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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She Said I Love You in a Song

She Said I Love You in a Song

I’ve been writing my mom letters every night before bed. I tell her about my day, tell her how much I miss her and ask her to please, please come visit me in a dream. I fall asleep with the hope that I might see her when I’m asleep, have...

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Vasiliki Greanias Mena: May Her Memory Be Eternal

Vasiliki Greanias Mena: May Her Memory Be Eternal

I talked to my mommy many times the day that she died. I called her in the morning. We spoke after lunch. I even saw her that afternoon, in and out of her bedroom for a few moments as I was breezing through my Monday errands. She asked me to...

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La Muerte y El Funeral, Parte 2

La Muerte y El Funeral, Parte 2

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten continuan su serie con la segunda parte acerca de la muerte y el servicio funerario de la Iglesia Ortodoxa — hablan de las lecturas litúrgicas y el servicio mismo del funeral. El...

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