Ever Wonder?

Ever Wonder?

I owe my wife a lot. A few years ago, we had a conversation that basically went like this: Wife: “That new movie ‘Hunger Games’ is listed on Netflix now.  I ordered it for us, and it should be coming this week.” Me: “The teen movie?  Why’d you do that? ...

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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Co-Sponsors Event at the United Nations  for the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Co-Sponsors Event at the United Nations for the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK – A panel discussion titled, Trafficking & Migration, Girls & Women: Human Rights Have No Borders, took place March 9, 2015, at the United Nations and brought together migration and trafficking experts. The event was co-sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council (the Greek Orthodox presence in the United Nations) and the Salesians of...

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It Begins with Renouncing the World

It Begins with Renouncing the World

A holy man was asked to write down some advice about how to get to heaven. What resulted was a “book” we now know as The Ladder of Divine Ascent. It has become a spiritual classic within the Orthodox Church. There are thirty chapters that build the ladder to heaven, but...

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I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many

I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many

When Dante makes his famous literary descent into the Inferno, he utters these now-famous words: “I had not thought death had undone so many.” Six centuries later, T.S. Eliot included this quotation in his epic poem The Waste Land; it is Eliot’s translation that I here favor. This was my...

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Highlights from the First Annual National Christian Rights & Freedom Symposium

Highlights from the First Annual National Christian Rights & Freedom Symposium

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples Florida and the South Florida Archons hosted their first annual National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium – ‘Uplifting Christ and Witnessing for our Faith in the Face of Radical Extremism.’ The symposium featured several prominent speakers including Dr. Anthony...

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Fr. Roman: Come Unto Me

Fr. Roman: Come Unto Me

Over the Christmas holidays, I was driving to the mall. I became weirdly engrossed about all the “stuff” that I needed to get done. The pressures of the season began to build and build. I grew more and more upset by the minute. I got cranky. Even cranky with God....

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72nd Anniversary of Archbishop Damaskinos’ Letter of Protest Against Holocaust

72nd Anniversary of Archbishop Damaskinos’ Letter of Protest Against Holocaust

Seventy-two years ago today (March 23rd), the Most Revered Archbishop Damaskinos Papandreou, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, sat in his office in Athens, which by then had fallen under the flag of Nazi Germany, and signed his name to a document unlike any other during World War II. He...

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Moving toward Synergy – Part 5 of 6

Moving toward Synergy – Part 5 of 6

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 We often hear people say they are looking for a purpose. We were all created with a purpose.  We are all called to live in communion...

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