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Fear knocked, faith answered, and no one was there! (Anonymous)

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Video: The Sound of Divine Steps in Ghana & Ivory Coast – From Protestantism to Orthodoxy

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AFRICA OF MY HEART

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The Sound of Divine Steps in Ghana & Ivory Coast

From Protestantism to Orthodoxy

СО­БОР СВЯ­ТЫХ СЕ­МИ­ДЕ­СЯ­ТИ АПО­СТО­ЛОВ ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian

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RUSSIA OF MY HEART

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СО­БОР СВЯ­ТЫХ СЕ­МИ­ДЕ­СЯ­ТИ АПО­СТО­ЛОВ

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IRELAND OF MY HEART

IRELAND & BRITISH ISLES

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ITALY OF MY HEART

AMERICA OF MY HEART

LATIN AMERICA OF MY HEART

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JAPAN OF MY HEART

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930 ARTICLES & VIDEOS ABOUT THE ORTHODOX VINEYARD OF AFRICA IN ENGLISH & FRENCH – EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH – MADAGASCAR 4K/UHD VIDEO

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26 GREAT PHOTOS WITH ORTHODOX MONKS & ANIMALS!

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26 great photos with Orthodox monks & animals

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DAILY LIVES OF THE SAINTS – BY ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA – OCA

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Daily Lives of the Saints

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Orthodox Church in America – OCA

ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΗ ΣΥΝΤΕΛΕΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΑΙΩΝΩΝ Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΘΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ Ο ΠΕΡΙΠΑΤΗΤΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΚΑΡΔΙΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΩΝ – ΑΡΧΙΜ. ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΩΣΤΩΦ

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ORTHODOXY IS LOVE

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ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΗ ΣΥΝΤΕΛΕΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΑΙΩΝΩΝ Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΘΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ

Ο ΠΕΡΙΠΑΤΗΤΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΚΑΡΔΙΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΩΝ

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Ὁ Ἧχος τῶν Θεϊκῶν Βημάτων

Ἀπό τις παρυφές τῆς πλάνης στό Χριστό

τοῦ

Ἀρχιμ. Ἰωάννου Κωστώφ

(Ἐπίλογος τοῦ βιβλίου)

π. Ἰωάννης Κωστώφ:

Μέχρι τή συντέλεια τῶν αἰώνων ὁ Χριστός θά εἶναι ἕνας περιπατητής τῶν καρδιῶν τῶν ἀνθρώπων. Ἔτσι ὅπως ἔκανε καί στήν περίπτωσι τοῦ Ἀσώτου Υἱοῦ: Θά τρέχη νά τόν προϋπαντήση. Θά ἐπιζητῆ νά πλησιάση, νά φωτίση, νά θεραπεύση, νά θρέψη τίς πεινασμένες καρδιές τῶν πλανεμένων. Νά τίς καταστήση στύλους στόν ἐπουράνιο Ναό Του (Ἀπκ 3, 12), νά τίς ἐγγράψη ἀνεξίτηλα στή Βίβλο τῆς Ζωῆς (Ἀπκ 3, 5). Θά προσκαλῆ συνεχῶς: «Δεῦτε (: ἐλᾶτε) πρός με πάντες οἱ κοπιῶντες καί πεφορτισμένοι (: φορτωμένοι ἀπό πλάνες καί ἁμαρτίες), κἀγώ ἀναπαύσω ὑμᾶς»(Μθ 11, 28). Ἔργο δικό μας, ἡμῶν πού εἴμασθε Ὀρθόδοξοι, κατέχουμε δηλ. τό 100% τῆς ἀληθείας, εἶναι νά ἐξομαλύνουμε τό δρόμο τῆς ἐπιστροφῆς πρός τό Χριστό τῶν πλανεμένων ἀδελφῶν μας: «Ἑτοιμάσατε τήν ὁδόν Κυρίου, εὐθείας ποιεῖτε τάς τρίβους αὐτοῦ»(Μθ 3, 3). Εἴθε νά τό ἐνστερνισθοῦμε.

Πηγή:

Ἀρχιμ. Ἰωάννου Κωστώφ

Ὁ Ἧχος τῶν Θεϊκῶν Βημάτων

Ἀπό τίς παρυφές τῆς πλάνης στό Χριστό

Μεταστροφές 4

ἐκδ. Ἅγ. Ἰωάννης ὁ Δαμασκηνός

Ἀθήνα 2011

τηλ. παραγγελιῶν & ἐπικοινωνίας 2108220542

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╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French articles – Français

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MAYOTTE ISLAND OF MY HEART

FRANCE OF MY HEART

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French articles – Français

ORTHODOXY TODAY – ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

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Orthodoxy Today

Orthodox Christianity

COMING TO ORTHODOXY – ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

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VIDEO: MARCUS WARNER – AFRICA – MUSIC OF MY HEART

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IF A ROMAN CATHOLIC OR A PROTESTANT WANTS TO CONVERT TO ORTHODOXY (EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH), WHAT ARE THE STEPS? – Q&A IN “SIMPLY ORTHODOX”

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HEART QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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If a Roman Catholic or a Protestant wants to convert to

Orthodoxy (Eastern Orthodox Church), what are the steps?

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Hello,

The best is first to be willing to spend the time to really understand the commonalities and differences between Roman Catholicism or Protestantism and Orthodoxy (Eastern Orthodox Church).

In most cases, a person begins the process of conversion by speaking with a local Orthodox priest, who gives instructions (or catechism) on the teachings and beliefs of the Orthodox Church. These beliefs and doctrines have continued unchanged for over 2000 years, since the time of Jesus and the Twelve Apostles. This process of catechism could take many months. Once you have learned about the faith and teachings of the church, you would then be ready to be baptized as a member of the Orthodox Church, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (ie. the Holy Trinity). Baptism is by triple immersion in water. At the same time, you would be Chrismated, which means receiving the Holy Oil and the Holy Spirit.

Thanks for your message! If you need anything, I am here 🙂

I thank God that the truth of the Orthodox Church is being revealed to all over the world!!!

PS. Some very useful sites are:

http://simplyorthodox.tumblr.com – SIMPLY ORTHODOX

http://romancatholicsmetorthodoxy.wordpress.com – ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY

http://gkiouzelis.wordpress.com – ORTHODOX HEART SITES

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com – JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

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Orthodox Nuns – The flowers of God

THE SOUNT OF DIVINE STEPS IN GHANA & IVORY COAST, AFRICA

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Africa… «Faith possible, many wonders . ” We arrived ,” recounts Bishop Panteleimon of Ghana , “after 18 hours journey in the Ivory Coast and said : Now what? … And, when disappointed and we decided to return to Ghana , the phone rings . It was a group of people who for six years was looking the roots of Christianity upon research discoveries to Orthodoxy … their intentions are pure … I decided to baptize them… We went to see the lagoon , where the next day would be a baptism. Full trash (up to 2,5 m from the coast). That will take the oil ? Where are It will be the mystery ? Would like months to clean it up … In the evening windstorm broke… the next morning there was not a debris… after… Blessed with captured heartbreaking pain. I had to go to hospital… I kept… were the first Orthodox Christians”».

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The Sound of Divine Steps

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Athens 2011

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SEYCHELLES ISLANDS…

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Seychelles Islands… 

ORTHODOX EASTER CELEBRATION IN SEYCHELLES

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Father Sergios Janosevic & 

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Orthodox Easter celebration

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The Orthodox faithful in Seychelles celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, 15th of April, in a service at the conference room in Berjaya Beau Vallon hotel.

The divine liturgy was celebrated by Seychelles’ first Orthodox priest, Father Sergios (Janosevic) and archdeacon Father Simon-Petros (Nellist), both of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.

This year for Easter Liturgy we had more faithful than ever, almost all received Holy Communion. Among many children we welcomed wit lit candle, one year old baby- girl Irina, who had her first Holy Communion.

The liturgy was attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Seychelles, Mikhail Kalinin as well as Seychellois, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, Serbian, Bulgarian, Ethiopian and Egyptian faithful living in Seychelles, and a number of Russian tourists spending their Easter holiday in the islands.

“Let all of you then enter into the joy of our Lord. The first and second enjoy your reward….All of you enjoy the banquet of faith. All of you enjoy the richness of His goodness,” said Father Sergios during the Catechetical Homily of St John, the Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople.

The victory of the Resurrection of Christ was then proclaimed.

“Let no one grieve over sins for forgiveness has dawned from the tomb. Let no one fear death; for the Death of our Saviour has set us free. He has destroyed it by enduring it.”

Father Simon-Petros, who is British, and formerly worked for many years in Seychelles, was ordained an archdeacon in 2010. With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Dimitrios of Tanzania and Seychelles, Father Simon-Petros came to assist in the Paschal celebration, and conveyed good wishes from His Eminence to the faithful in Seychelles. During the liturgy father read the Easter message from the  Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II, who spoke of the need for peace between religions, especially in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Christ is risen! The joyous announcement of the Resurrection of Our Lord finds the Middle East, the place where God as Creator communed with man, still struggling with great sacrifices to look for justice, the eye of God on Earth, said the message of Patriarch Theodoros II.

The Patriarch’s message also lamented the spread of religious fundamentalism and the  violence that it spreads, together with the lack of tolerance between different religious groups in Africa.

It is time for everyone to realize that a multicultural society essentially means a multi-religious society. In this society, peace is not possible without peace between religions. And peace between religions cannot exist without dialogue between religions. If someone think that real peace of religions, as an essential factor for world peace, is an illusion, they have only to consider that they doubt the almighty will of Gog to reveal the human race in its genuine dimensions, to place the human race on its authentic pedestal; the almighty will of God which was factually certified by the incarnation and Resurection of the Son and Word of God so that the human race be redeemed from spiritual death; said the Patriarch.

After the Liturgy, the faithful joined together for festive celebrations at the Coral Strand Hotel that were sponsored by the establishment, with many traditional Russian specialties and refreshments served. All faithful stayed long hours together talking in joyous Easter mood.

Christ is Risen , indeed He is Risen !

Father Sergios Janosevic

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