The Interior and Exterior Evangelism of Great Lent

The Interior and Exterior Evangelism of Great Lent

The Great 40 Days are generally considered to be a time of introspection and repentance. The very first words of the Great Canon of St Andrew indicate the way, “Where shall I begin to lament the deeds of my wretched life? What first-fruit shall I offer, O Christ, for my...

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Welcoming Lent with Joy and Reverence

Welcoming Lent with Joy and Reverence

The Great and Holy Fast of our Sacred Orthodox Church has begun. It is a fast that commences with marked strictness. In the monasteries and at our Sacred Archdiocese headquarters, no food will be taken until the Pre-Sanctified Divine Liturgy, which is always scheduled for the morning of the third day of...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Agapius

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Agapius

  March 15, 2016 For Vespers – Genesis 1:14-23 And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the...

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Great Classroom Resources & Supplements (4)

Great Classroom Resources & Supplements (4)

  Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog. The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education. All items featured...

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Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

Fr. Lazarakis explains the parable of the Prodigal Son. As we prepare for Great Lent we are called to “Come to Ourself” and realize that we are sons and daughters of the most high. No matter how far your have strayed our Father is calling us back to him. Watch...

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Facing Death and Judgment

Facing Death and Judgment

FACING DEATH AND JUDGMENT This past week I spoke with a 62 year old woman who is dying. Several months ago her doctors told her that she has six months to live due to a rare form of cancer. Of course, this woman is extremely sad at her prospects. Yet...

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Different Kinds of Healing

Different Kinds of Healing

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love...

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