Can I Get A Witness

Can I Get A Witness

Can I Get A Witness? On July 26th I served Divine Liturgy as we commemorated Saint Paraskevi, a great saint and martyr. That same day, Father Jacques Hamel a Roman Catholic priest in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France served but for different reasons. However he was brutally murdered for. Now he a great martyr like...

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Seize the Day

Seize the Day

Seize the Day We often pray and wait for the opportunity to realize our hopes and dreams. What if that time was Today? Watch and listen to learn more. ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester, NY....

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Vegas Odds

Vegas Odds

Vegas Odds When God famously allows Job to be afflicted, his test turns out to be a Divine vote of confidence.  If God is “betting on us”, what is our response to the hardships that befall us? ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church...

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Co-Worker Issues

Co-Worker Issues

Co-Worker Issues Life involves no shortage of work.  There is labor, toil, struggle and yet the Scriptures call us the “co-workers” of God.  Who is this One with whom we are supposed to be laboring and how are we supposed to work together? ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest...

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Helpful Diet Tips

Helpful Diet Tips

Helpful Diet Tips For the Orthodox Christian, roughly half the year is taken up with Fasting Days.  The rules for our fasts often make little sense to us. There is, of course, a rhyme and a reason to this great tool for spiritual self mastery that the Church puts before us and it...

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Peace Treaty

Peace Treaty

Peace Treaty In a time of turmoil and anxiety, how can we be expected to have peace of mind?  If the Peace of Christ is not like the peace of this world, what does it look like and what good does it do me? ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is...

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The iDisease

The iDisease

The iDisease The eyes help us see things other than our own selves.  Nevertheless, our obsession with ourselves blinds us and keeps us from reaching that which we seek. The path of Christ is starts with a counterintuitive relationship to the self-it’s not all about you.  He who would save his life will lose...

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Translation Problems

Translation Problems

Translation Problems From the beginning the Orthodox Church has been called to communicate the Gospel to the world around it.  Two thousand years later we still have a “Translation Problem”, we still struggle to communicate.  How can we make our Faith intelligible to the world today? ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian...

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Not Contractually Obligated: The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony

Not Contractually Obligated: The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony

Not Contractually Obligated:  The Orthodox Marriage Ceremony Marriage may be the most common institution in society, but it is also not well understood.  With so many marriages finding themselves in difficulty, how does the Orthodox Church approach this cornerstone of family life? ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official...

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