Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Saint Joseph the Hesychast and the "Devil's Box"


By Elder Ephraim of Arizona

When they brought the radio to Mount Athos, the older monks, who had been cut off from the world for decades, were amazed. When some of the simpler monks saw that everyone was fascinated by it, they exclaimed:

"It is the Devil's box!"

The others tried to explain it:

"No it is not. It's just a modern invention."

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Christian Sportsmanship


Ryan Giggs, who today is a Welsh soccer (football) coach, said the following when reminiscing on his days as a player:

"If there is a player I fell in love with because of class, elegance and character, it is undoubtedly Ricardo Kaka. We played the semi-finals of the Champions League at Old Trafford, and Kaka was unstoppable. He has that touch of magic in such competitions that makes the difference. I had never seen him play up close, until then.

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Orthodox Priest and the Eccentric Fashion Designer

Eccentric fashion designer Lakis Gavalas became the best man of the well-known criminologist Yiannis Pagoropoulos and the journalist Andzis Manouseli.
The wedding took place on the island of Paros, in the beautiful Chapel of Saint Anna in the area of Ambela, on Saturday, July 25, 2015.
As best man, Lakis remained true to his persona and wore an ancient Greek costume of a white tunic that revealed an uncommon amount of his exposed body, which accentuated his brightly tattooed arms.