The Holy Chrysostom, the fruit of Antioch who once glorified the Patriarchal throne of the capital of Byzantium, is rightfully included amongst the greatest pedagogues of all time.
The Holy and Great Church of Christ carefully hears the cry of those that are weary and burdened, of victims of injustice, poverty and violence.
I was born a Hindu, became a Christian at the age of 22 and have been an Orthodox Christian for ten years. I was brought up with yoga.
To make the sign of the cross, Orthodox Christians lift the right hand and touch the forehead, the lower chest or abdomen, the right shoulder, and the left shoulder.
All these textbooks show that the Church is a Hospital-therapeutic center that cures man. We can see all its work in this perspective.
There was an incident in the life of St Spiridon of Trimythous: he arrived at the Cathedral, but the caretaker would not let him in.
Christians, remember what God is, and that He looks not only on your works, but also on your very thoughts and intentions, and that you are not able to hide anywhere or anything from Him.
Endure the trial of yourself and your own faults and sins peacefully, serenely, because you know that God’s mercy is greater than your wretchedness.
Imitating Hannah and inspired by the Prophet Samuel, who spent his childhood years in the Temple, we should be careful to instill an ecclesiastical way of thinking in children.
A lecture by fr.Thomas Hopko on How to Pray.