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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
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The Holy Trinity, Me and Glorifying God Through Music

I was once listening to a talk in which the speaker provoked the audience with the following statement: “By watching your actions for a day, I can tell…

Oct 30, 2016
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Faith and Fantasy: Exploring Doxacon Seattle 2016

If I asked you what Vespers and Harry Potter have in common, you might wonder if that isn’t a “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” kind of question….

Oct 28, 2016
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Putting Our Passion Toward Orthodox Ministries

This election has been heated and stressful to say the least, a constant barrage of information and ideas and oppositions. It has also been a powerful…

Oct 16, 2016
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Weathering the Political Season with Fatih

“Lord, send revival, and start with me!” This was a bumper sticker on many cars in Charleston, South Carolina, long ago. The little quip packed three…

Oct 08, 2016
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Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Inevitability of Maleness

This is not a diatribe against homosexuality, women’s rights, or any other cause that somehow finds a conflict with maleness. Neither is it a subtle…

Oct 06, 2016