Posts by Michael Haldas

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Loving One Another in the Name of Our Lord

“And when you perceive the Spirit moving and speaking in your heart, inciting you to proclaim in the great congregation the saving power and truth of…

Aug 23, 2017
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Understanding and Living Our Faith: The Downside of Books and the Written Word

“The person who is in communion with Him who inspired those who wrote the Divine Scriptures, and is initiated by Him into the undivulged secrets…

Jul 08, 2017
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Understanding and Living Our Orthodox Faith: Embracing Woundedness

“The more we become clear about our places of wounding, the more freedom we gain because we are no longer controlled by unconscious impulses.” (St….

May 26, 2017
Adult Study Classes

Woundedness: Our Source of Pain, Brokenness, and Strength – Adult Education Classes

Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America Woundedness: Our Source of Pain, Brokenness, and Strength        …

May 16, 2017
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Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith : When Cynicism is ‘Sin-a-cism’

Cynicism was once a school of ancient Greek philosophy that promoted virtue and living in simple agreement with nature. Like many words that once held…

Apr 30, 2017
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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Knowing Joy

God is everywhere, present in every place, and therefore that He is ever with me and within me, my heart expands; it is free, light, alive, and my mind…

Apr 25, 2017
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Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America

“Rules, Rituals and Story – How We Experience and Share our Faith” If you had a choice between memorizing and learning a bunch of rules to follow,…

Apr 24, 2017
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Adult Education – “Getting in Our Own Way: Church Decline and How We Are Inadvertently Part of the Problem”

The Orthodox Church is declining in America. So is Christianity in general. Six out of ten young people are leaving the church after college never to return….

Apr 11, 2017
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Adult Education – Subtle Idols

“Subtle Idols – The Not So Obvious Things that Keep Our Hearts from God.” The Scriptures and the Holy Fathers warn us repeatedly about the dangers…

Apr 03, 2017
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LIVE Adult Education – “Controlling God and Other Mistakes We Make in Our Spiritual Life”

Most of us want to be in control of our lives. We don’t like it when things “feel out of control.” The message of society and culture is take control…

Mar 26, 2017
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Understanding and Living Our Faith: The Holiness of Condescending to One Another

“God condescends whenever He is not seen as He is, but in the way one incapable of beholding Him is able to look upon Him. In this way God reveals Himself…

Mar 23, 2017
Adult Study Classes

Gifts and Talents as Assets – Adult Education

Adult Religious Education The Scriptures state that “my people will suffer for a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). It’s not enough to simply provide…

Mar 20, 2017