The Greatness of St. John the Baptist

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The Orthodox Church venerates St. John the Baptist above almost every other saint, the exception being the Holy Theotokos Mary. This glory and honor which is directed to him is deserved. Among all the people who served God with all their heart, with all the fullness of their souls, St. John is the greatest, because God […]

On the Holy Prophet Malachi

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The Holy Prophet Malachi, whose name means “messenger” in Hebrew, was the last of the Old Testament prophets. As such, he is called the “Seal of Prophets.” He exercised the gift of prophecy 475 years before the Advent of Christ. From the Book of Malachi it is apparent that in the prophet’s lifetime the Temple had already […]