Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas. 2016

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA 8-10 East 79th St. New York, NY 10075-0106 * Tel: (212) 570-3530 Fax: (212) 774-0237 www.goarch.org    – Email: communications@goarch.org   News Release   Prot. No. 1297   Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas   X B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s… Read more

On the Jesus Prayer. Romans 10 7/24/2016

“The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” What is… Read more

The end of your search for the perfect Church?

SOME THOUGHTS ON CONVERSION “I have not been told why you are about to convert, but I assure you there is no point whatsoever if it is for negative reasons…” (From the Letter of Mother Thekla to a potential convert to Orthodoxy) It has been remarked that there is nothing… Read more

What you’ve seen.

Christ in  Gethsemane. Icon By Aidan Hart. It’s true, you’ve seen a lot of bad things in life. You’ve seen twin towers collapse like a wave receding into a lake of fire. You’ve seen loved ones blue with dying in a hospital, and you’ve seen hospitals reduced to rubble and… Read more

Distractions!

Distractions! A maddening life, pulling our thoughts apart! How is one supposed to meditate, to reflect? While the heart and mind are drawn and quartered by deathly-wild horses, not once, but many times in a day. The first response – I quit! I’ll just leave! Find some place quiet, seek… Read more

St. Romanos Chant School Begins Weds. May 18th. 6 pm

St. Romanos Chant and Reading School  Begins Wednesday May 18th. 6 pm Will Continue the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of Every Month. Some examples of what we will be learning: Byzantine Musical Terminology. Byzantine Prosomia (Model Melodies) Resurrectional Apolytikia in the Eight Modes. New Settings for the Divine Liturgy. Sight… Read more

On the Psalms before Holy Communion. Psalm 22

Psalm 22. LXX The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. In green pastures he makes me a home, he nourishes me beside still water. He uplifts my soul, he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Though I walk in the shadow of death,… Read more