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

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

  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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What is the memory of death and what does it mean?

What is the memory of death and what does it mean?

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   The memory of death (memento mori) helps us to overcome the old person because it brings humility to our soul. When we forget death, we have the illusion that we’re never going to die and this increases our...

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

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

  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.  This week’s lesson: God is everywhere present and fills all things. The Orthodox Church believes that Christ is truly present with His people in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Every Sunday, we say, hear, and...

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The Elevation of the Precious Cross

The Elevation of the Precious Cross

Georgios N. Manolis, Theologian   The Lord’s Precious Cross is the supreme symbol of sacrifice and sanctification for the Church of Christ, Who was crucified and then rose, because the Cross, together with the Resurrection, are the two pillars which support the life for the Church and its members. The...

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Lifting Up the Precious Cross That We Love

Lifting Up the Precious Cross That We Love

The Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross that we celebrate every year on September 14 reveals an important lesson: there is a difference between the Cross as a theological construct and the Cross as a lived experience. Suffering with Gratefulness and Grace Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae (1903–1993) was...

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Deny, Take Up, Follow

Deny, Take Up, Follow

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Sunday After the Holy Cross Jesus said, “If any man would come after Me, let Him deny Himself and take up His cross and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will...

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They’re inactive

They’re inactive

Saint Saint Seraphim of Sarov   If you want to be saved, your heart has to be in a state of repentance and remorse. When we make an effort to have a humble heart and peaceful thoughts, then all the machinations of the enemy are deactivated. Because God finds rest...

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Dying to the Law and Living for Christ

Dying to the Law and Living for Christ

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Saturday After the Holy Cross Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in...

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On the spiritual struggle

On the spiritual struggle

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   How can a faithful person be delivered from the old fallen person? We all feel that we carry the traces of the old person. Its main characteristic is love of self, that is the sick, egocentric ‘love’ of...

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