Archives for August 2010

Four Spiritual Principles

Four principles Orthodox America’s members seek to live by: 1) Daily Getting to know God by Prayer and Bible reading at least, the Epistle and Gospel of the day (see parish wall calendar or can be found at http://www.oca.org/Reading.asp?SID=25) and ideally, the Lives of the Saints (available among other places at http://www.oca.org/FSlives.asp?SID=4); 2) Getting to […]

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Book Review: From Baptist to Byzantium

From Baptist to Byzantium: How a Baptist Missionary Traveled Halfway Around the World to Find the Ancient Orthodox Faith Father James Early Regina Orthodox Press By Lee Kopulos (August 23, 2010) I first met Fr. James Early and Jennifer in Houston at St.Joseph Orthodox Church in 2005 after Liturgy during the churches annual picnic festivities. […]

ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ ΛΕΟΝΤΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣ

ΓΕΝΙΚΟΣ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΙΚΟΣ ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΕΙΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΕΙΑΣ «Η διάδοση της Μουσουλμανικής θρησκείας γίνεται με έναν τρόπο εύκολο. Δεν απαιτεί από τους ανθρώπους αυταπάρνηση, προσφορά και θυσίες. Ούτε αλλαγή τρόπου ζωής και αναγέννησης, όπως ζητά ο Χριστιανισμός από τους πιστούς του. Αρκεί ο προσερχόμενος στον Μουσουλμανισμό, να πιστέψει στον Αλλάχ (θεό) και στην αποστολή του Μωάμεθ, ως τον […]

Learning from God-fearing layman calling all to repentance

Source: Orthodox England Calls for Spiritual and Moral Reform in Russia Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and all the Russias has urged Russians to think about the ultimate causes of the fires that continue to rage in Russia and draw appropriate conclusions. ‘The most important thing for us today is to spend more time thinking about […]