It Isn’t About Doing More; It’s About Being More

It Isn’t About Doing More; It’s About Being More

You wake up every morning running at full speed even before getting out of bed because you already know there are more things you need to accomplish today than you have time to finish. But every day, you wake up committed to working hard for your family’s needs, and you...

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On Humility and the Humble Outlook – 1

On Humility and the Humble Outlook – 1

By Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi (+2009) The title of this speech in Greek is ‘Περί ταπεινώσεως και ταπεινοφροσύνης’. An Elder has explained the difference as being that ‘ταπεινοφροσύνη’ is an attitude of mind (hence ‘humble outlook’), while ‘ταπείνωσις’ (‘humility’) is from the heart. In practice, however, the terms are often...

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Saint Herman of Alaska

Saint Herman of Alaska

It’s hard to tell just who Saint Herman of Alaska was before he became a monk. Back in the mid 1700s, not many countries kept birth and death records, and fire, flood, war, and persecution often destroyed the records parishes kept. Memory fades and changes with time. Historians think he...

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Fire Destroys Orthodox Church in Palm Harbor, Florida

Fire Destroys Orthodox Church in Palm Harbor, Florida

On behalf of my parish, Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene the Neo Martyrs of Lesbos Hellenic Orthodox Church of Palm Harbor, Florida, in the Metropolis of Atlanta, I ask for everyone to extend a prayer for the stewards of our church as the community confronts the results of a devastating...

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