"I teach them all the good I can, and recommend them others from whom I think they will get some moral benefit. And the treasures that the wise men of old have left us in their writings I open and explore with my friends. If we come on any good thing, we extract it, and we set much store on being useful to one another." - Socrates

"In imitation of the method of the bee, I shall make my composition from those things which are conformable with the truth and from our enemies themselves gather the fruit of salvation. But I shall reject all that is worthless and falsely labeled as knowledge." - St. John the Damascene

About Mystagogy

Literally, "mystagogy" (pronounced mys-ta-go-gē) means leading those who have been initiated into a mystery into its deeper meaning and significance.

The early Church appropriated this term to refer to what was done during the great fifty days from Easter to Pentecost when they were leading newly-illumined converts into a deeper appreciation of the Sacred and Divine Mysteries they were experiencing (particularly through their Baptism and participation in the Eucharist) as it related to how they would live their lives and die their deaths.

Mystagogy is the personal website of John Sanidopoulos, aimed primarily towards Orthodox Christians in general as well as those who have sought his guidance on certain issues and topics, though all are welcome. It is not merely an Orthodox Christian website, but a website by an Orthodox Christian who can offer a unique perspective on Orthodox Christian topics, as well as many other topics of interest to fellow Orthodox Christians - such as philosophy, science, literature, pop culture, news items, etc.

About John Sanidopoulos

John Sanidopoulos holds a BA in Religious Studies from Hellenic College and an M.T.S and Th.M from Holy Cross School of Theology. Beyond this he has also completed a Masters in Philosophy and studied in various Universities as well as Roman Catholic and Protestant Seminaries. He is an Orthodox Christian author and researcher and is administrator of his weblog Mystagogy found at http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/, as well as the websites www.honeyandhemlock.com and www.bio-orthodoxy.com. John currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Note About Copying and Pasting

Though this website can be accessed by all for free and I encourage the distribution of the material posted here and on the other websites, at the same time there have been way too many abuses and mishandlings of this material which has led me to lock the copy and paste function for this site. Pictures can still be copied at leisure, but text cannot. The printing function also still works, if you want to print an article. I understand this is inconvenient to some, but this is only done so that my permission can be given to distribute the material posted. For example, if you have a parish newsletter and want to copy a particular article, then I ask you to simply email me which article you want and for what purpose, and I will send you the article to put in your newsletter. Until I figure out a better way to do this, this is how things will be for now. Thank you for understanding.

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