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Giving away our gifts

Have you ever given one of your presents away? Maybe you didn’t like it in the first place, or maybe you thought a friend or a family member would like it even more than you did. In the epistle today, we hear what Saint Paul says about giving away our gifts. Should we do it?

Jan 04, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Holy Oblation

This is the main prayer of the Divine Liturgy, at which the blessing of the Precious Gifts and their sacramental transformation into the Body and Blood…

Jan 04, 2017
The Prayer Team

Dying to the Old and Living for Christ

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision…

Jan 04, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Christmas, Martyrdom and Liturgy

The relationship between Christmas, Martyrdom, and Liturgy might seem as a stretch at first, but in light of the recent bombing at St. Peter’s Church…

Jan 03, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Bridge of Diamond

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia ‘Thou hast brought us into being out of nothing’ (The Liturgy of St John Chrysostom). How are we to understand…

Jan 03, 2017
The Prayer Team

Every Heart Needs Cleansing Once In a While in Order to Remain Grateful

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.  They ask him, “Then…

Jan 03, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Your Highness, we’ve been defeated: Basil the Great

Stylianos G. Papadopoulos Until then, Orthodoxy in Cappadocia seemed very much like an islet in the East. Valens let loose the evils of heresy everywhere….

Jan 02, 2017
The Prayer Team

Prepare the Way of the Lord by Having a Thankful Heart

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 The word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness,…

Jan 02, 2017
The Sounding Blog

The Value of Slowing Down and Listening

Those who know me will realize this is from almost 20 years ago, but I read it from time to time, so I am reminded of the lesson I learned back then. I…

Jan 02, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The man who ended a cruel custom

The festal nature of this time of year makes it difficult for us to recollect an impressive act which is an integral part of the history of the Church….

Jan 01, 2017
The Prayer Team

The Year of the Lord

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 And Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and He…

Jan 01, 2017