Posts by Fr. Vasile Tudora

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Vampires and Teens – Reinventing the Tale

“The vampire is that glittering, dazzling rule-breaker and outsider who has gained ascendancy over time and place. The vampire is always presented as…

Oct 09, 2014
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When All Becomes Too Easy

There are many places in the world where the fear of not being able to make ends meet, leaving your family without food, shelter, and other means of subsistence,…

Sep 09, 2014
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Apostles To The Apostles – Feminism As It Should Be Understood

Generally speaking, there is discomfort about the feminist movement in the Orthodox Church. Here is what His Beatitude Patriarch Kirill of the Russian…

Jun 30, 2014
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Church and Nationality

On the Sunday following the Sunday of all Saint, the national Orthodox Churches around the world celebrate their local saints. Greece celebrates its saints,…

Jun 23, 2014
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The Great Confusion

Recently, I went to a talent show at my kids’ school. It was enjoyable to watch an entirely random blend of performances unfolding in front of a room…

Jun 15, 2014
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Drive-Through Christianity

Drive-through Communion lines and drive-by home blessings with a super-soaker were standing jokes during Orthodox clergy retreats, as the priests vented…

Jun 03, 2014
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Me, My “Selfie,” and I

“They say—and I am willing to believe it—that it is difficult to know yourself—but it isn’t easy to paint yourself either.” Vincent van Gogh,…

Mar 26, 2014
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The Tao Of “Whatever” And The Abolition Of Man

Living in a multi-cultural, post-modern world brought to us by the new era of rapid communication, we are more and more exposed to cultures that are, or…

Feb 18, 2014
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What do I want for Christmas?

As we approach the holy night of Nativity, comes a time when we ask ourselves the timeless question: what do I want for Christmas? If one looks around,…

Dec 27, 2013
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Honey, what shall we do with our kids on Halloween?

All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. (1 Co 10:23) Spending all my childhood…

Oct 30, 2013
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A Cure for Depression from St. Silouan the Athonite

The greatest plague of the 21st century is not AIDS, nor cancer, nor the H1N1 flu, but something that affects much more people in ways we can barely start…

Sep 25, 2013
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Miley Cyrus and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

The entire Internet is still in a state of consternation after the recent performance of Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since I am way past…

Aug 27, 2013