Hospice or Hospital?

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Spiritual pain control or spiritual healing? A letter from Abbot Tryphon Since the Church is the hospital for the soul, it is important we take full advantage of all the resources for healing found within the Church. Confession is the all important beginning for this healing process to begin. The grace imparted during a good confession opens wide the gates of God's grace, and we begin our inner ... More...

Do all Religions Have the Same Heavenly Father?

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by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis “WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS” Are we? First in Jerusalem (May 27, 2014), and more recently in Rome (June 8, 2014), Patriarch Bartholomew hammers the message of universal brotherhood with intra-Christian and interfaith prayer services (which according to the canons of the Orthodox Church are prohibited) and with statements and declarations to that ... More...

Sinners in the Hand of a ‘Less Angry’ God

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The Church has always thought of God's wrath as a metaphor descriptive of His "negative response" to sin. The expression signifies the metaphysical incompatibility of moral evil with the Font of goodness. When the Bible, then, speaks of God’s anger, it indicates His extreme, punitive displeasure toward what is radically opposed to His being. If God's wrath is ... More...

The Wobbly Exegetical Basis of Penal Substitutionary Satisfaction

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon No treatment of the Passion of Christ is complete, I think---certainly it is not biblical---if it leaves out the wrath of God. One would need to be blind not to observe in the Bible---both Testaments---how often God is said to be angry at man's sins, or how frequently He is said to inflict punishment for those sins. And if it is true that the Lamb of God, by his ... More...

Genuine and False Experiences of the Grace of God

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A recorded speech of Archimandrite George of our Holy Monastery of Saint Gregory of the Holy Mountain at Stratoni of Halkidiki, on 14/27 January 1989, at the invitation of the Most Reverend Nikodemos, Metropolitan of Hierissou, of the Holy Mountain and Ardameri. I am very pleased seeing at this evening's meeting, a holy and blessed gathering, the honorable presbytery led by the preacher of the ... More...