The Gospel of Matthew, Part 21

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 21

1. He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. 2. The 12 disciples are named and paired together: Simon – first called Peter, Andrew – his brother; James the son of Zebedee and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew...

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Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Let us flee from the boasting of the Pharisee and learn through our own sighs of sorrow the humility of the Publican. Let us cry out to the Savior, “Have mercy on us, for through You alone are we reconciled.”

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Σημείον αντιλεγόμενον

Σημείον αντιλεγόμενον

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης προσεγγίζει τον λόγο του Συμεών την ώρα της Υπαπαντής του Κυρίου στον Ναό. Είχε πει στην Παναγία οτι ο Ιησούς θα είναι σημείο αντιλεγόμενον ..εις πτώσιν και ανάστασιν πολλών…” Τι εννοούσε; Σε ποιούς αναφερόταν; Ποια η δική μας στάση; Εχει επιπτώσεις; Αν ναι ποιες; Αυτά και άλλα...

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When St. Phanourios Finds Lost Things

When St. Phanourios Finds Lost Things

Orthodox faithful have a variety of traditions when it comes to thanking a saint who has interceded or taken action in answering a prayer. Some faithful offer monetary donation to churches named after the saint. Some make journeys across the globe to venerate the relics of the saint. Others will...

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God Made You Special

God Made You Special

Listen Now to Mike Nawrocki, co-founder of VeggieTales and voice of Larry the Cucumber, talk about the messages they’ve tried to teach generations of Christians, the importance of speaking across denominational lines, the role of Christian media, and what the future holds for Christian believers. But first, are you getting...

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Walking in the Footsteps of Christ

Walking in the Footsteps of Christ

Fr. Chris Metropulos will depart on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in early March. To learn more about the people and places he’ll visit, this week we listen to Ginny Nieuwsma interview Maria Khoury about her books and her life in Palestine walking in the footsteps of Christ.

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St. Maximus the Confessor

St. Maximus the Confessor

In Turning to the Fathers, noted scholar Fr. John McGuckin and Fr. Christopher Metropulos discuss the teachings of St. Maximus the Confessor. As we prepare for Great Lent, St. Maximus points us toward the nature of the Living God.

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Are You a Sinner?

Are You a Sinner?

On Theologically Thinking, we hear from Fr. Athanasios Haros. He reminds us that when we hear stories of judgment and sin in the Scriptures, most of us don’t want to admit the Lord is speaking to us. It is easier for us to adopt the attitude of the Pharisee (Luke...

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The Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee

Join us as we prepare for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, March 5-14, 2014. Here, we learn about the Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel as well as the setting of many of the miracles of the New Testament. Watch the video to learn more about the...

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What Russell Wilson Can Teach Us About Being A Christian

What Russell Wilson Can Teach Us About Being A Christian

First of all, never put a celebrity on a pedestal. You will be disappointed. Still, you can’t help but notice the way Russell Wilson proclaims his faith, unashamed to the world. When the Seahawks’ quarterback spoke on the podium after winning the Super Bowl, he thanked God first. It would...

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The Jordan River

The Jordan River

The Jordan River does not just flow through the length of Palestine. It also flows through the length of the Christian Church. The Orthodox especially love the Jordan, since all our baptisms take place in it: when the priest prays for the water in which the candidate is to be...

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February: Christianity and Culture

February: Christianity and Culture

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me…. For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own...

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