Overcoming the Divide

Overcoming the Divide

I did not ‘do’ sports in high school. My extracurricular activity of choice was theatre. Even so, when both junior and senior high school football teams ended up in the regional finals, every student felt an obligation to go and support them, especially since it meant the afternoon off school....

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The Power of a Kiss

The Power of a Kiss

When I was a little girl I would spend a few weeks in the summer with my Greek grandmother (Yiayia) and grandfather (Papou). They immigrated from Greece in their young adulthood and settled in a small mill town in Pennsylvania. Yiayia loved to hold my head with both hands and...

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Finally home – Burying the homeless

Finally home – Burying the homeless

The homeless dead carried to graves by Christian young men In an earlier article “Soldier in the Streets” (http://myocn.net/soldier-in-the-streets/), OCN shared an up-close and personal interaction with a homeless veteran in Boston. His relationship to Christ was that of sitting on a back door stoop in tattered clothes staring with bleary...

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Soldier in the Streets

Soldier in the Streets

Experiencing Christ’s love for us all, is something we can encounter not just on Sundays at the Divine Liturgy, but anytime and anywhere, like this story from the streets of Boston. “God already knows what will happen,” was the message we held as we headed out into the cold ocean-breeze...

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