So, which is it? Jesus or Jeezus?

So, which is it? Jesus or Jeezus?

The other day, my five-year-old asked me to explain to her who Jesus was. She’s a pretty inquisitive and very precocious kid, so replying with something simple like ‘He was the Son of God’ or ‘He was sent to show us the path we should follow’ wasn’t going to fly...

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School’s Out!

School’s Out!

“God never gives us more than we can handle.” “God’s testing me, or you, or us.” “What lesson is God trying to teach me through this awful thing?” “It’s God’s will.” I hear those phrases so often, and every time I do, I want to shake the person offering them...

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Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage

We live in a world that does not celebrate adulthood, where we prefer boys over men, and to become a man is to risk scorn or isolation. So how does one enter adulthood in our culture? When does a boy get the cue that he no longer is a boy,...

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Nativity of the Theotokos

Nativity of the Theotokos

Your birth, O Theotokos, brought joy to the whole world, for from you dawned the sun of righteousness, Christ our God. Freeing us from the curse, He gave us His blessings. Abolishing death, He granted us eternal life. +Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 1

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 1

Fr. Chris offers the first in a series of classes on the Gospel of Matthew. In preparation for this class, he asked his parish to read the 29th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. Find out whether they did – and why. This class also addresses the common criticism that...

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Making Byrek with Tefta, Part 2: Byrek – Djathe I Barthe

Making Byrek with Tefta, Part 2: Byrek – Djathe I Barthe

In part two of the byrek journey, we will be making byrek! Do not be scared of the duration time of this recipe. At the end when you sit down and take your first bite of byrek, you will know it was all worth it! Te befte mirë! Good eats!...

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IOCC and the Arizona Wildfires

IOCC and the Arizona Wildfires

This week on CRTL, IOCC veteran Mike Claypool tells us about the response to the Arizona wildfires and what you can do to help the many people whose lives have been affected. Then, hear from Fr. Allan Boyd about his amazing journey from Evangelical minister to Orthodox priest!

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Sacramento del Matrimonio

Sacramento del Matrimonio

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten hablan del sacramento de matrimonio.  La doxología–la acción de gracias inmediatamente antes de la divina liturgia, cantada por Padre Aristides y Padre Gustavo Alfonso–sigue.  Finalmente, el Padre Miguel Marcantoni lee la lectura...

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Recovering the True Spirit

Recovering the True Spirit

On Journeys to Orthodoxy, we meet Barnabas Powell, whose remarkable spiritual journey to Orthodoxy included many years in Pentecostalism as a pastor and ministry leader. After finding the Orthodox Faith, Barnabas served for several years as the Media Director of the Orthodox Christian Network. He’s now a priest of the...

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Elevation of the Holy Cross: Why is it important?

Elevation of the Holy Cross: Why is it important?

On Just Thinking, Fr. Alkiviadis Calivas, Emeritus Professor of Liturgics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, MA, describes the important feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.

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Happy (Ecclesiastical) New Year!

Happy (Ecclesiastical) New Year!

Στις CRTL ελληνική, Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης μοιράζεται τις σκέψεις του για την εκκλησιαστική Πρωτοχρονιά.

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Syrian War and Contrapposto

Syrian War and Contrapposto

U.S. involvement in the war in Syria might come. I fear. But, isn’t this the same fear as always? Isn’t it the fear that is sprouted from a weak or incomplete faith? Isn’t it, ultimately, a fear of suffering and death with fear being the opposite of faith? Fear exposes...

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