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Comfort One Another: Taking On The Suffering of Others and The Power of Prayer - Fr Dimitri Kokkinos
#76
10/25/2021

A virtual seminar presented by Fr Dimitri Kokkinos, on the 23/10/21, on the topic of "Comfort One Another: Taking On The Suffering of Others and The Power of Prayer." To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Inner Spiritual Life According to the Life and Teachings of St Nectarios - Bishop Silouan
#75
10/23/2021

A virtual seminar presented by Bishop Siluan, on the 16/10/21, on the topic of the Inner Spiritual Life According to the Life and Teachings of St Nectarios To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


Kollyva & Communion: An 18th Century Crisis on Mt Athos - Fr Anastasios Bozikis
#74
10/11/2021

A virtual seminar presented by Fr Anastasios Bozikis, parish priest at St Nektarios Wollongong, on the 9/10/21, on the topic of the Kollyvades Fathers. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Cross Bearing Christian - Geronda Eusebios
#73
09/27/2021

On the 26th of September 2021, the Greek Orthodox Christian Society (Enosis) was blessed to have Geronda Eusebios, Abbot of Panagia Pantanassa Monastery speak on the topic of the cross bearing Christian. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Obligations of The Living to Those Who Have Fallen Asleep - Bishop Elpidios
#72
09/19/2021

On the 18th of September 2021, the Greek Orthodox Christian Society (Enosis) was blessed to have His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyaeneon as a speaker for our 2021 Seminar Series. His Grace spoke on the “Obligations of the living towards the ones who have fallen asleep”. We thank His Grace for the great blessing and very edifying talk. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Neomartyrs - Part 10: Remembering the New Martyrs
#71
09/11/2021

In this tenth and final episode of The Neomartyrs, we examine how the New Martyrs have been remembered, revealed and rediscovered with the passing of time. We also reflect on the many miracles these Saints continue to work, how we commemorate the Neomartyrs in liturgical settings, and the continuing canonisation of Neomartyrs.

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The Neomartyrs - Part 9: Adorning the Church
#70
09/04/2021

Part 9 of the Neomartyrs delves into the ways that the New Martyrs, through the saintly endings of their earthly lives and their ongoing presence through their relics, continue to adorn the Church. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Neomartyrs - Part 8: Trails and Tribulations
#69
08/28/2021

In Part 8 of The Neomartyrs, we dive into a key part of the lives of many of the Neomartyrs - their trials. We follow the martyrs as they go before the Ottoman courts, and continue with them as they are imprisoned and resist pressures to deny their Orthodox faith.

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The Neomartyrs - Part 7: Accusing and Arresting the Neomartyrs
#68
08/21/2021

In Part 7 of The Neomartyrs, we seek to understand how the Neomartyrs came to suffer false accusations as part of their martyrdoms. We also explore their arrests and how their lives can teach us the true meaning of freedom. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Neomartyrs - Part 6: Monasticism, Hierarchs and the Neomartyrs
#67
08/07/2021

The Neomartyrs, as part of their repentance, often sought the assistance of Athonite monks and spiritual fathers. In this episode, we explore the role of monasticism and the Church in preparing the Neomartyrs for their contests. We also look at the role of the hierarchs in preserving the Church during the Ottoman Occupation, and remember the sacrifices that they made.

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Paraklesis in English
#66
08/06/2021

In this special episode of the Orthodox Journey, we bring you the entire Paraklesis in English. The Paraklesis was chanted by The Young Womens' Fellowship of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Neomartyrs - Part 5: The Neomartyrs and Identity
#65
07/31/2021

In Part 5 of the Neomartyrs, we delve into the question of who the Neomartyrs were and how they saw their place in the world. Through their faith, they transcended their circumstances and united themselves with Christ. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Neomartyrs - Part 4: Neomartyrs throughout the Empire
#64
07/24/2021

In Part 4 of The Neomartyrs, we draw attention to the lives of the Neomartyrs in Egypt, the Holy Land and the Middle East as well as the Balkans. In these different contexts, we can see how the Neomartyrs strengthened the Church and its people through their virtues and sacrifices. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


Episode Title: The Neomartyrs - Part 3: Greece and the Neomartyrs
#63
07/17/2021

Episode Caption: In Part 3 of The Neomartyrs, we examine the decline of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of an independent Greek state and how the Neomartyrs were impacted. In those difficult times, the bravery and courage of the Saints stood out and anchored them to their Orthodox faith. To find out more and see some of our other content, please visit our pages below. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/ Facebook https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Web https://www.orthodoxjourney.com/


The Neomartyrs - Part 2: Islam, the Ottomans and the New Martyrs
#62
07/10/2021

In Part 2 of The Neomartyrs we explore why there were Neomartyrs in the Ottoman Empire, looking at the rise of Islam and the Ottoman Empire. We also examine the pressures faced by Christians in the Ottoman Empire to convert to Islam, and how the Neomartyrs faced those pressures Greek Orthodox Christian Society Website: https://lychnos.org/ Orthodox Journey Website: https://www.orthodoxjourney.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orthodoxjourneyaustralia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orthodoxjourney_australia/?hl=en Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/orthodox-journey/id1511296236


The Neomartyrs Part 1: Who were the Neomartyrs?
#61
07/03/2021

In Part 1 of a new miniseries on the Neomartyrs, we explore the importance of the Neomartyrs through the life of St Kosmas of Aetolia. We also reflect on the virtues they displayed throughout their lives and how it is possible to witness for Christ in the contemporary world


Orthodox Journey - Sunday of All Saints
#60
06/26/2021

Today, the Sunday after Pentecost, our Orthodox Church celebrates the Sunday of All Saints - both those who are known to us and those who are not. These Saints include martyrs, prophets, monks, bishops, lay-people, apostles, priests. In this podcast, we are joined by Mrs Anna Dimitriou of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Group to commemorate All Saints who have been perfected in piety and have glorified God by their holy lives.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
#59
05/01/2021

Χριστος Ανεστη! Christ Is Risen! On this HOLY and GREAT Sunday of Pascha we celebrate the life bearing Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We read the Paschal Message of Archbishop Makarios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Holy Saturday
#58
04/30/2021

On GREAT and HOLY SATURDAY the CHURCH contemplates the mystery of the Lord's descent into Hades, the place of the dead. Death, our ultimate enemy, is defeated from within. On this day, GREAT SATURDAY our focus is on the Tomb of Christ. This is no ordinary grave of corruption, decay and defeat. It is life-giving, a source of power, victory and liberation. On this day, GREAT SATURDAY is the day between Jesus' death and His resurrection. It is the day of watchful expectation, in which mourning is being transformed into joy.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Holy Friday
#57
04/29/2021

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ—the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and above all, the Crucifixion and Death which He condescended to endure willingly for our sake's—and also the saving confession of the grateful thief upon the cross.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Holy Thursday
#56
04/28/2021

On this Great and Holy Thursday, we hear the Twelve Passion Gospels. We commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist – where Christ identified Himself with the bread and wine and said: “Take, eat; this is my Body. Drink of it all of you; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant”. We are joined by Mrs Kathryn Stavropoulos who will reflect upon this and the Last Supper. We also remember the agony of the events leading to the Passion and the prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. We commemorate the washing of the disciples’ feet, and in through...


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Holy Wednessday
#55
04/27/2021

On Holy Wednesday, we commemorate the sinful woman who anointed the head of Jesus shortly before the passion. The Repentance of the sinful woman is juxtaposed with the tragic fall of the disciple Judas – not so that we may recount the betrayal of Judas in self-righteousness – but so that we too can recognise that these words apply not to others, but to ourselves – for how many times have we betrayed our Saviour and Crucified Him in our hearts? Mrs Helen Magdas joins us to reflect on the repentance of the sinful woman.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Holy Tuesday
#54
04/26/2021

On Holy Tuesday, the Hymn of Saint Kassiani is chanted.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Holy Monday
#53
04/25/2021

On Holy Monday we commemorate Joseph the All Good who stands as a prototype of Christ.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Palm Sunday
#52
04/24/2021

"Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!". Today, our Church celebrates Palm Sunday, the day that our Lord triumphantly entered Jerusalem. In this podcast, Fr George Liangas, Parish Priest at St Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, explains the importance of this feast and what it means to us.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - St Mary of Egypt
#51
04/17/2021

On the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, our Church commemorates St Mary of Egypt. St Mary is a true model of repentance - an example of the extreme actions that are sometimes necessary for us to flee from sin and embrace our calling as children of God. Her life teaches us to accept responsibility for our sins, and challenges us to take the appropriate action. In this podcast, we are introduced us to the life of this great saint, and guided in applying the lessons from her in our daily life.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - The Ladder of Divine Ascent
#50
04/10/2021

On the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, our Church commemorates St John of the Ladder. St John is famous for writing "The Ladder of Divine Ascent", one of the most well-known spiritual texts in Orthodox Christianity. In this podcast, Fr Dimitri Kokkinos, Parish Priest at St Ioannis Greek Orthodox Church, provides a short commentary on this book together with moving extracts from various sections, including the parts on Renunciation (Step 1), Obedience (Step 4), Remembrance of Wrongs (Step 9) and Chastity (Step 15).


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Sunday of the Holy Cross
#49
04/03/2021

On the Third Sunday of Lent, our Church commemorates the Life-Giving Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospel reading of the day, the Lord says "If anyone wishes to come after me; let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me". What does this mean in our day-to-day life? How can we deny ourselves? What does it mean to take up our cross? This podcast discusses these questions and more.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - St Gregory Palamas
#48
03/27/2021

On the Second Sunday of Lent, our Church celebrates St Gregory Palamas, the great 14th century theologian. St Gregory was a monk on Mt Athos and subsequently Archbishop of Thessaloniki, where he defended Orthodoxy from a number of heresies.  This podcast discuss his life and the impact he had on Church theology and history.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - The Annunciation of The Theotokos and The 1821 Greek War of Independence
#47
03/24/2021

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence. It is also the feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, when the Theotokos was told that she would give birth to Christ. Commenting on these events is Fr Anastasios Bozikis, priest at the parish of St Nektarios in Wollongong and Lecturer in Church History at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Sunday of Orthodoxy
#46
03/20/2021

This podcast discusses some of the messages taken from the Epistle and Gospel readings of the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy. These include the reality that all who recognise Christ as Lord will endure hardships and struggles, and the importance of showing the courage of the martyrs in our journey to persevere and overcome our old selves.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Sunday of Orthodoxy
#46
03/20/2021

This episode of Journey to Pascha discusses some of the messages taken from the Epistle and Gospel readings of the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy. These include the reality that all who recognise Christ as Lord will endure hardships and struggles, and the importance of showing the courage of the martyrs in our journey to persevere and overcome our old selves.


Orthodox Journey to Pascha - Forgiveness Sunday
#45
03/13/2021

To start the Journey to Pascha for 2021, we sit down with Dr John Psarommatis, president of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society. In this podcast, Dr John explains how to approach the Lenten period and the opportunities that this time in the Church calendar presents.


Journey to the Nativity: St Basil
#44
01/02/2021

In his studies in Athens, Saint Basil the Great was said to only know two roads - from home to the University and from home to the Church. In this podcast, we can better learn how to prioritise Christ through St Basil's life and writings.


Journey to the Nativity: St Stephanos
#43
12/26/2020


Journey to the Nativity: The Prophecies of Isaiah with Fr George Liangas
#42
12/19/2020

One of the ways that the Apostles showed that Jesus was the Messiah was by pointing to the prophecies in the Old Testament that Christ fulfilled. In this podcast, Fr George Liangas, priest at the parish of St Nectarios at Burwood, examines the prophecies of Isaiah which relate to the Nativity.


Journey to the Nativity: Prophet Moses
#41
12/17/2020

Many of the figures of the Old Testament point the way towards Christ. One such figure was the Prophet Moses, who through his life and through the Law gave those who had "ears to hear" signs of Christ's coming in the flesh.


Journey to the Nativity: St Spyridon
#40
12/12/2020

In this podcast, we take a journey through the life of Saint Spyridon of Tremithus, the Wonderworker. We highlight that one of the primary virtues this Saint exemplified was simplicity, something especially relevant in the lead up to Christmas in the modern world.


Journey to the Nativity: Q&A with Fr Dimitri Kokkinos
#39
12/11/2020

One aspect of the Nativity which is often ignored in our Western society is the role of the Theotokos. Far from being a minor participant, Fr Dimitri Kokkinos, priest at the parish of St Ioannis at Parramatta, shows us the true extent of the Theotokos' role in the Nativity in this Podcast.


Journey to the Nativity: St Nicholas
#37
12/05/2020

On December 6, the Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicholas of Myra. One aspect of his life which has been popularised in the West through the person of "Santa Claus" in his almsgiving. In this video we examine the Orthodox understanding of almsgiving through the life of St Nicholas