A Right to Die?

A Right to Die?

A woman in Holland, suffering from severe PTSD because of childhood sexual abuse is put to death – euthanized – because doctors decide her condition is incurable, in spite of intensive therapy making positive differences in her illness. In 2014, Belgium became the first country in the world to allow...

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Explaining Sexuality to Children

Explaining Sexuality to Children

“Sex is private and sacred.” There’s something you don’t read every day. Is the church talking about sexuality enough? Listen to a conversation between Fr. Chris and Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care, BS, MDiv, PhD at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. They discuss what the...

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What God Has Cleansed, You Must Not Call Common

What God Has Cleansed, You Must Not Call Common

  Listen to the Daily Reading for May 23, 2016, and then watch a Bible Study on the verses. Acts of the Apostles 10:1-16 In those days at Caesarea, there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, a devout man who feared...

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Process Leading to Great and Holy Council of 2016

Process Leading to Great and Holy Council of 2016

What an exciting time!  We are living in a great moment of history! While we are celebrating Pentecost on June 19, 2016, fourteen autocephalous Orthodox churches are meeting to form what is being called a Great and Holy Council. The autocephalous churches include: Church of Constantinople, Church of Alexandria, Church of...

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Online Information on the Holy and Great Council Now Available

Online Information on the Holy and Great Council Now Available

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL NEW YORK – An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first of its kind in 1200 years, is being supported with both digital communications and a multilingual team of experts. A website, www.orthodoxcouncil.org, provides background information on the Holy...

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The Meaning of the Word “Love”

The Meaning of the Word “Love”

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”  A second time He said to him, “Simon, son of...

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