Submission to the Will of God

Submission to the Will of God

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   In today’s Gospel reading, we see the call, the invitation from Christ, to three disciples, Peter, James and John (fishermen from Judea unknown to Him at that time), at Lake Gennesaret. Jesus uses Peter’s boat and makes a pulpit of it in order to preach...

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The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Twenty

The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Twenty

  Listen Now We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching...

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LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Experiencing the Presence of Christ .  Sponsored by St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD.  These are not classes on high theology that are intimidating or difficult to understand. We focus on the “down to earth” and practical ways we should understand and live our faith. In His parables to the...

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Saint Silouan, the great spiritual figure of the 20th century

Saint Silouan, the great spiritual figure of the 20th century

Alexandros Christodoulou   Saint Silouan the Athonite (24 September) Saint Siouan- Symeon Ivanovich Antonov, before his tonsure- was born in 1866 into a peasant family in the Tambov region of Russia. From the age of four he began wondering: ‘Where is this God? When I grow up, I’ll travel the...

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Called to Be Disciples

Called to Be Disciples

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. First Sunday of Luke While the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And He saw two boats by the lake; but...

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Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   What should be admired first from what the Evangelist Luke told us today? The people of Galilee, who thirsted to hear the words of Jesus? They filled the shore of Lake Gennesaret as soon as they learned that Jesus was there, and they longed to...

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On Preserving and Celebrating a Rich Heritage

On Preserving and Celebrating a Rich Heritage

  Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Art Dimopoulos, Executive Director of the National Hellenic Society.  The National Hellenic Society is a proud association of Greek American leaders, visionaries, and philanthropists who perpetuate and celebrate a rich heritage.  They discuss the organization’s mission and the importance of reaching...

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Some Historical Background from the Old Testament

Some Historical Background from the Old Testament

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman.  But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son...

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Asceticism or Pleasure?

Asceticism or Pleasure?

If I was to ask any Christian what is more detrimental to your spiritual life, asceticism or pleasure, I think the answer would be asceticism. Pleasure is good, it is what God wants for us, right…? Let us look at two examples from the Bible, the first is Solomon, who...

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Watch constantly

Watch constantly

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   In order for people to become truly spiritual, they must be aware of their many shortcomings, the many mistakes they make, the many sins they’ve committed. They certainly must seek the sacrament of confession. Spiritual people must constantly watch and supervise the...

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