Posts by Fr. Ernesto Obregon

The Sounding

Am I a Good Person?

A question was asked in a recent comic strip as one character spoke to another, “Okay, Marcus, you don’t drink or smoke or cuss, but is it the absence…

May 11, 2015
The Sounding

Oratorical Festivals and Lessons Learned

I was privileged to be present at an Oratorical Festival today. Listening to the junior and senior grade divisions, I was impressed with the amount of…

Apr 27, 2015
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Living Correctly in Outrageous Times

To say that we live in an increasingly violent world is true. And, yet, the USA itself has seen crime statistics continue to go down for the last several…

Jan 12, 2015
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Those Who Serve During Christmas

When we think of Christmas, we think of our families, of the Liturgies, yes, of the gifts, of the reunions, etc. Often we forget about those who serve…

Dec 23, 2014
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Is Orthodoxy Ethnically Exclusive?

Periodically, I am asked the question as to how I could be part of the Orthodox Church. After all, are not the Orthodox somewhat exclusive? You are not…

Oct 29, 2014
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Even Ascetics Need Community

They said of an old man that he went on fasting for seventy weeks, eating a meal only once a week. He asked of God the meaning of a text of the Holy Scriptures…

Sep 02, 2014
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Vaccinations, Fetal Cell Cultures, and Orthodoxy

Should a Christian refuse to vaccinate their children with some vaccines because they were cultured on cells extracted from aborted fetuses? Lately, I…

Jun 23, 2014
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Ancient Prayers are True to Life

And grant rest, O Master, to our souls and bodies as we sleep; preserve us from the gloomy slumber of sin and from the dark passions of the night. Calm…

Jun 22, 2014
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Can I be Eastern Orthodox and Express Artistic Creativity?

Recently I was asked whether it is possible to be an Eastern Orthodox creative artist, which surprised me. The person wrote that whenever he reads a current…

Jun 15, 2014
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Phronema and Canons

If you are Orthodox long enough, you will hear the term “phronema.” Phronema can have both a positive and a negative meaning. Many sources…

Jun 09, 2014
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Miracles in Small Packages

All Orthodox priests in the Slavic tradition wear a cross after their ordination. That is not so among the Antiochians and Greeks. Among them, the cross…

Jun 06, 2014
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The Brothers Karamazov

“There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for all the sins of men. For indeed it is so, my friend, and…

Jun 05, 2014

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

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— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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