In Praise of Old Women

In Praise of Old Women

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the Church of England comes to the rescue.  This summer a couple was married in the church of St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s in the town of Blyth in Nottinghamshire.  After the Vicar, a lady named Kate Bottley, tied the matrimonial knot...

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

In the USA, it’s Veterans Day, when those, both living and dead, who have served in the Armed Forces are honoured, but in my country, Canada, this day is our Remembrance Day, when we commemorate those who gave their lives in war to protect and preserve the innocent and the...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 10

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 10

The Gospel of Matthew 5:21 – 26 The First Example of the New Spirit Anger and Reconciliation Opening thoughts and basis for discussion This section of the teachings of Jesus is one of the most important in the whole New Testament. In it, we see the authority Jesus speaks with....

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Eight Sunday of Luke

Eight Sunday of Luke

The grace of your words illuminated the universe like a shining beacon. It amassed treasures of munificence in the world. It demonstrated the greatness of humility, teaching us by your own words; therefore, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede to Christ the Logos for the salvation of our souls.

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Gun Control: Orthodox Christian and NRA Perspectives

Gun Control: Orthodox Christian and NRA Perspectives

Our look at gun violence continues with week with friend-of-the show Bill Hinkle, who shares his perspective on gun violence and gun control as both an Orthodox Christian and a long-time member of the NRA. But first, this past month, a Russian Orthodox Bell was returned to Alaska after more...

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The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης σχολιάζει την παραβολή του καλού Σαμαρείτη καθως αυτή την Κυριακή θα ακουστεί στις Εκκλησίες μας. Μια παραβοή που μιλά κατευθείαν στην καρδιά μας, ίσως επειδή βαθιά μέσα μας είμαστε σίγουροι οτι χρειάζεται δρόμος ακόμα να διαβούμε για να μοιάσουμε στον ήρωα της παραβολής. Αποκωδικοποιώντας τους χαρακτήρες της...

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Angels Everywhere

Angels Everywhere

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Stanley Harakas presents a reading entitled “Angels are Everywhere.”

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Interpreting the Gospel of John

Interpreting the Gospel of John

In honor of St. John Chrysostom’s Feast Day on November 13, we will explore that great Saint and Preacher’s excellence in homilies. On Harmony of Thunder, we will hear his interpretation of the Gospel of John.

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In Spite of Terrorists

In Spite of Terrorists

“Apostolicity requires that the Church–and I stress the whole Church–not limit herself to pastoral care of those within; to cultivating what comes easily, what is beautiful and spiritually inspiring for the benefit of those who are ‘within the Church.’ The Church is called constantly to dare to make an exodus,...

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Raising Happiness and the Happiness Equation

Raising Happiness and the Happiness Equation

The most common comment that I hear from parents in my child psychology practice is, “I just want my child to be happy.” Every parent wants their child to be happy, resilient, flexible and optimistic. Dr. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, provides a formula or happiness equation to...

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

What are you, kidding me with this? All right, I don’t want to sound like a grump or anything, but when I was growing up, the holidays made a lot more sense. And we knew when they were supposed to begin. Halloween wasn’t that big a deal, Thanksgiving had more...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 9

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 9

Adult Study Class Matthew 5:13-20 1. You are the salt of the earth Just as salt that loses its savor becomes insipid and useless, so the disciple who becomes foolish is also useless. 2. You are the light of the world A city atop a mountain is not able to...

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