Category: Belief

Paschal Message of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios 2020
The Grace of the Risen Christ enabled us to celebrate Easter this year in an entirely different manner, which does not refer to what we Orthodox would call a “traditional [...]
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Holy Week Meditation and Study Guide
The services of Holy Week transform us into eyewitnesses and direct participants in the awesome events of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In readings taken from both Old [...]
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Catechetical Homily of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the Beginning of Holy and Great Lent, 2020
We offer hymns of thanks to the God of love as once again we enter Holy and Great Lent, the arena of ascetic struggle, fasting and abstinence, of vigilance and [...]
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Christmas Encyclical 2019
Venerable Brother fellow Bishops and my beloved children, Today, we celebrate the birth in the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before us is the mystery of the incarnation, according [...]
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“Be Anxious for Nothing”
The more we read holy scripture and by the grace of God hear His Word, the more likely we are to be confronted by the contradiction in respect to our [...]
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2019 Church New Year Message – Bartholomew Ecumenical Patriarch
Dearest brother Hierarchs and beloved children in the Lord, With the goodness and grace of the all-bountiful God, today marks the 30th anniversary since the Holy Great Church of Christ [...]
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Prayer – “Fill Me With You”
Dear God, I accept all the judgements, all the opposition, all the rejection, all the abuse that I have encountered in my life at the hands of others, for these [...]
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I Am Very Religious You Know!
It has been my recent experience to hear people proudly refer to themselves as being religious. In this state people openly and without embarrassment communicate their religious worship in a [...]
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Hidden Things
It never ceases to astound me what a striking contrast exists between earthly events and their interpretation based on worldly knowledge, and the understanding of these same events based on [...]
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Easter Encyclical 2019
Venerable brothers and beloved children in the Lord, Having run the course of the race of Holy and Great Lent in prayer and fasting, and having reached the salvific passion [...]
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