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There is Always a Road Back

The long battle with persistent sins has often been disheartening for many Orthodox Christians. As a priest, I have seen many Christians struggle over the years with the embarrassment of confessing the same sins repeatedly. Being embarrassed about one’s sins is natural. We, because of our human nature, are all sinful in front of our […]

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

The lyrics of this famous song by the singer Tina Turner talks about a person who has been jilted by love and no longer needs this emotion in their life. What is love? It is a subject that arguably has been written and spoken about more than any other in the world. It has been […]

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ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΜΟ ΜΗΝΥΜΑ 2017

Ἀριθμός Πρωτ. 2578 ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΜΟ ΜΗΝΥΜΑ 2017 «Μηδεὶς ὀδυρέσθω πταίσματα· συγγνώμη γὰρ ἐκ τοῦ τάφου ἀνέτειλε»! Τέκνα ἀγαπητὰ ἐν Κυρίῳ ἀναστάντι· Ἡ Ἀνάσταση τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ καὶ Σωτῆρος μας Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἀποτελεῖ τὴν πιὸ μεγάλη καὶ κορυφαία αἰτία χαρᾶς, διότι ἡ ζωὴ δὲν τελειώνει πλέον ἀμετάκλητα μὲ τὸν θάνατο, ἀλλὰ ὁ θάνατος νικήθηκε καὶ ἔχει […]

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Resurrectional (Paschal) Encyclical 2017

Protocol no. 2578 CHURCH OF THE G.O.C. OF GREECE HOLY SYNOD KANINGOS 32 (3rd floor) 106 82 ATHENS TEL. 21038 28 280 – FAX 21038 47 365 EΛΛAΣ – GREECE www.ecclesiagoc.gr RESURRECTIONAL (PASCHAL) ENCYCLICAL FOR 2017 “Let no one bewail his falls; for forgiveness hath dawned forth from the Tomb!” Beloved Children in the Risen […]

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Nativity Fast

Preceding every great Feast of the Church is a corresponding period of preparation. This preparation includes prayer and fasting. On November 15/28, the Church begins the Nativity Fast, which is broken on the Feast itself, December 25/January 7. During this Fast, we are permitted to have wine and oil every day, save Wednesdays and Fridays. […]