How do you take God on vacation?

How do you take God on vacation?

As a child, oftentimes my parents taught me how to live our faith without ever speaking a single word. Their actions spoke volumes in the silence as we watched and learned by their side. As a parent now myself, I mimic these same unspoken lessons to my own children in...

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With Faith and Love, Draw Near

With Faith and Love, Draw Near

I have a head problem. I can’t get out of it. Unfortunately, a large part of my journey to Orthodoxy was through my head. In fact, most of my religious life and formation have been deliberated through the school. Puzzles of logic and theological formulas were my specialties. Unwraveling the...

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What Orthodoxy Hasn’t Done for Me

What Orthodoxy Hasn’t Done for Me

Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy enter the Church for a variety of reasons. Many enter with a wild degree of excitement at having found something of great value. Some are accused, perhaps rightly, of being too zealous in that excitement. I was probably in that latter category. As I write this,...

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Boredom and Sin

Boredom and Sin

We begin this week with Fr. Michael Sorial of Saint Anianus Coptic Orthodox Church in Princeton, NJ, who talks with us about the connection between boredom as a hindrance to spiritual growth. You can hear his sermon on boredom here. Next, hear an interview featuring Fr. Jason Roll, host of...

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What is Orthodox life?

What is Orthodox life?

“What is Orthodox Life?” – a difficult question with an answer that has many layers.  In this episode, we discuss a foundational answer that helps us understand that, in living our faith, we must realize that Christ is calling us to be ourselves and no one else. Submit your questions...

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Ο αγώνας των αρετών

Ο αγώνας των αρετών

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει τρεις ομιλίες του Αγίου Ιωάννου της Κλίμακος με την ελπίδα οτι όσοι τους ακούσουν θα εμπνευστούν, θα κινητοποιηθούν και θα δυναμώσουν στον αγώνα τους εναντίον των παθών. Απαραίτητη η προσευχή στον Κύριο στον αγώνα αυτόν. Το μεγάλο έπαθλο βέβαια θα είναι η σωτηρία των ψυχών μας!

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Ascending the God-Trodden Mountain of Sinai

Ascending the God-Trodden Mountain of Sinai

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mountain of Sinai! My apologies for the delay in getting this next pilgrimage update out to you. Temperatures dipped to freezing during the nights after the recent thunderstorms, bringing snow flurries at...

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Απαρνούμαι τον εαυτό μου

Απαρνούμαι τον εαυτό μου

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή τα λόγια του Κυρίου ” «Όποιος θέλει να με ακολουθήσει, ας απαρνηθεί τον εαυτό του, ας σηκώσει τον σταυρό του κι ας με ακολουθεί».εστιάζει το ενδιαφέρον της εκπομπής στην ανάλυση της φράσης “ας απαρνηθεί τον εαυτό του”. Τι σημαίνει; Τι επιπτώσεις έχει στην σημερινή μας...

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Great Lent at St. Catherine’s Monastery

Great Lent at St. Catherine’s Monastery

It is hard to believe the first week of Great Lent has already concluded! Things have been dynamic here at St. Catherine’s, and I wanted to witness to a few experiences from this week to the glory of God. Once the monastery was open to visitors again on Thursday, it...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Prayer

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Prayer

In the second installment of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s 4-part Lenten series, His Excellency talks about prayer. Questions include:Why is such a fundamental thing so hard to do? If we believe that God sees into our hearts and minds, then why do we need to pray? Is it wrong to pray...

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