January 1, 2020

The Best of December 2019 by the Mystagogy Resource Center (MRC)

Below is the monthly review for the month of December 2019 of the ten most popular articles on johnsanidopoulos.com, then all the posts made on the other websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center. As for the most popular post from all the websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center for the month of December, that honor goes to:


1. Elder Ephraim of Arizona Has Reposed

2. The Vision of Monk Elias After the Repose of Elder Ephraim of Arizona

3. The 13 Year Old Deaf Girl Who Placed Her Hope in a Relatively Unknown Saint

4.An Orthodox Correction to the Catholic Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception

5. Elder Ephraim of the Holy Mountain and Arizona

6. Fr. George Metallinos Has Reposed

7. Elder Sophrony of Essex and Elder Hieronymos of Simonopetra Officially Canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate

8. The Dangers of Hiking Around Mount Athos

9. The Miraculous Glass of Saint Spyridon in Jerusalem

10. A Letter of Basil the Great to Ambrose of Milan (Letter 197)


1. The Reception of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in Greece

2. Christmas Stories Resource Page: Literature, Film and Television

3. Christmas Music and Hymns Resource Page

4. "The Christmas Bread" (Alexandros Papadiamantis)

5. "The Cantankerous Man": A Christmas Story by Alexandros Moraitidis

6. "The Slacker's Christmas" (Alexandros Papadiamantis)


1. The Orthodox Scientist Today (Fr. George Metallinos)

2. Top Ten Sci-Fi Films of the Decade (2010-2019)


1. The Enochites: An Early 20th-Century Russian Apocalyptic Cult That Worshiped St. John of Kronstadt


1. The Mischievous Companions of Saint Nicholas

2. A Case of Vampirism in the Life of Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos

3. Creepy Christmas Resource Page

4. The Incarnation: God’s Covert Strike Against Satan

5. Top Fifteen Horror Films of the Decade (2010-2019)




1. Questions and Answers 118 - 122




1. Saint Nicholas, Patron of Children

2. Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl"

3. Charles Dickens' "The Cricket on the Hearth"

4. O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"




1. Elder Ephraim of Arizona on the Sacred Book "Salvation of Sinners"


1. "Amadeus": An Allegory of Donald Trump and His Haters

2. My Top Ten Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

3. An Appropriate and Timely Quote for Today's Feast of St. Sebastian