Without the ‘Dialogue of Love’, there is no ‘Dialogue of Truth’

Without the ‘Dialogue of Love’, there is no ‘Dialogue of Truth’

The recent visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar for the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Thronal Feast of St. Andrew has attracted significant attention. Responses have varied greatly, from exaltation to condemnation to a shrug of the shoulders, as if this is yet one more “merely symbolic” event without any practical promise....

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 40

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 40

Matthew 18:1-14 The Essence of Christian Discipleship Seven qualities can mark the personal relationship of the Christian. They are: humility, responsibility, self-renunciation, individual care, discipline, fellowship, and spirit of forgiveness. Unless you turn Christ warns the disciples that they are going in the completely wrong way by asking “who is...

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Come and See – There is Good News on the Horizon

Come and See – There is Good News on the Horizon

When the Apostle Andrew saw Jesus Christ for the first time, he couldn’t help but run to his brother Simon Peter and tell him the Good News. “We have seen the Messiah!” The Apostles joyfully spread the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the world, even though their personal lives...

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The Intoxication of Sensuality

The Intoxication of Sensuality

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell discusses how modern Christians live in a world that bombards us with constant advertisements based on sensuality. This “Intoxication of Sensuality” in our culture has been made possible, in part, by the rejection by some modern Christians of the teaching that Mary was Ever-Virgin...

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Orientation

Orientation

So many churches (especially in the OCA) in the Northeast are celebrating, right now, their half- or centennial anniversaries. What marvelous celebrations. I give thanks to God for every Orthodox Christian, who 50-100 years ago brought and kept the Holy Orthodox Faith in this land, so that I, a stranger...

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