The Anointing (Unction) of the Sick

By Alexander A-Malek “In My name… they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mk. 16:17,18). Illness and suffering have always been among the gravest problems confronted in human life. In illness, man experiences his powerlessness, his limitations, and his finitude. Every illness may make us glimpse death. Illness may lead... Continue Reading →

The Essence of a Christian Marriage

This article presents the Christian understanding of marriage, based on St. John Chrysostom’s homilies. Although he lived in the 4th and early 5th centuries, yet his teachings are pertinent to every generation and present the best understanding of what a Christian marriage should be like. The general Orthodox Christian view is that God created humanity... Continue Reading →

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