Is Religion Contractual or Something Completely Different?

Is Religion Contractual or Something Completely Different?

What does it mean to be religious? Does it mean we enter into a contractual relationship with God? “We do this, He does that?” Or is it something totally different? This was the question that opened another interesting presentation offered to the young adults by the St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox...

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HCHC Office of Vocation & Ministry Receives Lilly Grant for Young Adult Ministries.

HCHC Office of Vocation & Ministry Receives Lilly Grant for Young Adult Ministries.

December 8, 2016 – Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for its Office of Vocation & Ministry to establish the Telos Project, an initiative that will assist Orthodox Christian parishes in developing new ministries with young adults...

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Dubuque parish finds new home after two-year search

Dubuque parish finds new home after two-year search

DUBUQUE, IOWA: St Elias Greek Orthodox Church held a Press Conference on December 10 at 419 North Grandview Avenue to formally announce that the historic 1920’s former Grandview United Methodist Church at that location will be their new location and facility. Shortly following that Press Conference, St Elias Greek Orthodox...

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Herman the Wonderworker of Alaska & First Saint of America

Herman the Wonderworker of Alaska & First Saint of America

Listen to the Daily Reading for December 13, 2016, Herman the Wonderworker of Alaska & First Saint of America St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 1:8-14 TIMOTHY, my son, we know that the law is good, if any one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid...

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The Virgin Birth and Christmas

The Virgin Birth and Christmas

What is the difference between the Immaculate Conception and a virgin birth?  Listen as we begin our weekly program, Come Receive the Light, with an interview between Fr. Chris and Archimandrite Irenei, the Director of Patristics and Church History at the Sts. Cyril and Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies. And...

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Petition to Protect St. Anthony Monastery, AZ

Petition to Protect St. Anthony Monastery, AZ

According to an article in the Florence Reminder Blade-Tribune, “Residents and pilgrims are opposing a new upscale subdivision on 236 one-acre lots, currently seeking approvals to develop next to St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery…” in Florence, AZ. The Orthodox Faithful who live in and/or visit the monastery are concerned that...

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Highlights of this Year’s Washington OXI Day Foundation’s Awards

Highlights of this Year’s Washington OXI Day Foundation’s Awards

Earlier this year, during the 6th Annual Washington Oxi Day Foundation Celebration, awards were given to Vice President Joe Biden and Nadia Murad. They were honored for their inspiration and example of courage, “the same David vs. Goliath courage for freedom, democracy and humanity that was exhibited by the Greek people...

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Gratitude Motivates Us to Share—The Miracle of the Five Loaves

Gratitude Motivates Us to Share—The Miracle of the Five Loaves

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Now when Jesus heard this, He withdrew from there in a boat to a lonely place apart.  But when the crowds heard it, they followed Him on foot from the towns. ...

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The husband as head of the wife and his responsibilities

The husband as head of the wife and his responsibilities

I’ve left the husband to last because he shoulders more of the burdens and is called upon to serve the family. But even in this sense, he’s considered, in our tradition, to be the head of the wife. The responsibilities of the husband as father are incomparably greater for another...

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