The Meaning of Basil at the Elevation of the Cross

The Meaning of Basil at the Elevation of the Cross

When I was a child, I would frequently visit my grandmother (Yiayia) and grandfather (Papou) who lived in a small town east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They had a large yard with a view of the Monongahela River. The climate created the perfect conditions to grow a beautiful garden every summer....

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Don’t be ashamed!

Don’t be ashamed!

Can you think of something you were really embarrassed about? Maybe it was something that was actually no big deal, like dropping your lunch at school or tripping over your own two feet. But have you ever been embarrassed about bigger things? Like your Christian faith? In today’s Gospel reading,...

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It’s difficult for young people to come to church (part 2)

It’s difficult for young people to come to church (part 2)

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis († Former Abbot of the Monastery of Grigoriou, the Holy Mountain)   We have many examples of young people who’ve been disappointed with one and all and have turned to Christ as the last and sole resort to escape their situation. Lots of young people who’ve been...

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…so must the Son of Man be lifted up (John, 3, 14-16)

…so must the Son of Man be lifted up (John, 3, 14-16)

Archimandrite Ioïl Yiannakopoulos   After His dialogue with Nicodemus, Christ embarks on a monologue on His own work of redemption, under three headings: revelation, redemption and judgement. In the Gospel of Saint John (3, 11), the Lord says: ‘In all truth, I say to you, we speak of what we...

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Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross – A Matter of Perspective

Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross – A Matter of Perspective

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will...

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