2018: Saint Arsenios of Paros Island of Greece resurrects a baby girl in Belgium

http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com SAINTS OF MY HEART Saint Arsenios of Paros Island, Greece (+1877) January 31 2018: Saint Arsenios of Paros Island of Greece, resurrects a baby girl in Belgium Source: http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.com http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.com/2018/01/st-arsenios-of-paros-resurrects-baby.html FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH A few minutes ago, Nun Arsenia Tsantouli (the Abbess of the Monastery where St. Arsenios of Paros Island in …

Ko Ihu te Atua? I a Ihu ake titau ki te waiho i te Atua? ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Maori (New Zealand)

http://heartquestionsandanswers.wordpress.com HEART QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Ko Ihu te Atua? I a Ihu ake titau ki te waiho i te Atua? Kua kore i tuhituhia i roto i a Ihu i te Biblia rite mea te kupu pau, “Ko ahau te Atua.” E kore e tikanga, Heoi, e kore i te kauwhau i ia e he …

The Saint of love, forgiveness & discernment: Saint Jacob Tsalikis of Evia Island, Greece (+1991)

http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com SAINTS OF MY HEART The Saint of love, forgiveness & discernment: Saint Jacob Tsalikis of Evia Island, Greece (+1991) 22 November Source: http://orthochristian.com http://orthochristian.com/98806.html ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Our age and today’s culture has, unfortunately moved away from the vision and pursuit of sanctity. The Orthodox faith is based on the presence of the saints. Without …

Sanktulo Carranog de Irlando, Kimrio & Cornualles (+6-a jarcento) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Esperanto

http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com SAINTS OF MY HEART Llangrannog, Kimrio Sanktulo Carranog  de Irlando, Kimrio & Cornualles (+6-a jarcento) Sanktulo Carantoc estis kelta sanktulo de la frua 6-a jarcento. Li naskiĝis en la antaŭ kimra regno Ceredigion, kaj estis filo de reĝo de tiu lando (aŭ Ceredig aŭ ties filo Corun). Tamen li mem ne deziris heredi la …

St. John The Baptist, the Orthodox Monastery, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, England

http://linksjourney.wordpress.com http://greatbritainofmyheart.wordpress.com GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART LINKS JOURNEY St. John The Baptist, the Orthodox Monastery, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, England If you want go to the St. John the Baptist Monastery and talk with Father Zacharias. The address is: The Old Rectory, Rectory Road, Tolleshunt Knights, By Maldon, Essex CM9 8EZ, United Kingdom Tel.: (+44) (0) …

Saint New Martyr Jose Munoz-Cortez from Chile & Canada who martyred in Athens, Greece (+1997) & the miracle Hawaii’s Icon of Holy Virgin Mary

http://athensofmyheart.wodpress.com ATHENS OF MY HEART Saint New Martyr Jose Munoz-Cortez from Chile & Canada who martyred in Athens, Greece (+1997) & the miracle Hawaii’s Icon of Holy Virgin Mary Grave of St Martyr Jose (Joseph) Muñoz-Cortes  in Holy Trinity cemetery, Jordanville, N. York, USA http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com SAINTS OF MY HEART Saint Jose (Joseph) Muñoz-Cortes (13 May 1948, …

Concerning Angels – Saint John of Damascus (+749)

http://easternorthodoxchuch.blogspot.com EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH Concerning Angels by Saint John of Damascus (+749) He is Himself the Maker and Creator of the angels: for He brought them out of nothing into being and created them after His own image, an incorporeal race, a sort of spirit or immaterial fire: in the words of the divine David, …

What does the daily invocation of the saints signify? – Saint John of Kronstadt, Russia (+1908)

What does the daily invocation of the saints signify? Saint John of Kronstadt, Russia (+1908) What does the daily invocation of the saints signify — of different ones each day, during the whole year, and during our whole life? It signifies that God’s saints — as our brethren, but perfect — live, and are near …

Are you Christian? Forget about doing Yoga! – The Church would like people to replace Yoga with Prayer

http://easternorthodoxchurch.blogspot.com EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH Are you Christian? Forget about doing Yoga! The Church would like people to replace Yoga with Prayer The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church reacted to the UN’s decision to designate June 21 as International Day of Yoga in 2014. The Holy Synod’s statement says that the practice of yoga …

What is the Orthodox Church? – Saint Sebastian Dabovich of Jackson & San Francisco, CA, USA (+1940)

http://usaofmyheart.wordpress.com USA OF MY HEART What is the Orthodox Church? Saint Sebastian Dabovich of Jackson & San Francisco, CA, USA (+1940) WHAT is the Orthodox Church? The Orthodox Church is a body or community of people, who, 1—correctly believe in divine revelation; and 2—who obey a lawful hierarchy instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ himself, …

The Jesus Prayer – Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

http://havefaithorthodoxy.wordpress.com HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY The Jesus Prayer by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom Those who have read The way of a Pilgrim are familiar with the expression ‘The Jesus Prayer’. It refers to a short prayer the words of which are: ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner,’ constantly repeated. The …

Eastern Orthodox worship

http://easternorthodoxchurch.blogspot.com EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH Eastern Orthodox worship Eastern Orthodox worship in this article is distinguished from Eastern Orthodox prayer in that “worship” refers to the activity of the Christian Church as a body offering up prayers to God while ‘prayer’ refers to the individual devotional traditions of the Orthodox. The worship of the Orthodox Church …

Were Angels created when God created the heavens, or have they been with God all of eternity? – S.W., USA

http://havefaithorthodoxy.wordpress.com HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY Were Angels created when God created the heavens, or have they been with God all of eternity? – S.W., USA The Bible does not specifically state when the angels were created, but we can look at some verses that give us clues as to a possible time frame. First of …

Is there biblical evidence in support of Icons?

http://orthodoxyislove.wordpress.com ORTHODOXY IS LOVE Is there biblical evidence in support of Icons? In the Holy Bible, Cherubim are Angels. Icons (images) of Angels. Exodus 26:31 > “Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker. * * *​ Exodus 25:17-21 > 17 …

Mariorie a person in Christ in Piraeus, Greece

http://orthodoxyislove.wordpress.com ORTHODOXY IS LOVE Mariorie a person in Christ in Piraeus, Greece Οur story hero, Mariorie, was an ordinary person. She walked on this Earth. Here she got tired, happy, hurt- most of all she got hurt. She died like all people on a December night. Yet in reality she was found totally different than …

What are Seraphim? Are Seraphs Angels?

http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com SAINTS OF MY HEART What are Seraphim? Are Seraphs Angels? The seraphim (fiery, burning ones) are angelic beings associated with the prophet Isaiah’s vision of God in the Temple when God called him to his prophetic ministry (Isaiah 6:1-7). Isaiah 6:2-4 records, “Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they …

What Every Christian Needs To Know About All Of The Christians Who Saved Jews In The Holocaust ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* A growing list of Orthodox Christians that rescued Jews during the Holocaust era

http://orthodox-heart-sites.blogspot.com ORTHODOX HEART SITES What Every Christian Needs To Know About All Of The Christians Who Saved Jews In The Holocaust ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* A growing list of Orthodox Christians that rescued Jews during the Holocaust era Much has been said regarding the famed Yad Vashem awards given to a number of Roman Catholics and Protestants. What …

What is the origin of the different races?

http://easternorthodoxchurch.blogspot.com EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH What is the origin of the different races? The Bible does not explicitly give us the origin of the different “races” or skin colors in humanity. In actuality, there is only one race—the human race. Within the human race is diversity in skin color and other physical characteristics. Some speculate that …

Why did God use Adam’s rib to create Eve?

http://orthodoxyislove.wordpress.com ORTHODOXY IS LOVE Why did God use Adam’s rib to create Eve? The story of “Adam’s rib” is found in Genesis. Genesis 2:18–24 tells the well-known account of how God created the first woman, Eve, by removing a “rib” from Adam’s body and fashioning it into the woman. The creation account clearly indicates that …

Fasting – Orthodox Catechism

Fasting Orthodox Catechism Source: http://stots.edu/about_orthodoxy.html http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/article.php?id=17 Seeing that bodily disposition is important in worship and spiritual life, in general, great emphasis is placed in the Orthodox Church on fasting; if one should add up all of the fasting seasons and days of the Church calendar, he would find that more than half of the year …

Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion)

http://heavenonearthorthodoxy.wordpress.com HEAVEN ON EARTH Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) It can doubtlessly be said that the central sacrament of the Church is Holy Eucharist. It is the sacrament of sacraments. It was established by Christ Himself: “When it was evening,” Jesus “took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, …

The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church – Fr. Joseph Frawley, USA

http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com SAINTS OF MY HEART The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church Fr. Joseph Frawley Source: https://oca.org https://oca.org/fs/glorification-of-saints ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA This article was written by Fr. Joseph Frawley, a member of the Orthodox Church in America’s Canonization Commission. It was originally published in the April-May 2000 issue of The Orthodox Church …

Saint Theophanes & Saint Pansemni the former prostitute in Antiochia, Syria (+369) – June 10

http://orthodoxyislove.wordpress.com ORTHODOXY IS LOVE Saint Theophanes & Saint Pansemni the former prostitute in Antiochia, Syria (+369) June 10 The venerable Theophanes was born in Antioch, to unbelieving parents, but this did not thwart him from becoming a Christian at an early age, though he was not Baptized. When he was fifteen years old, his parents …

The moving change of a former prostitute in Athens, Greece ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* The Greek Nun Porphyria when she was a taxi driver in Athens helped a prostitute woman to meet God & the Orthodox Faith

http://atheistmetorthodoxy.wordpress.com ATHEISTS MET ORTHODOXY The moving change of a former prostitute in Athens, Greece ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* The Greek Nun Porphyria when she was a taxi driver in Athens helped a prostitute woman to meet God and the Orthodox Faith Sister Nun Porphyria (+2015) was born and raised in Piraeus, Athens, Greece. Exercise at times various professions. For ten …

Creation – Fr. Antonios Alevizopoulos, Greece

http://havefaithorthodoxy.wordpress.com HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY Creation – Fr. Antonios Alevizopoulos, Greece Orthodox Christians believe that God is “the Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invis­ible”. The world is not eternal; only God is eternal. He created the entire world out of nothing: “for he spoke, and it came to be; …

Advice about Confession – Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

http://saintpaisios.wordpress.com SAINT PAISIOS OF MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE Advice about Confession Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994) Source: http://stjohntheforerunnerblog.blogspot.com http://stjohntheforerunnerblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/advice-about-confession-st-paisios.html ST. JOHN THE FORERUNNER We all know the importance of Confession, but yet so few take advantage of it. Here Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994) shows us why it is so important. A …

Divine Liturgie: Pourquoi ne lit-t-on pas d’abord le saint Évangile et après l’épître? ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

http://divine-liturgie-orthodoxe.blogspot.com DIVINE LITURGIE ORTHODOXE Divine Liturgie: Pourquoi ne lit-t-on pas d’abord le saint Évangile et après l’épître? Saint Nicolas Cabasilas demande: «Pourquoi ne lit-t-on pas d’abord le saint Évangile et après l’épître? Ensuite il répond: ce que le Seigneur Lui-même dit, est une révélation plus complète que celle dont nous parlent les apôtres. En outre, …

Deep Roots In Fresh Soil – Orthodox Christianity Comes To Erie, Colorado, USA

http://usaofmyheart.wordpress.com http://conversionstoorthodoxy.wordpress.com CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY USA OF MY HEART Deep Roots In Fresh Soil Orthodox Christianity comes to Erie, Colorado, USA 250-member St. Luke grew from tiny Lafayette church established nearly two decades ago By John Aguilar Source: http://journeytoorthodoxy.com http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2011/02/deep-roots-in-fresh-soil/ JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY The building is brand-new, the land never before scraped, but the site …

Svatý Mames nebo Mamans z Malé Asie a lev (+275) – 2. září ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Czech

http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com SAINTS OF MY HEART Svatý Mames nebo Mamans z Malé Asie a lev (+275) 2. září Svatý Mames nebo Mamans (asi 258–275) byl pastýř, který byl umučen při pronásledování křesťanů v době vlády císaře Aureliána v Malé Asii. Jako poustevník žil v míru s divokou zvěří. Byl zajat a odsouzen k roztrhání lvy v …

On two types of love – Saint Maria Skobtsova of Paris (+1945)

http://franceofmyheart.wordpress.com FRANCE OF MY HEART On two types of love Saint Maria Skobtsova of Paris (+1945) March 31 In this world there are two kinds of love: one that takes and one that gives. This is common to all types of love — not only love for man. One can love a friend, one’s family, …

Saint John Chrysostom: Paschal Homily

http://saintsofmyheart.wordpress.com SAINTS OF MY HEART Saint John Chrysostom: Paschal Homily Source: http://www.orthodoxchurchquotes.com ORTHODOX CHURCH QUOTES If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord. If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, …

A very high-ranking European man about Protestantism, Roman-Catholicism & Orthodoxy

http://havefaithorthodoxy.wordpress.com HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY A very high-ranking European man about Protestantism, Roman-Catholicism & Orthodoxy Fr. Athanasios Simonopetritis (from the Monastery of Simonos Petra Monastery, Holy Mount Athos, Greece) says: Last year came to our monastery a very high-ranking European man. We chatted with cordiality. Eventually, I asked him: “Welcome! Why did you come to …

119 speeches of Matthew Gallatin, USA

http://usaofmyheart.wordpress.com http://americaofmyheart.wordpress.com AMERICA OF MY HEART USA OF MY HEART http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/pilgrims Matthew Gallatin: Pilgrims from Paradise – Ancient Faith Podcasts ╰⊰¸¸.•¨*  Thirsting for God: What it means to be a Christian 119 MP3 Speeches of Matthew Gallatin, USA You’re connected to the Pilgrims from Paradise podcast with Matthew Gallatin. Matthew is the author of Thirsting For …

These Truths we hold – The Holy Orthodox Church: Her life & teachings

http://usaofmyheart.wordpress.com http://americaofmyheart.wordpress.com AMERICA OF MY HEART USA OF MY HEART Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania, USA Aerial Q500 4k These Truths We Hold The Holy Orthodox Church: Her Life and Teachings Source: http://orthodoxyinamerica.org http://orthodoxyinamerica.org/about_orthodoxy.html ORTHODOXY IN AMERICA The following articles on Orthodoxy are from the book, These Truths We Hold – The Holy Orthodox Church: Her Life …

What do we mean by the word “Orthodox”

http://californiaofmyheart.wordpress.com CALIFORNIA OF MY HEART What do we mean by the word Orthodox by St John Maximovich, +1966 San Francisco, USA http://stjohnmaximovits.wordpress.com ST JOHN MAXIMOVITCH Shortly after the doctrine of Christ began to be propagated among the Gentiles, the followers of Christ in Antioch s- began to be called Christians (Acts ΧΙ:26). Ίhe word “Christian” indicated …