Modern-Day Miracle

Modern-Day Miracle

Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis of St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church in Greenlawn, NY shares his personal experience of a blind man being miraculously healed. Fr. Dimitrios first wrote about the miracle on his Facebook account several weeks ago. Here, he tells the story of what happened, opens up about the...

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

Fr. Jason Roll, Director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, offers his thoughts on how we can talk with our kids about abstinence, birth control, and abortion. We’ll also hear about a book entitled Orthodox Christian Parenting: Cultivating God’s Creation.

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Spiritual Development in Early Childhood

Spiritual Development in Early Childhood

Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Greek Archdiocese Center for Family Care, is with us this week to talk about spiritual development in infants and toddlers. Parents, Grandparents, Godparents, and even those hoping to have children one day are encouraged to join us in this conversation about how the first...

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Who is your favorite saint?

Who is your favorite saint?

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos asks, who is your favorite Saint? Fr. Bill tells us about the struggle of the Golden Century of Christianity and the Three Hierarchs St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom, whose Synaxis Day is on January 30th.

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Deacon David’s Journey

Deacon David’s Journey

This week on Journeys to Orthodoxy, we meet Deacon David Fabula of St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church in Delta, Colorado. Deacon David came into the Orthodox Church with the Evangelical Orthodox in 1987 in Ben Lomond, California. Find out how Deacon David came into the Orthodox Church and then ended up...

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Vasiliki Greanias Mena: May Her Memory Be Eternal

Vasiliki Greanias Mena: May Her Memory Be Eternal

I talked to my mommy many times the day that she died. I called her in the morning. We spoke after lunch. I even saw her that afternoon, in and out of her bedroom for a few moments as I was breezing through my Monday errands. She asked me to...

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Celebrating the Childlike in Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

Celebrating the Childlike in Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

It’s Christmas Eve, and you are 7 years old. You can barely sleep because you know tonight Santa is coming. Every blinking light and star outside your window might be a magical sleigh. Every creak, pop, or squeak must mean someone just descended your chimney and is laying out presents...

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Four Orthodox Christian Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

Four Orthodox Christian Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our Church has never hesitated to fight, when it felt it must, for the rights of mankind….there are times when we must risk everything, including life itself, for those basic American ideals of freedom, justice, and equality, without which this land cannot survive. Our hope and prayer, then, is that...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 18

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 18

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 8:18-34 Unconditional Loyalty; A storm Calmed; The Gergesene Demoniacs The way to glory always involves a cross The miracle that can be seen in Matt 8-22 is the miracle of the impact of the personality of Jesus on men. This is a story about the impact...

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Twelfth Sunday of Luke

Twelfth Sunday of Luke

The pastoral flute of your theology conquered the trumpets of orators. For it called upon the depths of the Spirit and you were enriched with the beauty of words. Intercede to Christ our God, O Father Gregory, that our souls may be saved. Apolytikion in the First Tone St. Gregory...

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Αγνωμοσύνη

Αγνωμοσύνη

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την θεραπεία των δέκα λεπρών και κυρίως την επιστροφή μόνο του ενός απο αυτούς για να ευχαριστήσει τον Κύριο, ασχολείται με την αρετή της ευγνωμοσύνης. Αλήθεια πόσο ευγνώμονες είμαστε στη ζωή μας; Είμαστε ευγνώμονες απέναντι στο Θεό για τις ευεργεσίες Του; Στους συνανθρώπους μας για...

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Orthodoxy in Small-Town America

Orthodoxy in Small-Town America

I grew up in a small town on the southern coast of Oregon. My family was Protestant, and after “church-hopping” for most of my early years, my parents settled on attending the local First Presbyterian Church once we moved to Oregon from the South. Although we tithed and were active...

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