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Ένας ομοφυλόφιλος & ο Άγιος Παΐσιος ο Αγιορείτης (+1994)

π. Εφραίμ Τριανταφυλόπουλος

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The Mane Man – An Interview with Troy Polamalu of Pittsburg Steelers Team, Samoa & USA – Journey to Orthodoxy

An Interview with Troy Polamalu

The Mane Man

By

Gina Mazza

Pittsburgh Magazine, August 2009

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

Football is a given: How was this year’s Super Bowl experience versus XL? Tomlin versus Cowher? Goals for the coming season?

Fatherhood is new in Polamalu’s life since the birth of his son, Paisios, named after a beloved contemporary Greek Orthodox monastic, Elder Paisios, on Oct. 31, 2008. Has daddy-dom been life-changing? Will he encourage his son to play professional sports? How’s that beautiful new mom doing?

And last but not least: Faith. In order to properly meet Polamalu where he lives, this is the requisite, the grounding force that gives meaning to everything he does, every play he makes. Polamalu’s evident gratitude to the one who made him is marbled throughout our talk – from his training regime to his travels to Mount Athos, a monastic site in Greece, a place he calls “heaven on earth.”

While he has a reputation for being one of the NFL’s fiercest players, Polamalu would prefer “Tasmanian angel” over “Tasmanian devil” because his ball game is about glorifying God. “Football is part of my life but not life itself,” he says. “Football doesn’t define me. It’s what I do [and] how I carry out my faith.”

Whether shooting a Coke Zero commercial or running up the sand hills on Manhattan Beach to train – which he’s probably off to do after this interview – Polamalu, 27, is refreshingly modest and introspective, choosing his words as precisely as he picks his spots on the gridiron. He’s intense when the Continue reading “The Mane Man – An Interview with Troy Polamalu of Pittsburg Steelers Team, Samoa & USA – Journey to Orthodoxy”

Η μεταστροφή ενός ομοφυλόφιλου από τον Άγιο Παΐσιο τον Αγιορείτη (+1994) στη Θεία Εξομολόγηση

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Η μεταστροφή ενός ομοφυλόφιλου

από τον Άγιο Παΐσιο τον Αγιορείτη (+1994) στη Θεία Εξομολόγηση

Ένας ομοφυλόφιλος νέος επισκέφτηκε μία ημέρα τον Άγιο Παΐσιο τον Αγιορείτη (+1994) και του είπε ότι δε μπορούσε να σταματήσει να ζει ως ομοφυλόφιλος. Και ο Γέροντας, αφού του είπε να εξομολογηθεί, τον ρώτησε:

«Μπορείς να διαβάζεις ένα κεφάλαιο από την Αγ. Γραφή;».

«Μπορώ».

«Μπορείς να πηγαίνεις κάθε Κυριακή στήν Εκκλησία;».

«Μπορώ».

«Μπορείς να νηστεύεις Τετάρτη και Παρασκευή;».

«Μπορώ».

«Μπορείς ένα μικρό ποσό να το δίνεις ελεημοσύνη;».

«Μπορώ».

«Μπορείς…».

«Μπορώ…» (πολλά ακόμα).

Στο τέλος του λέει: «Βλέπεις ότι μπορείς να κάνεις χίλια πράγματα και δε μπορείς ένα. Κάνε εσύ τα χίλια και άφησε στο Θεό το ένα!!!». (Πηγή: http://o-nekros.blogspot.gr/2011/07/gay-agenda.html – ΝΕΚΡΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΚΟΣΜΟ)

Μετά από 6 μήνες ο νέος αυτός σταμάτησε να πέφτει σε πράξεις ομοφυλοφιλίας και μετανοημένος εισήλθε στον Παράδεισο από τροχαίο ατύχημα.

Ο Θεός να τον αναπαύσει.

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France currently home to 500-700,000 Orthodox Christians and growing

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FRANCE OF MY HEART

France currently home

to 500-700,000 Orthodox Christians and growing

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ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

The Handbook of the Orthodox Church has been published in France, providing comprehensive information and practical information about Orthodox life in France. It presents a detailed map showing the location of all Orthodox parishes, monasteries, and dioceses in France by region, and provides information about Orthodox bishops (members of the Association of Orthodox Bishops), priests, and deacons, and also about Continue reading “France currently home to 500-700,000 Orthodox Christians and growing”

Ο Θεός κοντά σ᾽ έναν άθεο – Ποίημα ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Άβελ-Τάσος Γκιουζέλης – ORTHODOX HEART

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Ο Θεός κοντά σ᾽ έναν άθεο – Ποίημα

Άβελ-Τάσος Γκιουζέλης

Episcopalian Minister & Congregation Convert in Frederick, Maryland, USA

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Episcopalian Minister & Congregation Convert

in Frederick, Maryland, USA

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

It appears the fruits of St. John of San Francisco’s labors have paid off. After a year of instruction and a prayer, an Episcopalian clergymen and many from his congregation entered the Orthodox Church. While the members of the congregation became Orthodox Christians in April, their former minister was ordained to the Holy Priesthood a little over a week ago.

The now Fr. James Hamrick is pastor of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Frederick, MD. He was a minister in the United Methodist Church for years, but as he was looking for ancient faith, he found himself in the Charismatic Episcopal Church for a few years. At least until now. The CEC underwent a major rupture, causing the bishop who ordained Fr. Hamrick to question the notion of Protestantism altogether.

He said, he “believed that God’s authority was not only found in the Scriptures, as he felt Protestant churches emphasized, but also in the apostolic succession and sacred traditions.”

This invariably led him to Orthodoxy.

In keeping with the authentic, ancient liturgical and spiritual traditions of the Orthodox West, the new converts opted to be Western Orthodox. What does that look like? It resembles what an old Tridentine Roman Catholic Liturgy would look like, but in English. There are many variations to how Western Orthodox celebrate their liturgy (in many WO churches, they use the term ‘Mass’).For example, there is the Divine Liturgy of St. Ambrose which some use, as well as the Divine Liturgy of St. Gregory the Great (which resembles the ancient Pre-Vatican II Catholic Liturgy, but in English) and the Divine Liturgy of St. Tikhon, which is similar to the Anglican Book of Common prayer.

All of these have been slightly modified to conform to Orthodox doctrine, such as deleting the Filioque clause from the Creed and commemorating Orthodox Bishops. These Western Orthodox Christians keep to the same spiritual heritage as was seen in the West before the Schism between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches. Will his conversion influence other Protestant clergy to bring their flocks to the historic Church? Time will tell.

It will be interesting to see if disillusioned Episcopalians, Methodists and Lutherans convert en masse to Orthodoxy, given the fact that both denominations now support homosexual clergy (with the United Methodist Church pursuing full communion with the Episcopalians, who passed similar measures recently), after an agreement of full communion was signed between the two last week.

The parishioners of St. John the Baptist have remodeled an old church to make it acceptable for Western Orthodox worship.A total of 26 people were received into the Orthodox Church, with other Orthodox supporting them. Today, Fr. Hamrick celebrated his first liturgy as an Orthodox priest. May God grant him and his parishioners many years!