Great Lent is a Period of Repentance

Great Lent is a period of repentance, during which our stony hearts must become, through God’s grace, softened in the flesh, and move from being callous to being sensitive, from cold and hard to warm and open to others, particularly God Himself.

Insights on True Repentance

Repentance is the renewal of baptism. Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer of humility. Repentance is constant distrust of bodily comfort… Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair… Repentance is reconciliation with the Lord by the practice of good deeds contrary to the sins. Repentance is purification of conscience. Repentance is the voluntary endurance of all afflictions.

Repentance by Bishop Theophilos of Campania

The period of Great Lent into which we are about to enter calls us to renew ourselves by self examination, repentance for our sins and return to the Lord. This sort article “On Repentance” from the well known “Treasury of Orthodoxy” (chapter 18) of Bishop Theophilos of Campania (1749 1795) is a helpful guide to our Lenten journey. We are present

Lessons in Orthodox Faith and Theology-Confession and Repentance

Lessons in Orthodox Faith and Theology by Fr.Vassilios Papavassiliou.   The Very Revd Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou was born in London on 3rd June 1977. He graduated from Aristotle University, Thessalonica (Greece) in 2004 with a Degree in Pastoral and Social Theology. He was ordained Deacon on 26th December 2004 and Priest on 1st November 2007 […]

Concerning Repentance by Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis

According to Saint John of Damaskos, repentance is a return from the unnatural to the natural state and from the devil to God through ascesis and toil; moreover, it is a voluntary return from transgressions toward the opposite virtues. The signs of repentance are remorse and a change of mind, while characteristics of repentance include […]

Practical Repentance and its fruits

    Christ is the living truth. “I am the way, and the truth and the life” (John 14, 6). Therefore, He is life without beginning, unlimited (ἀπεριόριστος), unbound (ἀδέσμευτος), co-eternal with the Father, inseparable and undivided from him. “Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in […]

About Saints,Repentance and Virtue by Saint Nektarios of Aegina

Saints Our Church honors saints not as gods, but as faithful servants, as holy men and friends of God. It extols the struggles they engaged in and the deeds they performed for the glory of God with the action of His grace, in such a way that all the honor that the Church gives them […]