Godparents and Grandparents Are Part of the Team

Godparents and Grandparents Are Part of the Team

  The benefit of a team effort I’ve enjoyed watching my son play basketball for his high school team over this past season. They have a good team at Shepherd Hill, and at the beginning of the season they had high hopes for how well they would do. The team...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Tarasius

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Tarasius

February 25, 2016 Saint John’s First Universal Letter 1:8-10; 2:1-6 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. Brethren, if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If...

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Humility and a Reorienting the Heart

Humility and a Reorienting the Heart

  The Gospel of the Pharisee and the Publican is read every year to open the Triodion, the preface period to Great Lent, and it is a highly familiar parable to all Christians as an analysis of the weight of humility versus pride; however, the layers of depth in meaning...

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Philoptochos Funds Cutting Edge Technology in Medicine

Philoptochos Funds Cutting Edge Technology in Medicine

Raising money for 3-D heart When the local Philoptochos chapter of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Danbury was introduced to Marie Hatcher of Matthew’s Hearts of Hope (MHOH) by their President Nitsa Kapetanopoulos- Carino, the Philoptochos ladies swung into action. Marie Hatcher’s son, Matthew, battles heart diseases and is the inspiration...

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The Children’s Word: The biggest party

The Children’s Word: The biggest party

What is the greatest party you’ve ever been to? Was it a wedding or a birthday party or even a New Year’s Eve party? Maybe you had lots of music and dancing and fancy clothes…and of course, tons of good food? Today we hear the Gospel story of the Prodigal Son....

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He Came to Himself—the Critical Moment

He Came to Himself—the Critical Moment

But when he came to himself, he said “How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger!  I arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father I have sinned against heaven and before you; I...

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