June 30, 2018

The Best of June 2018 by the Mystagogy Resource Center (MRC)

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


1. The Praiseworthy Orthodox Funeral of a Mother of Ten Children

2. The Chains of Saint Paul the Apostle

3. The Prison of the Apostles Paul and Silas in Philippi

4. Saint Columba of Iona, Enlightener of Scotland (+ 597)

5. Holy Martyr Nectan of Hartland in Devonshire (+ 510)

6. Did St. Justin Popovich Break Communion With the Serbian Patriarchate?

7. Finding of the Sacred Relics of the Newly-Revealed Hieromartyr Nicholas in Karyes of Lesvos in 1960

8. On the Blood-Flowing Icon of Saint Theodore in Karsatas (St. Anastasios of Sinai)

9. Church of the Holy Five Canonical Virgins in Crete

10. 7 Greek Shrines Dedicated to the Prophet Elisha


1. Movie: "Antimoz Iverieli" (2001)

2. "Doctor Zhivago": Russian TV Mini-Series (2006)


1. How I Became Orthodox (Herman Tristram Engelhardt)

2. Holy Synod of Greece Approves of Two New Patron Saints in the Medical Field

3. Saint Luke of Crimea and Albert Schweitzer: Bringing Together Two Great Men

4. Science and Orthodox Christianity: An Overview (1 of 2)


1. A 9th Century Saint and Patriarch of Constantinople Who Disputed the Book of Revelation


1. How a Horror Movie Inspired Me to Begin Studying the Bible

2. The Devil and His Wiles (1 of 6)

3. The Devil and His Wiles (2 of 6)

4. Simon Magus and the Apostle Peter


1. The Author of the Book "The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios"


1. Questions and Answers 26 - 30

2. Questions and Answers 31 - 35

3. Questions and Answers 36 - 40


1. 5 - Book Review: "Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation"

2. 6 - Book Review: "Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire" by Edward N. Luttwak

3. 7 - Book Review: "The Christian Parthenon: Classicism and Pilgrimage in Byzantine Athens" by Anthony Kaldellis

4. 8 - Book Review: "Protestant Patriarch: The Life of Cyril Lucaris (1572-1638), Patriarch of Constantinople"