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On the Holy Temple of God & COVID-19 Infection: Interview with Archimandrite Savas Agioreitis (1/4)

The first part of our four-part discussion with Archimandrite Savas Agioreitis, on the question of whether the Holy Temple and Holy Things can be conduits for infection and sickness.

00:36 - Biographical Information on Fr. Savas

01:39 - List of Books

03:40 - Introduction to Episode and Series (Important Note)

09:32 - On Christ, the Light and Life of the Christian

12:01 - On Excommunication as Penance

12:57 - “Excommunication” Imposed on the Faithful is Anti-canonical

16:05 - No Conciliar Decision; Councils can err

16:43 - Can Bishops forbid priests to serve Liturgy?

17:31 - A Bishop is consecrated under the Gospel

18:27 - Can we get infected in the Holy Temple?

19:49 - St. Symeon the New Theologian: My Members are Christ; All of me, full of light

21:11 - St. Gabriel of Georgia, St. John Chrysostom on the Holy Temple

21:55 - Miracle in Chernobyl: No Radiation within Temple

22:29 - The Temple is a God-Protected Shelter

27:30 - A well-planned attack of the Enemy

29:00 - If we fall away from Christ, we can become ill, even die

30:28 - This is not oikonomia but a departure, secularization

32:26 - All done “out of love”?; “Trust in Princes and sons of men”

33:54 - A great delusion and deception is takin place

Archimandrite Fr. Savas Agioreitis began his monastic life in the Holy Kelli of the Entrance of the Theotokos in Kerasia on Mt. Athos. He is also a graduate of the School of Dentistry and the School of Theology, at the University of Thessaloníki, where he completed his Masters Degree with Professor Demetrios Tselengides. Today, Fr. Savas is the spiritual father of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity in the Diocese of Edessa, in northern Greece. Fr. Savas works tirelessly teaching and guiding the faithful not only in his diocese or in Greece, but, indeed, through the online homilies and lectures, the world over, wherever the rational sheep of Christ are thirsting for the Word of God and the Gospel.

In addition to nearly daily homilies during Divine Liturgy, which are uploaded to the internet, now numbering in the many hundreds if not thousands, Fr. Savas is also a prolific author, penning more than 11 books.

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A Four-Part Interview:

1. In this first segment we will address the Temple and whether or not the faithful need to fear becoming sick therein.

2. In the second segment, we address the all-important matter of having a spiritual father during these times of trouble and persecution.

3. In the third segment, we discuss a wide-range of matters pertaining to how we must live in a spiritual manner in face of this great challenge to our Faith.

4. And, in the fourth segment, we look at the commentary of our Holy Venerable Father Saint Nikodemos the Hagiorite on the 28th canon of the Sixth Oecumenical Council, which is being cited by some to support a change in the method of communing the faithful.

Due to pleas from the faithful, we will air the fourth segment next and then return to the second and third afterwards.

We are sure that these interviews, with the ever-vigilant Fr. Savas, offered with much love and sacrifice to you, the pious, zealous faithful, will undoubtedly be quite profitable and enlightening!

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