Stephen, Archdeacon and First Martyr

Stephen, Archdeacon and First Martyr

  Listen to the Daily Reading for December 27, 2016, Stephen, Archdeacon and First Martyr, and Theodore the Confessor, brother of Saint Theophanes the Poet Acts of the Apostles 6:8-15; 7:1-5, 47-60 IN THOSE DAYS, Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then some...

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The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part II

The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part II

Council of Ministries and its Role in Stewardship Development Fr. Steve Dalber, Saint Nektarios Church, Charlotte, NC   The Role of the Priest The priest in this model is free to be priest; to oversee the work of the parish council and all of the ministries without having to try to micromanage...

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The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

Ilias Voulgarakis       An undignified Trinity Once upon all the time, there’s God. And from some time there’s human beings. But the reports coming from Earth about the state of humankind are increasingly distressing. The human race is going from bad to worse, despite all God’s efforts, through...

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Will We Keep the Gifts or Return Them?

Will We Keep the Gifts or Return Them?

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 I will build them up, and not tear them down; I will plant them, and not uproot them.  I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord;...

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Is Love a Gift or Re-Gift?

Is Love a Gift or Re-Gift?

Do you re-gift? Some say it’s tacky to re-gift because a gift is a personal expression of friendship or love and shouldn’t be second-hand. Others might insist that re-gifting is not only a time saver, but it makes good use of an otherwise lovely but unwanted or appreciated item. In this...

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