This is the measuring-stick

This is the measuring-stick

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   Christian love moves in a circle. First comes love for yourself, then love for your friends and, finally, love for God. Christ took our love for our self as the standard for measuring our love for our enemies and our love for God. He said: ‘Love...

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Another Sinner Turned Saint

Another Sinner Turned Saint

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and He said to him, “Follow Me.”...

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Saint Matthew: Tax-Collector, Apostle and Evangelist

Saint Matthew: Tax-Collector, Apostle and Evangelist

Alexandros Christodoulou   In the lists of the Twelve disciples who are recorded in the New Testament, the name Matthew is mentioned. He calls himself this in the list of disciples he quotes in his Gospel (Matth. 10, 3), and also in the narrative of his call to the role...

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God Perfectly Loves Our Imperfections

God Perfectly Loves Our Imperfections

I am a self admitted perfectionist. In my work, home, and personal life, I struggle to do my absolute best. Sometimes I please others, sometimes I fall short. Over the years, I’ve learned that I cannot control the way others interpret what I do or say. Strive as I might,...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Eighteen Here I Am,...

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He weighs up our impulses

He weighs up our impulses

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   The devil doesn’t have foresight, nor does he know what people are thinking. He draws conclusions from the impulses of our emotions and then stimulates our members and senses with corresponding, impassioned thoughts. When he sees that our intentions are inclining towards an image conjured...

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Our Assignment

Our Assignment

Have you ever worked on something that you thought was really good, but then it turned out it wasn’t? Maybe you turned in something at school that you were proud of, but you still got a bad grade? Sometimes we might think we’re doing really well, but maybe we aren’t!...

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On Spiritual Knowledge

On Spiritual Knowledge

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   We recently posted an article on the importance of spiritual reading here http://bit.ly/2F4xYBq. The position of the Church has always been, however, that we need help and guidance if we’re to understand Scripture in depth. Thus, as early as the Apostolic age (Acts 8,...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Seventeen A Dramatic Conversion...

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We need to decide

We need to decide

Elder Amvrosios Lazaris   We can’t be with Christ and with the evil one. We have to decide. What does the Lord want? Truth, justice and faith. And what’s in our heart to be on our lips. Not the heart to say one thing and the lips another. Source: pemptousia.com...

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