Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Watch Now.  Join us as Fr. Marcantoni discusses what Professor Jordan Peterson calls the “Matthew Principle” and he takes it as a recognition that nothing stays static. We either progress in the practice and application of the virtues and of justice or our capacity to be a force for good, to...

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Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape

Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape

Watch Now.  Join us as Fr. Marcantoni explains that the Church exists not as some great moral or ethical system, we preach that the “glorious freedom of  the sons of God” is more than just the banal satisfaction of indulgence, but on the contrary, the freedom to resist circumstance. Neither sin,...

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Against the Odds

Against the Odds

Watch Now.  Join us as Fr. Marcantoni discusses the concept of apistia, or disbelief, and reminds us that we are all called upon to be disciples of Christ. ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester, NY. Originally from Puerto Rico,...

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Outnumbered

Outnumbered

Watch Now.  Join us as Fr. Marcantoni teaches that the integrity of the Christian life is defined by the ability to stand where others dare not.   ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester, NY. Originally from Puerto Rico,...

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The Man, The Myth

The Man, The Myth

Watch Now.  Join us as Fr. Marcantoni discusses the meaning of the word myth and the Parable of the Sower.   ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester, NY. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is a Veteran of the...

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Does it Ring a Bell?

Does it Ring a Bell?

Watch Now.  Join us as Fr. Marcantoni discusses love, doing good, lending and expecting nothing in return.   Photo credit: Huffington Post ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester, NY. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is a Veteran of...

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Disciples of Tradition

Disciples of Tradition

Watch Now as Fr. Michael Marcantoni discusses the meaning of “Tradition,” at once an easy way to gloss over actual explanations for things as it is to dismiss them. The moment that we explain the “why” and wherefore of something that we do as “tradition” it  has the sense of removing...

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When Words Fail

When Words Fail

Watch Now as Fr. Michael Marcantoni discusses the mystery of Christ in us and how sometimes it is more accurate to say what something is not, than what it is.   ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester,...

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Take Two

Take Two

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the repentant life and taking responsibility for our lives and ourselves, by asking ourselves, “what have I done, what have I failed to do, and what by God’s grace do I hope to better. ”   ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest...

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Just Following Orders

Just Following Orders

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the Church, and how our membership within the Body of Christ is bound up, at least in part, by our response to our neighbor.  The Ekklesia is not somewhere else, the Church is not someone else and it is not some external association to...

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Maximum Effort

Maximum Effort

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the great paradox that when we embrace the hardness of life as the pavement of the spiritual road, slowly we find that there is joy where others despair, prayer where others are overwhelmed. No circumstance dictates the human being who is free in Christ...

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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the term “test” and how we often do not consider that the purpose of “testing”a thing or of being “tested” might not have much, or anything at all to do with failure or success, but rather another possibility exists-namely that these terms signify the means...

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