Musings from a Grateful Convert: Data ≠ Truth

Musings from a Grateful Convert: Data ≠ Truth

In a conversation with an old friend, we reminisced about building models of different kinds in our youth. Model cars, ships, airplanes—even dinosaurs and monsters were mentioned. A great joy welled up inside me as I remembered the experience of touching the plastic, of dipping the thin little paint brush...

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The Christian Expression of Gender

The Christian Expression of Gender

There is an Orthodox understanding of personhood that mankind was created male or female. Today society and science says that we were created male and/or female, it’s our choice. Listen as our guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Holy Cross...

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How can you love an enemy?

How can you love an enemy?

Has anybody ever asked you to do something that sounds impossible?  Maybe you had to do something that you thought, “There’s no way!” In today’s Gospel reading, we hear Jesus’ words, “Love your enemies.” How can we do that? An enemy is somebody we’re supposed to hate, right? No, not...

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Why do you question in your hearts?

Why do you question in your hearts?

Listen to the Daily Reading for October 1, 2016, Acts of the Apostles 9:10-19 IN THOSE DAYS, there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go...

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Comfort with Action, Παρηγορία με πράξεις

Comfort with Action, Παρηγορία με πράξεις

Listen as Dimitris Karavasilis, host of True Life- a Greek production of the Orthodox Christian Network, offers a reflection to enlighten our daily lives with the light of Scripture and wisdom of the Church fathers. This week: Comforting with Acts Παρηγορία με πράξεις Ο Άγιος Γρηγόριος μας θυμίζει με αφορμή...

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Relics of St. Nicholas of Japan in USA

Relics of St. Nicholas of Japan in USA

 SYOSSET, NY  With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA and Hierodeacon Maximus visited the Orthodox Church in Japan   in July 2016.  During their visit, Archimandrite Sergius was given relics of Saint Nicholas of Japan which have been placed in the Monastery Church...

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Orthodox Church honors first responders

Orthodox Church honors first responders

In an article titled “Orthodox Church hosts blessing, breakfast for first responders,” Jessica Imbimbo with the Florence Morning News shared how the Orthodox in Florence, SC honored the First Responders in their town. In support of a movement to make Tuesday, September 27 National First Responder’s Day, the community of Transfiguration...

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The Art of Forgiveness

The Art of Forgiveness

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Then Peter came up and said to Him “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?  As many as seven times?”  Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”  Matthew 18: 21-22   Good...

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