Posts by Fr. Stanley Harakas

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You Were Presented in the Temple

On February 2, our Orthodox Church celebrates a beautiful moment in the life of Christ – The Presentation of Christ at the Temple. According to the Jewish…

Jan 26, 2015
The Sounding

Suffering and God

Q: Why does God allow suffering?  Is God either uncaring or incapable of helping? Is faith in God no longer justifiable? Does God know? Does God care?…

Jan 20, 2015
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Kollyva – Memorial Wheat

The Orthodox Church prays for the departed. According to our Faith, we believe that each person prepares for life after death in accordance with the faith…

Jan 20, 2015
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Why Were Human Beings Created?

Why were human beings created? Q: I have asked many persons this question, but I have as yet not received a satisfactory answer. Maybe there is no answer….

Dec 10, 2014
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“The World” – Is it Good or Bad?

One of the most confusing words in the Christian vocabulary is the “world.” Sometimes it seems to have good meanings, sometimes neutral and sometimes…

Oct 16, 2014
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Business Ethics 101

During the past few years, concern about business ethics has come to the fore with the collapse of large corporations, largely because of shady deals,…

Sep 26, 2014
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In Success – Thanking God

The earthly mind is confined to itself. When it accomplishes something, it takes full credit for the accomplishment, and self-centeredly assumes that what…

Sep 19, 2014
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Integrity

It isn’t very often that we hear the word “integrity” in the religious language of our Greek Orthodox Church. Yet, if we scratch the surface, we…

Sep 14, 2014
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What Happens When We Die?

There are many different answers to the question “What happens when we die?” Your doctor can describe in detail the physiological process of dying….

Sep 11, 2014
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What is a saint?

All of us have heard of the saints. The names of nearly all of us are a saint’s name. We know about some popular saints, like St. George or St. Demetrios…

Sep 05, 2014
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What Does It Mean to Love God?

Yes, indeed, what does it mean to love God? We understand to love to mean many things. It is, in truth, as the poet says, “a many splendored thing.”…

Sep 04, 2014
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Should You Be a Martyr?

At a time when Christians in the Middle East are suffering and dying for the Faith, contemplate a reading of one of Fr. Stanley Harakas’ essays originally…

Sep 04, 2014

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