Outsourcing

Outsourcing

Watch as Fr. Michael discusses the life of the Church as an act of Delegation. 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 United States Army, he has been...

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Tradition or habit?

Tradition or habit?

Watch as Fr. Michael discusses that what has been handed down to us, what we have received, what has been “Traditioned” to us is likewise the promise that God has not left us abandoned or defenseless, but at the same time He has given us a command that as He...

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Have it your way.  Sunday of Thomas

Have it your way. Sunday of Thomas

Watch Fr. Marcantoni as he discusses that it is time for our parishes, churches to not be content to just subsist, to hand on ancient custom and  value, but to boldly, proactively encounter that which is darkest and most disordered in our world and bring it hope, bring it a...

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It Gets Personal

It Gets Personal

Watch Fr. Michael Marcantoni as he speaks about  Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, one of the most prolific of modern Orthodox Theologians, and how he challenged our view of what personal meant, and the first week of Great and Holy Lent.   ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at...

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House of Cards

House of Cards

Watch Fr. Michael Marcantoni as he speaks about the parable of the prodigal son. Our calling to forgiveness, to reconciliation is not conditioned by how others act. Our responsibility to mend what is broken in our lives, family and community lies with us irrespective of how others respond. His sons’ missteps do nothing...

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The Short Version

The Short Version

Watch Fr. Michael Marcantoni as he speaks about “The Short Version” of the second commandment. “For the second commandment is like this, to love your neighbor as your very self – for no greater live has a man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends.” ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL...

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Not Boxed In

Not Boxed In

Watch Fr. Michael Marcantoni as he speaks about how The Vessel is everyone’s responsibility.  “We compartmentalize, because the reality is that we face a many obstacles.” 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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There for the Taking

There for the Taking

There for the Taking I had the opportunity to do my hospital ministry during seminary at Shattuck Hospital. It was one of the poorest hospitals in the Boston area. There was an abundance of spiritual need and people seeking answers. One day a staff member of the Tuberculosis floor wanted...

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The Price of Success

The Price of Success

The Price of Success It is possible that many of you have not heard of Dave Camarillo. His father had been a highly ranked Judo competitor and so from the age of 5 he was on the mat learning Judo with his dad and brother. By college he had made...

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In the Service

In the Service

In the Service It is customary on the day of Ordination to offer a few words before the bishop. On the day of my ordination to the Diaconate, being a lover of languages, I made the connection between the words Sargeant, Deacon, and Samurai. Each of these words means “servant”...

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A Fatal Passivity

A Fatal Passivity

A Fatal Passivity   When I recently returned home from the war in August of 2003, I tried to get my life back to some sense of normality. A major part was my involvement with the small and wonderful parish that I was a part of. It was a small community and...

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The Price on Our Heads

The Price on Our Heads

The Price On Our Heads In America the word “Slavery” calls to mind very specific and charged imagery from our Nation’s past.  But the institution itself has existed across the globe in every culture from the beginning of human history. No matter what form slavery has taken it always carries...

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