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Magi visiting the Christ child
Biblical Studies

Christmas’s Great Conjunction

by John Fotopoulos | български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски There has been a lot of excitement this December regarding an astronomical phenomenon known as a great conjunction. This great conjunction, also known as a planetary conjunction, is an alignment of Jupiter and Saturn with Earth that is visible in our night sky. A great conjunction of Jupiter...

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Biblical Studies

Was Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the First Person to See the Risen Lord Outside the Empty Tomb?

by John Fotopoulos | ελληνικά | Română | српски In Orthodox icons of Jesus’s empty tomb and resurrection, it is common to see Mary the mother of Jesus depicted as one of the myrrhbearing women. A related theme, although perhaps depicted less frequently in icons, is that the Virgin ... Read more.
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Liturgical life

Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter

by John Fotopoulos   |  български  |  ქართული  |  Ελληνικά   |  Română  |  ру́сский  |  Српски This essay was originally published in 2017. It has been updated for 2021. A common misperception among Orthodox Christians is that Orthodox Eas... Read more.
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Liturgical life, Women in the Church

Women and the Creed: “For Us Humans and for Our Salvation”

by John Fotopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou For a little more than a decade, a new translation of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed recited in the Divine Liturgy has been implemented in the parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA). The desire to use a uniform translation of th... Read more.