The Self-Sacrifice of Love for our Neighbour

The Self-Sacrifice of Love for our Neighbour

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   Today’s Gospel reading is the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan. The immediate message of the reading is obvious- that we should aid those in distress- but the following commentary puts this teaching into context. Christ is approached by a lawyer, asked a question meant...

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10, 25-37)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10, 25-37)

Metropolitan Dionysios of Servia and Kozani †   ‘Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus’. This ‘lawyer’ approached Jesus Christ, supposedly to ask what he should do to inherit eternal life, but...

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Changing Your World, Part 3: Loving Your World

Changing Your World, Part 3: Loving Your World

We all have someone who accepted us into their influence and gave us encouragement, respect, hope.  It is now our turn to accept new people into our circle of influence, expanding it in a way that would please God.  Comparing Christ’s open arms as He hung on the cross, our...

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Sunday’s Gospel:  The Good Samaritan, November 15, 2015

Sunday’s Gospel:  The Good Samaritan, November 15, 2015

  The Parable of the Good Samaritan is a classic.  Watch and listen as Fr. Constantine Lazarakis offers a fresh insight to clarify the teaching through the relationships between the characters of the story.  Where do we fit into the story?  Who do you hold in contempt?  Who is your...

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Addiction

Addiction

Be Transfigured – Addiction The Church is filled with them; people who live sinful lives and then arrive Sunday morning acting like angels. It turns many people off from “religion” and even more from attending Church on Sunday mornings. It is common to hear the excuse, “I have no intention of...

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The Children’s Word: How to Get Ready for Christmas

The Children’s Word: How to Get Ready for Christmas

  How to get ready for Christmas Have you noticed any signs of Christmas? Some stores have had decorations out for weeks. Maybe your neighbors even have Christmas lights or a tree! Did you know that Christmas is 40 days from today? Are you getting ready, too? Every year our...

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Expectations in Relationships

Expectations in Relationships

Expectations can be a burden.  How can we keep our expectations in relationships reasonable and manageable?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. George Morelli, Assistant Pastor at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in San Diego, CA, about the difference between demanding expectations and preferential expectation, and where free will...

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This Russian Video Made the World Cry

This Russian Video Made the World Cry

Dashboard cameras are mainly used by police in America but are a popular accessory for civilian cars in Russia. There are a wide variety of dash-cam compilations from Russia on YouTube, including car crashes, bizarre occurrences, crazy traffic, and so on. But this dash-cam compilation is of an entirely different...

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Resurreccion de nuestro Señor Jesucristo

Resurreccion de nuestro Señor Jesucristo

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten hablan de la Resurrección de nuestro Señor Jesucristo y su significado en la Iglesia Ortodoxa.  Dos himnos pascuales —  el Tropario de Pascua en Español, Inglés, y Griego y “El Ángel Exclamó,”...

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