The Feast Days of September

The Feast Days of September

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos speaks to us about many Feast Days of September, including the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, The Nativity of the Theotokos, Saint Euphemia and Saints Sophia, Faith, Hope, and Love.

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10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure

10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure

Life gets busy and we don’t step back enough to see what we might be doing as parents to hurt our children’s spiritual growth. Being an intentional Orthodox Christian parent is hard work…but it’s worth it. We have a legacy of faith, wisdom and experience we can pass on to...

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

It wasn’t long ago, just last month in fact. I was standing at my kitchen sink, a friend on a stool nearby. She was looking round the room when she said smiling, “I’m noticing a theme here – so many reminders of the four seasons in your home.” I grinned...

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From Episcopal Priest to Founding Orthodox Priest

From Episcopal Priest to Founding Orthodox Priest

On Journeys to Orthodoxy, listen in as Fr. James Early interviews Fr. Mathew and talks to him about the road that brought him to the faith. Fr. Mathew is the founding Priest at St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas. He came into the Orthodox Church in 1993, after serving...

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Walking on Water

Walking on Water

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή το θαύμα κατα το οποίο ο Ιησούς περπάτησε πάνω στα κύματα εστιάζει την προσοχή μας στην ολιγοπιστία η στην σιγουριά που μπορεί να έχουμε σχετικά μ αυτήν. Τα μάτια μας πρέπει να είναι προσηλωμένα στον Κύρι, όπως και νάχει.

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Surprised by Christ

Surprised by Christ

We begin our month-long theme of “I Believe” with Fr. James Bernstein of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Brier, Washington, who is the author of Surprised By Christ: My Journey from Judaism to Orthodox Christianity. Also on the show this week are Vlad Morosan, speaking about the Patriarch Tikhon...

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Miley Cyrus and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Miley Cyrus and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

The entire Internet is still in a state of consternation after the recent performance of Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since I am way past the MTV viewers median age, I found out about it from a post on a social network. Although I was bracing myself...

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Celebrating Feasts and Miracles of the Virgin Mary with a Zymaropita, a Twist on Cornbread

Celebrating Feasts and Miracles of the Virgin Mary with a Zymaropita, a Twist on Cornbread

There are several ways we celebrate major feast days: there is usually a forefeast, the feast day itself, and an afterfeast or apodosis. With the feast of the Dormition, August 15, I know of two major celebrations of miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary which mark the feast and its...

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Ninth Sunday of Matthew

Ninth Sunday of Matthew

Streamed live on Aug 25, 2013 The memory of the just is celebrated with hymns of praise, but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient for thee, O Forerunner; for thou hast proved to be truly even more venerable than the Prophets, since thou was granted to baptize in the running waters...

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Graceful renewal: It never happens alone

Graceful renewal: It never happens alone

Renewal—it can be a wonderful process. It is through change that we grow, improve and discover new possibilities we never knew existed. But getting there can be quite excruciating, and forgetting to enjoy the journey is the kiss of death. This summer has been one of the most painful times...

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Saint Simeon – Quiet Place

Saint Simeon – Quiet Place

On Turning to the Fathers, noted scholar Fr. John McGuckin discusses Saint Simeon. Listen to the words of Saint Simeon: “If you feel oppressed, go into a dimly lit and quiet place, lift both your hands up to heaven, make the sign of the cross over yourself; then lift up...

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Honorable Sash of the Theotokos

Honorable Sash of the Theotokos

This week on Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos speaks on the end of August and the beginning of the ecclesiastical New Year, and on one of the holy days we celebrate in this week – The Honorable Sash of the Theotokos.

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