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A NEW BRIGHT STAR IN THE EASTERN HORIZON: PATRIARCH IGNATIUS EPHRAIM II

  By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor     It was in 2004. In the month of March I was invited to deliver a speech at the World Peace Conference in Turkey organized by the Inter-cultural Dialog Platform for the Advancement of World Peace with the support of the Ministry of Culture and…

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2014

† BARTHOLOMEW By the mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch to the plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy from Christ risen in glory Christ is Risen! Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the Orthodox, and let us…

RESURRECTION: THE MARK OF A SCARIFICE WELL-ACCEPTED

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor This Holy Week was a period of moving events for the nourishment of the life of every Christian. It commenced with the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem accompanied by a jubilant Jewish crowd that acclaimed Him as the Son of David in order to rule over…

A MODERN APOSTLE OF TRUE ORTHODOXY- KATHERINE VALONE

1932-2012 -By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor- (Editor’s Note: We are editorializing the life of Katherine Valone a great Orthodox Christian, who lived primarily for Orthodoxy. She spent all her energy and resources for the Holy Church. Katherine Valone was one of the few who encouraged this writer to get into Orthodox journalism….

Paschal Editorial PASSOVER IS CROSSOVER

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor In Orthodox Christian Theology the most meaningful word after Christ or Jesus is Pascha, which is a Greek rendering of the Aramaic word Pesacha, from which during the very apostolic times Pascha became part of the spoken Greek of the first century. Etymologically, Pesacha comes from the…

CHRIST IS BORN; GLORIFY HIM!

By Chief Editor Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago Anselm the English bishop and monk almost nine hundred years tried to philosophically unravel the mystery of incarnation in the context of many questions raised by several profane philosophers and critics of Christianity. The result was the book “Cur Deus Homo”. It was a sophisticated book which…

Having a Thankful and Grateful Attitude

Guest Editorial for a Spiritually Meaningful 2010 Thanksgiving Day: By Reverend Tom Tsagalakis As we begin preparation for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, I was reflecting on St. Paul’s words found in Thessalonians. He says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” This is such…

CHRIST IS BORN; ADORE HIM AND VENERATE HIS HUMILITY

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago Chief-Editor Remember that the celebration of Christmas was not one of the original feasts related to the mystery of Christ celebrated by the ancient Church. Among all the feasts of the Church the most important was the Celebration of Resurrection of Christ or Passover, or Pascha, because it was…

NATIVITY REFLECTIONS: WAITING WITH HOPE AND EXPECTATION

(This is one of our Nativity 2009 Editorials and written by Tenny Thomas, one of our contributors. Mr. Thomas holds graduate degrees from Cambridge University and Oxford University in United Kingdom, and is growing as a mature Orthodox Theologian by his own right and is reading for his doctorate in Theology at Columbia University, New…

Reflection: The Pascha of our Lord Jesus Christ- 2009

By Rev. Fr. Alexander Lukashonok, M.Div All too often among Christians, the celebration of the Pascha of our Lord Jesus Christ is viewed as the end. Our Lenten journey comes to a conclusion with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and now we can relax and forget about the Church, for the Victory has been won….

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