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Feast Day: February 10
Charalambos was a priest who suffered inhuman tortures and martyrdom at the hands of pagan tormentors, greater than any other martyr. Despite possessing divine courage and steadfastness of faith, placing him among the Saints, he was still human; the sharpness of pain that he felt, was the same as that of an ordinary man. We venerate him as a Saint in the highest tradition of a martyr for his steadfast refusal to renounce the Lord.
Growing up in the town of Magnesia, Asia Minor, during the second century, Charalambos was ordained a priest at an early age. He served his home town in a province fiercely hostile to Christians. Thanks to his reputation as a preacher and man of God, he was placed as a leader of the tiny Christian body that grew steadily, despite the odds. He brought the light of the Lord's love to everyone in the community, subsequently bringing upon himself the envy and wrath of those in power.[...]Published in OrthodoxyWednesday, 28 January 2015 21:19Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:47
John Zeakis who is a Reader/ Chanter at the Church of “The Annunciation of Our Lady - Evangelismos” recently travelled to Crete in June/July of 2014. He has written the following informative article on his experiences together with some interesting facts about the island.
We welcome other readers to contribute their stories.
Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, is home to great monastic heritage where the monastic life is still pursued. Hundreds of monasteries and convents exist around Crete, with their doors always open to visitors. It is not uncommon to be greeted with a drink of fresh water and some Loukoumia. While many monasteries have become desolate and are mainly used as museums, the monastic life is still enduring. It is even common for people, as they pass by a Church or monastery, to make the sign of the Cross. It is refreshing how the inhabitants still embrace their faith and keep it as part of their culture. Not all people are like this and many have lost their way but with God's help, we hope that they will be led back.[...]Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:19
A couple of new publications have made their way into our bookstore and here's what they are. Don't forget to rush in and pick up a copy for yourself or a friend!
Marriage Service ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΓΑΜΟΥ
by St Andrew’s Orthodox Press
A highly useful book in both Greek and English to help you follow along during the service.
Purchase In-Store for only $15Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:00
On Sunday the 11th of January, we celebrated the annual Feast of Lights to commemorate the baptism of Christ in the river Jordan. As is tradition, all the faithful gather at Matilda Bay where a "Blessing of the Waters" service is held. The service involves the reading of prayers for the competing divers, the releasing of doves to symbolise the descending of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus in the form of a dove, and the throwing of the Cross into the Swan River. As the cross is thrown into the river, we commemorate the baptism of Christ. The diver that retrieves the Cross first receives a blessing from the priest and a gold Cross.[...]