What do people call you?

What do people call you?

What do people call you? Do you have a nickname or a name people know you by? Our names are important—even the silly ones! In today’s epistle reading, we hear about how the good news of Jesus Christ kept spreading all over. Remember, before He left, Jesus told His disciples...

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The Theology of Gender – 15. The social dimension of matrimony in Byzantium

The Theology of Gender – 15. The social dimension of matrimony in Byzantium

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara Although Christian marriage places spirituality at its center, the social dimension of matrimony was kept in the Byzantine era and Christians were under the civil law in all aspects of family life. Issues of betrothal were regulated by the civil courts as were issues of adultery. For a...

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God’s Saving Mercy

God’s Saving Mercy

Abbot Tryphon We are not compelled to love God, having been created with free will. God does not, nor can He, compel His creatures to love Him. Mutual love requires, by it’s very nature, freedom to either respond in love, or not. Yet when we respond to God’s love with...

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Love Doesn’t Just Happen

Love Doesn’t Just Happen

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5: 22-23   All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for...

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