Politismos eMagazine | Greek Orthodox Church
494
archive,tag,tag-greek-orthodox-church,tag-494,ajax_updown_fade,page_not_loaded,,large,shadow2

Greek Orthodox Church Tag

The Modern Saints of Greece

09.09.2016 in Arts & Culture, History

The Modern Saints of Greece According to the Greek Orthodox Church, the only true “saint” or holy one (Agios) is God himself. An individual who is sainted is bestowed this honor by their efforts in life to become part of the all holiness.   Often when we think of saints, our thoughts go to a time long ago – Saints Peter, Paul, John and others who were sainted for their role in spreading Christianity in its early days. As well as the Apostles, there are also saints who were prophets, martyrs, monastics and others who lead model lives.   But…

Dionysius of Zakyanthos

09.09.2016 in Arts & Culture, History

Dionysius of Zakyanthos Saint Dionysius of Zakynthos is a profound figure of the Greek Orthodox Church. He followed a humble and spiritual path in life that later saw the recognition of his sainthood and the miraculous preservation of his body. Life Saint Dionysius was born in 1547 to a wealthy family who provided him with theological education and the knowledge of several foreign languages that enhanced his distinguished intellect and spirituality.   After the death of his parents, at the age of 20, he decided to devote his life to God, become a monk and lead an ascetic life. In 1560 he…

Dionysius of Zakynthos

01.09.2016 in History

Dionysius of Zakynthos Saint Dionysius of Zakynthos is a profound figure of the Greek Orthodox Church.  He followed a humble and spiritual path in life that later saw the recognition of his sainthood and the miraculous preservation of his body.    Life  Saint Dionysius was born in 1547 to a wealthy family who provided him with theological education and the knowledge of several foreign languages that enhanced his distinguished intellect and spirituality.   After the death of his parents, at the age of 20, he decided to devote his life to God, become a monk and lead an ascetic life. In 1560 he…

Faith and History

01.12.2015 in Arts & Culture

Faith and History    “In the pre-Christian Greek and Greek Orthodox experience – ancient, medieval and modern – there has been no division or even a hierarchical arrangement of religious, linguistic, social and even political values. Our tradition is like a large body of water which flows on, even though it breaks out occasionally into rivulets or absorbs other smaller rivers and lakes. Tradition (παράδοσις) is what preserves the unity of a people and secures their identity. When a people forget their heritage, they lose their memory and disappear from history.” – From “Orthodoxy and Hellenism,”  by Rev. Dr. Demetrios Constantelos     This is…