Very Rev. Nathanael Symeonides Elected as Metropolitan of Chicago

Very Rev. Nathanael Symeonides Elected as Metropolitan of Chicago

At its regularly scheduled meeting under the chairmanship of his His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW, the Holy and Sacred Synod unanimously elected the Very Rev. Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as the Metropolitan of Chicago.   Fr. Symeonides has served as the Director, Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, Interfaith & Church – World Relations at...

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The Prodigal Son: Like a dead man even before he died in the body

The Prodigal Son: Like a dead man even before he died in the body

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The Prodigal Son lived aimlessly and wasted all the wealth his father gave him. When he’d spent it all, a famine struck the far-off country where he was and he himself began to starve. In this distant country, far removed from God, there’s always a famine,...

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I AM the Alpha and the Omega

I AM the Alpha and the Omega

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching...

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Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus has a way of interacting with women that I find deeply spiritual. There are many good examples of this in the Gospels, and I want to share a few of my favorites with you. The First Sign at Cana Jesus was with His own mother, the Theotokos, at the...

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It turns round and round about

It turns round and round about

Saint Nilos the Ascetic   If you’re bound, you can’t run. Nor is a mind that works like a slave for some passion or other capable of real prayer. Because it’s dragged here and there by its impassioned thoughts and can’t be still. You’ll never manage to pray purely if...

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I AM the True Vine

I AM the True Vine

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching...

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The proper intention – Feast day of St Agatha

The proper intention – Feast day of St Agatha

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   The Lord always seeks to find the proper intention in man for it is said that ‘Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver’ (2 Corinthians, 9, 7). He also urges:...

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God’s Great Love For Us

God’s Great Love For Us

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘He became angry and did not want to go in’ The parable of the Prodigal Son, which is read in churches today, is held by commentators to be a pearl among the parables, or the ‘Gospel within the Gospel’. Some call...

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Millennials and the Future of the Faith

Millennials and the Future of the Faith

My name is Charissa, and I’m a millennial. As a millennial, my generation and I are constantly being accused of ruining everything. I’ve read article after article exclaiming with frustration that millennials aren’t doing things the way their parents did, and it’s collapsing the world as we know it! Are...

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Thoughts on the Triodio

Thoughts on the Triodio

Serafeim Manolis   We’re entering the Triodio, the period of contrition in the liturgical year during which hymns are sung which are very deep and powerful. The hymns of the Triodio reveal the dread mysteries and the conditions for eternal life. It’s a genuine and true study of death which...

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