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“The depiction of the three persons of the Holy Trinity” (Stamatios Sp. Zoulas, M.Sc. Theology’s, Teacher of Religions)

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The subject of the iconic approach of the Holy Trinity has especially preoccupied me here. And specifically the question whether, religiously wise, the depiction of the Holy Spirit in the classic icon of the Holy Trinity (in the past 350 years), as a pigeon, is correct or at least not harmful, that is the symbolic depiction of the non-built actions of HIM (as in the icon of Baptism) and not, of course, the existential depiction of the Embodied Son. (Besides from the non-built actions of HIM The Father as THE OLD OF DAYS is portrayed in the vision of DANIEL. Also the question arises, whether it is more correct the labeling of the Byzantine Icon of the three angels as ...

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The Virtues of Humility and Patience in Elder Ieronymos Simonopetritis (Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian)

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In 1902, he wrote and set to music a service for Saint Efraim the Syrian and supplied other missing material, such as services for Saints Neofytos and Ioannikos, after whom his own elders were named, Saint Sofronios, the 99 saints in Crete, Saint Ieronymos, and Saint Mary Magdalene. His hymn-writing activities continued with a supplicatory canon to Saint Anthony the Great, Salutations to Saints Minas, Victor and Vicentius, Paul, Patriarch of Constantinople, and Sergius and Bacchus. He made additions to the services of other saints whose holy relics are kept at Simonopetra, and wrote verses of prayer and entreaty to the Lord, Our Lady and various saints. Many of these works remain unknown or are inaccessible. His main contribution, however, ...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers (Acts 6: 1-7) (Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios)

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Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles describes the philanthropy of the first Church of Jerusalem. With the election of the seven Deacons, the Holy Apostles demonstrated their care for the poor and the sick. Despite the daily persecution, they never lost sight of love for those who were hungry and destitute. As a result of this focus, the Christian faithful were moved to solidarity, and shared their belongings with each other held in common (see Acts 2:44-45). In doing this, those who were hungry or destitute were able to find relief. As the number of Christians increased, the Apostles found that more help was necessary in serving the people, in order to maintain their mission of spreading the Gospel. ...

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Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Has Departed This Life (part 2) (Hieromonk Serapion of Simonopetra Monastery †)

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On the morning of 9 May 2019, Archimandrite Elder Aimilianos, former Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras on the Holy Mountain fell asleep in the Lord at the Holy Convent of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, Ormylia, Halkidiki. Biographical details by Hieromonk Serapion Simonopetritis (†2019). You have made known to me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy with your countenance (Ps. 15, 11)   Abbot of the Great Meteora and multi-faceted activity in the Metropolis of Trikka At the end of 1961, the Metropolitan of Trikka, who shared Fr. Aimilianos’ desire for the monastic life, called him back from Dousiko and made him Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration at the Great Meteora. Initially he ...

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Elder Ieronymos Simonopetritis, the Tireless Spiritual Guide (Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian)

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His courtesy, perfect obedience and respect for the monastery and its overseers continued throughout his long life. His great progress in the monastery, the felicitous conclusion of all the tasks assigned to him and, particularly, his modesty, gentleness and virtue in general made him, on the one hand, well-liked and respected, but on the other, as is often the case, also made him the object of jealousy, envy and pettiness. His answer was always silence and forbearance. At the monastery they would see his lamp burning all evening long. The older monks used to say they never saw him lying down. Whatever time you went to see him, you’d find him on his feet or sitting. He slept in his chair. ...

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Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Has Departed This Life (Hieromonk Serapion of Simonopetra Monastery †)

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This morning, 9 May 2019, Archimandrite Elder Aimilianos, former Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras on the Holy Mountain fell asleep in the Lord at the Holy Convent of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, Ormylia, Halkidiki. Biographical details by Hieromonk Serapion Simonopetritis (†2019). You have made known to me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy with your countenance (Ps. 15, 11) Elder Archimandrite Aimilianos, born Alexandros Vafeidis, was Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras from 1973 until 2000. He was born in Nikaia, Piraeus, in 1934, to devout parents, though by ancestry he was from Asia Minor. His grandmother on his father’s side, Evdoxia, was Constantinopolitan, while his grandfather was from Silivria in ...

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Saint John The Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist (Saint Nicholas Velimirovich)

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John was a son of Zebedee, a fisherman, and Salome, the daughter of Joseph, the Betrothed of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God. When the Lord Jesus called him, John immediately left his father and their nets and, together with his brother, James, followed Him. From then on, he was never far away from his Lord, until the end. He was present, with Peter and James, at the raising of Jaïrus’ daughter, as well as at the Transfiguration. At the Last Supper, John reclined against Jesus’ chest. When all the other apostles had abandoned the crucified Lord, John and the Mother of God remained at the foot of the cross. Later, at the Lord’s behest,  he took Our Most ...

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The Robber (Joseph the Hesychast)

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When you were praying and you received divine enlightenment, you felt joy and ineffable sweetness. Immediately, a robber – the arrogance – comes and murmurs quietly to you: ‘Ah, now you’re a saint’. >Blessed Joseph the Hesychast

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Elder Ieronymos Simonopetritis: The First Years of his Service (Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian)

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Elder Ieronymos as a monk on the Holy Mountain (1888-1920) Young Ioannis arrived on the Holy Mountain, made the sign of the cross and thanked Our Lady. Here his love for the Mother of God grew, to such an extent that, to his dying day, he would weep at saying or hearing her name. At the time when he arrived, there were more than 10,000 monks on Athos. Praising God, the seventeen-year-old Ioannis entered that holy location and passed through the gates of the Monastery of Simonopetra, in order to imitate the achievements of the saints of God. This was on 3 October 1888 and, on the 28th of the same month, his name was entered in the book of novices. As ...

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როგორ ვებრძოლოთ ვნებებს? (ათანასე)

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ლიმასოლის მიტროპოლიტი, მეუფე ათანასე აღწერს იმ სულიერ საშუალებებს, რომელთა მეშვეობითაც, ეკლესიის მრავალსაუკუნოვანი გამოცდილების თანახმად, მორწმუნეთა ინდივიდუალური ძალისხმევითა  და საღმრთო მადლის დახმარებით ხდება ვნებებთან ბრძოლა. მეუფე ათანასე: – წინა შეხვედრაზე ჩვენ ვისაუბრეთ წმიდა ნიკოდიმოს მთაწმიდელის წიგნის – „უხილავი ბრძოლა“- მე-16 თავზე, რომელსაც ზოგად სათაურად ჰქონდა, თუ რა საშუალებებით უნდა დაიწყოს იესო ქრისტეს ჯარისკაცმა გათენებისთანავე ბრძოლა. ვისაუბრეთ ასევე ლოცვაზე, განსაკუთრებით კი, იესო ქრისტეს ლოცვის განსაკუთრებულ მნიშვნელობაზე. ამ წიგნის მე-17 თავში, რომელიც ძალიან პატარა თავია, დაახლოებით ერთი პარაგრაფია, წმიდა ნიკოდიმოსი ამბობს, თუ რა თანმიმდევრობით უნდა ვებრძოლოთ ჩვენს ვნებებს. იქ შემდეგია ნათქვამი: იბრძოლე ჩემო ძმაო, რათა შეიცნო ის წესრიგი, რომელიც უნდა დაიცვა, რათა ებრძოლო შენს ვნებებს ისე, როგორც გმართებს და არა უბრალოდ ან ისე, როგორც ეს თავისთავად გამოვა. ამ თანმიმდევრობას არ იცავს უამრავი და სწორედ ...

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წმიდანთა დასში ჩაეწერა ბერი ამფილოქე მაკრის

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2018 წლის 29 აგვისტოს მსოფლიო საპატრიარქოს წმიდა სინოდმა, რომელიც მოღვწეობს ფანარში (კონსტანტინოპოლი), მსოფლიო პატრიარქის უწმიდესი ბართოლომეოსის ხელმძღვანელობით წმიდანად შერცხა პატმოსელი ბერი ამფილოქე მაკრის (1889-1970). წმიდა მამათა მეოხებით  ქრისტე ღმერთო შეგვიწყალენ ჩუენ. ამინ!  

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ვეღარ ეტევა შიგნით გულში

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სადაც სრულიად აღარ არსებობს ადამიანური ნუგეში, იქ მეფობს უფალი, მაშინ ის ჩაგიკრავს და ჩაგძირავს, და იმდენად დიდია რომ შიგნით გულში ვეღარ ეტევა. ღირსი პაისი მთაწმიდელი

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