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The Children's Word

Your little secret

Tomorrow is the very first day of Great Lent. We have a long way to go before Easter, and a lot to do before we get there! We want to prepare ourselves…

Feb 22, 2017
The Prayer Team

Worship-Setting Some Goals for Lent

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them.”…

Feb 22, 2017
The Prayer Team

The Need for Growth—Setting Some Goals

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Philippians…

Feb 21, 2017
The Prayer Team

What is Great Lent?

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things,…

Feb 21, 2017
The Sounding Blog

What’s in the Name?

During my last visit to the monasteries in Egypt, I was asked by family members to baptize their child at the monastery. When I went there the day of the…

Feb 20, 2017
The Prayer Team

Love: The Basis of Our Judgment

Scriptures of the Triodion Sunday of the Last Judgment Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will…

Feb 19, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Top 5 Destinations for Orthodox Jet-Setters

Jet set—it’s an old fashioned, 1960s term for those who had money to burn and could just hop on a plane and travel wherever they wanted, whenever…

Feb 18, 2017
The Prayer Team

Are We In the End Times?

Scriptures of the Triodion First Saturday of Souls Jesus said, “Take heed that you are not led astray; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am…

Feb 18, 2017
The Prayer Team

What Matters In the End

THE GREAT COMMANDMENTS: WHERE DO YOU STAND? You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength and…

Feb 17, 2017
The Prayer Team

Intimacy

THE GREAT COMMANDMENTS: WHERE DO YOU STAND? You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength and…

Feb 16, 2017
The Children's Word

Christ is in our midst!

When you see your friends, what do you say? “Hey, what’s up?” “How’s it going?” We al-ways have something to say, don’t we? At church, you…

Feb 15, 2017
The Prayer Team

Faith

THE GREAT COMMANDMENTS: WHERE DO YOU STAND? You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength and…

Feb 15, 2017