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Letter from Metropolitan TIKHON/Reflections on 9/11

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Today is the Anniversary of the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 that came down in the fields of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  At the same time that we remember those who lost their lives from these shameful acts of human terrorism, we are praying for the millions of people who have been affected by the on-going onslaught of natural disasters, particularly hurricanes and earthquakes on several continents, including our own.

Even in popular media these multiple events prompt apocalyptic thinking about the end of the world. Read more…

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Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Letter from Metropolitan ALEXIOS on St. Matthew 8:28-9:1

​My Beloved Ones,

Today I wish to discuss a subject the Holy Fathers of our Church understand to draw on the connection between the mind, the heart, and our hands. The Fathers take the nous to mean the way we interact with and experience God. When a thought—pure or otherwise, enters our minds, we have a choice to accept or reject it. In the case of improper thoughts, these might be more difficult to dismiss, because they are so often related to those passions with which we are afflicted (examples might include love of food or drink, lust or gossip, among many other sins).

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SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS

+ALEXIOS
Metropolitan of Atlanta, Greek Archdiocese of America

Nearly two weeks ago, the United States celebrated the secular holiday known as Memorial Day. This day includes the solemn practice of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to commemorate all those who gave their lives in the service of something greater than themselves. In a way, this national celebration resembles the upcoming final liturgical celebration of the Paschal season, the Sunday of All Saints.

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Pentecost 2017 — Bp. ANTHONY’s Pastoral Letter

Glory to Jesus Christ!

God sees us, knows us, cares for us, and most of all, loves us. No matter where we go, He is there waiting for us. No matter who we are with, we are never without Him being with us. On Pentecost, we once again begin our daily and liturgical prayers by saying, “O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things…” [Read the letter.]

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