Epistles from the GOC hierarchy

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Nativity Message from Our Synod of Bishops 2021

  Hellenic Republic Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece The Holy Synod To be read in Church on the Feast of the Nativity Protocol No. 3167 NATIVITY MESSAGE for 2021 “To adore Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee, the Orient from on high. O Lord, […]

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A Christmas Sermon ~ Metropolitan Demetrius

Sermon delivered by His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius on December 24, 2021/ January 6, 2022, at Saint John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery, Cobleskill, NY.  

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I’m Drowning!

A sermon delivered by His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 at Saint John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery, Cobleskill, NY.  

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On the Joy of Being Orthodox ~ St. John of Kronstadt

On the Joy of Being Orthodox ~St. John of Kronstadt “Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” (Jn.1: 47) Our Lord Jesus Christ said this of a certain Nathanael, an Israelite who dwelt in the Galilean town of Cana, when the latter, on the advice of his friend […]

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The Resurrection of Christ Represents the Triumph of Faith and Eternal Life

About How the Resurrection of Christ Represents the Triumph of Faith and Eternal Life          Christ is Risen!   Brothers and sisters, today we continue to celebrate our Holy Pascha, so I would like to say a few words about how the Resurrection of Christ represents the triumph of faith […]

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Synaxarion for Holy and Great Friday

SYNAXARION  FOR  HOLY  AND  GREAT  FRIDAY On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ—the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple […]

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Sermon by Metropolitan Demetrius from March 16/29 2020

This is an audio clip from a livestream on March 16/29 2020 The Metropolitan called in to St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery and gave a homily via phone to the monks and to all of the faithful listening live online. Metropolitan Demetrius addresses the flock concerning the Gospel […]

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Third Video Message of Metropolitan Demetrius to the Faithful

Metropolitan Demetrius of America addresses the flock a third time encouraging them to pray in their homes if they are not able to get to church; and on prayers “for those who are absent with a reasonable cause.”  

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Teaching of the Holy Fathers On Illness ~ Father Seraphim Rose

  Everyone, whether or not he is a Christian, must expect a certain amount of sickness and discomfort to enter his life. Physical pain is universal; no one escapes it. Therefore, how much we suffer from illness, or how intensely, does not matter so much as how we understand these infirmities.The […]

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