Children and Confession

Children and Confession

Does a second grader need to know about confession or are they too innocent? In this episode, Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Alexander Goussetis, pastor of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, in Lancaster, PA, to discuss when parents should start talking about the holy sacrament with their children. Allowing children to...

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The Important Role of Godparents in the Life of Our Orthodox Babies

The Important Role of Godparents in the Life of Our Orthodox Babies

There is a scene from the original Super-Man movies where Jor-El, the father of Earth’s allegorical savior, says these final words before sending his son away from his doomed planet and to Earth. “You will travel far, my little Kal-El, but we will never leave you. Even in the face...

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Daily Devotion: The Virgin Mary as a Role Model

Daily Devotion: The Virgin Mary as a Role Model

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 Good morning Prayer Team! As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on August 15, this week’s series of devotions are dedicated...

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The Two-Way Street

The Two-Way Street

“Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace.” “Sometimes you forgive people simply because you still want them in your life.” “To be Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” “And in anger his master delivered him to the...

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St. Maria of Paris

St. Maria of Paris

She smoked, she liked her beer, she was twice divorced, and her eldest child was born out of wedlock. She left liturgy to answer the door and refused to serve the people she fed the fasting food that she herself, as an Orthodox nun, was supposed to eat. “They share...

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