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March 31, 2020

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

Below is the monthly review for the month of March 2020 of the ten most popular articles on, 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 March, that honor goes to:

1. "Those Who Do Not Believe in the Power of Holy Communion Should Not Receive It" (Metr. Hierotheos of Nafpaktos)

2. The Prayers Prayed by the Athonite Monks in Their Vigil Against the Coronavirus

3. Practical Advice on Administering Holy Communion in Time of Plague

4. The Coronavirus and the Fear of Death (Metr. Hierotheos of Nafpaktos)

5. What a Greek Bishop Did When an Epidemic of Cholera Ravaged a Community in 1854

6. Saint Gregory Palamas and the Black Death

7. When Saint Iakovos Tsalikes Chose Not to Attend Holy Week and Easter Services

8. When Kapodistrias Closed the Churches and Defeated an Epidemic

9. Are Churches Allowed to Close?

10. Why We Use a Common Spoon for Holy Communion

1. Mary Shelley as a Philhellene

2. Movie Review: "The Passion" (1898)

3. Movie Review: "Star of Bethlehem" (1909)

4. Movie Review: "From the Manger to the Cross"; a.k.a. "Jesus of Nazareth" (1912)

5. Movie Review: "The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ" (1906)

6. Movie Review: "Intolerance" (1916)

1. The Spread of the Coronavirus and its Consequences on the Life of the Church During Great Lent

2. Sotirios Tsiodras, Greece's Top Expert in Infectious Diseases and a Devout Orthodox Christian

3. Where Did Viruses Come From?

1. The Eschatology of Flagellation During Epidemics

1. A Warning to Those Who Abstain from Holy Communion for Five Weeks in a Row

2. How Saint Paul the Simple Overcame a Most Powerful Demon

3. The Power of the Cross Against Demons and Magic (St. Athanasius the Great)

1. Mysticism (1 of 3)

1. Questions and Answers 134 - 142 (A Coronavirus Special Edition)

1. Book Review: "From Monastery to Hospital: Christian Monasticism and the Transformation of Health Care in Late Antiquity"

1. Should a Child Fast?

2. My Childhood Introduction to the Bible (1 of 5)

1. The Year I Kept the Holy Three-Day Fast at the Beginning of Great Lent

2. The Many Religious Roles of Max von Sydow

3. Random Coronavirus Thoughts

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