What Happens When We Die?

What Happens When We Die?

There are many different answers to the question “What happens when we die?” Your doctor can describe in detail the physiological process of dying. A psychologist can tell you about the emotional aspects. Your lawyer would answer the question in terms of your will. And the local mortician has a...

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What Will Your Eulogy Say?

What Will Your Eulogy Say?

This podcast challenges us to consider our legacy by exploring how our eulogy provides the human grade as to whether we lived our stewardship calling and earned the title “righteous man” or “righteous woman.” We explore my “5-F” stewardship calling model that assesses our lives in relation to our Faith,...

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CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE BEING CREMATED TODAY!

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE BEING CREMATED TODAY!

My bishop is probably not going to believe this. Recently, a member of our congregation was very upset. She heard that the new priest was planning to cremate a young couple, right there in church, on the solea, during Great Vespers on the next Saturday night. “Doesn’t the Orthodox Church...

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The Legacy of Robin Williams: Seize the Day

The Legacy of Robin Williams: Seize the Day

Like millions of others, I was stunned to learn of the tragic death of Robin Williams, who took his own life after a long and unsuccessful struggle with depression. My own children grew up watching and rejoicing in Robin’s many movies, such as “Good Morning, Viet Nam,” “Good Will Hunting,”...

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Flights of Faith: Embracing the Spiritual Side-Effects of Fear

Flights of Faith: Embracing the Spiritual Side-Effects of Fear

Flying didn’t used to bother me. For years, I reveled in taking off from one city and ending up in another. I didn’t think twice about crossing oceans to see things and meet people I’d only known through books, photos and maybe even phone calls. I didn’t worry too much...

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I look for the Resurrection of the Dead, and the Life of the Age to Come

I look for the Resurrection of the Dead, and the Life of the Age to Come

The last part of the third main section of the present Creed says, “I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come.”  Though this part of the Creed was not included with an eye to refuting the heresies of the fourth century, the...

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A Hidden Community

A Hidden Community

My eyes close and I take a deep breath. The baby I was lovingly carrying in my womb had passed away. I exhale…oh…so…slowly. I’m overwhelmed with sadness and retreat to the inner most cave of my thoughts. “Lord have mercy on me.” How do you cope with something of this...

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A Mother’s Heartache

A Mother’s Heartache

Two years ago, Jennifer’s baby daughter died in her womb. To help her as she was grieving, she wrote about what it’s like to lose your baby. So many people have a difficult time talking about losing a baby, or letting other people talk about it. We share with her...

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Coffee and Caring

Coffee and Caring

I was tired. Tired in body. Tired in soul. I had sat by my mother’s bed for two weeks walking her from this life to the next. The extended family had taken shifts keeping vigil around the clock; my shift was during the dark, still hours of the night. Although...

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Εγώ ειμί η Ανάστασις και η Ζωή

Εγώ ειμί η Ανάστασις και η Ζωή

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την ανάσταση του Λαζάρου εστιάζει το ενδιαφέρον της εκπομπής στην διαφορά του “Δίνω ζωή” και Έίμαι η ζωή”. Ο Κύριος έδειξε με τα σημεία που πραγματοποιούσε οτι δεν υπάρχει θάνατος για εκείνους που στρέφουν με πίστη και εμπιστοσύνη την καρδιά τους σ’ Εκείνον. Η ανάσταση...

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