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What I Learned From “The Greek Freak”

There are times I find it difficult to attend Church. As a Greek Orthodox parishioner and father of a multi-cultural family, I hear the words that are…

Jan 08, 2017
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The Value of Slowing Down and Listening

Those who know me will realize this is from almost 20 years ago, but I read it from time to time, so I am reminded of the lesson I learned back then. I…

Jan 02, 2017
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Faith and Personal Finance: Crossing the Christmas Finish Line

Do the holidays make you feel like you’re running a marathon, and January 1st is the finish line? You approach it exhausted, spent, out of gas. Come…

Dec 13, 2016
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The Time for Orthodoxy in America?

Circles of young women crying on one another’s shoulders—you’ve seen the pictures. As if a Tsunami had just struck the coast and wiped away…

Nov 28, 2016
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Contemplating Thanksgiving and the Gifts of God’s Creation

Thanksgiving—the time when we reap the harvest of our hands, when the efforts over the spring and summer show all was not in vain as we feast on the…

Nov 23, 2016
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Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 2: A Brief History of Time

With Apologies to Stephen Hawking for the borrowed phrase, we now dive into what the Divine Liturgy is about, starting at the very beginning. The first…

Nov 22, 2016
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Faith and Personal Finance

Just like many of you, I am a woman who wears more than one hat. The three heaviest hats – wife, mother, daughter – then banker, teacher and finally…

Nov 16, 2016
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Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — Whatʼs So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 1: What Is Liturgy?

In the Orthodox Christian Church, there are a good number of things you will see and experience no matter where you go in the world, be it Eastern Europe,…

Nov 13, 2016
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The Nature of Hell from a Talking Skull

The question regarding the nature of hell was perhaps best answered in the Tradition of the Orthodox Church by the great elder St. Makarios of Egypt (300-391…

Nov 07, 2016
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Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part 2

Both yoga and prayer can be spiritual and physical disciplines, but prayer is more than what I can do with my body and in my mind. Prayer centers me in…

Nov 05, 2016