Finding and Asking for Forgiveness

Finding and Asking for Forgiveness

My first Forgiveness Sunday in 2000 left me feeling sore but satisfied, even though at the time I did think it was a bit redundant. After all, I was a Christian, so of course I was going to forgive everyone. But over the years, I realized words are easy; actions—not...

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LIVE Adult Education – “Controlling God and Other Mistakes We Make in Our Spiritual Life”

LIVE Adult Education – “Controlling God and Other Mistakes We Make in Our Spiritual Life”

Most of us want to be in control of our lives. We don’t like it when things “feel out of control.” The message of society and culture is take control of your life and don’t be passive. There are books, videos, seminars, and speakers a plenty that advocate this message....

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The Ladder of Divine Ascent

The Ladder of Divine Ascent

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Scriptures of the Triodion Fourth Sunday of Great Lent–St. John of the Ladder You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high;...

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The Theology of Gender – 2. Eve The Helper

The Theology of Gender – 2. Eve The Helper

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The word “helper” itself presupposes an action for which Adam needs help. The only work that the text refers to is to protect and cultivate Paradise. The first interpreters of the sacred text understood that labor in Paradise was not handy work, but spiritual effort, meaning a...

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