February 1, 2020

The Best of January 2020 by the Mystagogy Resource Center (MRC)

Below is the monthly review for the month of January 2020 of the ten most popular articles on johnsanidopoulos.com, then all the posts made on the other websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center in order of popularity. As for the most popular post from all the websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center for the month of January, that honor goes to:


1. The Appearance of Saint Iakovos Tsalikis in a Photograph 11 Months After His Death

2. Monastery of the Temptation: Where Jesus Was Tempted by the Devil

3. The Authenticity of the Conversation Between St. Seraphim of Sarov and Nicholas Motovilov

4. When Papa-Fotis the Fool for Christ Visited a Brothel in His Vestments

5. A Sixth Century Account of a Theophany Miracle at the Jordan River

6. An Alleged Portrait of St. Xenia of Petersburg Painted During Her Lifetime

7. The Wondrous Unknown Story Behind the Procedure for the Canonization of Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri

8. The Man Who Starved to Death While Feeding the Hungry

9. The Three Hierarchs and the Calendar Issue (Elder Cleopa Ilie)

10. The Dog at the Burial of Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri


1. The Confession of Faith of Popular Greek Singer Nikos Vertis

2. Observations About Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale from "The Scarlett Letter"

3. The Good Guy/Bad Guy Myth

4. "All-Bright Theophany": A Short Story by Alexandros Papadiamantis


1. A Meeting Between Saint Nikolai Velimirovich and Nikola Tesla

2. The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

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


1. Trump Embraces Environmental Initiatives While Rejecting Stifling Climate Alarmism

2. How Byzantine Apocalypticism Influenced Ottoman Ideology After the Conquest of Constantinople


1. The Holy Water and the Magical Potion

2. Why Orthodox Churches Sanctify Water at the Beginning of Each Month

3. Two Early Christian Testimonies of the Use of Holy Water in an Exorcism

4. The Church of Saint Anthony the Great in Melnik, Bulgaria - Popularly Known as the Church of Miracles

5. Testimony of How a Demon Possessed Monk Was Healed at the Tomb of St. Euthymios the Great

6. The Tale of Saint Natalis and the Ossory Werewolves

7. Saint Nikita the Solitary, Who Had Been Seduced By the Devil and Thereby Became Famous as a Prophet

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


1. The Muslim Woman Who Dove To Retrieve the Holy Cross

2. Nationalism in the Conflict Between Muslims and Romans


1. Questions and Answers 123 - 127


1. Book Review: "The Life of Saint Basil the Younger: Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Moscow Version"


1. Saint Basil and our Spiritual Roots

2. The Three Hierarchs and the Upbringing of Children

3. The Sick Princess: A Medieval Fairytale from Cyprus (Illustrated By and For Children)

4. Children Should Be Raised To Be Faithful To the End No Matter What: The Example of the Mother of St. Clement of Ancyra

5. St. Ignatius the God-Bearer, the Child That Christ Presented as a Model for All


1. Top Twenty Movies of 2019


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