Saint John the Baptist ~

On the 23rd of September of each year, we honor the conception of the Holy Forerunner of Jesus Christ and King of the Prophets, Saint John the Baptist, who came from the wilderness and cried out in pain, “Repent!” His conception was miraculous and it was a product of his parents prayers, but when Archangel…

Archangels, our friends before God…

The names of the Angels have special meanings and each one of them carries a unique task , yet they all unite during their executive missions , which are : the unceasing praising of God, their help in order to carry out God’s Economy of salvation of our souls (God’s plan that is often uncomprehendable…

Faces in the crowd

The boy held back for a while. “I knew you didn’t have it in you, Chris! You are afraid of the ghost lady, aren’t you?! Oh, how the mighty have fallen!” “Zip it, Dehlia! I’d like to know what you would do if you d see her right in front of you. Sure, you are…

Honoring John Baptist the Forerunner

Today we commemorate one of the greatest saints of our Orthodox Christian Church, John the Baptist the Forerunner of our Messiah, Jesus Christ (while we honor his memory on January the 7th). He lived in Judea’s desert for thirty years, leading an extremely ascetic life, eating locusts and honey and having as an only garment…

The Ascension of Theotokos – Panagia

On this day, the 15th of August, we commemorate the Dormition of the Theotokos, Panagia (translation from Greek word Παναγία, which means “The Most Holy One” ), this is what the Church has received from ancient times from the tradition of the Fathers. On the Cross, the Lord asked Apostle John to care for His…

SATISFICE

Have you ever come across the term “Satisfice” ? It comes alive when we combine the words Sacrifice + Satisfaction. It is an expression that is used to refer to the decisions we are called to make, when we pursue a goal, that will require the minimum amount of constraints ( sacrifice ), to achieve a…

Tendency ~ a poem about love

Exodus Opposites attract but souls that resemble, tend to heal each other… still Healing often requires feeling and surrendering to pain, while you are simply asking for relief. You need to locate the center of gravity; a point of reference, a point of balance. A mark. One in the heart. One in the head –…

The story of Anna and Krestian…

Krestian always raved about how circumstances do not shape our character, instead they reveal our true colours. He always talked about intention , how it redirects the way things unfold. ” There is no destiny, in the end, we become what we are… ,” he said to one of the other guards of the orphanage….

The Calling …

A kind heart is a rebel heart because it doesn’t fit in… Do not be ashamed of your kind heart, it means you carry no burden … Do not be afraid of the pain , it is a veil that separates you from your authentic self. What you are looking for , is temporary relief…

Part II | Funny Girl X The one ….

Part II | Funny Girl X The one where the “Big C” upgraded my life …. continued from part I https://wp.me/p7RKBD-1th “How poetic…” I cynically thought to myself ; as the artist in me was eagerly waiting to come out. I had spent the last years studying accounting and finance and yet I was remotely…

Laws but unwritten…

Lifting the veil ~ You don’t have to defend the truth, for the truth itself can have a healing effect or it can become a penalty. The more you try to hide it, the more it will become evident and will come up to the surface. After all, if you suppress your soul it will…

Part I | Funny Girl X The one…

Part I | Funny Girl X The one where “the Big C” upgraded my life à Thank you note to my best pal,  Jesus Christ, who injected me with the best sedative, while making this story – His Love … I remember the day I was set up for a big life upgrade; and if…

Masking the soul ~ Η μάσκα της ψυχής

Humiliation Cures The Proud And Replaces Any Excess With Humility If we don’t humble ourselves, God will give us a bigger lesson of humbleness by allowing some type of hardship to happen to us. So, do not rejoice when your brother is going through a trial that aims to humiliate him for the cure of…

Angels and the chosen ones of God ~

There is an old legend according to which God said to one of His angels: “Go down to earth and bring back the most precious thing in the world.” One angel brought a drop of blood from a person who had sacrificed his life to save another. God said, “Indeed, O Angel, this is precious…

Saint Osiomartys Ephraim ~

Saint Osiomartys Ephraim, the miracle worker ~ Saint Osiomartys Ephraim, the miracle worker, is one of the youngest Saints of our church and, admittedly, as soon as someone invokes him, he hurries to help. He was originally from Trikala, Thessaly, he found refuge from a young age in the monastery, in order to avoid being…

Everything we own is of God’s Grace ~

  Everything we own is a gift of the Grace of God ~ When we insist on our selfishness and arrogance, we are in fact dwelling on mortality, since the selfish person is cold-hearted and therefore does not make room in his heart to dwell in the spirit of God. On the contrary, the humble…

Christ Is Risen !

Christ Is Risen! let His enemies be scattered … Jesus Christ Is truly Alive, for He Is the only True God ! He Is Risen for you and me ! Let God Arise , let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him , flee before His face ! Let the righteous rejoice ,…

Easter Message

Jesus told the Parable of the Fig Tree—Luke 13:6-9—immediately after reminding His listeners of a tower over the pool of Siloam (John 9:7) which unexpectedly fell and killed eighteen people. The moral of that story is found in Luke 13:3: “Unless you repent, you will likewise perish.” To reiterate this moral, Jesus tells the story of the fig tree, the…

We worship Thy Passion, O Christ.

Seeing her own lamb being led to the slaughter,Mary, the Ewe, was worn out,and she followed Him with the other women, crying,Whither goest Thou, Child? Why dost Thou travel along so fast?Maybe there is another wedding in Canaand thou art hurrying now to make for them wine out of water?Shall I come with Thee, O…

Dancing of the words ~ Ο χορός των λέξεων

You know you’ve got a good story going on, when writing feels like dancing of words…sometimes it may feel like dancing on ice, but still, it feels nice when the story is naturally flowing… Ξέρεις ότι έχεις μια καλή ιστορία στα χέρια σου, όταν το να γράφεις μοιάζει με ένας χορός των λέξεων…μερικές φορές αυτός…

Living in wisdom ~

The current time of our life has been given to us to gain immortality and eternal life, and to transform it into eternity by living “in wisdom”, that is, always living in Christ and through Christ. { The spiritual desert, human isolation is where God works, for God is revealed in the purified heart, which…

God Is courage for a humble heart ~

Jesus Christ Is a spring of hope and a nevernending source of courage than can get you through anything ! The courage to believe in God seeks good and pure hearts, in order to be solid and to strengthen us. This can not be done unless we humble ourselves and turn ourselves completely to God…

Saint Maximus the Confessor ~

Quotes on love – Saint Maximus the Confessor, Book of “Philokalia” He who loves Christ is bound to imitate Him to the best of his ability. Christ, for example, was always conferring blessings on people; He was long-suffering when they were ungrateful and blasphemed Him; and when they beat Him and put Him to death,…

Theophany,the day God presented His Son ~

Theophany, the day God presented His Beloved Son to us ~ Holy Lord, Holy in Your creation: what You created by Your Word only, You sanctified them by the Spirit, Powerful Lord, Powerful through Your Passion: for the sake of the world, You accompanied to Your death -for the sake of the world You were…

Prophecy

Late at night, strange faces come to me , demanding that i have their stories told~ they never leave until i do so …

The all-giving Light! ~

The only uncreated King both of the seen and unseen world, the only true Living God! The One who created the light and the stars and Is the Light of this world! About 2000 years after the Birth of the Messiah and Savior of the world, few things have changed. If Christ were born today,…

The night The King of Heavens was born … ~

How the world welcomed The King of Heaven … ~ The night Christ was born was very cold. The cave was cold and the Virgin did not know what to do. Then Joseph thought of lighting a fire to warm himself a little, but he could not find wood anywhere … He goes out of…

What would you offer Jesus for His Birthday?

What gift can we possibly offer Jesus for His Birthday? Saint Jerome is about four centuries after the birth of Christ, on a Christmas night, a pilgrim in Bethlehem. He longs to worship the cave of birth humbly and prays.  He heard in a vision the sweet voice of the Divine Infant addressing him and…

oh,Lord, don’t deprive me of Your Love!

Just like Peter who was sinking, Lord, don’t deprive me of Your Love… The past few days were difficult, as I was faced with several temptations. Outwardly nothing changed, I continued to pray, praise, and do as befits the love of Christ so as not to betray His love. But I confess that deep down…

The Living Presence of Most Holy Theotokos!

The Living Presence of Most Holy Theotokos by Epiphanios, Bishop of Ledra, and Abbot of Machaira Monastery. How do we know that our mother is always by our side?How do we know that the person who loves us is by our side?We often go on tripsto other countries;we go to do other work;we are not…