On Almsgiving

On Almsgiving

Abba Dorotheos   According to Saint Basil, there are three things which incline us towards doing good, as I’ve mentioned to you before. We may do so because we fear damnation, in which case we’re in the position of a servant. Perhaps we wish to gain a reward, which puts...

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Preparing for our Lenten Journey

Preparing for our Lenten Journey

“Preparing for our Lenten Journey”- Great Lent 2016 Just as we make plans for our summer vacations, we need to make plans for our Lenten Journey. We are on a 40-day journey that will lead us to the passion and resurrection of Christ. Watch and Listen as Fr. Luke Veronis prepares us for our...

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Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve

Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve

  Inspired by FOCUS, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers Christian acts of almsgiving throughout North America, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church in responding to the missionary calling.  Please...

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A Recommitment to Simplicity

A Recommitment to Simplicity

Driving down the highway several years ago, I passed a huge billboard advertisement for The Container Store. In case you don’t know, The Container Store is a store dedicated entirely to organizational items for home, office, and all the minutiae therein. The billboard itself cleverly alluded to the notion that...

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In Love with Excess

In Love with Excess

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) As we enter the Christmas season, Dr. Randa Anderson, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute in Chicago, talks with Fr. Chris about our infatuation with excess. With insight into our desire to indulge, they also discuss the benefits of prayer, fasting and almsgiving...

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Our Pinterest Project Received a Thumbs Up from a Homeless Woman

Our Pinterest Project Received a Thumbs Up from a Homeless Woman

I often refer to my Pinterest boards as my idea bank where I make frequent deposits to a board and enjoy withdrawing ideas as often as possible. Recently, I bought the necessary items to complete a project with my family for a photo I had pinned. After completing the project...

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Our Life in Christ and in America

Our Life in Christ and in America

In this installment of Our Life in Christ in America, Bill Hinkle explores the true meaning of Philanthropy. He explains how this word, of Greek origin, describes the love Christians ought to have for others, as mirroring the Philanthropy of God to man.

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We’ve Gotten Stewardship All Wrong

We’ve Gotten Stewardship All Wrong

This kickoff podcast explains why our current Parish approaches to stewardship completely miss the mark and introduces a series of podcasts that will explore a new stewardship, Parish and personal paradigm.

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Fourth Sunday of Matthew

Fourth Sunday of Matthew

The incarnate Angel, the Cornerstone of the Prophets, the second Forerunner of the Coming of Christ, the glorious Elias (Elijah), who from above, sent down to Elisha the grace to dispel sickness and cleanse lepers, abounds therefore in healing for those who honor him. *Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone, July...

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¿Qué Significa Dar Limosnas?

¿Qué Significa Dar Limosnas?

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan la pregunta “¿Qué Significa Dar Limosnas?” El himno Esplendorosa Luz, cantado por el coro de la Catedral San Jorge en la Ciudad de México, sigue.  Finalmente, el Padre Miguel Marcantoni lee...

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