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Who are the Palestinian Christians?

Who are the Palestinians? Are they all Moslems? Are they all violent? Why do they all speak Arabic? These are the questions I want to raise today as …

St. Dionysius the Rhetorician and His Disciple, St. Mitrophanes

Posted by Michael Gavalas on Jul 9, 2014 in Blog<p>On the southernmost tip of the Athonite peninsula lies a region known as ‘the desert’. For centuries, …

Fr. Panayiotis at Jacob’s Well

June 1, 2014: Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou (Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church; Marietta, GA) talks to our group of pilgrims about Jacob’s …

Pilgrimage to the Heavenly Jerusalem

Posted by Michael Gavalas on Jun 24, 2014 in Blog, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Cyprus<p>“To be a Christian is to be a traveler. Our situation, say …

Fr. Panayiotis at the Holy Sepulcher

June 3, 2014: Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou (Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church; Marietta, GA) talks to our group of pilgrims about the the …

Saint Cosmas of Aitolia

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)<p>Saint Cosmas of Aitolia (or …

The Monks of the Arizona Desert

Posted by Shared Post on Feb 14, 2014 in Feature Article<p><i>They surrender their lives to the “Geronta” or “Elder” or “Starets” trusting him to lead them</i> …

The Icon of the Annunciation

One of the most striking features of a Byzantine style church is the extensive use of iconography, with images often covering most if not all of the …

The Icon of the Nativity

One of the unique aspects of Byzantine iconography is the way in which multiple events are presented within a single frame, as in the icon of the …

The Icon of Theophany

On January 6th, Orthodox Christians commemorate the Great Feast of Theophany, the day when our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at the age of thirty, …

The Life of St. Nina, Enlightener of Georgia

In the years following the Resurrection of Christ, the Apostles spread the Good News across most of the known world in remarkable fashion and …

The Icon of the Resurrection

On Great and Holy Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It’s the most important event of all …

From the Ascesis of Virginity to the Ascesis of Agape (Love)

[1] St. Chrysostom emphasizes that God did not create the woman from a different kind of nature so that she may not come to man as “other” …

To the Holy Mountain

Posted: October 22, 2013<p>Our pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain. The first in a series of videos about our 2013 pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain of Athos. …

What is Truth?

Posted by Shared Post on Mar 6, 2014 in Feature Article<p>Many times, discussions of moral issues on TV can leave us perplexed. Everyone claims that …

Searching for Authentic Christianity

Posted by Shared Post on Apr 14, 2014 in Feature Article<p>Early Christianity had certain characteristics which modern Christians need to rediscover. …

The Victory over Death

Posted by Trisagion Films on Apr 20, 2014 in Feature Article<p>All ancient cultures sought to connect their lives with the natural events they …

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on Catholic-Orthodox Unity

A Special Meeting With Patriarch Theofilos

On June 4, 2014, our group of pilgrims had the great blessing of an audience with Patriarch Theofilos of Jerusalem.<p>Comments<p>comments