Category Archives: Homilies

Dialogue of Theotokos and Magi – the Kontakion of Romanos

Kontakion on the Nativity of Christ From St. Romanos the Melodist, On the Life of Christ: Kontakia (Archimandrite Ephrem Lash, tr.: Harper, San Francisco, 1995), pp. 1-12. Introduction A “kontakion” is a poetic form frequently encountered in Byzantine hymnography. It

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Christmas Message of Archbishop Nikitas

Christmas Message of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain As I sit and write a few words to you, beloved people of God, I speak to you as a father would speak to children at the waning

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Sermon on the Cross

+Metropolitan Anthony Bloom In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We have been keeping these days the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. There is a passage in the Gospel in which the Lord

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha

Prot. No. 289 + B A R T H O L O M E W BY GOD’S MERCY ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE-NEW ROME AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH TO THE PLENITUDE OF THE CHURCH: MAY THE GRACE, PEACE AND MERCY OF CHRIST RISEN

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Archbishop’s Paschal Encyclical

On Holy Saturday night, just before the Holy Light is shared with the faithful, there is a tradition to turn off the lights of the church and stand together in total darkness. The chanters then begin singing a hymn taken

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That this Pascha is a type of the future and eternal Pascha

That this Pascha is a type of the future and eternal Pascha;and about endurance and courage. St Theodore the Studite: Catchesis 66 Brethren and fathers, Lent is already galloping past and the soul rejoices at the imminence of Pascha, because

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That we should conduct ourselves in newness of life

just as we promised through the holy Schema.[1] Theodore the Studite: Catcehesis 40 Brethren and Fathers, just as the hungry long to eat and the thirsty to drink, so we should be enthusiastic to listen to the word of God.

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Homily on the Annunciation by Saint Photios the Great

Gay is today’s festival, and splendid is the joy it conveys to the ends of the earth. The joy it yields scatters old sorrow; the joy it yields banishes the curse of the world, inaugurates the raising of him who

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On keeping God’s commandments

St Theodore the Studite's homily: Catechesis 103: On keeping God’s commandments and the just threat against those who neglect them. Brethren and fathers, God, who fashioned us and brought us out of non-existence into being, has placed us in this life as in a schoolroom to learn to gospel of his kingdom.  Continue reading

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Archbishop’s Encyclical for the beginning of the Holy & Great Lent 2021

Message of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira & Great Britain for the beginning of the Holy and Great Lent My son, deprive not the poor of his living,and do not keep needy eyes waiting.Do not grieve the one who

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