Should You Be a Martyr?

Should You Be a Martyr?

At a time when Christians in the Middle East are suffering and dying for the Faith, contemplate a reading of one of Fr. Stanley Harakas’ essays originally written for the National Herald entitled “Should you be a martyr?” Listen to Fr. Stanley’s words about what it means to be a...

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Bodily and Spiritual Ascension of the Theotokos

Bodily and Spiritual Ascension of the Theotokos

In this week’s episode of Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos speaks about The Dormition of the Virgin Mary, Her Bodily and Spiritual Ascension. _______________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

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Why Are You In Church?

Why Are You In Church?

Countless men and women over the centuries have defended the Truth of Orthodox Christianity, sometimes offering their blood in martyrdom. Why would someone stand up with such boldness? Why Orthodoxy and not some other Church? Why are you a member of the Orthodox Church and not some other Church? Have...

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The Orthodox Church and the Book of Revelation

The Orthodox Church and the Book of Revelation

Many people are so confused by the Book of Revelation that they don’t read it. But did you know that it speaks about the Orthodox Church? It does! In this intriguing episode, Fr. Thomas Hopko explains how the Book of Revelation depicts the Orthodox Church and what takes place during...

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Peace, Faith, and War

Peace, Faith, and War

Why is peace so important to us, as human beings? The world around us is full of war, disaster, hatred, and struggle. Our own inner world can be scarred by sadness and anxiety. Yet no matter how hard it is to find, we keep seeking peace. Why? And where can...

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Welcome Home – There Are No Strangers in God’s House

Welcome Home – There Are No Strangers in God’s House

In God’s house, there are no strangers, but what about in our day-to-day world? Most of us are literally surrounded by strangers. How many of us know the people who live in every house in our own neighborhood, even on our own street? Fr. Athanasios Haros recounts a meeting with...

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Pentecost and Temple Judaism

Pentecost and Temple Judaism

When we think about Pentecost, we are looking back at it from our modern Christian perspective. How might the Apostles themselves have experienced it? On this episode of Theologically Thinking, Fr. Demetrios Tonias speaks with us about Pentecost and the church as it was before and after this spiritual watershed....

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Thomas Sunday

Thomas Sunday

Keith Massey, PhD, presents a reflection on Thomas Sunday. The Apostle Thomas is habitually late to important events. But it’s all part of God’s plan. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

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Readings for Palm Sunday

Readings for Palm Sunday

Fr. Steven Ritter finishes his look at the Sunday readings of Lent with this week’s episode on Palm Sunday. The readings are Philippians 4:4-9 and John 12:1-18. St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9 Brethern, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your...

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Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

This week, Fr. Steven Ritter looks at Hebrews 9:11-14 and Mark 10:32-45 as he continues his special Lenten series on the Sunday readings. The Epistle to the Hebrews 9:11-14 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made...

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Sunday of John Climacus

Sunday of John Climacus

Fr. Steven Ritter continues his reflections on the Sunday readings of Lent, this week reflecting on Hebrews 6:13-20 and Mark 9:17-31. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20 Brethern, when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore to himself,...

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Sunday of the Holy Cross

Sunday of the Holy Cross

Join Fr. Steven Ritter as he discusses the significance of this Sunday’s readings of Hebrews 4:14 – 5:6 and Mark 8:34 – 9:1. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6 BRETHREN, since we have a high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let...

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