Avoiding the Torment of Hell

Avoiding the Torment of Hell

Nobody can deny that we will all eventually die, so it should be no surprise that Our Lord has provided many opportunities for us to better understand what we should expect. One example of how we learn about our eternal future is through parables. In the Parable of the Rich...

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Saint John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom – the Golden Mouthed. One of, if not the most, well known and beloved saints of the church, both during his lifetime and in the 1600 years since his repose. As beloved as he was and as brilliant an orator as he was, he was also one...

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Holy Mountain: a universal presence and a heavenward orientation

Holy Mountain: a universal presence and a heavenward orientation

By Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaias and Lavreotikis The spiritual influence of Mount Athos is indisputable and certainly stems from the fact that many men have attained holiness through their secret ascetic struggles there. In recent years many pilgrims have found peace of mind and repose on the Mountain, together with spiritual...

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The Thief and St. Peter –  The 3 C’s of True Christian Leaders (What a difference a few days can make.)

The Thief and St. Peter – The 3 C’s of True Christian Leaders (What a difference a few days can make.)

In this episode, Bill Marianes treats the topic of Christian Leadership, breaking it down by the “3 C’s”, Conviction, Courage, and Choices. The Apostles failed miserably when Jesus was arrested. They fled and did not, that day, show any conviction, courage, and clearly made the wrong choice. By contrast, the...

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The Dance between Temptation and Grace, Part 2

The Dance between Temptation and Grace, Part 2

In this episode of Pearl of Great Price, Veronica Hughes further explores the “Dance between Temptations and Grace.” She shares with us passages from Elder Joseph, Elder Ephraim and St. Nicholai Velomirovic on this topic. Elder Ephraim wrote: “He inspired us to aim all our pursuits, all our desires, and...

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