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The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part II

Council of Ministries and its Role in Stewardship Development Fr. Steve Dalber, Saint Nektarios Church, Charlotte, NC   The Role of the Priest The…

Dec 26, 2016
The Prayer Team

Will We Keep the Gifts or Return Them?

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 I will build them up, and not tear them down; I will plant them,…

Dec 26, 2016
The Sounding Blog

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…

Dec 26, 2016
The Prayer Team

Read the Story

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 With our journey to the manger now complete, take a moment today…

Dec 25, 2016
Orthodox News

God is with Us

Listen to the 2016 Christmas Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America as he encourages and enlightens the faithful to the true meaning of…

Dec 24, 2016
The Prayer Team

And the Word Became Flesh

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His…

Dec 24, 2016
Orthodox News

The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part I

Council of Ministries and its Role in Stewardship Development Fr. Steve Dalber, Saint Nektarios Church, Charlotte, NC Introduction The concept of a “Council…

Dec 23, 2016
The Prayer Team

I Will Bring _______ to the Manger

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy;…

Dec 23, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Lilly Foundation Invests in Young Adult Ministry.

In a recent article in Religion News Service, it was announced that the Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a $19.4 million initiative to help congregations…

Dec 22, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

National Executive Board Members of FOCA Visit St. Tikhon’s Seminary

On December 6th, members of the National Executive Board of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) visited St. Tikhon’s Seminary. Archpriest…

Dec 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

I Will Follow—The Magi

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod…

Dec 22, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Archangel Gabriel and the Birth of Christ

No angel figures more prominently in the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ than the Archangel Gabriel. The name Gabriel in Hebrew means “Man of God”….

Dec 21, 2016