Holy Motherhood

Holy Motherhood

Mothers’ Day is a day to honor our mothers, those holy women who gave us life. This week’s episode of Be Transfigured is dedicated to honoring Holy Motherhood. Holy Motherhood is different than birds caring for chicks in their nests. Holy Motherhood doesn’t end with mere physical labor. Holy Motherhood...

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Relating the Body and Spirit: Ancient Prayer Today

Relating the Body and Spirit: Ancient Prayer Today

By one’s choice for God, one wills for life instead of death. Death exists because mankind turned away from God. Death is not punishment from God; it is separation from the Giver and Sustainer of all Life. However, because Jesus Christ tramples down death by death, and upon those in...

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Stay Thirsty for Christ

Stay Thirsty for Christ

Our world tells us to try everything. We’re always being urged to “stay thirsty,” “have it all,” “follow your dreams.” But if we actually do it all, have it all, try it all – is it possible to find satisfaction? Is there anything in the world that can truly quench...

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Healing Our Loneliness and Offering Us Friendship

Healing Our Loneliness and Offering Us Friendship

Christos Anesti!  Christ is Risen! Someone once asked a famous doctor in America, “What is the most devastating disease among people today?” He immediately replied, “Loneliness.  The longer I practice medicine, the surer I am that no illness is so painful and universal as loneliness.” Mother Teresa would say the...

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2015 USCIRF Report Identifies Worst Religious Freedom Violators; Identifies Turkey As “Serious” Violator

2015 USCIRF Report Identifies Worst Religious Freedom Violators; Identifies Turkey As “Serious” Violator

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced its 2015 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State Department. Key finding included that Turkish secularism historically has been particularly detrimental to the smallest religious minority communities and their ability to perpetuate their faiths. Per the 1982 constitution,...

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Am I a Good Person?

Am I a Good Person?

A question was asked in a recent comic strip as one character spoke to another, “Okay, Marcus, you don’t drink or smoke or cuss, but is it the absence of bad behavior that makes someone good, or is it the presence of good behavior?” I was surprised at the depth...

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