Celebrating Saint Basil

Celebrating Saint Basil

The Orthodox Church celebrates thousands of saints a year. There are some saints that have moveable feasts in case their feast falls on a fast period like St. George. There are some that are celebrated following major events like the Virgin Mary after Christmas or St. John the Baptist after...

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A Christmas Mash of Culture and Faith

A Christmas Mash of Culture and Faith

Are you still enjoying the Nativity Season? They may have stopped playing Christmas music on the radio, but we haven’t. Here is a lovely rendition of O Come Emmanuel with the Christmas Katavasia composed by Dina Marinakos. It’s performed by Dina on piano and accompanied by Andy Holland on cello  ...

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Is Love a Gift or Re-Gift?

Is Love a Gift or Re-Gift?

Do you re-gift? Some say it’s tacky to re-gift because a gift is a personal expression of friendship or love and shouldn’t be second-hand. Others might insist that re-gifting is not only a time saver, but it makes good use of an otherwise lovely but unwanted or appreciated item. In this...

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Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Are you looking for more information on Christmas?  The Greek Archdiocese of America has an Advent page that features information concerning the feasts and traditions that surround Christmas. This includes information on the Great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Subheadings include: BIBLICAL STORY of the NATIVITY...

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St. Dionysius of Zakynthos

St. Dionysius of Zakynthos

Listen to the Daily Reading for December 17, 2016, St. Dionysius of Zakynthos St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2 BRETHREN, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of...

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Is Religion Contractual or Something Completely Different?

Is Religion Contractual or Something Completely Different?

What does it mean to be religious? Does it mean we enter into a contractual relationship with God? “We do this, He does that?” Or is it something totally different? This was the question that opened another interesting presentation offered to the young adults by the St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox...

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Petition to Protect St. Anthony Monastery, AZ

Petition to Protect St. Anthony Monastery, AZ

According to an article in the Florence Reminder Blade-Tribune, “Residents and pilgrims are opposing a new upscale subdivision on 236 one-acre lots, currently seeking approvals to develop next to St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery…” in Florence, AZ. The Orthodox Faithful who live in and/or visit the monastery are concerned that...

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A Resource to Celebrate Saint Nicholas

A Resource to Celebrate Saint Nicholas

It’s always surprised me how adults burden themselves during the Christmas Holiday Season by playing Santa, and they neglect to honor his prototype St. Nicholas. Do you know who St. Nicholas was and is? The Greek Archdiocese of America has an Advent page that features information concerning the feasts and...

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Listen during Services at St. Vladimir’s ROCOR, Dexter, MI

Listen during Services at St. Vladimir’s ROCOR, Dexter, MI

Are you looking for a Church Community? We would be very happy to have you join us at St. Vladimir’s! As Orthodox Christians, we believe that the relationship between the members of the Holy Trinity is the highest and most profound example of love – an example we strive to...

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Ways to Take Advantage of Giving Tuesday

Ways to Take Advantage of Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday With the holidays on the horizon, it’s a busy season for churches. Your leadership and staff are planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and 2017 pledge and giving campaigns. However, another charitable movement you may want to plan for is Giving Tuesday, which is November 29, 2016. Giving Tuesday is...

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Award Winning Internet Ministries

Award Winning Internet Ministries

GOA Department of Internet Ministries In this video, Theo Nicolakis, Chief Information Officer for the Department of Internet Ministries, talks about the great products and services of the Department of Internet Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Department of Internet Ministries is responsible for identifying, leveraging, and...

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  You can watch this video of a webinar, “Domestic Violence: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Abuse,” offered by the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The webinar featured Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, National Philoptochos’ Director of Social Work, and...

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