Meteora — Where the Earth meets the Heavens!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Blog, Feature Article
Meteora — Where the Earth meets the Heavens!

By Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D. Originally printed Aug. 7, 2011. It was astonishing as we turned the corner to find ourselves at the feet of these huge boulders — the Meteora (suspended rocks) — rising up from the Thessalian plains. Even more astonishing was the view of red-roofed buildings sitting on top of the boulders. These […]

Saint Silouan and Inner Stillness

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Blog
Saint Silouan and Inner Stillness

Saint Silouan the Athonite was born Simeon Ivanovich Antonov in 1866 to Russian Orthodox parents who came from the village of Sovsk. When he was twenty-seven, he left Russia for Mount Athos and became a monk at the Monastery of St. Panteleimon where he was given the name Silouan. Silouan was an enthusiastic ascetic, someone […]

Jonah and the Battle Within

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog
Jonah and the Battle Within

The Prophet Jonah lived in the eighth century before Christ, and is thought to be the son of the widow in Zarephath of Sidon, whom the Prophet Elijah raised from the dead. The Lord spoke to Jonah and commanded him to go to Nineveh and preach to that city in order to get them to […]

Interview with an Orthodox Missionary

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog
Interview with an Orthodox Missionary

Trisagion Films recently interviewed Leslie Hansard about her experience serving as a missionary for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center.  We hope that her story will serve as inspiration to others who may be considering this calling.  Leslie has shared several articles about mission work with us already and we look forward to sharing more in the future.  We […]

Save O Lord, Thy People

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Blog
Save O Lord, Thy People

Today’s audio is presented for the great Feast of the Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross.  Attached is an original recording in English of “Save O Lord, Thy People” via our SoundCloud page.        

Our Meeting with Archbishop Theodosios Hanna of Sebastia

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Blog
Our Meeting with Archbishop Theodosios Hanna of Sebastia

June, 2014 — During our pilgrimage to the Holy Land this summer we had the blessing to meet with Archbishop Theodosios Hanna of Sebastia of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  Presented below is audio from our 40 minute meeting with the Archbishop.  Bishop Theodosios Hanna is the first Arabic speaking Palestinian-born Bishop under the Jerusalem […]

Making Disciples of All Nations

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog
Making Disciples of All Nations

This is the second in a series of articles by Leslie Hansard, who shares her experience serving as a missionary for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. As I reflect on my second period of time spent in Moldova (2013), I am reminded of how wonderful it feels to belong. Throughout those two weeks, I was greeted with hugs […]

The Earliest Known Prayer to the Theotokos

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog
The Earliest Known Prayer to the Theotokos

The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos (Greek, Θεοτοκος, meaning “Bearer of God”) is a prayer found on a fragment of papyrus dating back to approximately AD 250. In 1917, the John Rylands Library (1) in Manchester, England, acquired a large panel of Egyptian papyrus. The prayer is located on the fragment recorded as reference number […]

The Voices of Women In The Church: Kassiani the Hymnographer

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Blog
The Voices of Women In The Church: Kassiani the Hymnographer

Oftentimes, the voices of women go unnoticed or unheard. In a positive sense, their voices join together in a communal unison which vocalizes Holy Wisdom in a soft undercurrent, flowing within and without humble families. Not bombastically obvious, but subtly effective. In a negative sense, chauvinism suffocates what murmurs women have left, leaving vessels of […]

Archangel Michael & the Miracle at Colossae

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Blog
Archangel Michael & the Miracle at Colossae

The Archangel Michael, chief commander of the bodiless powers, is a powerful defender of the Faith and an intercessor for humanity according to Holy Scripture and Tradition. He is one of the seven holy angels “who report the prayers of the saints and who enter before the glory of the Holy One.” (Tobit 12: 15) […]

Faith in God’s Will: Zacharias & Elizabeth

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Blog
Faith in God’s Will:  Zacharias & Elizabeth

As a young child, I read a picture Bible given to me as a way to learn the stories and the lives of the saints.

God’s Good Work in You

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Blog
God’s Good Work in You

Leslie Hansard shares her experience servicing as a missionary for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center serving in Moldova.