Posts by Fr. Chris Makiej

Christ in You

Stand or Kneel? Politics, Football, and Orthodoxy

Watch Now.  While standing or kneeling has become somewhat of a political issue with players in professional football,  Orthodox Christians always stand…

Oct 11, 2017
Listen, Watch

The Best Music at Your Finger Tips: Hymns of the Holy Spirit

Watch and Listen to Orthodox hymns of the Holy Spirit, the Doxastikon of Pentecost,  “Heavenly King” by Presvytera Katerina Sitaras Makiej…

Jun 05, 2017
Christ in You

He Will Meet You in Your Desert

When life gets difficult; when faith seems to dry up; when we lose hope…..Jesus is still there. There is never a circumstance in your life that will…

May 13, 2017
Christ in You

Orthodoxy Unplugged – Feast of the Annunciation

 Watch Now and reconnect with God during Great Lent. About Fr. Chris Makiej Fr. Chris Makiej is a priest at Saints Constantine and Helen Church of Andover,…

Mar 30, 2017
Christ in You

Jesus Came to Change Us 

Jesus Came to Change Us Once again in the Gospel we see that Jesus caused the religious authorities to be all upset and flustered.  He healed a women…

Dec 13, 2016
Christ in You

Your True Identity

  YOUR TRUE IDENTITY There is great spiritual confusion in our modern times about identity. Parents, adults and many young people today are lost…

May 11, 2016
Christ in You

Finding Peace in a Stress Filled World

Finding Peace in a Stress Filled World Psychologists say that stress and anxiety are t the highest levels ever. What is everyone so stressed about? …

May 04, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Being Separate in a Connected World

Beloved in Christ, we have to see ourselves as being different than the world around us! As Christians we are called to be “in the world, but not of…

Mar 15, 2016
Christ in You

How Not To Judge

In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus is describing the human condition of judgement. It is so easy to judge others in church and…

Mar 07, 2016
Christ in You

Sunday Sermon:  Persistence in Faith   

  Beloved, there are many circumstances in life that can overwhelm our faith; health issues, financial problems, influences of the world and evil…

Jan 29, 2016
Christ in You

Sunday’s Gospel:  Be the One

In the story of the Ten Lepers who were cleansed and healed by Jesus, only one came back to thank and praise Him. The other nine were nowhere to be found….

Jan 23, 2016
Christ in You

The Perfect Day

  Is it possible to have a “perfect day?”  In this message Fr. Christopher examines a beautiful prayer of the Liturgy which spiritually challenges…

Dec 09, 2015