Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs

Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs January 30 The Three Holy HierarchsCelebrated on January 30 Saints Basil the Great (c.330-379), Gregory the Theologian (329-c.390) and John Chrysostom (c.349-407) each had devoted followers during the 11th century who sought to declare one Saint superior to the other two. Some spoke of Saint Basil, who explained the mysteries so well, as superior to Saint John Chrysostom, who was inclined to absolve sinners. Supporters of Saint John pointed to his homilies as the most accomplished interpretation of the Divine Word. Others declared Saint Gregory the Theologian as preferred of the three for his purity [...]

2016-11-14T13:04:53+11:00November 14th, 2015|

Saint Basil the Great

Saint Basil the Great January 1 Story of the VasilopitaHomily on the Holy Spirit Listen to the Saint's life in English: Related links: Augustine Holmes, A Life Pleasing to God (Orthodox Bookstore) St Basil the Great, On the Human Condition (Orthodox Bookstore) St Basil the Great, On the Holy Spirit (Orthodox Bookstore) Georges Barrois, The Fathers Speak: St Basil the Great, St Gregory of Nazianzus, St Gregory of Nyssa (Orthodox Bookstore)

2016-11-05T12:51:49+11:00October 5th, 2015|

Basil Stavropoulos – A Soldier for Orthodox Values and Traditions

Basil Stavropoulos 1959-2012 It is not often that a father says to a son “You have understood the spiritual better than I ever understood it”. These words were said to Basil Stavropoulos by his father. Briefly, Basil was devoted to his faith from his earliest days. As a young child, he described himself as a soldier of Christ. He was amongst the first products of the Sunday Schools in Australia, having attended first at St George, Rose Bay, then at St Euphemia, Bankstown. He attended the Omatha boys youth group at the Archdiocese, travelling each Saturday from Bass Hill by [...]

2016-10-14T14:50:31+11:00January 30th, 2014|
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