Being Bald: The Up and Down Sides

Being Bald: The Up and Down Sides

Written Apr 17, 2013 — 11:44 a.m. I’m feeling better! Pity party over, thanks for bearing with me. So, hair. This subject is just fascinating to me. As I mentioned earlier, I’m pretty darn bald. Not all the way smooth, which is really annoying. I have patches that are continuing...

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Why the Ascension Matters

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Why the Ascension Matters

Departures are typically sad events, but not always. When I was a kid, I had a great aunt who we would love to see visit, but were more excited when she left. You might be imagining someone initially pleasant transforming into a demanding irritant within a few days—the Dr. Jekyll/Mr....

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Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

In two short weeks, we will be celebrating Pentecost. This is one of my parish’s patronal feast days, so it’s a pretty big deal for us, and I love celebrating it. One of my biggest pet peeves of Pentecost, though, is the misunderstanding of “speaking in tongues” that is promulgated...

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Spiritual Blindness

Spiritual Blindness

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασιλης με αφορμή την θεραπεία του τυφλού, αναφέρεται στο ζήτημα της πνευματικής τυφλότητας, μια ασθένειας που μολύνει καθημερινά πολλούς ανθρώπους. Με την βοήθεια των Πατέρων της Εκκλησίας και των Ευαγγελίων προσπαθεί να αναδείξει τρόπους για να ξαναβρούμε το φως της αλήθειας που προσφέρει ο Κύριος σε όσους είναι...

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Conflict in Marriage

Conflict in Marriage

June is frequently a month for weddings. But following our theme of the month, good listening and proper conflict resolution are keys to happiness in marriage. On this week’s “Theologically Thinking,” Fr. Charles Ioannides will speak on Conflict in your marriage.

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Online Communication and Real Relationships

Online Communication and Real Relationships

Dr. Alex Lickerman joins Fr. Chris to talk about how our online communication affects our real-life relationships. Dr. Lickerman is a general internist, former director of primary care and current assistant vice president for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. He’s also the author of an...

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What is Orthodox Education?

What is Orthodox Education?

It is common these days to see Orthodox church school teachers tweaking lessons, activities, and curricula from Catholic and Protestant resources for their own classrooms. Yes, there are some resources available from various Orthodox suppliers, but by and large, there is a lack of these resources, based on the fact...

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Hospitals and humanity

Hospitals and humanity

My husband’s recent trip to the emergency room seemed like a kind of parable to me. Or maybe I was just looking for parables, rather than wanting to sit helplessly beside him. But he was a rock .. or rather, a human being. And that’s the point. Greg’s back troubles...

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Being Heard

Being Heard

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4 Dear Listeners and Supporters of the OCN, I hope you had a blessed month of May as we bask in the radiance of the Lord’s Resurrection. One of the main reasons...

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The Holiest Place on Earth

The Holiest Place on Earth

I am the light of the world. John 9:5 Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is here in Jerusalem that we can proclaim this news every day because it is the very place of Christ’s Holy Resurrection. Especially this year, as I celebrated the Holy Pascha Midnight Resurrection...

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