We Are Always Being Taught

We Are Always Being Taught

  “The secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for.”   Dostoevsky wrote these words at a different time, but they are still very relevant today.   In this week’s edition of Come Receive the Light, we have insightful conversations with two different professors. Listen as...

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup

  So, I’m yelling at my son, “Don’t drink that root beer kid, it’s just a cold glass of high fructose corn syrup.”  Without missing a beat, he says, “Dad, look at the labels of the ketchup and pickles you just smoothed all over your burger.”  My smart kids grate...

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Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation

Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation

    Humility, Repentance, and Community: Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation In examining the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ baptism and the revelation of The Holy Trinity – Theophany – Two questions were prominent in my mind: What can we learn about Who God is and what He is like...

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Nativity by Michael Aldashin

Nativity by Michael Aldashin

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! In honor of our Orthodox brothers and sisters celebrating Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, here is an lovely animation of the Nativity story by film maker Michael Aldashin*. In this short film, set to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, there are no...

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The Nativity: An Icon of the Christian Family

The Nativity: An Icon of the Christian Family

  Everyone’s favorite time of the year is the period before Christmas, when the air is filled with joy, peace and expectation. We are blessed to live in a country that looks forward to Christmas although we might seem to have lost some of its meaning along the way.  We...

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Seizing THIS Moment, Part Two: Putting a log on the fire.

Seizing THIS Moment, Part Two: Putting a log on the fire.

In this second of a four-part series, Fr. Nicholas Louh builds on the concept of “Seizing this Moment” to focus on the importance of building relationships within our families. Our families are our “First Church” that we must nurture above all else. _____________________________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network. You...

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When We Are Too Busy for Prayer

When We Are Too Busy for Prayer

Is prayer part of your daily life, or are you finding yourself out of time by the end of the day?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL about some concrete things you can do with your family to ensure everyone...

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The Family Unit in the Early Church

The Family Unit in the Early Church

Without the imminent return of our Lord, could it be our fire has gone out?  Now that we have less to lose, have we become lukewarm?  The Very Rev. Dr. Harry Pappas, Associate Professor of Scripture at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and priest of Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford, CT, speaks...

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IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

January 12, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in jeopardy as displaced mothers struggle helplessly to keep their small children warm and sheltered from the harsh winter conditions. Many live in shelled out buildings with no...

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The Children’s Word: Who is Jesus’ Family?

The Children’s Word: Who is Jesus’ Family?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra tells about the people who were part of Jesus’ family when He was born here on earth. You can also learn something special about the people...

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