The Sunday of All Saints,  June 7, 2015

The Sunday of All Saints, June 7, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the Sunday of All Saints. He begins by recounting how people from his past seemed to have such a deep and abiding faith. He realized that people from his past, of different generations, shared the...

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Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the significance of our Pentecost observance. He begins with a reflection on the “Service of the Kneeling.” “Again and again, on bended knee, let us pray to the Lord.” And we ask God to send the Holy Spirit...

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Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2015

Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Guest Preacher Fr. Alex Karloutsos shares the message “Live Every Day Like Your Last.” He reflects on the fact that St. Basil tells priests, celebrate the Divine Liturgy as if it is your first or your last. And he counsels us...

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The Sunday after Ascension May 24, 2015

The Sunday after Ascension May 24, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine describes how, with the Ascension, we leave the joys and symbols of Pascha behind. So, do we need to wait until next year to experience again the reality and significance of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection? Some people sadly follow that...

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Sunday of the Blind Man, May 17

Sunday of the Blind Man, May 17

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine tells us how Boldness is a Game Changer. The story of the Blind Man is a story of Boldness on the part of Jesus, as well as on the part of the Blind Man. And it is a story...

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Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine preaches on the Gospel for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. He starts with a reference to the Matrix movies, pointing out that the people locked within the Matrix live in an illusion in which their basic needs are...

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Sunday of the Paralytic

Sunday of the Paralytic

In this episode, Fr. Constantine discusses the passage about the Healing of the Paralytic from the Gospel of John (John 5:1-18). St. John Chrysostom preaches that this story is one of perseverance. Fr. Constantine focuses on this perseverance and also the fact that we are never, even in our darkest...

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Thomas Sunday, April 19

Thomas Sunday, April 19

In this episode, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares a reflection on Thomas Sunday. He reminds us that we are indeed living in a time in which true belief that Jesus is Lord and that ​He rose from the dead is increasingly unpopular. Thomas anticipates this 21st century skepticism, declaring that he...

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Palm Sunday, April 5

Palm Sunday, April 5

In this episode, Fr. Constantine discusses the celebration of Palm Sunday. He points out that, on that first Palm Sunday over 2000 years ago, Jesus was that thing that everyone wanted to know more about. Jesus had just finished performing a miracle that topped ​even His own considerable signs and...

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St. Mary of Egypt, March 29

St. Mary of Egypt, March 29

In this episode, Guest Preacher Fr. Themi Adamopoulos discusses the life of St. Mary of Egypt. All of us are sinners who rely on God’s abundant grace and mercy. And as a result, all of us are called upon to forgive others. The life of St. Mary of Egypt shows...

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Annunciation, March 25

Annunciation, March 25

​In this episode, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis discusses the Annunciation of the Theotokos. She had true apprehension about what was asked of her. Indeed, our first instinct when facing a severe challenge is to say no. But the Blessed Theotokos accepted God’s Will and declared, “May it be done to me...

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I Believe, Help My Disbelief

I Believe, Help My Disbelief

In this episode, Fr. Constantine relates the Gospel of Mark 9:24, the favorite and famous statement “I believe, help my disbelief.” We are called to acknowledge our failings. We cannot just choose what we want from Christianity and other religions and consider ourselves self-sufficient. We need to imitate that father in...

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