The Prodigal Son Interpreted Hesychastically

by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos Regarding the meaning of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, St. Gregory Palamas interprets the parable hesychastically. St. Luke the Evangelist presents Christ’s parable, in which we read: Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth […]

The Anti-Christ and Chrismation

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Navpaktos “Hence, the Shepherds of the Church must not speak only about the Antichrist and his forerunners, but first and foremost they must help Christians to live in such a way that the Grace of Baptism and Chrismation is activated, by the keeping of Christ’s commandments and doctrines, by experiencing these […]

St. Gregory of Nyssa’s Teaching On The Eternal Nature Of Hell

by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos In many of his texts St. Gregory speaks of man’s freedom of choice, which is not abolished by God, and also about the perpetuity of Hell. Both these positions of his remove every notion of the theory of the restoration of all things as affirmed by Origen. In his great […]

The Works of Fr. John Romanides

By Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos Occasionally, some people critically assess the theological works of the blessed professor Fr. John Romanides, and they express some views, especially recently, over his perception of theological and spiritual issues. It is weird that such assessments are being made after his repose, when he himself is no longer able to reply […]