid. The European Union had warned that banning the party would violate Kurdish rights.  (11/12/2009)

·       Theology and Providence (oekonomia) in Western thought - by Fr. John Zizioulas  (Dogmatics Lessons:  Addendum, Chapter G2 of total 5 chapters) - (10/12/2009)

·       Our Church's participation in the Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and Papism - An intervention by Fr. Hierotheos Vlachos addressed to the Greek Hierarchy  - (8/12/2009)

·       Introduction to Western theology by Fr. John Zizioulas  (Dogmatics Lessons:  Addendum, Chapter G1 of total 5 chapters) - (5/12/2009)

·       On Fasting - An Orthodox explanation for this practice - (26/11/2009)

·       The Old Calendar -Á letter of clarification on the issue by Archmandrite Cyril    - (21/11/2009)

·       Safely Home to Heaven : A Letter from an Orthodox Nun to a Former Calvinist  - (21/11/2009)

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·       «One must not pray together with heretics or schismatics» - Part 1 (On the practice of "akrivia") - (20/11/2009)

·       «One must not pray together with heretics or schismatics» - Part 2 (On the practice of "oekonomia") - (20/11/2009)

·       The Ecclesiology of Saint Ignatius of Antioch - (18/11/2009)

·       Encyclical Letter of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America on Christian Unity and Ecumenism - Signed in New York City, March 1973 - (6/11/2009)

·       The roots of the Orthodox Liturgy of the West - More historical information on Orthodoxy in the British Isles - (31/10/2009)

·       Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Primates - From an audience by His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Orthodox Primates of the USA  - (31/10/2009)

·       Five types of Religious lives - Insightful observations by Mother Maria, a martyr of the Nazi concentration camps, and an early 20th century intellectual and nun - (29/10/2009)

·       The Communique of Dialogue Commission in Cyprus   - (28/10/2009)

·       "Orthodoxy has a great future in Guatemala"  - (28/10/2009)

·       Christ is the Head of the Church, not the Pope - A commentary on the Dialogue by the Metropolitan of Kyrenia - (26/10/2009)

·       Announcement by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece regarding the Dialogues with the Latins - (16/10/2009)

·       A letter by the clergy to the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece concerning the letter by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew - (15/10/2009)

·       The  Pancyprian Union of Greek Theologians expresses its concern regarding the Dialogue with the Latins in Cyprus - (15/10/2009)

·       Conciliarity as an element of communion and unity - (10/10/2009)

·       Your Holiness, WHAT "pan-Orthodox decision"? - The anguished cry of children to their father - (9/10/2009)

·       Little Dimitri with the gift of insight - (8/10/2009)

·       SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE : The Sacred Community of the Holy Mountain on the Dialogue with the Papists - The Sacred Community of the Holy Mountain has stated its official position regarding the Convention of the Joint Commission for the Dialogue between the Orthodox and the Roman Catholics, which is to take place in Cyprus. - (7/10/2009)

·       On the recognition of universal primacy for the Pope of Rome during the first millennium - (7/10/2009)

·       A visit by bishops of the German Roman Catholic church to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem - (5/10/2009)

·       Metropolitan Seraphim of Ioannoupolis proposes the postponement of the Cyprus convention  - (3/10/2009)

·       The letter by Bishop John Zizioulas of Pergamon to all Metropolitans of the Church of Greece   - (3/10/2009)

·       Metropolitan Seraphim's letter to Archbishop Hieronymos regarding the Committee for the Dialogue with the Latins in Cyprus  - (3/10/2009)

·       Map distributed to Istanbul schools redraws borders of Turkey - (2/10/2009)

·       My great adventure in search of the Truth - The story of how a Roman Catholic nun discovered the fullness of the Truth in the Orthodox Church - (2/10/2009)

·       The Reverend Metropolitan of Piraeus Seraphim responds to  an announcement by the Latin community regarding the Greek Elections - (1/10/2009)

·       Announcement by the Metropolitan Andrew of Konitsa regarding the Committee for the Dialogue with the Latins in Cyprus - (1/10/2009)

·       The simple housewife who taught Saint Chrysostom how to preach - (30/9/2009)

·       Are all Ecclesiastic Synods Valid/Infallible? - In the Church of the Lord there are no "absolute lords" among the people.  It is always the just views of the Saints, and not the  potentates, the majorities or the Dignitaries that finally prevail - (30/9/2009)

·       THE BOOK OF TOBIT (Part 1) The Fish, as mentioned in the Book of Tobit: Superstition, or a Prophetic Symbolism? - (24/9/2009)

·       A visual guide that we hope will rekindle the memory and the veneration of the cloud of indigenous  Saints and Martyrs of the One, Holy, Orthodox, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Britain, who lived, evangelized and gave their lives to Christ in the British Isles and Ireland during the first millennium A.D.  - (24/9/2009)     

·       Christian tombs desecrated in a historic Istanbul cemetery - (24/9/2009) 

·       Mr. John Spiteris: A genuine expresser of Papism! - A recent example of Papism's unchanging stance towards Orthodox theology  - (18/9/2009)

·       The Spiritual Father: Spiritual paternity in the light of Orthodox Tradition - The task of finding and choosing a suitable spiritual father is not an easy one - (17/9/2009)

·       The reason for convening the Sixth Ecumenical Synod - (15/9/2009)

·       The Synaxis of the Church - (14/9/2009)

·       Saint Angus of Keld - A continuing tribute to the pre-Schism Orthodox Saints of the British Isles - (10/9/2009)

·       Saint Kieran of Clonmacnoise  

·       Saint Colman of Oughaval 

·       Saint Petroc of Cornwall  

·       Saint Constantine of Cornwall 

·       Saint Donnan, Martyr of Eigg, Scotland 

·       Be a Muslim or die! - Two young women have been sentenced to death because they changed their religion! -  (3/9/2009)

·       Add your signature to the petition to the Embassy of Iran to withdraw the death penalty

·       Send your protest to other Iranian Embassies

·       Saint Brendan the Navigator, Clonfert, Ireland - A continuing tribute to the pre-Schism Orthodox Saints of the British Isles - (2/9/2009)

·       Saint Piran, Bishop of Padstowe, Cornwall  

·       Saint Aristobulus, Apostle of Britain 

·       Saint Melangell of Wales  

·       The Holy Hierarch Saint Brannoc, Abbot of Braunton, Devonshire 

·       The Venerable Bede - Author, Confessor

·       How Do Orthodox Christians Evangelize?  - (25/8/2009)

·       Inside the Celtic-Anglo-Saxon Church ca.550-1000 - More historical information on the ancient Church in the British Isles  - (25/8/2009)

·       The Old and the New Calendar - Two narrations evidencing the spiritual insignificance of the Calendar - (22/8/2009)

·       Should he send his wife away for reasons of adultery? - (21/8/2009)

·       The "Filioque" - An extensive analysis of the error - (19/8/2009)

·       Metropolitan Seraphim: Uncritical zealotry and syncretistic Ecumenism are a common fallacy -  (18/8/2009)

·       The Homily by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at Lyons on heresies and the union - (16/8/2009)

·       A German Protestant comes to know Orthodoxy through the wireless - (16/8/2009)

·       http://www.oodegr.com/english/eikones/simaia_germanias.jpgOur German-speaking website: Another new beginning for OODE ! Thanks to the collaboration of the German-speaking, Orthodox Parish of Saint Christopher in Mainz, Germany, and the blessings of its Parish Priest, Fr. Johannes Nothhaas, we are embarking on a new, German-speaking sector of our website and are hoping for God's help and the prayers of all our readers. - (14/8/2009)

·       oodegr.com hacked ? So what !  It looks like certain old, unfamiliar faces have once again remembered us after quite a long time. In fact, very close to our website's 5th anniversary. Could this be a mere coincidence? Having located security gaps in our former website host, they hacked into our web pages and inserted a code that Google interpreted as "suspicious".  Google then proceeded to blacklist us, as a result of which, whenever someone found our site - whether through Google or when opening the website through Mozilla Firefox - a message would appear on screen, warning that the site is "dangerous".  We immediately corrected the problem, and we would like to thank them (the perpetrators) for giving us this "push" to spruce up our site - something that we would not have done under normal circumstances, on account of our....laziness!!  But, as they say, every obstacle has its benefits.... We would like to dedicate the following to them, with our thanks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eflY3oCWBpI  -  (13/8/2009)

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·       Church and Prison - a Homily delivered at the University of Cyprus on the 24th of November 2003 - (12/8/2009)

·       Metropolitan of Kyrenia: "No" to common prayers - (10/8/2009)

·       The Holy Protomartyr Alban - The first of a series of articles to acquaint us with the ancient Orthodox Saints of the British Isles - (7/8/2009)

·       The Holy Hierarch David of Wales, Bishop of Menevia

·       The Holy Hierarch Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland

·       The Venerable Columba, Abbot of Iona

·       The Holy Hierarch Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne

·       The Holy Hierarch Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne

·       The Venerable Hilda, Abbess of Whitby

·       The Holy Hierarch Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury

·       The Holy Hierarch Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury

·       A brief history of the Orthodox Church in the British Isles  - (6/8/2009)

·       Elder Paisios and Saint Efimia - (5/8/2009)

·       The spreading of Swine Flu and the Mysteries (Sacraments) of our Church  - A Church Encyclical to the faithful on the recent Flu panic - (3/8/2009)

·       Stella: God's little sparrow - A modern-day "fool for Christ" - (30/7/2009)

·       The new Flu and Holy Communion - The Christian view -  (24/7/2009)

·       The Great Reversal - The course of a publisher of a well-known magazine for "spiritual search", which led him to Orthodoxy -  (21/7/2009)

·       The Icon of the Nativity - from a series of lessons on hagiography by Fr. Constantine Strategopoulos -  (19/7/2009)

·       Intervention by the Greek Archbishop of the Old Catholics on the matter of the Orthodox - Roman Catholic dialogues -  (18/7/2009)

·       A Bulgarian "NO" to the Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue -  A news item from the Ecclesiastic News Agency "Romfea" - (15/7/2009)

·       Is God just?  -  Insights and clarifications, by Fathers of the Church - (15/7/2009)

·       Does God punish? -  Insight on the question, by the late Elder Joseph of the Vatopedion Monastery - (9/7/2009)

·       Speech of the Ecumenical Patriarch in the Hall of the Throne - (9/7/2009)

·       A smile from Eternity The funeral of a blessed Elder  - (2/7/2009)

·       Two miracles proving that the calendar does not save...  by the late Archmandrite Philotheos Zervakos - (2/7/2009)

·       Pope Visit to Mount Sinai and Its Orthodox Monastery: Common prayer is refused.  Parts of an article in the New York Times, dated February 27, 2000. - (1/7/2009)

·       Metropolitan Seraphim: Old Calendarists should repent - (29/6/2009)

·       The secret - (14/6/2009)

·       The importance of the Septuagint - (13/6/2009)

·       The Patriarch of Alexandria visits the Masai in Kenya - (9/6/2009)

·       Archbishop of Athens Seraphim's negative response to the Pope's invitation - (9/6/2009)

·       Sacred concern and "ecumenical" dialogues -  From an address by the Ecumenical Patriarch - (5/6/2009)

·       The seizing of Temples by Uniates in the Ukraine - A letter written in 1989 by the Patriarch of Moscow - (4/6/2009)

·       Ecumenical Impact on Orthodox Witness and Mission:A convert's reflections - (31/5/2009)

·       A Confession of Faith against Ecumenism - A declaration drafted by the Convention of Orthodox Clergy and Monks in April of 2009.  The OODE website has subscribed to this text, with the utmost respect and love towards heretics and/or those of other beliefs, but also with the utmost respect towards God's Truth, which is the only guide towards true love and tolerance - (30/5/2009)

·       Iconoclasts: Orthodoxy's "conservatives" - An essay by Ch. Yannaras - (28/5/2009)

·       Yoga and meditation - Practices that cannot be compared to the Christian Faith and Prayer - (11/5/2009)

·       The Crisis is a spiritual one - A commentary on the underlying reasons for the crisis today - (6/5/2009)

·       The Icon of the Theotokos - from a series of lessons on hagiography by Fr. Constantine Strategopoulos -  (5/5/2009)

·       "Unity", "Division", "Reunion" in the light of Orthodox Ecclesiology - by Fr. Alexander Schmemann -  ( 4/5/2009)

·       The Paschal Homily - A special celebratory text by Saint John the Chrysostom, recited on the Eve of Easter Sunday - (25/4/2009)

·       A letter from a prisoner - Missionary work can bloom in the unlikeliest of places - (24/4/2009)

·       The Jesus Prayer - An online book by Fr. Lev Gillet  -  (21/4/2009)

·       Discussions and views on the Holy Light  -  Following the posting of our video-documentary, The Miracle of the Holy Light in Jerusalem: Testimonies and evidenceon the phenomenon of the Holy Light as recorded there in detail, we noticed a most interesting conversation on the topic, in a Greek blog (Expaganus) with non-faithful people striving to justify their lack of faith by proposing comical, unconvincing excuses - (20/4/2009)

·       Mother Gabriella - The Sayings   -  (16/4/2009).

·       The unity of the human person: The body-soul relationship in Orthodox Theology  -    (15/4/2009).

·       The Miracle of the Holy Light in Jerusalem: Testimonies and evidence (OODE Blog) Video documentary, about the Holy Light which doesn't burn.   (Multilingual subtitles)

·       Thoughts about Freedom -  (14/4/2009).

·       Who is the Truth ? - Man's Personal Relationship with a Personal God -  (13/4/2009).

·       Saturday of Lazarus -  (10/4/2009).

·       Orthodox Ecclesiology in Outline -  (9/4/2009).

·       Ecclesiology: What is It? Why is It Important?   -  (7/4/2009).

·       ON BECOMING AND REMAINING AN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN -   (6/4/2009).

·       Elder Porphyrios - Testimonies and Experiences -  The last chapters of the book by Klitos Ioannides  (3/4/2009).

·       Fr. Michael Michael

·       Theodora Solomonidou

·       Mary Kontogianni-Ioannidou

·       Accounts about Elder Porphyrios

·       Elder Porphyrios' conversations with Cypriots

·       Elder Porphyrios' own accounts

·       An Anthology of Elder Porphyrios' Conversations with his spiritual children

·       Instead of an Epilogue

·       A Few Words about the Author

·       A description of Hell by the Elder_Paisios  - (1/4/2009)

·       Atheistic cannibalism - How atheism can turn Man into a beast  - (31/3/2009)

·       Orthodox Youth Workshop in London , “LIFE AFTER DEATH : The SOUL and BODY” (external link) Annual Orthodox Youth Workshop to take place at the Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Trinity Road, Wood Green, London N22 8LB on Bank Holiday (Latin), Good Friday - 10th April 2009.

·       A saintly Fool for Christ in the heart of Athens -  From the newly-circulated book on the life of "Crazy John" - (25/3/2009)

·       Atheist buses, God's Chocolates, but .... atheist Christians?   -  (22/3/2009)

·       Elder Porphyrios - Testimonies and Experiences - Cont'd (21/3/2009).

·       George Papazahos

·       Alexander M.Stavropoulos

·       Nikos Zias

·       Constantine Gregoriades

·       Evangelos Karademos (Poem)

·       «Godless» buses and the «broad» highway  -  (20/3/2009)

·       The Gurus, the Young Man and Elder Paisios   (external link, amazon.com) This powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and various occult techniques.. Eventually drawn back to the Faith of his forefathers, Orthodox Christianity, he visited the ancient monastic republic of Mount Athos in his native Greece, where he was brought to a knowledge of the Truth of Jesus Christ by the saintly Elder Paisios (1924-1994). Nevertheless, believing he had only found part of the truth on the Holy Mountain, he chose to give the same opportunity to Hindu yogis that he had given to Elder Paisios and other Orthodox monks. Thus, at the age of twenty-five, he embarked on a trip to India, where he undertook his search in the ashrams of three famous gurus, one of whom was worshipped as a god. His experiences in India, along with his subsequent encounters with Elder Paisios on Mount Athos, are recounted in the present book in vivid detail.

·       The Orthodox Church in Rumania versus Ecumenism  -  (15/3/2009)

·       Confession - Confessor - Confessing -  (13/3/2009)

·       Secularization in the Church: the Iconomachy of our day   -  (7/3/2009)

·       SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE  -  (5/3/2009)

·       Communion and Otherness  -  Another important analysis by the reverend Metropolitan of Pergamon Fr. John Zizioulas  (3/3/2009)

·       Orthodox Pathology  -  From the book by Fr. Hierotheos Vlachos "Orthodox Psychotherapy"  -   (27/2/2009)

·       Misapprehended sanctity -  An analysis of the term 'sanctity' by the reverend Metropolitan of Pergamon Fr. John Zizioulas  (25/2/2009)

·       Elder Porphyrios - Testimonies and Experiences - Cont'd (24/2/2009).

·       George Demetriou

·       Elder Sophrony

·       Archimandrite Paul

·       The Metropolitan of Kydonia and Apokoronos, Irenaeus and associates

·       Constantine Scouteris

·       Panagiota Ghika-Doitsini

·       UNIA: The Face and the Disguise Book by Protopresbyter George D. Metallinos - cont'd (20/2/2009).

·       How is the Pope’s persistence explained?

·       “NO” to disorientation!