When the Pray-er Becomes Prayer

When the Pray-er Becomes Prayer

Recently, I ran across a compelling quote from the pen of St. John Chrysostom, which I believe is very telling of the spiritual poverty people experience in our day and age. This spiritual poverty is a serious self-inflicted disease which, unlike most physical maladies, can only be exclusively healed by...

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What Does it Mean if a Loved One Visits in a Dream?

What Does it Mean if a Loved One Visits in a Dream?

The ball is rolling! We have gotten several questions, more than I ever anticipated, and I will try to tackle them all. I selected a few to start us off on the right foot. I ask for forgiveness if I offend anyone in the depth or content of my answers....

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Zacchaeus and the Salvation of Sinners

Zacchaeus and the Salvation of Sinners

Zacchaeus lives in the Church, abiding as an image of us all. In some sense, everyone of us is Zacchaeus, for everyone of us is a sinner at heart. That is why Zacchaeus is invoked and his example recalled every time the priest enters someone’s home to invoke the presence...

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The Reality of Demonic Possession

The Reality of Demonic Possession

A great gulf separates those who read the Scriptures over the shoulders of the Fathers and those who read over the shoulders of modern secular academics. The former are open to the possibility that the ancient worldview might have something to teach us, while the latter dismiss it utterly as...

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The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians

Even as Christians flee Iraq and parts of Syria, or are killed, Christian leaders are looking for ways to remain in the birthplace of Christianity. The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians By Michael Cook | Mercator.net The Middle East is losing its ancient Christian heritage. When Iraq was invaded in 2003,...

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Wants to Cut ‘Horrifyingly High’ Abortion Rates

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Wants to Cut ‘Horrifyingly High’ Abortion Rates

As pro-life activists in the United States, including Orthodox clergy, demonstrated against abortion in the United States, the Patriarch of Moscow also made headlines for a speech delivered before Russian lawmakers. MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called on Thursday for a deep cut in the “horrifyingly high” number of...

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Archons of South Florida to Host Religious Freedom Events

Archons of South Florida to Host Religious Freedom Events

Regional Commander John Scurtis reports the Archons of South Florida will be hosting several religious freedom events, including: FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015 (7:00 PM) John Zavitsanos Esq., Archon Ekdikos, National Council Member has been invited by the Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, FL to speak on: Islamic Influence...

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You Were Presented in the Temple

You Were Presented in the Temple

On February 2, our Orthodox Church celebrates a beautiful moment in the life of Christ – The Presentation of Christ at the Temple. According to the Jewish practice at that time, the first-born son of a family was to be brought forty days after his birth to the Temple in...

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Ο Ζακχαίος, ένας απο μας

Ο Ζακχαίος, ένας απο μας

“Το άνοιγμα προς τον Ιησού Χριστο είναι ουσιαστικά άνοιγμα προς όλον τον κόσμο. Ο Ζακχαίος είναι ο τύπος ενός σύγχρονου τεχνοκράτη ανθρώπου της εποχής μας. Είναι ένας απο εμάς. Μας προτρέπει να βρούμε κι εμείς δικούς μας τρόπους συμπεριφοράς απέναντι στον Ιησού και τον κόσμο” Posted by the Orthodox Christian...

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