Συνέντευξη ηγούμενου Εφραίμ στους Νέους Φακέλους 24/5

Οι ΝΕΟΙ ΦΑΚΕΛΟΙ ανοίγουν για μια ακόμη φορά με την αποκλειστική συνέντευξη του ηγούμενου Εφραίμ στον Αλέξη Παπαχελά, με αφορμή την επικείμενη ολοκλήρωση των εργασιών της Εξεταστικής επιτροπής της Βουλής την Δευτέρα 24 Μαΐου στις 23.00 στον ΣΚΑΪ. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

The Pope’s visit (to Cyprus) becomes a scandal for the faithful

Metropolitan Athanasios: I have refused to attend the celebrations marking his visit

An interview with Antigoni Solomonidou-Drousiotou


The Metropolitan of Lemesos, Athanasios, distances himself from the Church of Cyprus’ official position on the forthcoming visit to the island of Pope Benedict. He plainly declares that he opposes the visit, explaining that Catholicism is a heresy and the visit of the Head of the Catholic Church to Cyprus will scandalize the minds of innocent, faithfully people. At the same time, he stresses that neither adverse reactions nor rude or bad manners must be shown.

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ANCA marks anniversary of Pontian Genocide

Reaffirms Commitment to a Truthful and Just Resolution of all of Turkey’s Genocidal Crimes
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) joined today with Pontian Greeks – and all Hellenes, Assyrians, Syriacs, and other communities representing the victims of Turkey’s genocidal campaign against its Christian minorities – in commemorating May 19th, the international day of remembrance for the genocide initiated by the Ottoman Empire and continued by Kemalist Turkey against the historic Greek population of Pontus along the southeastern coast of the Black Sea.

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In fact, every holy mystery and holy virtue is a little Pentecost.

St. Justin Popovic on Pentecost

From the book, “The Orthodox Church and Ecumenism”

 What is Christ the God-Man? What in Him is God and what man? How is God known in the God-Man, and how is man? What has God given to us men in and, and with the God-Man? The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, tells us all the truth there is about Him, about God in Him and man in Him and all that is given us through Him. All this immeasurably transcends everything that the human eye has ever seen, the ear has ever heard, or has ever entered into the heart of man (I Cor. 2:9; cf. Jan 15:26; 16:13; I Cor. 2:4; Eph. 3:5).
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Venirea Papei în Cipru scandalizează credincioşii (Ρουμανικά, Romanian)


Interviu luat de Antigona Solomonidou Drousiotou

Rezumat: Mitropolitul Limassol-ului, Athanasios se delimitează de poziţia oficială a Bisericii Ciprului în ceea ce priveşte vizita pe care o va face papa Benedict-16 în Cipru. Mitropolitul Athanasios declară deschis şi fără nici o teamă că este împotriva acestei vizite, deoarece papismul este o erezie, iar vizita papei îi va sminti pe creştinii evlavioşi. În acelaşi timp, crede că nu trebuie să avem nici o reacţie nepotrivită, necuviincioasă sau nepoliticoasă. Declară, însă, că el însuşi nu va lua parte la nicio festivitate.

De ce această vizită sminteşte Biserica ?

Cred că vizita papei în Cipru va provoca anumite probleme de conştiinţă multor creştini evlavioşi. Ar fi fost mai bine să nu vină, deoarece cred că nu ne avantajează cu nimic, până acum nu am văzut nici o intervenţie a Vaticanului în favoarea Ciprului. Deja s-au produs destule nelinişti de care nu aveam nevoie.

Ne paşte vreun pericol de pe urma αcestei vizite ?

Nu am spus că ne-ar paşte vreun pericol prin venirea papei, nu ne face să ne lepădăm de credinţa noastră sau să ne înstrăinăm de Biserica Ortodoxă. Doar spun că au fost date motive anumitor grupuri stiliste de a ne aduce învinuiri că cedăm uşor, că am renunţat la principiile credinţei ortodoxe, pentru destul de multă lume apărând anumite semne de întrebare. Bineînţeles, papa a fost chemat de Preşedintele ţării, iar Arhiepiscopul şi-a dat consimţământul.

Aţi discutat despre vizită în cadrul şedinţelor Sfântului Sinod ?

În cea mai recentă şedinţă, s-a pus problema participării/neparticipării episcopilor la întrunirile cu papa. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Ο Παπουλάκης – Ο Άγιος Ιωακέιμ ο Βατοπαιδινός ο εξ Ιθάκης [1786 – 2/5/1868] (2) – Ένταξις στο αγιολόγιον της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας

Ο Άγιος Ιωακείμ ο Βατοπαιδινός ο εξ Ιθάκης ο επιλεγόμενος Παπουλάκης (1786-1868)

Βαρθολομαίος

ελέω Θεού Αρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως,

Νέας Ρώμης και Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης

Αριθμ. Πρωτ. 323

Οσιώτατοι ο τε Ηγούμενος Αρχιμανδρίτης κύριος Εφραίμ και οι λοιποί Πατέρες της εν Αγίω Όρει Ιεράς Βασιλικής, Πατριαρχικής και Σταυροπηγιακής Μονής Βατοπαιδίου, τέκνα εν Κυρίω αγαπητά της ημών Μετριότητος, χάρις είη τη υμών Οσιότητι και ειρήνη παρά Θεού.

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Ο κόσμος δεν το γνωρίζει ή θέλει να μην το γνωρίζει…!

«ΘΕΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΟΠΟΙΟΥΝ»

Χθες γιορτάσαμε την έκχυση και επιφοίτηση του Αγίου Πνεύματος  στους μαθητές και αποστόλους του Κυρίου. Σήμερα, Δευτέρα της Πεντηκοστής γιορτάζουμε το πανάγιο και ζωοποιό και παντοδύναμο Πνεύμα, «τον ένα της Τριάδος Θεόν». Το Άγιο Πνεύμα έχει την ίδια τιμή, την ίδια ουσία την ίδια δόξα με τον Πατέρα και τον Υιόν. Γι’ αυτό η Εκκλησία λέει ότι είναι «ομότιμον, ομούσιον και ομόδοξον». Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »