This is Nothing New

This is Nothing New

If we watch the news online, we will find video clips and articles of Christians being targeted, humiliated and executed by the Muslim fanatics. In America, we call this a “hate crime.” But in the Middle East and Europe, it’s only history repeating itself. Look at Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Russia,...

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First Sunday of Luke

First Sunday of Luke

On this Sunday, we commemorate Martyr Phocas. The Master hath established thee as a divinely-radiant luminous, and spiritual sun shining upon the multitude of the Church’s faithful, O glorious Martyr Phocas; for He hath accepted thy life, faith and contests as fragrant myrrh, since He alone is abundant in mercy....

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 3

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 3

Fr. Chris offers the third class in the series, focusing on the story of the Magi visiting the Christ Child, the escape to Egypt, and the slaughter of the Innocents. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 2:1-8, 2:9-12, 2:13-18 Things you should know: A. Visit of the Magi (Matt...

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Let Us Pray for Them

Let Us Pray for Them

A special prayer service for peace and solidarity was held at St. George Antiochian Greek Orthodox Church in Coral Gables, Florida on September 20, 2013. Please join us in praying for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in the Syrian conflict.

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

Once upon a time, a Middle Eastern nomad packed up his family and his property and set out to go to Canaan. His name was Terah. He had two sons and a daughter-in-law, the widow of a dead son of his. His son Abram had a wife who was childless....

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A Church Obsessed?

A Church Obsessed?

The love affair between the media and Pope Francis continues.  There is much to admire about the new Pope, such as his humble decision to take public transit, to answer his own phone calls, and to avoid some of the more gorgeous trappings of the papacy.  He is doing his...

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I Believe – Guarding Against Heretical Teachings

I Believe – Guarding Against Heretical Teachings

Continuing in our theme of “I Believe,” Theologically Thinking presents Fr. William Chiganos on the topic of “Guarding Against Heretical Teachings.”

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Importance of St. Luke’s Writings

Importance of St. Luke’s Writings

As we begin the Sundays of Luke, we hear in Just Thinking from Fr. Calivas as he discusses the importance of Scripture especially the writings of St. Luke the Evangelist who was an instrument by which God calls each of us to peer into the eternal realm and find ourselves...

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Calling of the Disciples

Calling of the Disciples

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης εστιάζει τον ενδιαφέρον του στην κλήση των μαθητών του Χριστού όπως αυτή περιγράφεται στο ευαγγέλιο του Λουκά. Αναζητά τα χαρακτηριστικά του γνήσιου διακόνου του Θεού ο οποίος καλείται να υπηρετήσει διαχρονικά τον λαό του Θεού. (Credit: Edith OSB)

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Spiritual Journey

Spiritual Journey

Jacob Lee has affected countless lives through his various ministries over the years. Join Fr. Chris as he speaks with Jacob about his spiritual journey, both before and after Orthodoxy. But first, IOCC’s Country Representative Daniel Christopulos tells about their ongoing Frontline Program, which trains volunteers to be the ministry’s...

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We all have a special saint. Who is yours?

We all have a special saint. Who is yours?

“You chose a silent and solitary life; You followed Christ your Bridegroom. You took his easy yoke in your youth, arming yourself with the sign of the Cross. You contended against spiritual enemies through fasting, tears and labors, O glorious Paraskeva. Now you stand before Christ with the Wise Virgins:...

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Marshmallows, Delayed Gratification, and the Kingdom of Heaven

Marshmallows, Delayed Gratification, and the Kingdom of Heaven

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though the outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not...

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