Three Lessons on Love

Three Lessons on Love

Love is definitely in the air. It can really be overwhelming.  The jewelry commercials and the marketers suggestions on how love is best expressed are completely off target.  Love isn’t expressed through expensive bobbles and revealing undergarments.  That’s a whole other thing.  Love is a sacred gift from God. I recently...

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Orthodox Monasteries in America

Orthodox Monasteries in America

Have you ever wanted to visit a monastery but didn’t know what to expect or where to go?  With nearly 80 Orthodox monasteries in America, there is a good chance one is within driving distance.  But how do you find one?  Where do you start? An atlas of Orthodox monasteries...

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Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Cancel your plans for February 14! As many of us prepare to celebrate Valentine’s day, I thought it would be nice to explore a little bit of the day’s history. As we might expect from our experience with Christmas, the celebration of this secularized holiday bears very little resemblance to...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Martinian

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Martinian

  Daily Reading for February 13, 2016 Saint Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 5:14-23 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2. Psalm 31.11,1 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous.  Verse: Blessed are they whose transgressions have been forgiven. Brethren, we exhort you, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help...

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Remembering the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs

Remembering the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is when we remember romance, love and fidelity.   Ironically, Saint Valentine wasn’t known for his smooth moves of love.  He was a martyred bishop from the 3rd century.  It seems we’ve found ourselves celebrating a saint whose witness has lost its meaning. On February 15th we...

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NEW Center for Orthodox Christian Thought and Culture

NEW Center for Orthodox Christian Thought and Culture

Are you interested in studying Orthodoxy but not interested in attending a seminary?  Eastern University has just announced that students can take a minor in Orthodox Thought and Culture.  Details below.   February 3, 2016 (St. Davids, Pa.) — Students are now welcome at the Center for Orthodox Thought and...

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Finding Mr./ Mrs. Orthodox

Finding Mr./ Mrs. Orthodox

We recently learned of an online dating site for Orthodox to meet called Orthodox and Single. Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos and Adam Roberts, the founder of the online dating site, discuss marriage, modern times and how online dating can aide Orthodox Christians in finding The One.  This busness is...

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Daily Devotion, February 12: Play Like a Champion Today

Daily Devotion, February 12: Play Like a Champion Today

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13   Good morning Prayer Team! At the University of Notre Dame, as one exits the locker-room of the football team, there is a large sign that reads “Play like a Champion Today.”  Each day, as the team takes...

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