Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

The Nativity Fast has begun, and Christmas is just around the corner. Trees are soon to be decorated. Children around the world will make lists, check them twice and anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus. However, parents beware! Jolly old St. Nick served time in prison. I’m not kidding!...

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The “Opportunity Costs” of Christmas

The “Opportunity Costs” of Christmas

When we were kids, Christmas morning was all about the excitement of waking up super early, running down the stairs, and gasping at all the presents that Santa would manage to get through a window (we didn’t have a fireplace) during the night without being heard. We would then run...

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“Is Saint Nicholas Real?”

“Is Saint Nicholas Real?”

While listening to an entertaining radio drama about what to tell your kids if they ask you whether Santa Claus ~ St. Nick is for real. To show our deep appreciation of your support, we have an icon of St. Nicholas linked below for you to print and place in...

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Epiphany, Christmas, and the March for Life

Epiphany, Christmas, and the March for Life

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines the week of January 13, 2017 * The Twelve days of Christmas conclude with Epiphany celebrations from...

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A dignified triad

A dignified triad

Ilias Voulgarakis Wednesday, 24 December 2137, the secondary three-man Committee for the Protection of Nature of the International Academy of Sciences was continuing its session. The three esteemed scientific chiefs, who, coincidentally, constituted an informal representation of the three largest races on earth, since one was white, another yellow and...

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A Christmas Mash of Culture and Faith

A Christmas Mash of Culture and Faith

Are you still enjoying the Nativity Season? They may have stopped playing Christmas music on the radio, but we haven’t. Here is a lovely rendition of O Come Emmanuel with the Christmas Katavasia composed by Dina Marinakos. It’s performed by Dina on piano and accompanied by Andy Holland on cello  ...

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Is Love a Gift or Re-Gift?

Is Love a Gift or Re-Gift?

Do you re-gift? Some say it’s tacky to re-gift because a gift is a personal expression of friendship or love and shouldn’t be second-hand. Others might insist that re-gifting is not only a time saver, but it makes good use of an otherwise lovely but unwanted or appreciated item. In this...

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Christmas’ deeper meaning

Christmas’ deeper meaning

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos Every time we stand before the Lord either in prayer or in celebration in Church of an event from the life of Christ, or we are in any other way experiencing the presence of the Lord, two basic things happen, which are attested by the Church...

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Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Are you looking for more information on Christmas?  The Greek Archdiocese of America has an Advent page that features information concerning the feasts and traditions that surround Christmas. This includes information on the Great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Subheadings include: BIBLICAL STORY of the NATIVITY...

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Christmas Means Sharing Space, Experience, and Your Heart

Christmas Means Sharing Space, Experience, and Your Heart

Did God really have to be a baby? Was he really God in the womb? Listen as Fr. Chris and Fr. Vasile Turdora discuss the common questions people have concerning Jesus’ Incarnation.  Fr. Vasile is the parish priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist in Euless,...

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