The More We Get Together, the Happier We’ll Be

The More We Get Together, the Happier We’ll Be

Watch Now.  The more we gather  together in Church, the happier we’ll be. That’s  why God created and established the Church for us – to be together. But we have to be thinking the right way. In the Gospel of the Publican and the Pharisee, Jesus reminds us of the mindset...

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The Answer to Anxiety and Stress

The Answer to Anxiety and Stress

THE ANSWER TO ANXIETY AND STRESS Four Keys to Finding the Joy of Christ in Your Life, a Message from Fr. Christopher Makiej I want to talk to you today about the answer, the solution, to worry and anxiety in your life. There are so many people stressed, anxious, worried, pessimistic...

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Jesus Will Never Give Up On You

Jesus Will Never Give Up On You

The Parable of the Sower tells us that Jesus will never give up on us. He will constantly try to breakthrough into our hearts and  into our lives. The question is, will we let Him in?  We have allowed so many distractions around us that it has become so difficult to focus on the most important thing in life...

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Stand or Kneel?  Politics, Football, and Orthodoxy

Stand or Kneel? Politics, Football, and Orthodoxy

Watch Now.  While standing or kneeling has become somewhat of a political issue with players in professional football,  Orthodox Christians always stand and kneel in Liturgy, using our whole body in prayer and worship to glorify God. Photo credit: NYTimes.com About Fr. Chris Makiej Fr. Chris Makiej is a priest...

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He Will Meet You in Your Desert

He Will Meet You in Your Desert

When life gets difficult; when faith seems to dry up; when we lose hope…..Jesus is still there. There is never a circumstance in your life that will keep Jesus from pursuing you and bringing you to refreshment and peace in Him. In the story of the Samaritan Woman, (read: John...

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Orthodoxy Unplugged – Feast of the Annunciation

Orthodoxy Unplugged – Feast of the Annunciation

 Watch Now and reconnect with God during Great Lent. About Fr. Chris Makiej Fr. Chris Makiej is a priest at Saints Constantine and Helen Church of Andover, MA.  Christ in You is a ministry created with the purpose of seeking to awaken people to the truth of Jesus Christ and His Holy...

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Jesus Came to Change Us 

Jesus Came to Change Us 

Jesus Came to Change Us Once again in the Gospel we see that Jesus caused the religious authorities to be all upset and flustered.  He healed a women on the Sabbath – and they did not approve of this. They did not like that Jesus was changing their comfort zone...

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Your True Identity

Your True Identity

  YOUR TRUE IDENTITY There is great spiritual confusion in our modern times about identity. Parents, adults and many young people today are lost and confused as they try to understand themselves and their purpose in life. Without God, Church and Faith they have allowed the world and secular society to...

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Finding Peace in a Stress Filled World

Finding Peace in a Stress Filled World

Finding Peace in a Stress Filled World Psychologists say that stress and anxiety are t the highest levels ever. What is everyone so stressed about?  And how can we cope and manage through these anxieties of life?  The good news is that we have help through Jesus Christ who wants to...

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How Not To Judge

How Not To Judge

In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus is describing the human condition of judgement. It is so easy to judge others in church and in our everyday lives. Listen and watch as Fr. Makiej explains how the Jesus prayer is the antidote to help us not...

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Sunday Sermon:  Persistence in Faith   

Sunday Sermon:  Persistence in Faith   

  Beloved, there are many circumstances in life that can overwhelm our faith; health issues, financial problems, influences of the world and evil around us. The blind man of Jericho had all of these working against him……yet he did not give up. He stayed persistent in his faith and he...

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Sunday’s Gospel:  Be the One

Sunday’s Gospel:  Be the One

In the story of the Ten Lepers who were cleansed and healed by Jesus, only one came back to thank and praise Him. The other nine were nowhere to be found. Yet it seems that people spend a lot of time looking at the reasons why the nine were not grateful, etc… ...

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