On the Temptations of Bureaucracy and the Power of Love

On the Temptations of Bureaucracy and the Power of Love

In the wee hours of the morning on April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler dictated his final Private Testament. There was some urgency about this, for he was planning immediately afterward to marry Eva Braun and then, shortly after that, to avoid the earthly consequences of his past actions by putting...

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Dark Days and Christian Opportunity

Dark Days and Christian Opportunity

Although asserting that the Court’s decision represents a radical overreach in moral authority, Fr. Hans Jacobse addresses the good news behind the bad news: “I’m convinced of this: We will see great grace that comes upon those who believe, and we will see God working in strong ways to bring...

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Lavdi Perëndisë! Glory to God!

Lavdi Perëndisë! Glory to God!

As Bishop Nikolai replaced the cotton and carefully locked the tomb, the lights turned back on. Reflecting about the experience with the rest of the team, the only explanation that we could come up with is that God was preparing us to venerate the relics of Shen Joan. Ne ju...

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Same-Sex Marriage and Our Future

Same-Sex Marriage and Our Future

Same-sex marriage and our future: On June 26, the U. S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that may affect American cultural life more than any decision since Roe vs. Wade. Host Bill Hinkle talks first with Fr. Josiah Trentham about the implications of the Court’s decision to strike down the...

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Discovering the divinity of inspiration

Discovering the divinity of inspiration

Why was I determined to stay in a situation that caused me so much pain? Had I really become that afraid to trust in God’s plan for my life? The answer, of course, was yes. For nearly 10 years, I have been working towards one tangible goal – to become...

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All Saints Day – St. Peter and St. Paul

All Saints Day – St. Peter and St. Paul

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την μεγάλη γιορτή των πρωτοκορυφαίων αποστόλων Πέτρου και Παύλου, μιλάει για τη ζωή τους και την συνδυάζει με την ζωή όλων των αγίων που τιμούμε την ημέρα των Αγίων Πάντων. Οι άνθρωποι αυτή με κάποια έννοια ζώντας σύμφωνα με το θέλημα του Θεού, έκαναν την...

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Wisdom of King Solomon

Wisdom of King Solomon

Fr. William Chiganos takes a “Wisdom of Solomon” reading from the Vespers of the Sunday of All Saints, “But the Righteous live forever and their reward is with the Lord,” to begin his talk about Saints.

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Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Fr. Chris continues his conversation with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute this week. Last week, they discussed the importance of listening, and they are now moving on to some everyday examples of how communication can break down between couples, and also between parents and children. How...

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Executive Director’s Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

Executive Director’s Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

From ABC News: “The Supreme Court handed down two rulings today bolstering same-sex marriage by ruling part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and allowing a lower court ruling to stand that struck down California’s Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman....

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Zooms and Primes

Zooms and Primes

Warning: This article contains some details about photography techniques. However, reading it until the end will prove highly beneficial. 🙂 There is no secret for anyone that I like photography. I have always been and I always will be fascinated by the mystical revelations of the dark room, where all...

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Alone in a Foreign Land, Syrian Refugees Face New Fears and Sacrifices

Alone in a Foreign Land, Syrian Refugees Face New Fears and Sacrifices

Fleeing the violence in Syria with only the clothes on their backs, this refugee mother and her children welcome the quilts and personal hygiene kits distributed by IOCC at Domiz Regugee Camp in northwestern Iraq. (Photo credit: www.IOCC.org — CAPNI) IOCC marked World Refugee Day on June 20, 2013 in...

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Marketing the Church (Part I):  “Mad Men” or “Holy Heralds”

Marketing the Church (Part I): “Mad Men” or “Holy Heralds”

One of the objectives of many churches is to attract people who do not participate in the life of a church. According to Barna Group Research data (2011) 28% of the adult population has not attended any church activities, including worship services, in the past six months. That translates to...

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