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August 1, 2017

The Best of July 2017 by the Mystagogy Resource Center (MRC)

Below is the monthly review for the month of July of the ten most popular articles from the previous month on, then all the posts made on the other websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center.

1. A Message from Mount Athos Regarding the Holy and Great Synod of Crete

2. "This Is How the Virgin Mary Saved Me": The Extraordinary Testimony of Helicopter Crash Survivor Sergeant Vasiliki Plexida

3. The Annual Miracle of the Blood of Saint Panteleimon in Ravello, Italy

4. Church of Saint Panteleimon at Acharnanon in Athens: One of the Biggest Orthodox Churches in the World

5. St. Paisios the Athonite on Confronting Difficult Ecclesiastical Issues

6. An Anglican Hagiographer on Saint Symeon Salos

7. Saint Athanasios the Athonite and the Monk Who Fell Into Fornication

8. Saint Marina, Deliverer From the Evil Spirits of the Mind

9. Saint Paisios the Athonite and his Devotees Being Mocked and Ridiculed Over a Chestnut

10. On our Enslavement to and Liberation from Physical Pleasure (St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite)

1. My 12 Favorite Movies of 2017 ... So Far

2. Byzantium and the Art of Modernity

1. On Reading the Story of Adam and Eve

1. Saint Basil's Cathedral and the Book of Revelation

2. St Basil's Eschatological Vision: Aspects of the Recapitulation of History and the 'Eighth Day'

1. Saint Athanasios the Athonite and the Demon Possessed Monk

2. How Saint Marina (Margaret) Became a Patron Saint of Pregnant Women and Childbirth

3. "Night of the Living Dead": Horror Movie as Social Commentary