The First Apology of Saint Justin the Martyr

To the Emperor Titus Ælius Adrianus Antoninus Pius Augustus Cæsar, and to his son Verissimus the Philosopher, and to Lucius the Philosopher, the natural son of Cæsar, and the adopted son of Pius, a lover of learning, and to the sacred Senate, with the whole People of the Romans, I, Justin, the son of Priscus and grandson of Bacchius, natives of Flavia Neapolis in Palestine, present this address and petition in behalf of those of all nations who are unjustly hated and wantonly abused, myself being one of them.

What Elder Porphyrios, a Famous Monk-Priest, Says About How Parents and Teachers Need to Treat the Young

The education, says elder Porphyrios, lasts throughout life (lifelong education) and starts from fetal life, and constantly evolving. The most important educations and upbringing is the one held by the family. According to elder Porphyrios, the family is the first physical means of upbringing and educating people. In the first 5 years of human life the family with all functions – visible and hidden, conscious and unconscious – helps on shaping the personality.

Patriarch John X of Antioch visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X (Yazigi), the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East made his first official visit to His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW of Constantinople. This is the first in a series of visits to the heads of the local Orthodox Churches following the Patriarch of Antioch’s election.